HEE Wessex

Health Education England working across Wessex

HE Wessex extends over Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, South Wiltshire and Dorset. It also includes some posts on the island of Jersey. The area offers a huge variety: large urban centres such as Basingstoke, Bournemouth and Southampton, the historic cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester; Portsmouth with its naval connection and with easy access to London for a big night out AND excellent GP training... WHAT MORE COULD YOU WANT!

The countryside is some of the most beautiful in England with picturesque villages, Dorset’s Jurassic coastline, the New Forest and the Solent. For sailing enthusiasts, the Isle of Wight is the home of Cowes Week and the Solent is a popular location for water sports.

Training and support of our trainees is taken seriously across the whole of Wessex with excellent outcomes for our GP Trainees. In addition to the standard training opportunities and support Wessex is active in encouraging other training experiences, options and even time to go out of programme.

Wessex is involved in the Global Health Programme which allows trainees to take time out from training to work and gain experience overseas (countries that have been included are Kenya, & Cambodia). Wessex also has strong links to opportunities in GP in New Zealand and is now building new links with Australia and South Africa.

So why not come to Wessex and the “rest of the world too!” for a training programme without boundaries!!

There are good rail and road links, local airports in Southampton and Bournemouth, and the ports of Southampton, Portsmouth and Poole give easy access to Europe.

Recruitment Contact

GP School
HEE Wessex, Southern House, Otterbourne, Winchester, Hampshire SO21 2RU


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
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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.
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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 Visit HEE Wessex website
Travel Expense Claim Forms Visit HEE Wessex website
Offers from View current round information on Recruitment page
Programme Details Visit HEE Wessex website
Role Description See GP ST1 Person Specification 2020
Training Locations (& link to map) Visit HEE Wessex 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) The GP training programme usually consists of 18 months of hospital placements and 18 months in General Practice. The ST3 year is always in General Practice with another six months post in either the ST1 or ST2 year. Please see Appendix 1 – Rotation Information. Accreditation of Transferable Competence Framework (ATCF scheme) – trainees who are eligible can apply to shorten their training programme by up to 6 months.
Sample Rotation
ST1: 6m Psychiatry; 6m Emergency Medicine; ST2 6m GP; 6m O&G; ST3 12m GP
ST1: 6m GP; 6m Geriatric Medicine; ST2 6m Emergency Medicine; 6m Paediatrics; ST3 12m GP
GMC Trainees/Trainers Survey link National Training Survey
Employer GP trainees in Wessex be employed by the lead acute hospital trust for the duration of their training programme:
Salary Scale / Basic Pay NHS Employers' Pay Circular
National Terms & Conditions
Travel and relocation expenses policy Visit HEE Wessex website
Other Policies & Guidance Visit HEE Wessex website