Health Education England working across the North West

The former North Western and Mersey Deaneries are integrating and have become Health Education North West (HENW).

We are giving candidates the opportunity to apply to HENW as one Unit of Application (UoA) which gives them a fantastic choice of GP Specialty Training Programmes across the north west.

We can offer programmes in vibrant, busy cities; quiet rural areas; the hustle and bustle of seaside resorts – truly something for everyone.

We will have 3 ‘academies’ across HENW – Mersey (form Southport through Liverpool across to the Wirral & into Cheshire), North (including Blackpool, Preston and Lancaster into the Lake District) and South (the cities of Manchester and Salford and surrounding towns each with its own distinctive character).

We delivered the first formal extended training pilot, the first lead employer arrangement for GPSTs and pride ourselves on being at the forefront of training. Each locality GPST programme is distinctive in the range of posts offered and delivery of structured release teaching programmes. The majority of our ‘graduates’ stay in the north west as independent practitioners as there are interesting and challenging opportunities for partnership, salaried posts and locum work in all areas.

We are still operating two websites under the ‘deanery’ names so please follow the links below to find out more information about specific programmes.

So come to HENW – Developing People for Health and Healthcare

Recruitment Contact

Sally Howorth
GP Recruitment, 3rd Floor 3 Piccadilly Place, London Road, Manchester M1 3BN

Programme & Employment Information

Recruitment Information

Specialty & Level (Type of Work) General Practice ST1
General Practice ACF
General Practice GHF
Recruitment Round
Round 2, February 2018
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required See GP ST1 Person Specification 2017
See NIHR ACF Academic Person Specification 2017
See GHF Person Specification 2017
Anticipated Number of Vacancies View current round information on Recruitment page
Anticipated Start Date View current round information on Recruitment page
2016 Competition Ratios
Contact Us
Application Process See Applicant Guidance
Eligibility Criteria Please read the immigration statement in the 2017 Medical Specialty Training Applicant Handbook which will apply to doctors considering entry to programmes starting from August 2017. Please refer to the person specification for other eligibility criteria.
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel

Recruitment Timetable

Advert NHS Jobs, Universal Jobmatch, Oriel
Advert appears View current round information on Recruitment page
Apply from View current round information on Recruitment page
Closing Date View current round information on Recruitment page
Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment View current round information on Recruitment page
Invitations to Selection Centre expected View current round information on Recruitment page
Selection Centre Date View current round information on Recruitment page
Selection Centre Location View current round information on Recruitment page
What to bring to Selection Centre
  1. Passport (original plus 1 copy of front cover, inside cover and signature/ photograph page)
  2. Current GMC Proof of Registration (original plus 1 copy)
  3. Evidence of right to work in the UK (original plus 1 copy)
  4. Primary medical qualification certificate (original plus 1 copy)
  5. Evidence of Foundation Competencies (original plus 1 copy)
  6. Evidence of English language skills, where required (original plus 1 copy)
  7. ALS certificate (original plus 1 copy)
Travel Expense Claim Forms Will be e-mailed following attendance
Offers from View current round information on Recruitment page

Programme Information

Programme Details Visit HEE North West website
Role Description N/A
Training Locations (& link to map) Visit HEE North West website
A map is also available
Anticipated Duration of Programme ST1: 3 years
ACF & GHF: 4 years
Anticipated Outcome of Programme (subject to satisfactory progression) Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or,
Certificate of Eligibility for General Practice Registration (CEGPR)
Expected Rotation Information (+ exceptions) 18 months hospital based specialties, 18 months GP based placements
Sample Rotation N/A
GMC Trainees/Trainers Survey link National Training Survey

Employment Information

Employer Pennine Acute NHS Trust or,
St Helens & Knowsley NHS Trust
Salary Scale / Basic Pay NHS Employers' Pay Circular
National Terms & Conditions
Travel and relocation expenses policy As per Lead Employer
Other Policies & Guidance As per Lead Employer