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We offer GP programmes in all parts of Wales across 11 specialty training schemes.

For each scheme in Wales, there are designated GP Programme Directors (GP PDs) who support, organise, and guide training.

As a trainee, you will be offered a wide range of hospital and general practice training posts in Wales. These comply with General Medical Council (GMC) standards for training.


Training in Wales

General practice offers a career with variety, flexibility and challenge. You work in teams to provide holistic and continuing care for patients and their families across a range of settings. These include large urban cities, small towns, rural locations, and remote communities.


Financial incentives

Currently, £20,000 is available if you start you meet the following criteria:

  • You start the first post of your GP training programme in Wales between 2017 up to and including February 2024,
  • Your post is located in a targeted area with a history of lower-than-average fill rates. These can be found in selected training areas within Hywel Dda University Health Board (HDUHB), Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board (BCUHB) and Powys Teaching Health Board (PTHB).
  • You remain in a targeted area for the duration of your training and for one year of practice after you qualify.

Further information about these incentives can be found in our FAQs.


Further training opportunities

Academic training opportunities for GP trainees (GPSAT)

You can undertake an academic training programme attached to the academic departments of Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor Universities.

These opportunities are advertised annually to GP ST2 trainees.


Wales Clinical Academic Track (WCAT)

The aim of this fellowship is to equip you as a clinical academic trainee, with the knowledge and skills to compete as independent investigators in the modern area of translational research.

Each WCAT fellowship provides training from entry through to CCT. It includes a salary funded three-year PhD training fellowship, and a period of clinical training with protected academic time (0.2 WTE) in the clinical training years.


Welsh Clinical Leadership Training Fellowships (WCLTF)

This is a one-year opportunity for doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists, optometrists, allied health professionals and healthcare scientists.

The WCLTF programme provides training and hands-on experience in clinical leadership and management. Its aim is to recruit and develop the most aspiring clinical leaders of the future.


Apply now

All General Practice Specialty Training (GPST) programmes in the UK are recruited to through a national process managed by the GP National Recruitment Office (GPNRO).

What are you waiting for? Find out more about recruitment windows and how to apply and start your dream career.