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Nationally Available Training Placements

Nationally available training placements (NATPs) are GMC-approved placements which are intended to provide experience at a national level and develop specialist leadership knowledge and skills.

NATPs can count towards training however the necessity for time out of programme and the provision of salary and expenses remain at the discretion of local training programme directors / heads of school.  Given the format, many NATPs require some degree of in-person working, though this is subject to individual NATP arrangements.


The Faculty of Public Health will add placements to the list which will meet the following criteria: 

  • The Placement must offer unique training opportunities which are not available locally 
  • It is a GMC approved placement
  • The host organisation approves
  • Application is supported by the local heads of school / training programme director
  • The placement is Advertised to all registrars nationally with a fair selection process 

Please complete and return the signed application form to Please ensure that all sections are completed. We will respond to your application within 14 working days. 

Current Nationally Available Training Placements:

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence Download Application

The Health Foundation Download Application

Department of Health and Social Care:

Support to CMO Download Application

Support to DCMO Download Application

OHID/DHSC (Leeds) Download Application

OHID Healthy Ageing Team Download Application

OHID Global Public Health Download Application

OHID ASH Download Application

NIHR Download Application

UKHSA - TB Unit Download Application

UKHSA - Health Equity and Inclusion Division Download Application

UKHSA - Centre for Climate and Health Security (CCHS) Download Application

UKHSA - Clinical and Public Health Response Download Application

UKHSA - Public Health Programmes Download Application

UKHSA - HCAI Fungal AMR AMU Sepsis Division Download Application

NHS England Download Application

Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Download Application

National Perinatal Epidemiology Unit Download Application



Am I eligible to undertake an NATP?

NATPs are open to registrars based in any region. Specific eligibility criteria (e.g. whether particular learning outcomes, or specific prior experience is necessary) are included in the application forms.

Who needs to give permission?

You should obtain permission from your Training Programme Director and/or Head of School.

When can I do NATP?

Each NATP will have different requirements regarding the stage of training expected of applicants.  Specific details for each placement are in the application forms.

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