Wales Deanery

Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW)

The eleven district schemes in Wales offer a wide range of lifestyle opportunities. Some schemes are based in cosmopolitan centres with large hospitals, lively shopping centres and busy nightlife. Others are based in university and market towns, with vibrant student cultures, significant charm and strong artistic traditions.

All are surrounded by outstanding scenery and in close proximity to all there are wonderful recreational opportunities. Wales is passionate about sport; and there are multiple opportunities to participate in and support a wide range of sports throughout the country. The coastline of Wales is renowned for its beautiful beaches, splendid cliff top views and excellent kayaking, sailing and surfing. Once they’ve experienced this coastline and Wales’ superb hill-walking trails and climbing challenges large numbers of visitors from around the world, return year after year.

GP specialty training in Wales consists of a mixture of approved hospital and general practice posts that meet regulatory requirements. All the Specialty Training Schemes in Wales offer the opportunity to undertake the complete training programme as a 3-year scheme. Wales Deanery also recognises the benefit of overseas experience and training in the developing world, so sympathetically considers all requests for time out-of-programme to gain such experience.

Doctors who have started or are due to start their first post of their GP training in Wales in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and February 2021:

  • will have their first AKT and CSA examination fees paid for by the Welsh Government,
  • will be eligible for a targeted incentive if they choose to train in the following schemes: Aberystwyth, Bangor, Dyffryn Clwyd, Pembrokeshire and Wrexham. (GP trainees who commit to undertake their ST3 year in a training practice in Powys will also be eligible for this incentive).


Recruitment Contact

GP Training Team
Health Education and Improvement Wales, Ty Dysgu, Cefn Coed, Nantgarw, CF15 7QQ


Programme & Employment Information

Specialty & Level (Type of Work) General Practice ST1
Recruitment Round
Round 1, August 2021
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required See GP ST1 Person Specification 2021
Anticipated Number of Vacancies View current round information on Recruitment page
Anticipated Start Date View current round information on Recruitment page
2020 Competition Ratios
Contact Us
Application Process See Applicant Guidance
Eligibility Criteria Please read the immigration statement in the 2021 Medical Specialty Training Applicant Handbook which will apply to doctors considering entry to programmes starting from August 2020. Please refer to the person specification for other eligibility criteria.
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
Advert NHS Jobs, Find a job, 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 N/A
Selection Centre Date N/A
Selection Centre Location N/A
What to bring to Selection Centre N/A
Travel Expense Claim Forms N/A
Offers from View current round information on Recruitment page
Programme Details Visit Wales Deanery website
Role Description N/A
Training Locations (& link to map) Visit Wales Deanery website
Anticipated Duration of Programme 3 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) GP training in Wales consists of 12 months in hospital posts and 24 months in practice posts subject to placement availability.
Sample Rotation As above
GMC Trainees/Trainers Survey link National Training Survey
Employer NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership
(NWSSP/Velindre Trust)
Salary Scale / Basic Pay NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership Contract of Employment
National Terms & Conditions
Travel and relocation expenses policy Visit Wales Deanery website
Other Policies & Guidance Visit Wales Deanery website