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Scottish Medical Training 

NHS Education for Scotland
Westport 102
West Port
Telephone: 0131 656 3200
Email: nationalrecruitment@nes.scot.nhs.uk

Web: www.scotmt.scot.nhs.uk

Scotland-wide in our associated health boards: NHS Ayrshire & Arran, NHS Borders, NHS Dumfries & Galloway, NHS Fife, NHS Forth Valley, NHS Grampian, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, NHS Highland, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Lothian, NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland, NHS Tayside, NHS Western Isles.

Scotland has a population of 5.3 million people and environments ranging from urban inner cities to remote islands. There are 14 Health Boards providing primary, secondary and tertiary care in an integrated health system, with no separate commissioning bodies.

Scottish Medical Training is delivered by the Scotland Deanery which is part of NHS Education for Scotland (NES). The Deanery is based on four regions of Scotland centred on the Medical School centres of Aberdeen (North), Dundee (East), Edinburgh (South East) and Glasgow (West). Each region runs a wide range of programmes in partnership with local health boards, and applications are made to specific regions/programmes rather than to Scotland as a whole. There are some cross region and national programmes for smaller specialties based in two or more regions.

For more details on the programmes, the NHS in Scotland and living in Scotland, visit the ScotMT website.

Scotland will be recruiting in all Core programmes, GP and most hospital specialities for 2017. Vacancies will be posted at   http://www.scotmt.scot.nhs.uk/recruitment/specialty-recruitment/vacancies.aspx

Read more about the Scotland Deanery: http://www.nes.scot.nhs.uk/education-and-training/by-discipline/medicine.aspx

Careers Resources - each Deanery region has its own careers advisor. Visit http://www.scotmt.scot.nhs.uk/careers.aspx for more information and contact details.

Recruitment timetables for 2017

Registration is now open at https://www.oriel.nhs.uk

Round 1:       
Advert 3rd November 2016
Application window: 10am on 9th November 2016 to 4pm on 1st December 2016

Round 2:
Advert: 25 January 2017
Application window: 10am on 1st February 2017 to 4pm on 22nd February 2017

Recruitment responsibilities
NHS Education for Scotland is responsible for the recruitment to all specialty training programmes within Scotland. Some  specialties utilise a national recruitment organisation and others are recruited to locally within Scotland. Full details are available at http://www.scotmt.scot.nhs.uk/recruitment/specialty-recruitment/where-to-apply.aspx

Key personnel
Please visit the Contact Us page of the Scottish Medical Training recruitment website:


Information and updates are also posted via Twitter – follow us on @scotmedtraining 

Recruitment procedures
All specialty recruitment for 2017 will take place via the ORIEL recruitment portal 

Potential applicants can register NOW at https://www.oriel.nhs.uk  

Applicant Registration presents the opportunity to complete information common to all applications once, such as Personal Details, Eligibility, Equality &  Diversity etc which can pre-populate future application forms as they are opened.  

Applications can be made from the opening date through ORIEL 

Longlisting will take place to confirm eligibility to apply. Shortlisting takes place for some specialties. Online interview booking will be available . Online offers will be made to successful candidates with the option to hold/accept/reject offers.

Other information
Adverts for Scottish Medical Training specialties recruiting through UK national processes will appear on:

NHS Jobs
Job Centre Plus website

Adverts for Scottish Medical Training specialties recruiting locally will appear on:
NHS Scotland website 
NHS Education for Scotland (NES) website

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