Health Education South West participates in all rounds of recruitment for General Practice. 

We are pleased to submit vacancies in the following areas across the South West during Round 2 2020 recruitment, for commencement of training in February 2021.

Please be aware that post numbers and rotation details are subject to change and cannot be guaranteed.


GP Programme


HEE South West - Bath


HEE South West - Bath & Swindon


HEE South West - Bristol


HEE South West - Bristol (2 Years) & Somerset (1 Year)


HEE South West - Cornwall


HEE South West - Exeter


HEE South West - Gloucestershire


HEE South West - North Devon


HEE South West - North Devon (TERS)


HEE South West - Plymouth


HEE South West - Somerset


HEE South West - Somerset (2 Years) & Bristol (1 Year)


HEE South West - Somerset (TERS)


HEE South West - Swindon


HEE South West - Swindon (TERS)


HEE South West - Torbay



If you submit a successful ATCF application, you will be able to omit six months of rotations. The posts omitted will be one of those AFTER your first ARCP which is held at 6 months. It will usually be the last post in ST2, unless this is GP, in which case it will be earlier posts in ST2. Please bear this in mind when considering your rotation choices as rotations cannot be changed at a later date without statutory reasons.  

How to Apply and Recruitment Timeline

Applications should be made via Oriel.

Below is the confirmed timeline for recruitment to General Practice for August 2020 entry.


NHS Jobs, Oriel, Find a Job

Advert Appears

 15 July 2020

Applications open

 28 July 2020 (10:00 am UK Time)

Applications close

13 August 2020 4:00 pm UK Time)

Invitations to Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) Expected by

No later than 26 August 2020

Specialty Recruitment Assessment

3- 18 September

Specialty Recruitment Assessment Results Expected by 

No later than 29 September 2020

Invitations to the Selection Centre Expected by 


Selection Centre Window


First Offers from

29 September 2020

Holding deadline

 21 October 2020 (1:00 pm UK Time)

Upgrading deadline 

 28 October 2020 (4:00 pm UK Time) 

Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme (TERS)

The rotations with TERS next to the rotation number are TERS funded posts. Successful applicants appointed to these posts will be entitled to a financial  incentive in the form of a £20,000 salary supplement once they have taken up their post. This scheme is open to GP trainees committed to working for three years.

Please note, it is not possible to defer entry if you are being offered a TERS post, unless the deferment is for statutory reasons e.g. maternity leave.

Further information about the TERS scheme further information can be found here: BMAGP NRONHS England

If you have any questions regarding TERS posts please send them to


Non-statutory deferral

From Round 2 Re-advert 2020, successful applicants appointed to England, Scotland or Wales recruitment can no longer apply to defer entry to GP training on non-statutory grounds; non-statutory deferment has never been permitted in Northern Ireland.

Returning to training following non-statutory deferral

If you are on a period of deferral and have not already been given an indicative rotation (i.e. you are deferring for 12 months), before the current round of offers are complete you will be asked to fill in a Programme Preference Form, in which you will rank your preferred programmes within either Severn or Peninsula.

Should we be unable to allocate you to the programme you deferred entry from (e.g. Bristol programme, Plymouth Programme) then we will allocate you to the first available programme with vacancies according to your submitted Programme Preference Form.

Once we have confirmed your allocated Programme in either Severn or Peninsula we will contact you, along with all other trainees from the current round of recruitment to commence rotation preferencing.

Within your allocated programme your national ranking number will be taken into account alongside the current candidates recruited and used to determine your rotation by matching candidates to their preferences according to ranking.  Direct pathway candidates will rank above those who attended a selection centre.

Statutory deferral

Candidates who defer their start date due to statutory reasons will be guaranteed a place on the training programme originally offered.