HEE North East

Health Education England working across the North East

DID YOU KNOW THAT…. We have been ranked number one in the GMC trainee survey four years running for overall trainee satisfaction and this year we have been rated number one in England for clinical supervision, educational supervision and supportive feedback.

Health Education North East offers training programmes in Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham, Northumberland and North Cumbria. The diverse population and range of health problems in the region offers a uniquely varied training experience. We have excellent training facilities and experienced trainers to support trainees throughout their time with us. The northern region has one of the lowest cost of living rates in England and our trainees would echo that this offers an unparalleled quality of life. With excellent transport links, an average commuting time of 23.7 minutes and great connections to the rest of the country and globally, what more could you ask for?

The North East and North Cumbria has a lot to offer from beautiful landscapes and coastlines; cultural days out, renowned night life and friendly people…why wouldn't you want to live and train here?

We offer:

  • Flexible entry points to academic training with Durham and Newcastle Universities
  • Extended training opportunities and funding for those interested in education, leadership, research and commissioning to work towards an academic qualification.
  • Extended training opportunity for those wishing to undertake a PhD
  • A taught course throughout your 3 year programme
  • Specific support to International Medical Graduates
  • Enhanced support to those in difficulty
  • Opportunities for Time Out during programme
  • Guaranteed less than full time training for those meeting the criteria


Please visit the website for further information about living and training in the North East and North Cumbria.


Recruitment Contact

Recruitment and Selection Manager
Postgraduate School of Primary Care, Health Education North East, Waterfront 4, Newburn Riverside, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 8NY
 0191 2754690


Programme & Employment Information

Specialty & Level (Type of Work) General Practice ST1
Targeted GP Training (TGPT)
Recruitment Round
Round 1, August 2020
Type of Recruitment National
Qualifications & Professional Registration Required See GP ST1 Person Specification 2020
See TGPT Person Specification
Anticipated Number of Vacancies View current round information on Recruitment page
Anticipated Start Date View current round information on Recruitment page
2019 Competition Ratios
Contact Us gprecruitment.ne@hee.nhs.uk
Application Process See Applicant Guidance
Eligibility Criteria Please read the immigration statement in the 2020 Medical Specialty Training Applicant Handbook which will apply to doctors considering entry to programmes starting from August 2020. Please refer to the person specification for other eligibility criteria.
Online Recruitment Portal Oriel
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Advert appears View current round information on Recruitment page
Apply from View current round information on Recruitment page
Closing Date View current round information on Recruitment page
Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment View current round information on Recruitment page
Invitations to Selection Centre expected View current round information on Recruitment page
Selection Centre Date View current round information on Recruitment page
Selection Centre Location View current round information on Recruitment page
What to bring to Selection Centre
  1. Passport
  2. Current GMC Proof of Registration
  3. Evidence of right to work in the UK
Travel Expense Claim Forms See Candidate Expenses Policy
Offers from View current round information on Recruitment page
Programme Details
Role Description General Practice Trainee
Training Locations (& link to map) Visit website
Anticipated Duration of Programme ST1: 3 years
TGPT: 18 months (at ST3)
Anticipated Outcome of Programme (subject to satisfactory progression) Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) or,
Certificate of Eligibility for General Practice Registration (CEGPR)
Expected Rotation Information (+ exceptions)
Sample Rotation All rotations are different but will all include 18m in GP and 18m in Hospital posts. Other opportunities are available to candidates throughout training e.g. academic posts etc.
GMC Trainees/Trainers Survey link National Training Survey
Employer St Helens and Knowsley Hospitals NHS Trust
Salary Scale / Basic Pay NHS Employers' Pay Circular
National Terms & Conditions
Travel and relocation expenses policy Visit website
Other Policies & Guidance Visit website