Specialty Applications

Core Psychiatry Training CT1 Specialty Training Advert 2023-2024

The information and documents included on this page are to help you prepare for your future specialty training applications.

The information is from specialty training posts advertised in 2023, with a start date from August 2024. Please be aware specialty training advertisements, links, recruitment leads, post numbers, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future advertisements and application processes will remain the same. 

This specialty also advertised posts in July-August 2023, with a start date in February 2024. These posts used the same vacancy advert and application form as the previous recruitment round for the August start date.

Job Advert

The text below is for posts advertised in November-December 2023, with a start date from August 2024. It is included here for information to help you prepare for future applications.

Please be aware specialty training advertisements, links, recruitment leads, post numbers, etc. can change and there is no guarantee that future advertisements and application processes will remain the same. 

Training Programme:Core Psychiatry Training
Post Type:Core Training (CT)
Post Commencing From: August 2024
Duration (months):36
Recruitment Lead:Psychiatry National Recruitment Office
Recruiting For:United Kingdom (England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland)
Enquiries Email:england.psychiatryrecruitment.nw@nhs.net
Enquiries:https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/psychiatry/core-psychiatry-training/overview-of-core-psychiatry-training
Information:

Introduction
NHS England (North West local office) is coordinating the national process for recruiting trainees into all CT1 Core Psychiatry training posts for August 2024 recruitment.

Northern Ireland will not be participating in this round of recruitment. Further information can be found on the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency website: http://www.nimdta.gov.uk.

NHS England, in conjunction with the Royal College of Psychiatrists, are also continuing to run 2 pilot schemes, one for ST1 run-through training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and one for ST1 run through training in Psychiatry of Learning Disability. Please note that there will not necessarily be any ST1 Child & Adolescent Psychiatry or ST1 Psychiatry of Learning Disability posts available in this round.

There will be a single application process for CT1 Core Psychiatry and ST1 Learning Disability Psychiatry and ST1 Psychiatry of Learning Disability which is listed in Oriel as CT1 Core Psychiatry. Applicants will have the opportunity to preference available posts in any of the specialties when preferences open.

Some summary information is included below. However, please see the hyperlinks tab for links to further information about the recruitment process.

Application Process
In this recruitment round applicants will submit a single application (Core Psychiatry) but will later have the opportunity to rank all available CT1 Core Psychiatry, ST1 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and ST1 Psychiatry of Learning Disability posts during the preferencing process.

Post Information
For a list of indicative vacancy numbers for this round received for each NHSE Local Office please visit the following site: https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/psychiatry/core-psychiatry-training/overview-of-core-psychiatry-training/posts   

Please note that post numbers are subject to change throughout the recruitment round. For the August 2024 intake, it is expected that posts will only be available in England, Scotland and Wales.

For information regarding scales of pay, please refer to the NHS Employers website as scales may differ across the UK: http://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workforce/pay-and-reward/pay/pay-and-conditions-circulars/medical-and-dental-pay-and-conditions-circulars

Applications are equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share.

Please note that there is a strict application policy that applications cannot be accepted after the deadline.

Key Dates
There will be no face-to-face or online interviews for this round of recruitment. Posts will be allocated according to MSRA (Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment) results only.

The MSRA is a computer-based assessment. Once the longlisting process has been completed, eligible applicants will be invited to book their MSRA test slot between 4th-16th January 2024.

It will not be possible for applicants to transfer scores from a previous round of recruitment.

Eligibility Information
Before applying please read the CT1 Core Psychiatry Training Person Specification (https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/psychiatry/core-psychiatry-training/overview-of-core-psychiatry-training/applying-for-core-training ) to assess your suitability for the post.

In order to assess whether or not you have the required competences please refer to the Applicants’ Guide available on our website: https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/psychiatry/core-psychiatry-training/overview-of-core-psychiatry-training/overview-of-core-psychiatry-training

Additional information and guidance on the Certificate of Readiness to Enter Specialty Training (CREST) can be found via: https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/foundation-competencies/certificate-of-readiness

Fitness to Practise
If you answer ‘yes’ to any of the Fitness to Practise questions, please ensure that complete the Fitness to Practise Form.docx found here – https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/fitness-to-practise – and email the completed form to our confidential email address (england.fitnesstopractise.nw@nhs.net) by no later than the closing date for applications. Answering ‘yes’ to one or more of the Fitness to Practise questions does not necessarily mean your application cannot progress.

Enquiries
Information about this round of recruitment can be found on our website: https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/psychiatry/core-psychiatry-training/overview-of-core-psychiatry-training/applying-for-core-training
For any queries that cannot be answered by the above website, please contact: england.psychiatryrecruitment.nw@nhs.net

Links

The following links were included within the advertisement. Some links may only be live or working during the application and recruitment window.

Documents

No documents were included in the advertisement. See the Links and Job Advert sections for links to further information and resources.

Application Form

For specialty-specific questions please visit the Core Psychiatry Training Specialty Specific Questions page.

For the generic application form questions applicable to all specialties please visit the application form page.

Competition Ratios

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For further information and all competition data please see the Competition Ratios page.

Fill Rates

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For regional fill rate data please see the Core Psychiatry Training Fill Rates page.