GP Training – Course structure

There are approximately 13 training programmes offered each year with recruitment lead by GPNRO. Training programmes are diverse and provide a wide range of opportunities catering for doctors with different interests. The duration of training is 3 years (whole time equivalent).  Whilst most of our trainees work full time, we do also have some trainees who work less-than-full time due to childcare or other commitments or who take time our during their training.

Generally our GP training programmes include 18 months in hospital posts, and 18 months in primary care.

The following is a typical example training programme for our scheme:

ST1

MEDICINE – 6 months

Princess Royal University Hospital

GP with specialist interest in Dermatology – 6 months

ST2

A&E – 4 months

PRUH

Paediatrics –  4 months

PRUH

Obs & Gynae – 4 month

PRUHs

ST3

General Practice – 1year

A full list of our current programmes for the 2018-19 entrants can be found here: GPTP Rotation Table 2018-2020

Please note that whilst our future rotations are likely to be similar, we are unable to guarantee any of the exact rotations attached.

For full details of each individual post please see the job descriptions page.

All GP posts in ST1 or ST2 are Innovative Training Posts (ITP). This means that trainees are based in general practice with opportunities for learning in other environments in the community. Time is typically spent equally between general practice and the other community specialist role. Examples of ITP posts include:

  • Dermatology
  • GP Bromley Alliance or Bromley CEPN/BETH (see below)
  • Community Paediatrics

Peer Support

In Bromley, we have a mentor scheme – whereby we pair you up with one of our current ST1’s – and who will be available to answer any questions you may have. Details of your Mentor will be sent to you when you start your scheme.

Employment

All hospital placements are based at the Princess Royal University Hospital, Orpington. This is a Kings College Trust. However, GP trainees in Bromley are employed and paid by St Georges University Hospital Trust. Trainees are paid at the end of the calendar month.

Should you have any queries, please see the Contact page for who to contact.