The different methods of contacting us are explained in full on our help page. This is to ensure that your individual enquiry is dealt with quickly and by the right person.
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 a web-based resource for accessing key research evidence regarding the GP selection process which has successfully completed several years of national recruitment since 2006. The research evidence presented outlines the development of the GP selection system and indicates how it follows best practice.
Prior to the development of the national GP selection system, research showed that various selection methods were applied across different deaneries which lacked standardisation. Directors of Postgraduate GP Education were therefore given responsibility for developing a selection and training system that ensured the process of recruitment demonstrates fair and open competition, and observes best practice in providing equal opportunities for all applicants. Subsequently, a collective commitment was made to work towards standardisation of recruitment methods across deaneries which resulted in the national process.
The National Recruitment Office for GP Training, Regus Business Centre, Central Boulevard, Blythe Valley Business Park, Solihull, West Midlands B90 8AG.
Telephone: 01564 711177.
*Please note that visitors to the National Recruitment Office are by appoinment only.
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.
For your SatNav our postcode is B90 8AG. 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. 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.
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, 17:45
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, 18:15