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General Practice Recruitment

All General Practice Specialty Training (ST1) programmes in the UK are recruited to via a national process managed by the GP National Recruitment Office (GPNRO). It should be noted that the GPNRO does not manage recruitment for ACF, GHF or GP recruitment initiatives local to any of the four UK nations.

To view information about key dates and indicative ST1 vacancy numbers, select the round you are interested in from the Recruitment Timelines & Vacancies menu bar below.

Eligibility Criteria

Please refer to the General Practice ST1 Person Specification for eligibility criteria and read the immigration statement in the NHS Medical Specialty Training Applicant Handbook which will apply to doctors considering entry to programmes starting from August 2021.

Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ST1,
Targeted GP Training
Recruitment Round Round 1, August 2021
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required
Anticipated Start Date from 4 August 2021
Competition Ratios See ST1 Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2021
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable  (1)
Advert NHS Jobs, Find a job
Advert Appears 2 November 2020
Apply from 5 November 2020 (10:00am UK Time)
Application Closing Date 1 December 2020 (4:00pm UK Time)
Invitations to Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) Expected by No later than 5 January 2021
MSRA Window 28 January - 12 February 2021
MSRA Results Expected by 4 March 2021
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 30 March 2021
Hold Deadline 28 April 2021 (1:00pm UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 30 April 2021 (4:00pm UK time)

The table below provides an indicative number of ST1 and Targeted GP Training (TGPT) vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. Health Education England will ensure that a minimum of 4000 training posts are available in England across all grades/programmes for 2021. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies
Indicative TGPT
Vacancies
HEE East Midlands 352 8
HEE East of England 416 0
HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex 283 1
HEE London 543 2
HEE North East 186 0
HEE North West 488 1
HEE South West 298 0
HEE Thames Valley 136 0
HEE Wessex 135 0
HEE West Midlands 466 5
HEE Yorkshire and the Humber 433 3
Health Education & Improvement Wales 161 N/A
NHS Education for Scotland 268 0
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency 111 N/A
Specialty & Level (Type of Work) General Practice ST1
Recruitment Round Round 2 Re-advert, February 2022
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required General Practice ST1
Anticipated Start Date from 2 February 2022
Competition Ratios See ST1 Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2021
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable  (1)
Advert Oriel
Advert Appears 14 July 2021
Apply from 27 July 2021 (10:00am UK Time)
Application Closing Date 17 August 2021 (4:00pm UK Time)
Invitations to Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) Expected by No later than 26 August 2021
MSRA Window 3 - 10 September 2021
MSRA Results Expected by 23 September 2021
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 23 September 2021
Hold Deadline 27 October 2021 (1:00pm UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 29 October 2021 (4:00pm UK time)

The table below provides an indicative number of ST1 and Targeted GP Training (TGPT) vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. Health Education England will ensure that a minimum of 4000 training posts are available in England across all grades/programmes for 2021. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies
HEE East Midlands 12
HEE East of England 19
HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex 6
HEE London 6
HEE North East 60
HEE North West 129
HEE South West 20
HEE Thames Valley 5
HEE Wessex 40
HEE West Midlands 11
HEE Yorkshire and the Humber 16
Health Education & Improvement Wales 20
NHS Education for Scotland 70
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency 0
Specialty & Level (Type of Work)
General Practice ST1,
Recruitment Round Round 1, August 2022
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required
Anticipated Start Date from 3 August 2022
Competition Ratios See ST1 Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2022
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable  (1)
Advert Oriel
Advert Appears 2 November 2021
Apply from 4 November 2021 (10:00am UK Time)
Application Closing Date 1 December 2021 (4:00pm UK Time)
Invitations to Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) Expected by No later than 21 December 2021
MSRA Window 6 - 15 January 2022
MSRA Results Expected by 3 February 2022
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 3 March 2022
Hold Deadline 5 April 2022 (1:00pm UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 11 April 2022 (4:00pm UK time)

The table below provides an indicative number of ST1 vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. Health Education England will ensure that a minimum of 4000 training posts are available in England across all grades/programmes for 2022. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies
HEE East Midlands 352
HEE East of England 425
HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex 285
HEE London 559
HEE North East 159
HEE North West 446
HEE South West 306
HEE Thames Valley 136
HEE Wessex 133
HEE West Midlands 466
HEE Yorkshire and the Humber 385
Health Education & Improvement Wales 157
NHS Education for Scotland 261
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency 111
Specialty & Level (Type of Work) General Practice ST1
Recruitment Round Round 2 Re-advert, February 2023
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required General Practice ST1
Anticipated Start Date from 1 February 2023
Competition Ratios See ST1 Competition Ratios
Contact Us Email Recruitment Team
Application Process Applicant Guidance 2022
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
National Recruitment Timetable  (1)
Advert Oriel
Advert Appears 13 July 2022
Apply from 26 July 2022
Application Closing Date 16 August 2022
Invitations to Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) Expected by No later than 25 August 2022
MSRA Window 2 - 9 September 2022
MSRA Results Expected by 22 September 2022
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm) 29 September 2022
Hold Deadline 12 October 2022 (1:00pm UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 14 October 2022 (4:00pm UK time)

The table below provides an indicative number of ST1 vacancies available during this recruitment round and are subject to change. Health Education England will ensure that a minimum of 4000 training posts are available in England across all grades/programmes for 2022. For further information regarding posts, visit the appropriate HEE Local Office or deanery page.

HEE Local Offices
& Deaneries
Indicative ST1
Vacancies
HEE East Midlands TBC
HEE East of England TBC
HEE Kent, Surrey and Sussex TBC
HEE London TBC
HEE North East TBC
HEE North West TBC
HEE South West TBC
HEE Thames Valley TBC
HEE Wessex TBC
HEE West Midlands TBC
HEE Yorkshire and the Humber TBC
Health Education & Improvement Wales TBC
NHS Education for Scotland TBC
Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency TBC

(1) DATES MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.