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Health Education England - Thames Valley (HEE-TV) in partnership with Oxford University and OUCAGS has 18 prestigious NIHR Academic Clinical Fellowships (ACFs) to offer as part of the NIHR Integrated Academic Training Pathway.


The timetable for Academic Clinical Fellowship Recruitment 2023 is as follows:

  • Applications Open: Friday 7th October 2022
  • Applications Close: Wednesday 2nd November 2022
  • Shortlisting & Interview Window: 7th November 2022 to 13th January 2022
  • Initial Offers Issued: 19th January 2023
  • Hold Deadline: 26th January 2023

Applications are through Oriel 2 which also has the most up-to-date job descriptions and person specifications. Some posts are attached to an NIHR priority research theme, this is explained in detail in the job description.

ACF interview dates will be made available on Oriel for each post.

One post in each of the following is available - please make separate applications where a specialty appears more than once (you are encouraged to do so, otherwise you will only be considered for the post for which you applied).


Post 1: Obstetrics & Gynaecology (ST1-3) or Public Health Medicine (ST1-2)

Post 2: Histopathology (ST1-3), Chemical Pathology (ST3) or Paediatrics (ST1-3)

Post 3: Gastroenterology or Genito-Urinary Medicine or Palliative Medicine (ST1-2 [IMT1-2])

Post 4: Respiratory Medicine or Renal Medicine or Dermatology (ST1-2 [IMT1-2])

Post 5: Plastic Surgery or Otolaryngology or General Surgery (ST3)

Post 6: Urology or Paediatric Surgery (ST1)

Post 7: General Surgery (ST1)

Post 8: General Practice (ST1-3) or Sport and Exercise Medicine (ST3)

Post 9: Cardiology or Endocrinology & Diabetes Mellitus (ST1-2 [IMT1-2])

    (Research Theme: Platform Science and Bioinformatics)

Post 10: General Practice (ST1-3)

     (Research Theme: Platform Science and Bioinformatics)

Post 11: Medical Oncology or Rheumatology or Haematology (ST1-2 [IMT1-2])

     (Research Theme: Therapeutics or Clinical Pharmacology)

Post 12: Infectious Diseases / Medical Microbiology (ST3)

     (Research Theme: Therapeutics or Clinical Pharmacology)

Post 13: Neurology or Geriatric Medicine (ST1-2 [IMT1-2])

     (Research Theme: Health Needs of Older People)

Post 14: General Psychiatry or Old Age Psychiatry (ST1-2)

     (Research Theme: Dementia)

Post 15: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery (ST3) or Intensive Care Medicine or Anaesthetics (ST1-3)

     (Research Theme: Acute Care)

Post 16: General Psychiatry or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (ST1-2)

     (Research Theme: Mental Health)

Post 17: Infectious Diseases / Medical Microbiology (ST3) Public Health England

Post 18: Haematology (ST3) National Health Service Blood Transfusion


Please note: for 2023, in addition to the academic interviews, candidates will be required to attend and pass a clinical interview for the specialty they are applying to for academic training, if appropriate. Offers made will therefore be conditional upon meeting the required standard in the clinical interview.

Applicants who already hold a clinical NTN or DRN in the same specialty as their ACF application will not need to attend a clinical interview as they will already have met the required standard previously.


Each job description has a list of specific contacts but for general queries contact:

Specialty Recruitment Team -