Applicant Guidance

Comprehensive information on all aspects of specialty recruitment can be found on the NHSE Medical Specialty Training site

For information on Foundation Recruitment please check the UKFPO website and the Oxford Foundation School pages

Fitness to Practice Declarations

If you are subject to any of the following, you must declare these on your application form:

  • A criminal conviction or caution (not including driving license endorsements)
  • A GMC investigation, proceedings or restrictions
  • Employment disciplinary investigation or judgements.

You will then need to complete a FtP Declaration Form which can be downloaded from the Medical Specialty Training website and submit this to the lead recruiter.

Where Thames Valley is the lead recruiting region Forms should be submitted to

Feedback Requests

For the majority of specialty recruitment, applicants will be automatically provided with their shortlisting and/or interview scores via the Oriel system.

For locally run recruitment (e.g. Academic Specialty recruitment) please complete the feedback request form and send to

Trainees requiring Sponsorship (Skilled Worker Visa)

NHSE is the sponsor for trainees recruited to medical training posts in England.

If you need a Skilled Worker Visa – the Overseas Sponsorship Team will contact you once recruitment offers are completed.

A step by step guide on the process can be found here

For questions relating to sponsorship please contact:


If you have concerns about any aspect of the recruitment process please raise them with the lead for that recruitment. In many cases concerns can be resolved informally.

If however you wish to make a formal complaint then please follow the National Complaints Policy