National Clinical Neurophysiology ST3 Recruitment.

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The national Recruitment Office for ST3 Clinical Neurophysiology is Health Education England - Yorkshire and the Humber. Interviews will be held at our Sheffield (Don Valley House) on Monday 20th April 2020. 

Clinical Neurophysiology is a 4 year training course from ST3.

 Further sources of information


For information about the posts in each region please follow the links below to view the Local Office / Deanery websites:

Local Office /Deanery

ST3 Vacancies

 East Midlands  0
 East of England  1





 North East  0-1

 North West

 North West - Mersey 



 NHS Education for Scotland  0-1
 South West - Severn   0
 Thames Valley  1
 Wales Deanery  0
 Wessex  0
 West Midlands  0
 Yorkshire and the Humber  0-1

All vacancy information is indicative and subject to change.

Start Dates

This recruitment process is for posts commencing between August 2020 and December 2020. The start date of individual posts will be provided during preferencing.

Recruitment Timeline

The recruitment process for ST3 Clinical Neurophysiology will follow the timeline below:



Applications Open  10:00 Wednesday 29th January 2020
Application Deadline  16:00 Wednesday 19th February 2020
Interviews Monday 20th April 2020
Initial Offers Released  by 5pm Thursday 23rd April 2020
Holding Deadline  13:00 Wednesday 29th April 2020
Upgrade Deadline  16:00 Friday 1st May 2020

Applications will only be accepted through the Oriel system. The link of which can be found here.

Eligibility & Longlisting

Applying to re-enter the specialty

This form must be completed for all applicants who have previously been removed or resigned from the specialty training programme that they are applying to re-enter.

Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria for ST3 Clinical Neurophysiology are listed in the 2020 Person Specification. It is an applicant’s responsibility to demonstrate that they meet the eligibility criteria.

All applications will be assessed against the eligibility criteria during longlisting. Any applications which do not meet the eligibility criteria will be longlisted out of the process and will not progress to the next stage.

“By allowing applicants to progress to the interview stage, Health Education England HAS NOT accepted or confirmed that applicants meet all eligibility requirements.  This includes immigration status, evidence of achievement of Foundation competencies or equivalent, and requisite length of time in training as per the relevant national person specification.  This list is not exhaustive, and is applicable to all eligibility criteria.  Applicants may still be withdrawn from the application process at any stage, including after the interviews have taken place, if the evidence pertaining to an eligibility criterion is found to be unsatisfactory."


Shortlisting will take place  TBC 


Interview Dates and Venue

The interviews for National Clinical Neurophysiology will take place on Monday 20th April 2020 at Don Valley House, Savile Street East, Sheffield, S4 7UQ. Please click here for directions and for more information about the venue.

 Documents Required at Interview

There are a number of documents that you are required to bring with you to interview.

Please bring the following documents:

You must take the following documentation with you when you attend your interview. You should check this list carefully; if you do not bring the correct documents you may not be interviewed. A translation must be provided if any documentation is not written in English. 

  1. Your portfolio (including a current curriculum vitae) – this will be handed in before your interview so must be clearly labelled with your FULL NAME and GMC number on the front cover. 
  2. Original photo-ID (e.g. Passport, driving licence etc.) AND ONE COPY. If passport please provide copies of the signature / photograph page and the front and back cover. 
  3. Evidence of your immigration status and right to work in the UK AND ONE COPY (for non UK/EU/EEA applicants) 
  4. ONE signed copy of your application form 
  5. Original proof of GMC registration AND ONE COPY 
  6. Original primary medical qualification certificate AND ONE COPY 
  7. Original postgraduate qualification certificates (where applicable) AND ONE COPY 
  8. Original certificate for any additional qualifications you have mentioned on your application form AND ONE COPY 
  9. Evidence of your Foundation Competences or equivalent as detailed on your application form AND ONE COPY 
  10. Evidence of your Core Competences or equivalent as detailed on your application form AND ONE COPY 
  11. Evidence of your English Language skills as detailed on your application form AND ONE COPY (for applicants whose undergraduate degree was not taken in the UK) 

Interview Format

The format of the interview is 3 Stations.   

Travel and Subsistence Expenses

Applicants attending interviews are entitled to a travel and subsistence allowance. All expenses claims must be submitted online using the Selenity Expenses system. Claims received by any other means will not be processed.

For information about registering and submitting a claim, as well as the national expenses policy, please refer to the guidance published in the Resource Bank on the Specialtly Training website.





You will be asked to rank your preferences using the Oriel System. You will receive an email when preferencing opens. If you are unsure of how to use the system we strongly advise that you make use of the applicant guide found on the front page of the system.

Allocation to Posts

Successful candidates will be allocated to posts in order according to their rank at interview:

  • The highest ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post.
  • The second ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post unless it has already been allocated to the first ranked candidate in which case they will be allocated their second preferenced post.
  • The third ranked candidate will be allocated to their first preferenced post unless it has already been allocated to the first or second ranked candidates. If it has, they will be allocated their second preferenced post unless this has been allocated to the first or second ranked candidates in which case they will be offered their third preference.

This process will continue until all posts are allocated or there are no more appointable candidates.

LAT Offers

Please note that there no English LAT posts in any specialty from now on.

Receiving and Responding to Offers

If you are offered a post you will have 48 hours from the time of your offer, excluding weekends but not bank holidays, to decide whether to accept, reject or hold it. You must respond to the offer through the Oriel Recruitment System. No other form of response will be accepted.


Any offer made through this recruitment process is an offer of an allocation to a training programme; it is not an offer of employment. Offers of employment can only be by an employing organisation following completion of satisfactory pre-employment checks.


Feedback will be provided at three stages of the recruitment process:


If you are not longlisted you will be provided with the reasons for this. If you are longlisted you will receive an email inviting you to book an interview.

Interview Ranking

You will be able to view your total interview score and rank online through their Oriel account once offers are released. Please note that a thorough Quality Assurance and validation process is carried out on all applicants’ scores following the interviews. No scores will be released until this process is complete.

Interview Scores

Following the conclusion of the offers process, all applicants will be able to view a breakdown of their interview scores including the scores they achieved in each interview station online through their Oriel account.

Additional Information