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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness

National Recruitment to Psychiatry in England, Scotland and Wales

Health Education England formally transferred the responsibility for national recruitment to training programmes in Psychiatry at CT1 and ST4 levels from the Royal College of Psychiatrists to the North Western Deanery, Health Education North West with effect 1 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 the North Western Deanery, Health Education North West.


Northern Ireland continues to operate its own recruitment process for psychiatry. For further details please visit the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency website.


Information regarding the recruitment process can be found on Health Education North West's website.


Contact Details

If you have any queries regarding the psychiatry recruitment process please contact the Health Education North West recruitment team directly at or on 0161 625 7632/7646


Broad Based Training

For information on the Broad Based Training (BBT) programme please click here. Alternatively, please visit Health Education North West's website.

If you have any queries regarding the BBT programme and recruitment to BBT posts please contact Health Education North West - North Western, via email at


Last updated: 23/04/2015

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