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    (Original post by Galina1)
    By visits to department's do you mean just work experience in labs or actually working there? If just work experience how did you orgainse it?
    Also are there any example 'tell me about a time you did this' questions?
    Thank you for all your advice ☺ really useful ill keep it in mind for next time. And thank you i really hope so haha.
    I just mean visiting the department for the day, not even working. When I visited one a bunch of the technologists there took me round and showed loads of the lab techniques they do. At the other I spoke with current trainees/scientists/heads who gave me presentations/answered my q's. I just emailed around various different locations saying I was interested in the STP and could I visit for the day - some didn't reply but got some visits out of it
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    (Original post by housefan12)
    I've been offered a place doing Neurophysiology at Portsmouth!
    Really happy, but Portsmouth was my 5th choice, and I'd like to take one of my higher choices if it's by any chance offered - so should I choose 'hold'? is that the different between hold and accept?
    Sorry If I'm being dim!
    Hey! we met at the interviews! Congrats on your offer, looks like I'll be seeing you in September! I'm headed to Bristol unless I can upgrade to Sheffield, but currently trying to figure out if Bristol might be preferable for me! I'm volunteering with the neurophys dept close to me at the moment and hear from them that the Portsmouth dept is very good, they seem to respect it and said the people there were a good bunch, so it will be a great training location if you don't upgrade! :-)
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    (Original post by Optimist.Prime)
    If you accept then you agree to go to that place, but opting in for upgrades means if a space higher in your list of choices becomes free you'll automatically accept that.
    If you put it on hold, you haven't accepted the place, but are waiting to see if you get offered something else.
    Thanks! Do anyone know of a way of opting out of upgrades on the STP application? I have read some general Oriel guidance that says it is available, but I cannot find it anywhere!

    This is what I have found:

    "You can opt out of upgrades at any point and this option is on your candidate homescreen. If you choose to accept or hold your offer with upgrades, then you will bedirected to an additional page, which shows you all your higher preferences. You willbe able to edit your higher preferences at this point by opting out of ones you are nolonger interested in."

    Does this mean that we can remove a location that we no longer would like to upgrade to? Has anyone accepted their offer with upgrades yet and could shed some light?
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    (Original post by FUNEX?)
    Hey! we met at the interviews! Congrats on your offer, looks like I'll be seeing you in September! I'm headed to Bristol unless I can upgrade to Sheffield, but currently trying to figure out if Bristol might be preferable for me! I'm volunteering with the neurophys dept close to me at the moment and hear from them that the Portsmouth dept is very good, they seem to respect it and said the people there were a good bunch, so it will be a great training location if you don't upgrade! :-)
    hello friend! congratulations, that's great! And thanks, I have heard that from others too! The more I hear about Portsmouth the more I like it
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    (Original post by Ehter)
    Anyone else here got an offer for clinical engineering?
    Yes! I got North Bristol - really really pleased. How about you?
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    (Original post by Deeb14)
    Yes! I got North Bristol - really really pleased. How about you?
    Hey, congrad. I got an offer for Nottingham but I live in London! mixed feeling!
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    (Original post by Ehter)
    Hey, congrad. I got an offer for Nottingham but I live in London! I have mixed feeling!

    Thanks! Yes I live in London too but I was anticipating a move if I got an offer as I (think) I want to specialise in rehab. I guess you can put it on hold and see? Maybe go up and visit this weekend? Congratulations anyway
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    (Original post by housefan12)
    hello friend! congratulations, that's great! And thanks, I have heard that from others too! The more I hear about Portsmouth the more I like it
    Congrats! I got my first choice neurophys too - will Be no london!
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    Guys do you know how much is the salary?
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    (Original post by Ehter)
    Guys do you know how much is the salary?
    about £25k

    may be a bit more in London
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    (Original post by Ehter)
    Guys do you know how much is the salary?
    It's the bottom point of band 6 :-)
    I assume it's the same everywhere except London?

    So at the moment it's £26,302
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    (Original post by Optimist.Prime)
    It's the bottom point of band 6 :-)
    I assume it's the same everywhere except London?

    So at the moment it's £26,302
    I think central London is £26,302 + 20%, and outer London is less!
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    (Original post by Ale.medphy)
    I'm on reserve list for medical physics..too bad but there is still hope! A question for the other applicants of med phys, to people who applied last year and maybe to someone who is working for NHS: what did/would you do to follow the path of medical physics and maybe wait for the STP next year? Where can you get some experience in this field or in a related one? Anyway congratulations to everyone who got an offer!!! Best of luck for who is still waiting!
    I'm a HoD in Medical Physics, but have a couple of STP applicants so am hanging round here! I would advise you to apply for jobs via NHS jobs website. There is a general scarcity of state registered staff (depending on speciality), so quite often we will take on people with a physics degree and train them ourselves. For the right person, this can end with the same outcome: registration.
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    (Original post by Nightwing_)
    about £25k

    may be a bit more in London
    I heard it was £31k for London - does anyone know for sure?
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    (Original post by jaaadele)
    I heard it was £31k for London - does anyone know for sure?
    From the NHS agendas for change pay rates website:
    High cost area supplements

    AreaLevel (1 April 2016)
    Inner London 20% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £4,158 and a maximum payment of £6,405
    Outer London 15% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £3,518 and a maximum payment of £4,483
    Fringe 5% of basic salary, subject to a minimum payment of £961 and a maximum payment of £1,665
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    (Original post by MickeyMoo)
    I'm a HoD in Medical Physics, but have a couple of STP applicants so am hanging round here! I would advise you to apply for jobs via NHS jobs website. There is a general scarcity of state registered staff (depending on speciality), so quite often we will take on people with a physics degree and train them ourselves. For the right person, this can end with the same outcome: registration.
    I have seen many jobs advertised by NHS but all of them required HCPC registration!
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    (Original post by Ehter)
    I have seen many jobs advertised by NHS but all of them required HCPC registration!
    Band 7 and above posts will need registration, but below that is Practitioner level, where a degree is required. I have grown my own past two physicists, with on the job training, leading to HCPC registration. There are not enough STPs coming through to work in MP, so we often have to take un-registered graduates on.
    For any band 7 post, I would at least get in touch with the contact in the job description and discuss your situation, as I know of several departments that are finding it really difficult to recruit registered staff.
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    Does anyone have an indication as to when the second round of offers may go out?put us all reserves out of our misery for a while?
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    (Original post by Hurriya23)
    Does anyone have an indication as to when the second round of offers may go out?put us all reserves out of our misery for a while?
    They haven't even finished the first round of offers yet! Still waiting on Cardiac and Vascular. Vascular isn't going out until tomorrow. Wednesday is the first deadline for accepting / holding / rejecting offers so there might be some after that? But I think if people hold offers then they can be held for a week?! I might be wrong about the last part though.
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    Any Med Phys applicants still waiting to hear? Still tearing my hair out here!
 
 
 
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