Specialty Applications

Neurosurgery ST1 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. 

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:Neurosurgery
Post Type:Specialty Training (ST)
Post Commencing From: August 2024
Duration (months):96
Recruitment Lead:Yorkshire and the Humber
Recruiting For:United Kingdom (England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland)
Enquiries Email:
neurosurgeryrec.yh@hee.nhs.uk
Enquiries:https://www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk/recruitment/national_recruitment/national_neurosurgery_st1__st3_recruitment/
Information:

National Neurosurgery ST1 Recruitment 
(Coordinated by NHS England – North East & Yorkshire) All interviews will be held online.

Application process
NHS England – North East & Yorkshire is co-ordinating national recruitment for vacancies in ST1 Neurosurgery across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland in 2024 (including LAT posts in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland).

We advise all applicants to visit and read the information available on the national Neurosurgery recruitment webpage before commencing their application, including:-

  • The National Neurosurgery Applicants Guide – This document provides candidates with a full overview of the National Neurosurgery recruitment process.
  • Indicative vacancy numbers
  • The recruitment timeline
  • Links to Local Office/Deanery websites – for likely locations of posts and possible employers within the training programme, expected rotation details etc.


Applicants are also advised to visit and read the Applicant guidance written by MDRS that pertains to all specialties: https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training 

Applications open at 10am on 26 October 2023 and close on 23 November 2023 at 4pm.

Please note that NHS England – North East & Yorkshire has a strict application policy that applications cannot be accepted after the deadline.

For assistance in using the Oriel system, we recommend you view the following user guides: https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/applying-in-oriel 

You can start your application via the `Apply` button above.

Before applying please read the Neurosurgery ST1 person specification to assess your suitability for the post. All applicants will need to upload documentation demonstrating they have attained the necessary competence at time of application. It is very important you find out what is acceptable documentation.

Eligibility requirements pertaining to UK Visas and Immigration are available on the Specialty Training website. 

Shortlisting and MSRA process
All applications that have been successful at the longlisting stage will proceed to shortlisting. Each application will be marked by 2 trained assessors.

All neurosurgery applicants are required to sit the MSRA in the first recruitment round of any given recruitment year. There are no exceptions or exemptions to this requirement.

The MSRA is delivered on a number of consecutive days throughout the whole of the UK in a large number of Pearson VUE Computer Testing Centres.

Further guidance can be found on the national Neurosurgery recruitment webpage. 

Interview process
All interviews will be held online on 7th and 8th March 2024.

It is a candidate’s responsibility to ensure that they have access to equipment that is compatible with the platform, a strong Wi-Fi connection and have a contingency plan in place in case the original device or connection fails.

Details regarding the interview process can be found on the national Neurosurgery recruitment webpage

Post information
The expected duration of this programme is 96 months; however the actual duration may depend on the circumstances of the individual.

When applying to this specialty in this recruitment round, you will not need to give preferences of particular posts, regions, rotations, etc. at the time of applying; just complete and submit an application for the specialty. Should you be subsequently long/short-listed for interview, you will be invited to give preferences of all posts available nationally at a later stage of the recruitment round.

We strongly advise that candidates review the information from MDRS regarding “selecting preferences” on the following page: https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/overview-of-specialty-training/preferencing 

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and / or programme has 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. 

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

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.

Enquiries
An applicants’ guide can be downloaded from the national Neurosurgery recruitment webpage.

During the recruitment episode please check the national Neurosurgery recruitment webpage regularly to access up-to-date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process. You may also find the FAQ section on Oriel helpful in answering your query.

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact neurosurgeryrec.yh@hee.nhs.uk with “your name” and the “Question area” in the title of the email.

For further national information please visit the Specialty Training website.

Links

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

Documents

The following documents were included within the advertisement. Click the link(s) below to download the document(s) to your device.

Application Form

For specialty-specific questions please visit the Neurosurgery 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 Neurosurgery Fill Rates page.