Recruitment to NIHR and Local ACF Posts will be begin on Tuesday 13 February 2018 and the closing date for applications will be varied.  . The majority of shortlisting and interviews and Offers will be held and made from as soon as possible.

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
Clinical Pharmacology Core Medical Training
General Surgery  
Cambridge Local 
Anaesthesia  Core Medical Training
Core Psychiatry Neurosurgery
Geriatric Medicine  


Cardiology Endocrinology and Diabetes Mellitus
Old Age Psychiatry Geriatric Medicine
Public Health Respiratory Medicine
UEA Local  
Upper Gastrointestinal Surgery Colorectal Surgery
Clinical Radiology Ophthalmology

Specialty Training Person Specifications

Specialty Training HEE Website

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