Recruitment Update: From 6th October 2019 we have been advised that all medical practitioners will be on the shortage occupation list in the UK which means that medical applicants will be exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT). 

The specialty training programme is a six year run-through training programme commencing at ST1. The curriculum comprises Basic Training for 3 years in Obstetrics and Gynaecology and Sexual and Reproductive Health. Trainees will follow different competencies from O&G trainees which are focused towards medical Gynaecology rather than Labour Ward expertise. Gynaecological competencies will need to be maintained throughout training. The MFSRH Part 1 must be achieved before entering intermediate training. Intermediate training (Years 4 and 5) will extend the strand of Gynaecology and SRH, which will continue to include unplanned pregnancy and Abortion Care, but now also encompass training in Genitourinary Medicine, Public Health, Sexual Assault and Sexual Problems. The MFSRH Part 2 must be achieved before entering advanced training. Advanced Training (Year 6) will be a year of completing all outstanding competencies but with opportunities for shadowing and preparing for a role as a consultant. Throughout the programme the trainee will undergo training in leadership and management. The programme develops the skills required to lead and manage the community based Sexual Health services of the future and lead large multidisciplinary teams.

2021 CSRH Post Information

Posts will be confirmed directly with the candidate by the appropriate LETB/Deanery should applicants be successful at interview.  The posts available are the following, please note these posts are indicative and subject to change.

Training sites to be confirmed.


Post Numbers

North East 1
Thames Valley 1
West Midlands 2 (1x August 2021, 1x April 2022)
London 1
Wales 1
South West - Peninsula 0
Scotland 0

Please be aware that although trainees’ preferences are considered when making decisions on placements, final decisions take into account the service needs of all sites within the training programmes.

2021 CSRH Recruitment Timeline

The National Recruitment Timeline is available here:

Due to the current COVID-19 situation, please be advised that the dates below may be subject to change

Adverts appear Monday 2nd November 2020

Applications open  At 10am on Thursday 5th November 2020

Applications close At 4pm on Tuesday 1st December 2020

Longlisting from From 2nd December 2020

ROs to instruct their applicants to register with Pearson VUE 2nd December 2020

Invitation to book Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment No later than 5th January 2021

Multi-Selection Recruitment Assessment (MSRA)  28th January – 12th February 2021

Candidates invited to book an interview slot From 1st March 2020

Applicants advised of MSRA results From 1st March 2020

Interview date Monday 8th March 2021 via Microsoft Teams

Preferences  Friday 12 March 2021

Initial offers released ​ by 5pm  on Wednesday 14th April 2021

Holding deadline by 1pm on Wednesday 28th April 2021

Upgrade deadline by 4pm on Friday 30th April 2021

The expected duration of this programme is 6 years duration however the actual duration may depend on the circumstances of the individual.

The Postgraduate Dean confirms that this placement and / or programme has the required educational and Dean’s approval. The Training Programme is equally open to those who may, either from the outset or subsequently, wish to train less than full time or job share.  

Terms and Conditions

For Terms and Conditions please see National Terms and Conditions of Junior Doctors 


During the recruitment episode please visit Health Education England East of England  regularly to access up-to-date information relating to this vacancy and information about the recruitment process. NHS Job Advert Reference:  You may also find the CSRH Applicant Guide section helpful in answering your query.

For any queries that cannot be answered by the methods above please contact:

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