Specialty Training

Specialty Training

An overview of specialty training, including details of recruitment processes and competition ratios is on https://specialtytraining.hee.nhs.uk/

When using competition ratio data, you should bear in mind that:

  1. Previous years’ application figures are not always an accurate indicator of future patterns.
  2. Healthcare is changing rapidly and is increasingly being delivered in a community setting. Around half of all training posts in the next few years will be in General Practice, whereas the number of training posts in some specialties such as surgery is decreasing.
  3. Competition ratios vary considerably by specialty and location, with some being much more competitive than others.

 STFS trainees also receive regular e-mail bulletins which include information about recruitment to specialty training.