Hospital-based Training

This page provides information on hospital-based training.

There are a wide variety of posts in the hospital placements of the GP Training Programmes, including:

  • Paediatrics
  • Palliative care
  • General medicine (sometimes with emphasis on managing common conditions such as cardiac and endocrine)
  • Care of the elderly (including a combined orthopaedic and geriatric post)
  • A wide variety of Psychiatry posts
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • ENT
  • Dermatology and a number of surgical posts that are tailored to the GP Curriculum

We recognise that normally in any GP training programme it is not possible to include all the posts that cover every area of the GP curriculum and so the HEE KSS GP School has organised a number of Integrated Training posts.

These posts are based in GP but provide additional time during the week (normally three days) attached to another speciality, clinic or primary care environment. Doctors working in these posts have indicated how valuable they find them.

Clinical Leadership in Commissioning (CLIC) ITP posts

HEE KSS GP School offers some highly innovative placements in health care management in a number of schemes across the region. The placements were developed in East and West Kent, and are hugely popular with GP trainees, who value the insight into the NHS system, and how they can contribute to quality improvement in a meaningful way.

CLIC posts give an excellent opportunity for GP Trainees to have exposure to and learn about health care management and commissioning, primary care service structure, epidemiology and research and management in primary care (amongst many other areas).

We have worked hard with other areas of KSS to increase the number of trainees who can rotate through this innovative type of placement.

To view GP specialty training curriculum information here.