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Recruitment Timetable

Specialty recruitment in Ophthalmology will follow a pre-set timetable that is outlined below. For further details of the recruitment process please refer to the applicant guide.


Recruitment Cycle

Action Date

Additional Information

Advertisement Appears

30th October 2019

Advertisement will appear in NHS Jobs and the British Medical Journal.
Full details will be published on this website.

Applications Open

7th November 2019

National application form available for completion within Oriel.

Applications Close

28th November 2019

Applications can be submitted until 4:00 pm. Late applications will not be accepted.

Longlisting from 

4th December 2019 

Initial checks carried out by the national recruiting office.

Invitation to Book Specialty Recruitment Assessment expected no later than

17th December 2019

A message will be sent via Oriel inviting candidates to book a slot to sit the MSRA.  Full instructions will be given within the message.

Multi-Specialty Recruitment Assessment (MSRA)

3rd to 11th January 2020

All candidates will be required to attend. Candidates that fail to attend the MSRA will not progress through the selection process.   

Candidates invited to book an interview slot no later than

23rd January 2020

A message will be sent via Oriel inviting candidates to book a slot. A text message will also be sent.


7th February 2020

Venue:   Mercure Holland House Hotel, Redcliffe Hill, Bristol

Preferences open

11th February 2020

Candidates can select training locations within Oriel from 10:00 am.

Offers Released

26th February 2020

 Offers will be made via the Oriel System.