Specialty Applications

Obstetrics and Gynaecology 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. 

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:Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Post Type:Specialty Training (ST)
Post Commencing From: August 2024
Duration (months):84
Recruitment Lead:Obstetrics and Gynaecology National Recruitment Office
Recruiting For:United Kingdom (England Scotland Wales and Northern Ireland)
Enquiries Email:england.obsjobs.nw@nhs.net
Enquiries:https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/obstetrics-and-gynaecology/st1-obstetrics-and-gynaecology
Information:

Introduction
NHS England (North West Local Office) is coordinating the national process for recruiting trainees into all ST1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology training posts for August 2024 recruitment. This includes; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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

Application Process
Applications will be made to ST1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology posts without candidates needing to select individual local offices/Deaneries when applying.  

All applicants will be required to sit the Multi- Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) which will be held from 4th – 16th January 2024.

All ST1 Obstetrics and Gynaecology interviews will be hosted online. Candidates will be able to preference all available posts across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales in Oriel during a later stage of the recruitment round.  

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.  

Post Information
For a list of indicative ST1 vacancy numbers for this round received for each region/nation please visit our website via:  

https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/obstetrics-and-gynaecology/st1-obstetrics-and-gynaecology/overview-of-st1-obstetrics-and-gynaecology/posts

Please note that post numbers are subject to change throughout the recruitment round. 

For information regarding salary scales please refer to the NHS Employers website as salary scales used will differ across the UK. Posts in England will be recruited to using the ‘New Terms and Conditions of Service (TCS)’ while posts in Scotland and Wales will be subject to the previous pay and conditions circular.  

Key Dates
All information regarding dates for the interviews and the MSRA examination can be found on our website.

https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/obstetrics-and-gynaecology/st1-obstetrics-and-gynaecology/overview-of-st1-obstetrics-and-gynaecology/recruitment-timelines

Eligibility Information
Before applying please read the ST1 Obstetrics & Gynaecology person specification to assess your suitability for the post.   

https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/person-specifications

Additional information and guidance on the Certificate of Readiness to Enter Specialty Training (formerly known as the Alternative Certificate for Foundation Competence) can be found via https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/obstetrics-and-gynaecology/st1-obstetrics-and-gynaecology/overview-of-st1-obstetrics-and-gynaecology/applying-for-st1-training

Before you can take up a ST1 Obstetrics & Gynaecology training post, you will need to demonstrate that you are eligible to legally work in the UK. As of 2019 Obstetrics & Gynaecology training was added to the Home Office list of Shortage Occupations meaning that for applicants requiring a Tier 2 visa the Resident Labour Market does not need to be met for this specialty. This means all applicants will be eligible to apply in this round of recruitment regardless of their immigration status. 

Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card and date stamped passport. For further details on eligibility to work in the UK, please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website   (formerly UK Border Agency) website   

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 is available on our website:  https://medical.hee.nhs.uk/medical-training-recruitment/medical-specialty-training/obstetrics-and-gynaecology/st1-obstetrics-and-gynaecology

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact: england.obsjobs.nw@nhs.net 

Links

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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 Obstetrics and Gynaecology 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 Obstetrics and Gynaecology Fill Rates page.