National Psychiatry Recruitment


Welcome to Psychiatry Recruitment coordinated by Health Education England

North West Local Office




Health Education England formally transferred the responsibility for national recruitment to Psychiatry at CT1 and ST4 levels from the Royal College of Psychiatrists to Health Education England's North West Local Office with effect from 1st October 2013.

This means that all CT1 and ST4 Psychiatry posts in England, Scotland and Wales starting from August 2014 onwards will be recruited to using the process coordinated by Health Education England's North West Local Office. 

In 2018, Health Education England, in conjunction with the Royal College of Psychiatry, began piloting a run through training programme in ST1 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry with posts first commencing in August 2018. This has been followed by the introduction of run-through posts in Psychiatry of Learning Disability posts from August 2022. 


Northern Ireland joined the above national recruitment process for Core Psychiatry for 2021. For further details please visit the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency website


Following the February 2023 intake, this website will no longer be updated. 


Information about future recruitment rounds (August 2023 onwards) can be found on the following website:




National Recruitment


 Last reviewed: Thursday 6th October 2022