Vacancies available across the South West

Vacancies available from August 2018

Please be aware that the 2018 rotations still remain subject to change and cannot be guaranteed.

GPST Programme ST1
Bath 21
Bath combined with Swindon 6
Bristol 28
Bristol 2 years Somerset 1 year 10
Cornwall 30
Exeter 24
Gloucestershire 32
North Devon* 12
Plymouth* 23
Somerset 2 years Bristol 1 year 10
Swindon* 28
Torbay 14
Academic Clinical Fellow - Bristol 2
Academic Clinical Fellow (locally funded)- Plymouth 1
Academic Clinical Fellow (locally funded) - Exeter 1





















*TERS available in this programme



Please be aware that the 2018 rotations still remain subject to change and cannot be guaranteed.

Please note that if successful in your ATCF application, you will be able to omit 6 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.


To view our August 2018 GP Rotations, click on the links in the left hand side sub-menu. 


How to Apply

Applications should be made via Oriel

Below is the confirmed timeline for recruitment to General Practice ST1 for August 2018 start.


GPST1 Recruitment for August 2018


NHS Jobs, Oriel, Universal Jobmatch

Advert Appears

2nd November 2017

Applications open

at 10am, UK Time, 8th November 2017

Applications close

at 4pm, UK Time, 30th November 2017

Invitations to Specialty Recruitment Assessment Expected by

No later than 19th December 2017

Specialty Recruitment Assessment

4th - 13th January 2018

Specialty Recruitment Assessment Results Expected by 

No later than 26th January 2018

Invitations to the Selection Centre Expected by 

No later than 26th January 2018

Selection Centre Window

5th - 16th February 2018

First Offers from

28th February 2018

Holding deadline

1pm, UK Time, 9th March 2018

Upgrading deadline 

4pm, UK Time, 16th March 2018


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.

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

If there any questions regarding these TER’s posts please do send them to



Non-statutory deferral

GP training is unique in offering non-statutory deferral as an opportunity for those taking up a programme.  If you opt to take a period of non-statutory deferral, it is important you are aware that it may NOT be possible following your deferral to commence training in the originally offered programme.  Furthermore, if your offered programme is associated with the Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme (TERS), you will NOT be eligible for TERS funding, even if you are allocated to a TERS post.


If you chose to defer for any length of time, it will NOT be possible
to guarantee ANY rotations or programme allocations.
If you defer your start date you will NOT be eligible for TERS funding.


12 month deferrals - we will NOT be able to guarantee a return to your originally allocated programme; you may be offered a rotation in an under-filled programme.  While we do our best to return you to your offered programme, there is a real risk that this may not be possible and in these cases we will allocate you to your first available vacant programme according to the process outlined below.

6 month deferrals – if you request a 6 month deferral, it is likely that we will be able to give you an indicative rotation. and you would normally have to drop/lose your first post in this rotation.  It is very unlikely that you will be offered this post at any other time. The exception to this will be if your first post is in GP, and you would usually then be swapped into this at a later point.

4 month deferrals – it is not always possible to agree deferrals for this period of time as a 4 month deferral period can ONLY be granted if you are allocated to a rotation with placements of this duration. Please refer to details of specific rotations for each programme. 


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.