Applications to the Academic Clinical Fellowship Programme is a national process, managed by Health Education East of England (HEEoE). Candidates should refer to the guidance on the HEE EoE website. The NIHR Recruitment Guidance will also be helpful and can be accessed via the links to the right.
Attention is particularly drawn to the following points, from the NIHR guidance:
ACF application form: Applicants will need to complete the ACF application form for the ACF posts advertised in the relevant specialties and levels through Oriel.
Specialty training application form: ACF applicants who would require clinical benchmarking, if they were successful at the ACF interview, will need to complete the relevant specialty training application when the national application window opens.
Appointable applicants at the ACF interviews will be ranked, with the top ranked applicant being offered the ACF post (conditionally if clinical benchmarking is required)
Enquiries regarding the application process, Oriel, interview arrangements and similar should be directed to the Recruitment Helpdesk at HEE EoE. For urgent enquiries, tel: 0844 894 0179 Monday – Friday, between 08:00 – 16:00.
Please note that CATO cannot see the Oriel system so are unable to help with any technical queries relating to the application process. Each job description on the HEE website will have a point of contact for any specialty specific queries.