When considering which posts and specialties to apply for, applicants should consider carefully the likely levels of competition involved and to be prepared to be flexible about their choices.
You should also think about the way that healthcare is developing in the future. For example, changes in demography such as an increasingly elderly population and patient expectations are creating a rapid trend towards more healthcare being delivered in the community and in primary care settings within the next five years.
The 2016 competition ratios which will be published here shortly, may help your decision offering a broad indiciation of the most and least subscribed specialties and areas in 2016. They do not reflect recruitment activity for the future.
Competition Ratios 2016
Competition Ratios 2016 ST1
Competition Ratios 2015