ACF General Practice - Plymouth 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 


An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Academic Clinical Fellowship in Primary Care at ST1 level within HEE South West - Peninsula. 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. 


The training post is jointly run with Community and Primary Care Research Group at the University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry and commences on 4th August 2021. This opportunity of an additional years training and supervision to carry out research is suitable for anyone considering involvement in research or education alongside general practice.


Community and Primary Care Research Group provides opportunities for involvement in research across a wide range of programmes and methodologies. Areas of particular expertise include the consultation, behavioural and social medicine, multi morbidity, new models of care, care for marginalised groups, mental health, child health and social prescribing. Involvement in educational research is also available. Methodological expertise includes: complex intervention development and evaluation, qualitative research, ethnographic studies, behavioural science, randomised controlled trials and analysis of large datasets. Further opportunities are available within the wider health services research groupings across the medical school and Institute of Health and Community across the medical school. There are opportunities to link with the Dental, Mental health and Emergency Care ACFs within the medical school. You can find out more about research activities at University of Plymouth Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry Community and Primary Care Research Group.


Prior to applying to the post, could all applicants please contact Professor Richard Byng 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 14th 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)