School of Clinical Radiology

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Welcome to the KSS School of Radiology. Radiology is a dynamic and rapidly evolving specialty and we provide high quality training within the majority of acute Trusts in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Each of the counties has its own core training scheme (ST1-3), with subspecialty training (ST4-5) taking place in Brighton, London or other centres within KSS depending on subspecialty interests.

All Radiology trainees in KSS benefit from a dedicated educational supervisor throughout their training career. Trainees record their learning and assessments on the Royal College of Radiologists’ e-portfolio and regular local and regional teaching sessions ensure that they are well prepared for FRCR exams.

Trainees can directly influence the training programme through participation in both Local Faculty Groups and the School Training Committee to ensure continuous feedback on the quality of training.

A unique feature of the KSS programme is the Clinical Radiology MSc course at Brighton and Sussex Medical School, which all KSS trainees are encouraged to undertake. This complements and enhances students’ clinical training as well as providing opportunities to develop skills in research, leadership and education.

There has been a significant expansion of KSS training post numbers in recent years in order to meet future consultant workforce requirements.

The School’s future plans include further development of subspecialty training within the region as well as the use of information technology and simulation to enhance the quality of training in KSS.

Dr Phil Thompson
HEE KSS Clinical Radiology Head of School

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