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Vacancy / General Practice

Vacancy ID: GPNRO/20-21/PWY/0176012597/800-3-R2R 
Training Programme: GENERAL PRACTICE
Staff group: Medical
Grade (Places): ST3 (0)
Post type: Specialty training (ST)
Post commencing from:
February 2021 
Recruitment lead: General Practice National Recruitment Office
Recruiting for: England, Scotland
Recruitment model:
Nationally Led and Operated 
Opening date: Tuesday 28 July 2020 10:00
Closing date: Thursday 13 August 2020 16:00
Enquiries email:
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The GP National Recruitment Office (GPNRO) at Health Education England working across West Midlands is coordinating the national process for recruiting trainees into the Targeted General Practice Training (TGPT) scheme in England and Scotland. 

Information about the Specialty

General Practice is about caring for the whole person as well as their illnesses, the promotion of healthy life styles, and providing the first point of contact and out of hospital care for patients. 

Doctors working in General Practice enjoy problem-solving with their patients, combining evidence-based medicine, wide ranging clinical skills and compassion to care for the individual. They provide a holistic approach aimed at managing risk, and dealing with (rather than resolving) uncertainty and complexity. The added value is delivered by allowing a story to evolve and develop rather than applying a protocol to every presentation in an attempt to resolve it.
A recent (and typical) morning surgery consisted of:

• A potential case of malignant melanoma 
• A possible diagnosis of Weil’s disease 
• A lady who needed her hypertension monitored who always asks about my family 
• Someone who had become dysfunctional with a recurrence of their panic attacks and paranoia 
• A person that turned out to have acute renal failure 
• And a few coughs and colds for good measure!

Application Process & Eligibility Information 

You can start your application via the Apply button above. 

The expected outcome of the training programme is a Certificate of Completion of Training. 

Before applying please read both the person specification and the TGPT applicant guidance to assess your suitability for the post and to ensure you have a sound understanding of the recruitment process. 

In the event of further training opportunities becoming available within this specialty in any of the programmes managed by the GPNRO, shortlisted candidates may also be considered for these posts. 

In order to assess whether or not you have the requisite competences or equivalent, refer to the NHS Specialty 
Training website. 

Please upload all required evidence of competences to your application form when completing it on-line. For those experiencing difficulties uploading evidence, please ensure you email the evidence to the following email address by the application deadline: gpnro@hee.nhs.uk.

Please refer to the 2020 Specialty Recruitment Applicant Handbook for further information. 

Key Dates and Information 

Interview dates and venues details can be viewed on the GPNRO website (https://gprecruitment.hee.nhs.uk). 

Posts commence from Wednesday 3 February 2021. 

The expected duration of the programme is 18 months however the actual duration may depend on the circumstances of the individual. 

Please note that the GP National Recruitment Office and Health Education England working across West Midlands have a strict application policy and will not accept applications submitted after the submissions deadline. 

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that these placements and/or programmes have the required educational and Dean’s approval. The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share. 

Additional Information 

Please visit https://gprecruitment.hee.nhs.uk to find out the following information:

• Indicative number of vacancies available (please note these are subject to change throughout the recruitment process) 
• Likely locations of posts and possible employers within the training programme 
• Expected rotation details 
• Anticipated outcome of the training programme, subject to satisfactory progression and 
• Travel and relocation expenses policy 
• Applicant Guidance 

Please be aware that although trainees’ preferences are considered when making decisions on placement, final decisions take into account the service needs of all sites within our training programmes. 

Selection Process 

Information on the selection process is available from https://gprecruitment.hee.nhs.uk

Document checking 

When invited to interview, candidates will be informed of all documents that they are required to bring with them. 


Preferencing will be made available on Oriel at time of application. 

Pay Scales

All trainees should be paid monthly at the rates set out in the national terms and conditions of service for hospital medical and dental staff and doctors in public health medicine and the community health service (England and Wales), “the TCS”, as amended from time to time. The pay scales are reviewed annually. Part-time posts will be paid pro-rata. 

Current rates of pay for junior doctors may be viewed on the NHS Employers website. 


A general medical specialty applicant guide can be downloaded from the Oriel Resource Bank and an General 

Practice applicant guide is available from https://gprecruitment.hee.nhs.uk

During the recruitment episode please visit https://gprecruitment.hee.nhs.uk regularly to access up to date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process. 

For any TGPT queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact gpnro@hee.nhs.uk

For further national information please visit https://www.hee.nhs.uk/our-work/targeted-gp-training-scheme.