ST3 offers update - Tuesday 15 May

The second iteration of offers was released as planned today (Tuesday 15 May). Many people received an offer in the first iteration, and many more have received upgraded or new offers in the second iteration. There will be a third iteration on Friday 18 May.

We recognise that for those trainees who have not yet received an offer, or received a different offer from the first time the process was run, this continues to be an anxious time and we apologise for this situation.

We are working in partnership with the BMA and are grateful for them providing access to their dedicated team of advisers for trainees who are affected. They are on hand to provide career coaching sessions, planning advice and counselling. They will also be able to liaise directly with the RCP, or the teams managing offers for clinical oncology and intensive care medicine, to seek advice on behalf of trainees:

We have also been contacted by the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association who have a junior doctor network and offer advice: www.hcsa.com .

All trainees potentially still in contention for offers/upgrades have been emailed with specific information about this stage and we advise them to check their messages in Oriel for details. If you have questions about the offers process please check our frequently asked questions document , which includes a section specifically addressing issues around offers. If you still have questions you are welcome to contact us on st3recruitment@rcplondon.ac.uk , although please note that individual situations will become clearer after each iteration of offers.

If you receive an offer but do not plan to take it up, actively declining it, rather than letting the offer expire, will mean the offers process can move more quickly for others. Equally, the more quickly you make a decision on an offer, the sooner we will have a more accurate picture of the level of impact on all trainees. However, if you need the time allocated before the offer expires to make a decision, please do take this time.

We continue to work closely with Health Education England, NHS Education for Scotland, Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency and the Wales Deanery to manage the re-offers process.

Yours sincerely

RCP president, Professor Jane Dacre

RCP registrar, Dr Andrew Goddard