GP Recruitment 2021
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Below are links to frequently asked questions for trainees in relation to the impact COVID-19 has had on training in Scotland, as well as UK National Recruitment. Please note that these are updated on an ongoing basis so please check back regularly for updates.
Scotland specific - can be found here on the Scotland Deanery website.
UK National Recruitment - can be found here.
Applications for Round 1 2021 will open on Thursday 5th November 2020.
Applications to General Practice should be made via the Oriel recruitment portal.
The GP National Recruitment Office (GPNRO) (external link) is the administrative body responsible for co-ordinating the nationally agreed and quality assured process for recruitment to GP Specialty Training Programmes in Great Britain and Northern Ireland. If you wish to apply only for General Practice, the GPNRO Website (external link) has all the documentation and guidance you require.
Please click below for the 2021 GP Training brochure.
For further information regarding training as a GP in Scotland and for details of the programmes on offer, please visit our programme information page.
SHORTAGE OCCUPATION LIST UPDATE
From 6 October 2019, all medical practitioners have been added to the Shortage Occupation List in the UK. This means that all medical practitioners are exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) and can apply for any specialty in any recruitment round, subject to eligibility, and will be considered for posts alongside UK/EU/EEA nationals and other settled workers.
All applicants for specialty training must hold or be eligible to hold full registration with the GMC/GDC, and Applicants to Public Health will still be subject to the RLMT.
Full details can be found in the 2020 Applicants Guide.
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Applying From Another Medical Specialty?
You may be able to shorten your GP training by six months through the Accreditation of Transferable Competences Framework process. Follow this link for more information and ensure that you add this to your application if you are eligible.
Additional Support for GPSTs in Scotland
In August 2021 the Scottish Government will provide additional financial support for new GPSTs
The Scottish Government will fund a £20,000 incentive payment for trainees choosing to train the following programmes:
- Ayrshire & Arran
- Dumfries & Galloway
- East of Scotland (Eastward)
- Rural Track
- East of Scotland (Westward)
Visit the August 2021 intake TERS page.