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. This pilot commenced with posts commencing in August 2018 and will continue for 2022. 


It is hoped that run-through posts in Psychiatry of Learning Disability will be available from August 2022. Further details will be announced here as they become available




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




National Recruitment


 Last reviewed: Tuesday 26th October 2021