Ophthalmology ST1

Recruitment Information

Specialty & Level  (Type of Work)

Ophthalmology ST1

Recruitment Round

Round 1 advert 2018

Type of Recruitment

Nationally led by Health Education South West (Severn)

Qualifications & Professional Registration Required

Person Specifications

Anticipated Number of Vacancies


Anticipated Start Date

August 2018

Competition Ratios

Competition Ratios

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Application Process

Ophthalmology ST1 Recruitment 

Eligibility Criteria

Immigration Requirements

You are eligible to be considered for specialty training in Round 1 if:

  • You are a UK or EEA national
  • You are a non-UK or non-EEA national and your immigration status allows you to work without restriction in the UK.  For example, if you have Tier 1 or dependent status, and no restriction against working as a doctor or dentist in training
  • You are a non-UK or non-EEA national, you graduated from a UK medical or dental school, your immigration status currently entitles you to work in the Foundation Programme and where you would have previously been eligible for Tier 1 (PSW).  You will need to apply for Tier 2 sponsorship, but you will be exempt from the Resident Labour Market Test (RLMT) in this instance.

Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card, date stamped passport, and accompanying letter from the Home Office.  Please visit their website for more information.

Recruitment Timetable


NHS Jobs Advert (Reference: J93-A-16-0951)

Advert appears

Thursday 02 November 2017

Apply from

Wednesday 08 November 2017 1000 Hours

Closing Date

Thursday 30 November 2017 1600 Hours

Interview Date

Window Wednesday 27 December 2017 - Friday 02 March 2018

Interview Location


What to bring to Interview & Expenses

What candidates can expect at interview


By  Monday 05 March 2018 1700 Hours
Holding Deadline Friday 09 March 2018 1300 hours
Upgrade Deadline Friday 16 March 2018 1600 Hours
Programme Information

Programme Details


East of England – Ophthalmology


Training Locations

East of England Training Locations

Anticipated Duration of Programme

​7 years 

Anticipated Outcome of Programme (subject to satisfactory progression)

Attainment of CCT
Expected Rotation Information (plus exceptions) Yearly Rotations
 PMETB Trainees/Trainers Survey Link Please see East of England – Ophthalmology
Employment Information

Salary Scale / Basic Pay

NHS Employers Pay Circular

National Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions of Service for Junior Doctors

Travel and relocation expenses policy and form

Relocation and Expenses Policy and Form

Other Policies & Guidance

Policies and Procedures