Recruitment to NIHR and Local ACF Posts will be begin on Monday 9 October 2017 and the closing date for applications will be Monday 6 November 2017.  Please note: General Practice has a different application window. The majority of shortlisting and interviews will take place between November and December 2017. Offers will be made from Monday 8 January 2018.

Post numbers and dates are indicative. Details may be amended throughout the recruitment process.

Please note: for 2018, in addition to the academic interviews, candidates will be required to attend and pass a clinical interview for the specialty they are applying to for academic training, if appropriate. Offers made will therefore be conditional upon meeting the required standard in the clinical interview.

Applicants who already hold a clinical NTN or DRN in the same specialty as their ACF application will not need to attend a clinical interview as they will already have met the required standard previously.  Please ensure you read the Applicant FAQ Document below regarding the 2018 ACF process.

Please be advised if you are reapplying for the same specialty in a different region you will need to complete and submit the 'Support for reapplying to the same specialty' form (please see below). 

Please note: When searching for specialties on Oriel please ensure you use the specialty title as listed below. 

Please note: If you are a non-medic applying for Academic Public Health please see information within the Public Health Specialty information below regarding guidance on how to complete the Oriel application form.

Cambridge NIHR
Anaesthesia Cardio-Thoracic Surgery
Clinical Oncology Chemical Pathology
Clinical Pharmacology Clinical Radiology 
Combined Infection Training (Infectious Diseases) Core Medical Training
  Emergency Medicine
Endocrinology and Diabetes General Psychiatry
General Surgery Geriatric Medicine 
Haematology  Immunology
Intensive Care Medicine Medical Microbiology
Medical Oncology Neurology
Old Age Psychiatry Ophthalmology
Otolaryngology Paediatrics 
Palliative Medicine Renal Medicine
Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery Urology
Vascular Surgery General Practice
Cambridge Local 
Anaesthesia  Core Medical Training
Emergency Medicine Public Health
Core Psychiatry  


Cardiology Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
Gastroenterology Geriatric Medicine
Public Health Respiratory Medicine
Trauma and Orthopaedics Urology
Medical Microbiology  
UEA Local
Public Health
Obstetrics and Gynaecology

Specialty Training Person Specifications

Specialty Training HEE Website

For further information on the National Institute for Health Research posts please visit the NIHR Website.