Apply to become a GP, return to practice, or find out if you're right for the role
Welcome to the GP Specialty Training (ST1) pages.
The General Practice National Recruitment Office (GPNRO) coordinates the recruitment process for programmes in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
We help Health Education England (HEE) local offices and deaneries deliver a standard and robust recruitment and selection process that's reliable, valid and fair.
Important: Recruitment timeline
Round 2 of recruitment closes on the 15th August 2023.
For more key dates, go to the recruitment timeline page.
How to apply for GP training
All the steps you need to take as part of the application process
One career, endless opportunities: Find out if GP is right for you
International Induction Programme (IIP)
A supported pathway to get overseas GPs working in NHS General Practice
Return to Practice (RtP) programme
A supported pathway for qualified GPs to return to NHS General Practice after an absence
Recruitment figures, impact data and best practice research
Video: Doctors know, GPs learn #ChooseGP
One career, endless opportunities.
As doctors, we like to know things.
Some people think we like to know everything.
Some people aren't GPs.
Because being a GP is about so much more than what you know.
It's about what you don't know. It's about what you never know - like who's going to walk through your door, or what story they have to tell, or how you'll write it with them from the first page to the last.
You never know where your career might take you, whether it's a teaching post or a TV studio.
You never know what your patient needs you to be, so you ask, you learn and you become the doctor who knows them best.
So, for the curious, the knowledge seekers, for those who will never stop learning, choose GP.
You never know, it might just change your life.
Media last reviewed: 22 February 2022
GP National Recruitment Office (GPNRO)
GP International Induction Programme and Return to Practice enquiries
Email us if you want to talk to newly qualified or experienced GPs, trainees and trainers in your area with similar interests.
Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA) team
Page last reviewed: 28 February 2022