Health Education England has released a formal statement yesterday outlining provisional plans for all specilaity recruitment in the 4 home nations.

Particularly pertinent to Orthopaedic ST3 applicatns is the following passage:

“For all specialties recruiting at ST3/ST4 level to limit time requirements on clinicians, we are using self-assessment and shortlisting scores as the sole means of ranking applicants.
There will be no validation of self-assessment scores where this already forms part of the initial application, however for general and vascular surgery where scores have not already
been collected, a proportion of these will be validated with a small amount of clinical input. This is a high-trust model which limits use of clinician time in these unprecedented
circumstances.

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A revised timetable will be released next week regarding selection.