Cardiothoracic Surgery ST1 and Thoracic ST4 National Recruitment

Recruitment for 2023 will follow the Round 1 2023 timetable. The exact timeline has now been confirmed below. Documentation for 2023 is currently being reviewed and updated and will be published here in due course.

Important to note – ST3 recruitment

We like to inform applicants that the August 2022 intake was the last year of recruitment to ST3 Cardiothoracic Surgery posts.

For ST1 entry please note the change to the person specification for 2023 recruitment in terms of experience. Please refer to the career progression section of the person specification.

Key dates

Advert: 2/11/2022

Applications open: 10:00am 3/11/2022

Applications close: 4:00pm 1/12/2022

Interviews: 9/2/2023 and 10/2/2023

Application Documents and Links

Post Numbers

We shall appoint into ten (10) ST1 posts in Cardiothoracic Surgery to commence in August 2023 as follows.

  • one ST1 post will be hosted in Scotland
  • one ST1 post will be hosted in Northern Ireland
  • one ST1 post will be hosted in Wales
  • seven ST1 posts will be hosted by the following seven English Deaneries (with no more than one ST1 post at each Deanery):
    • East of England
    • London
    • North West
    • South West
    • Wessex
    • West Midlands
    • Yorkshire & Humber

The top scoring ST1 applicant will have their first choice from the above list of training programmes. The next highest scoring ST1 applicant can then choose from the remaining posts until the top ten applicants have all made their choices.

We shall appoint into six (6) ST4 posts in Thoracic Surgery to commence in August 2023 as follows:

  • one ST4 post will be hosted in Scotland
  • one ST4 post will be hosted in Northern Ireland
  • four ST4 posts will be hosted by four of the following eight English Deaneries (with no more than one ST4 post at each Deanery):
    • East of England
    • East Midlands
    • London
    • North West
    • South West
    • Wessex
    • West Midlands
    • Yorkshire & Humber

The top scoring ST4 applicant will have their first choice from the list of training programmes below. The next highest scoring ST4 applicant can then choose from the remaining posts until the top six applicants have all made their choices.