Welcome to the Specialty Recruitment pages of the NIMDTA website.
From 6 October 2019, all medical practitioners have been added to the Shortage Occupation List in the UK. This means that medical practitioners are exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) when applying to foundation and specialty training programmes, with the exception of Public Health, subject to eligibility.
Specialty Recruitment Update
Specialty Recruitment - Commencing August 2024
Timeline for August 2024 Recruitment TBC
Specialty Recruitment - Commencing February 2024
Timeline for February 2024 Recruitment
The Applicant Handbook for posts commencing August 2023 is available below:
**It is important that all applicants read this guidance as it contains information that applicants will require regarding the recruitment process.
Specific arrangements in Northern Ireland
Please note that Flexibility in Deployment of Trainees is applicable only to England, Scotland and Wales. Northern Ireland has separate arrangements for management of requests for Special Circumstances. Further information is available via email to Recruitmentconfidential.NIMDTA@hscni.net
Facilitated Placements will not take place in Northern Ireland for August 2023 in any specialty process.
Deferral of Posts: Deferral for non-statutory reasons within the GP Process will not be facilitated in Northern Ireland.