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#ChooseGPNI….your pathway to a GP career in Northern Ireland



Whether you are finishing your F2 training or coming home again after some time away, we have training programmes waiting for you to become a GP in Northern Ireland.



A team of GP Trainers, Programme Directors and dedicated administrators all form part of the support framework to allow GP Trainees in Northern Ireland to flourish. All GP Training opportunities are further supported through courses and study leave, enabling our Trainees to identify areas of special interest that they can develop in training and take forward in their future careers.


Integrated Training Programme…

After the success of the Integrated Training Programme pilot in 2023, we are delighted to offer ITP posts to all February 2024 appointments.

Trainees are based in a GP surgery for 6 months but spend half their week in a relevant community facing specialty. This replaces a hospital post in ST2. The current specialties are:

  • Women’s health
  • Palliative medicine
  • ENT
  • Dermatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Inclusion Health (prison, addiction, homeless, immigrant health)

This means Trainees get to bring their specialised training back into their GP practice and ultimately enhance the care experience for their patients.



GP Trainees who have recently completed their integrated training have provided their feedback.

To hear their testimonials, play the videos below to find out more

GP ITP – Inclusion Healthcare


GP ITP – Palliative Care


GP ITP – Sexual Health


GP ITP – Dermatology and Rheumatology


Listen to GP's who have #comehome

Dr Bronagh Hackett

Dr Sarah Quinn


NIMDTA Director of Postgraduate General Practice Education, Dr Michele Stone said;

“Following a successful pilot of the Integrated Training Programme during 2022/23 academic year, we are delighted to offer this career opportunity within our Training Programme for 2023/24. This programme allows our Trainees to enhance specific knowledge and skills, that can be brought back into their Practice. It is refreshing to witness our GP Trainees see first-hand the benefits this can have on the care of their patients. It is also encouraging to witness Trainees embrace the current challenges that can come with being a GP with more and more remaining in Northern Ireland and choosing General Practice as their long-term career choice.”

Recruitment timelines 2024


Round 2 - February 2024

This round of recruitment is for posts that start from February 2024.

All times are in UK local time (GMT or BST).

July 2023

Oriel advert appears

Date: 24th July 2023

Apply here: Oriel


Applications open

Date: 25th July 2023

Time: 10am

August 2023


Applications close

Date: 15th August 2023

Time: 4pm


Invitations to Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA)

Dates: Expected by 24th August 2023

September 2023


MSRA window

Dates: 1st to 8th September 2023


MSRA results expected

Date: By 29th September 2023

October 2023


First offers from

Date: 12th October 2023

Time: 5pm


Hold deadline

Date: 25th October 2023

Time: 1pm


Upgrade deadline

Date: 27th October 2023

Time: 4pm


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