ACF Vacancies 2017 - Round 1


Recruitment to NIHR and Local ACF Posts will be begin on Monday 10 October 2016 and the closing date for applications will be Monday 7 November 2016.  Please note: General Practice has a different application window. The majority of shortlisting and interviews will take place between November and December 2016. Offers will be made from Monday 9 January 2017.

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

Please note: for 2017, 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 2017 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
Allergy Clinical Radiology 
Clinical Oncology  Core Medical Training 
General Surgery General Surgery NHS BT
General Practice General Psychiatry
Geriatric Medicine  Haematology and NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT)
Histopathology  Medical Virology
Medical Microbiology Medical Oncology
 Neurosurgery Obstetrics & Gynaecology
Otolaryngology Paediatrics 
Respiratory Medicine Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgery
Cambridge Local 
Anaesthesia  Core Medical Training
General Psychiatry Public Health
Respiratory Medicine  


Gastroenterology Haematology 
Medical Microbiology Old Age Psychiatry
Respiratory Medicine  
UEA Local
Public Health

Specialty Training Person Specifications

Specialty Training HEE Website

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