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23 September 2023
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What references am I required to provide?

As part of HSE requirements applicants will be asked to provide the name and contact details for two supervising consultant referees with who they have worked with as part of the application form.

  • One reference must be from the applicants current/most recent supervising consultant and the other from a supervising consultant within the last three years. In cases where applicants are not currently working in a hospital and are employed in general practice a reference from their current employer can be submitted. In this case the candidate must be in paid employment by the GP.
  • Applicants are not permitted to submit referees/references from different supervising consultants for the same post/time period.
  • References must be on the standard HSE BST reference form (DOC, 86KB). Other references will not be accepted e.g. references in letter format etc.
  • Applicants being called to interview will be required to submit their references online in advance of interview. Further details on this will be provided to applicants later in the process.

Please note: The ICGP reserves the right to use references to preclude offers being made if the reference submitted is deemed to be unsatisfactory.

Download the BST Appraisal Guidelines Appraisal Form (DOC, 86KB)