Registrars to be told about jobs this week

Registrars starting their GP training in August are expected to hear this week whether they secured a job.

GP selection is complete but job offers to would-be registrars have been delayed by the Medical Training Application Service (MTAS).

Offers to candidates who said general practice was their first-choice specialty were due out this week, with the exact timing depending on when MTAS supplies last-minute details.

The announcement calmed fears that GP trainees would have to wait until specialist training results were revealed on 8 June.

But candidates in England, Scotland and Wales who failed to put general practice as their first-choice specialty will have to wait until June to hear if they have a GP place.

In Northern Ireland, where specialty recruitment opted out of MTAS, next year’s registrars received their job offers two weeks ago.

The GP Recruitment Office has stuck to its plans to give preference to doctors who made general practice their first training choice even if they did not receive top scores at selection.

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