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NB: This vacancy closed to applications on 02/03/2020.

Academic Clinical Fellow in General Practice (Complex Needs)

Job Reference: J21-800R1RACF

Oxford PGMDE
Thames Valley

As part of Health Education Thames Valley, we are the Deanery responsible for the Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Buckinghamshire regions.

Please visit our website at for more information about Health Education Thames Valley or for more information about Oxford Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.

Health Education England - Thames Valley

Job Title: Academic Clinical Fellowship in General Practice (ST1, ST2 or ST3) or Geriatric Medicine (ST1, ST2 or ST3)

Anticipated Number of Posts: 1 on the theme of “Complex Health Needs in Age Related and Chronic Disease”.

Area of Work: General Practice or Geriatric Medicine

Employer: For General Practice trainees only – St Helens & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust. For Geriatric Medicine Trainees only - Trusts within Health Education England Thames Valley.

Location: Health Education Thames Valley

Salary: £37,935 - £48,075

Job Type: Fixed Term Temporary

Staff Group: Medical and Dental

Pay Scheme: Hospital Medical and Dental Staff

Pay Band: Specialty Registrar

Opening Date: Monday 3 February 2020 (noon)

Closing Date: Monday 2 March 2020 (noon)

Interview Date: To be confirmed


Please see below for application instructions. Applications made through NHS jobs will not be accepted – you must apply online via the Oriel recruitment system.

Applications are invited for an ACF post in General Practice (ST1, ST2 or ST3) or Geriatric Medicine. There is one post available linked to this research theme.


ACFs will be supported to develop projects according to their interests within a wide variety of research groups offering a range of Complex Health Needs in Age Related and Chronic Disease research projects linked to their specialty. Please refer to the specific Job Description for further information.

Please apply through the relevantspecialtypage on Oriel:

(Please note the Theme does not appear in the heading of the post on Oriel but will be highlighted in the advert)

General Practice - Complex Health Needs in Age Related and Chronic Disease

Theme (ST1 or ST2 or ST3)

Geriatric Medicine – Complex Health Needs in Age Related and Chronic Disease

Theme (ST1 or ST2 or ST3)


Applications are invited for vacancies on the Health Education England - Thames Valley Academic Clinical Fellowship training programme in General Practice at (ST1, ST2 or ST3) or Geriatric Medicine (ST1, ST2 or ST3) to commence on 5 August 2020.


Health Education England - Thames Valley’s world-leading biomedical and clinical research environment offers outstanding opportunities to combine comprehensive clinical, academic and research training for those with the ambition and motivation to shape the future of medicine. Our clinical academic training programmes are seeking highly motivated, enthusiastic applicants with the potential to excel in both their clinical and research training.


The Postgraduate Dean has confirmed that this post has the necessary educational and staffing approvals and the post will attract an Academic.


The ACF will be supported in preparing applications to continue their research either for Research Training Fellowships or Post-doctoral funding if they already hold a PhD. Support and mentorship will be provided to pursue an academic career for successful candidates, in order to secure University Lectureships, Intermediate post-doctoral fellowships and clinician scientist awards. In the event that academic career progression is unsuccessful and clinical competences are met, the ACF will continue in the advertised specialty clinical training programme in accordance with the NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships: Entry, Eligibility and Exit points for Appointments made in 2020.


Vacancy information, including likely rotational placement details can be found in the job description. This, along with the person specification can be found on the relevant Oriel vacancy page.



Please direct any enquiries to

The application window opens on Monday 3 February 2020 (noon) and closes on Monday 2 March 2020 (noon). You will not be able to submit your application after this time. Please ensure that you have completed all the relevant sections of the application forms as missing information will deem your application incomplete and it will not be considered.


You must apply online via the Oriel recruitment system.

Recruitment will be led locally by Health Education England Thames Valley.


The qualifications and professional registration requirements plus other eligibility criteria can be found in the person specification.


UK Registration

Applicants must have current UK professional registration. For further information please see applying from overseas.

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