“ Is it possible for someone who gets accepted to a stream but would like to change to another stream? ”

Anon user (#179637) asked a question in topic General
to NHS Recruitment Team


Hi once you start the Scheme you can't change stream because of the education programme that you undertake.

If you want to change stream when you're completing your application form you can - please contact Graduatescheme@leadershipacademy.nhs.uk  ASAP

Once you've reached the interview stage you can't swap streams.

Ruth S.

Hi, please could you confirm whether this is still the correct process for requests to change stream during the application process? I note that the response is from 2 years ago. Many thanks.


This is still correct - once you start the Scheme you cannot change your specialism due to the education component


In terms of the application process please note you can only submit one application to the NHS Graduate Management Training Scheme per intake. However, in your application you can request to be considered for more than one specialism (including the DHSC Policy Fast Track Scheme) so long as you meet the relevant entry requirements.

Ruth S.

Thank you for your response. I've noticed that the contact address provided above is different on the NLA website at www.leadershipacademy.nhs.uk/contact-us/ 
In case anyone else should be looking for it: GraduateScheme.nla@hee.nhs.uk 


thank you for that & in fact it is very likely that email will change again next year so always best to check our website

or social media pages to ensure you have the correct details


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