• Welcome to the Bromley GP Training Programme

    Whether you are a medical student or junior doctor interested in a GP training programme in Bromley, a current trainee, a GP with an interest in education then you have come to right place… These pages will hopefully tell you all there is to know about GP training in Bromley. If however you have any questions that these pages haven’t answered them please to not hesitate to get in touch with our team.

    The Bromley GPTP is an innovative GP training scheme invested in providing the fundamental foundations required to become a competent and confident General Practitioner.

    The training scheme is based in Bromley, a town situated on the edge of Kent in the London Borough of Bromley. You really do get the best of both worlds – easy quick transport links into the heart of the capital, and easy access to the Kent countryside. The historical heart of Bromley is situated around Market Square and the Glades, a bustling shopping centre which is home to its large array of restaurants and shops. For a more rural experience, it is the only borough in London to encompass an area of outstanding natural beauty in the Kent Downs. Bromley also has historic links, including Downe Village, the famous residence of Charles Darwin. For those hoping to settle down in Bromley with their families we also benefit from some of the best schools in the country.

    Bromley has a good reputation amongst trainees for supporting professional and personal development. The training Programme Directors are readily accessible for advice and pastoral support. The weekly half day release teaching offers an opportunity to learn but also support and share experiences with fellow trainees. Trainees quickly develop supportive professional relationships with their peers and most of our trainees stay in the area to work once they have completed their training… even if that was never their initial intention!

Programme directors

Meet the team

Dr Natasha Hoare
GP Partner

Dr Hoare is currently a GP partner at Dysart Surgery. She qualified from Sheffield in 2001 and completed her training in General Practice in Bromley in 2005. She has been a programme director in Bromley since 2007. Natasha has a special interest in training and education. She is the Director of Education for Bromley Education Training for Healthcare (BETH). She also participates in GP appraisals and is the clinical lead for the Domestic Abuse training project ‘IRIS’.

In her spare time, she voluntarily runs the local swimming club. Aside from this, much of her time is spent with her two young daughters.

Dr Kaushal Kansagra
GP Partner

Dr Kansagra is currently a GP partner at Shotfied Medical Practice. He qualified from United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals in 1995 and completed his training in General Practice in Brighton in 2001. He has been a programme director in Bromley since 2010.

Dr Kansagra has special interests in diabetes and minor surgery.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing cricket and badminton. He is the fixture secretary for the local cricket club. He is also a self-confessed food enthusiast.

Dr Hasib Ur-Rub
GP Partner

Dr Ur-Rub is currently a GP partner at Chislehurst Medical Practice. He qualified from Southampton University in 1984 and completed his training in General Practice in Bromley in 1990. He has been a programme director in Bromley since 2007.

Dr Ur-Rub is the Chairman of Bromley GP Alliance Ltd, a GP federation. His special interests include ENT, sports injuries and Information Technology and its application to General Practice.
In his spare time, he enjoys gardening and suffers watching Arsenal.

Nicola Jones
GP Training Administrator

Nicola Jones is the Bromley GP Training scheme administrator.

She took on this role in 2012 – having previously worked for 6 years within Post Graduate Medical education for South London Healthcare Trust and King’s NHS Trust.

In her spare time, Nicola enjoys hill-walking and afternoon tea.

Testimonials:

I am currently a GPST3 and I have enjoyed being part of the Bromley VTS scheme. I think we are very fortunate with the rotations that we have here which are all very relevant to working as a GP. Being at a DGH for GP training means that you see common things which equips you well for life as a GP.

The programme directors are very approachable and always happy to help with any issues that arise.

Dr Hemani Modasia, ST3, Bromley VTS

The Bromley GP VTS Scheme has been a brilliantly run and enjoyable place to train. It provides a breadth of learning, and training that is hard to find in other schemes.

The range and relevance of the hospital posts, alongside flexible and intuitive ITP posts has made Bromley a really great place to study and grow.

Over the last 3 years I have been witness to evolutions and tips that the programme directors have enforced to create a really successful VTS scheme.
I thoroughly recommend it!

Dr Nirav Amin, ST3, Bromley VTS

Having just completed the Bromley VTS programme I couldn’t recommend it higher. Throughout the scheme I felt supported and appreciated as a trainee.

General Practice is certainly not for everyone but personally I could not love it more. Despite the myths that it is an easy option for those that cannot hack hospital life, I’ve found it my most challenging job yet. I often find myself identifying as a life coach first and then as a doctor. Increasingly, the answer does not just lie in another pill to add to the pile. By recognising that peoples’ health is determined by a range of social, economic and environmental factors, allows us to address peoples’ needs in a more holistic way. Although holistic medicine can be arduous, it has presented me with the most rewarding moments in my career as a doctor.

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Ella Winstanley, recently qualified GP from Bromley VTS