General Practice Recruitment

GP Specialty Training Programme
Entry into GP Specialty Training involves 3 stages of application:

  • Online application.  Your application will be longlisted against the essential eligibility criteria including recent achievement of foundation competences.
  • Shortlisting using an applied knowledge and situational judgement test to assess some of the competences required.  This test is delivered by computer at a number of venues across the UK.
  • A selection centre process which involves patient simulation and written exercises.

Please click here for a link to the National Recruitment website, where you can find further information and begin your application.

Process and Deadlines

Please click on the headings below for information on the process and deadlines at each stage of recruitment – please note dates may change due to future National updates to the GP Recruitment Process

Stage 1
GP Recruitment Process Venue, Date and Time
GP Recruitment National Advertisement Thursday 3 November 2016
Applications open (10am, UK time) Wednesday 9 November 2016
Applications close (4pm, UK time) Thursday 1 December 2016
No late applications will be accepted
Specialty Recruitment Assessment (previously known as Stage 2)
GP Recruitment Process Venue, Date and Time
Specialty Recruitment Assessment invitations sent out No later than Tuesday 20 December 2016
Specialty Recruitment Assessment Assessment Window Saturday 7 January – Saturday 14 January 2017
Selection Centre (previously known as Stage 3)

N.B.   All candidates applying to N. Ireland as First Choice Deanery.  We advise you to book your place early as the Selection Centre is open to all UK Deanery Applicants. Booking your place late may result in you having to travel to another UK deanery to attend a Selection Centre.

GP Recruitment Process Venue, Date and Time
Selection Centre – Invitations sent out Centrally No later than Friday 27 January 2017
Selection Centre National Dates

  • Selection Assessment Centre Dates for Northern Ireland
  • Venue: Ramada Plaza, Shaws Bridge, Belfast
Monday 6 February 2017 until Friday 17 February 2017

  • Wednesday 8 February – Thursday 9 February 2016
1st Offers Released
Candidates to be given 48 hrs to respond to an offer (inc weekends and bank holidays)
Tuesday 28 February 2017 (by 5pm)
Holding deadline (1pm, UK time) Thursday 9 March 2017
Upgrading deadline (4pm UK Time) Thursday 16 March 2017
Feedback to candidates Following completion of Round 2

Round 2 - National Recruitment Timetable
Advert  NHS Jobs, Oriel, Universal Jobmatch
Advert Appears 20 July 2017
Apply from  1 August 2017 (10:00am UK Time)
Closing Date  17 August 2017 (4:00pm UK Time)
Invitations to Specialty Recruitment Assessment Expected by no later than 31 August 2017
Specialty Recruitment Assessment  7-11 September 2017
Specialty Recruitment Assessment Results Expected by No later than 14 September 2017
Invitations to Selection Centre (Interview) Expected by  No later than 14 September 2017
Selection Centre Window 21, 26-27 September 2017
First offers from (n.b. by 5:00pm UK time) 2 October 2017
Hold Deadline 11 October 2017 (1:00pm UK time)
Upgrade Deadline 13 October 2017 (4:00pm UK time)
GP ST3 Research Posts

Northern Ireland Medical & Dental Training Agency
&
GPARTS SCHEME

The Application Process for the post of GP Research ST3 is now open.  The closing date for applications is Monday 23 October 2017 @ 12 noon.

PLEASE NOTE TRAINEES WHO HAVE COMPLETED IN EXCESS OF 3 MONTHS OF ST3 TRAINING PRIOR TO COMMENCEMENT OF ROLE WOULD NOT BE ELIGIBLE FOR THESE POSTS

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