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 1 2022 recruitment, for commencement of training in August 2022.

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

 

Programme ST1
Bath 22
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire 31
Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire (TERS) 3
Cornwall 23
Cornwall (TERS) 6
Exeter and East Devon 18
Exeter and East Devon (TERS) 0
Gloucestershire  23
Gloucestershire (TERS) 4
North Devon (TERS)  14
Peninsula (see description)  19
Plymouth (TERS)  26
Severn (see description)  41
Somerset  19
Somerset (TERS)  12
Swindon  19
Swindon (TERS)  12
Torbay  11
Torbay (TERS)  3

*Severn Programme

Individual rotations and half day release teaching within Severn School of Primary Care are based within five geographical patches (Bath, Bristol, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Swindon).

There are TERS rotations which are all advertised within the relevant patches. 75% of all non-TERS rotations will be advertised by geographical patch. 25% of non TERS rotations from each geographical patch will be advertised under the preferencing option of 'Severn'.

Allocations to each of the patches will be done based on preferencing and recruitment score.

Candidates allocated to 'Severn' will be randomly allocated to one of the five geographical patches. Candidates will then be informed of the patch they have been allocated to and be given the opportunity to rank from the rotations allocated to 'Severn' for that patch. These posts will then be allocated based on preferencing and recruitment score.

 

*Peninsula Programme

Individual rotations and half day release teaching within Peninsula School of Primary Care are based within five geographical patches (Cornwall, Exeter and East Devon, North Devon, Plymouth and Plymouth).

There are TERS rotations which are all advertised within the relevant patches. 75% of all non-TERS rotations will be advertised by geographical patch. 25% of non TERS rotations from each geographical patch will be advertised under the preferencing option of 'Peninsula'.

Allocations to rotations within each patch will be based on preferencing and recruitment score.

Candidates allocated to 'Peninsula' will be randomly allocated to one of the five geographical patches. Candidates will then be informed of the patch they have been allocated to and be given the opportunity to rank from the rotations allocated to 'Peninsula' for that patch. These posts will then be allocated based on preferencing and recruitment score.

 

Rotations

Rotations will be available on the website from 7 February 2022.

Once the upgrade deadline (11 April 2022) has passed you will be emailed a link to the available rotations in the location you have been offered and accepted along with a form to preference these rotations. Rotations will be allocated based on rank and preference.

The form will also ask if you intend to apply for LTFT, ATC and a deferred entry. Once the preferencing deadline has passed the recruitment team will confirm the rotation you have been allocated and pass your details to the GP Team and Patch team who will then be in touch with further details and formal applications for LTFT and ATC. 

Please note if you apply for LTFT and it is approved, your rotation may need to change in order to accommodate a different pattern of working. 

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.  

Placements cover a wide range of locations and there is a rudimentary public transport system. A valid driving license is therefore highly recommended in order to commute between placements and explore the local area.

How to Apply and Recruitment Timeline

Applications should be made via Oriel.

Below is the confirmed timeline for recruitment to General Practice for August 2022 entry.

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2 November 2021

Applications open

4 November 2021 (10:00am UK Time)

Applications close

1 December 2021 (4:00 pm 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

3 March 2022

Holding deadline

5 April 2022 (1:00 pm UK Time)

Upgrading deadline 

11 April 2022 (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 GPrecruitment.SW@hee.nhs.uk

Deferrals

Non-statutory deferral

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.

Statutory deferral

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

Transferring Recruitment Scores

With the introduction of new functionality in Oriel, successful applicants to GP Training from August 2021 onwards who may not wish for whatever reason to take up the offer of a training place in the current recruitment round will be able to transfer their final recruitment score from one recruitment round to another recruitment round. This option will only be valid within a 12-month recruitment cycle and is conditional upon the recruitment and selection process being unchanged in subsequent recruitment rounds. For further information about transferring recruitment scores, please refer to the separate guidance which is available from the GPNRO Website