The role of the NRO
The National Recruitment Office for General Practice training (NRO)
was set up by the Committee of General Practice Education Directors (COGPED)
in November 2002. It is an administrative body which co-ordinates
recruitment to general practice training programmes throughout England,
Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
One of our main roles is to help the deaneries deliver a standard and
robust recruitment and selection process that is reliable, valid and
fair. We are very pleased that candidates consistently report that they
have confidence in the relevance and fairness of the system. The NRO has published
Research and Evaluation Evidence
which outlines the development of the GP selection process and indicates
how it follows best practice.
The NRO team
you need help please read our Help Page
If you still need assistance, email
and the staff at the NRO office will gladly try to help you by
answering your question within 48
To further help candidates keep themselves fully up to date especially
during recruitment campaigns, the NRO team will be regularly updating
their News Blog with website amendments, updates and recruitment news.
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How to find us
The National Recruitment Office for GP Training
Blythe Valley Business Park,
Solihull, West Midlands B90 8AG
Telephone: 01564 711177
The NRO is in the Regus Business Centre building on the
Blythe Valley Business Park in Solihull which is a 20 minute taxi ride
from Birmingham International Rail station and Birmingham Airport.
you are travelling by car, leave the M42 at Junction 4. Immediately follow
sign post & filter lane to Blythe Valley Business Park. At 2nd
roundabout (with a water fountain in the centre) turn LEFT. The Regus Business Centre
building is 400m on the right hand side.
B90 Shuttle bus from Birmingham International Train Station...
From January 2011 there is a direct shuttle bus service to and from
Birmingham International Train Station and Blythe Valley Business Park,
Monday – Friday. The bus is number B90 and the fare is £2 each way.
Timetables are below:
Departures from Birmingham International Station
07:30, 08:30, 09:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:45, 14:45, 15:45, 16:45,
Departures from Blythe Valley Park
08:00, 09:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:15, 14:15, 15:15, 16:15, 17:15,
A list of all UK Deaneries with links and contact details can be
found in our Deanery section.