ACF GP ST1 - Exeter University (Locally Funded)

Academic Clinical Fellows/Lecturers ST1 1

Recruitment Timetable

Apply from 1 October 2020
Closing date 4 November 2020

1 x General Practice Academic Clinical Fellowship ST1


Applications are invited for an Academic Clinical Fellow (ACF) in General Practice at ST1 level within Health Education South West – Peninsula. The training post is jointly run with the Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx) at University of Exeter Medical School and due to start on 04th August 2021. The post is locally funded, an application will be made to extend the NIHR branding to this post and we expect this to be supported. 


APEx has several associated research groups, and provides opportunities for involvement in research across a wide range of subject areas and methodologies. Clinical areas include care for people with multimorbidity, quality and safety of care (including patient experience and access to care), use of patient reported information (PROMs) in clinical practice, diagnostics (including early diagnosis of cancer), elderly care, mental health, diabetes and self-care support. Methodological expertise includes: questionnaire design and analysis, qualitative interview and ethnographic studies, behavioural science, randomised controlled trials, analysis of large datasets and scientific literature based secondary research. Further opportunities are available within the wider health services research groupings in the medical school.


Prior to applying for the post, could all applicants please contact Professor Jose Valderas Martinez at for further information about the post.


The application window opens on Thursday 1st October 2020, 0900am and closes on Wednesday 4th November 2020, 0900am UK time. 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 form as missing information will deem your application incomplete and it will not be considered.


Interviews will take place on 04th December, via MS Teams. You must apply via our online recruitment system, Oriel. Registration is available to applicants immediately.


Eligibility Criteria

ACF posts are open to individuals entering medical specialty training and those who are currently in medical specialty training registrar posts and hold a NTN.

Applicants deemed appointable at the ACF Interviews that do not hold an NTN/Deanery Reference Number (DRN) at the right level and in the associated clinical specialty will need to be assessed / interviewed through the relevant national process of the specialty at the appropriate clinical level in order to be appointed for the post.

Applicants who require clinical benchmarking will be required to complete and submit both an academic application form and the associated clinical application form for the specialty in which they will require clinical benchmarking.


Immigration Requirements

Health Education England (HEE) is responsible for the sponsorship of Medical and Dental trainees for their Tier 2 visa application in England. Health Education West Midlands administers the process on behalf of HEE. For more information please visit their website, as well as the Applicant Handbook which can be found on the Oriel Resource Bank.

Evidence of immigration status should normally consist of a biometric residence card, date stamped passport, and accompanying letter from the Home Office. Please visit their website for more information.

Anticipated Outcomes

  • Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT)