General Practice Specialty Training

Welcome to the East Kent GPST Scheme. The East Kent programme is set across three main acute hospitals at K&C (Kent & Canterbury), QEQM (Queen Elizabeth Queen Mother), WHH (William Harvey) and the East Kent Community Hospitals and Kent & Medway Mental Health Community Trust in conjunction with HEKSS (Health Education Kent, Surrey & Sussex).

In the first two years of training the scheme offers a selection of four-month rotations including Psychiatry, PaediatricsO&GGeriatric MedicineA&ECardiology, Palliative GP, Opthalmology and ENT

In the second year there is also the option of covering a GP ITP/CLIC (Clinical Leadership in Commissioning) rotation, preparing GPSTs for a future role of understanding and actively engaging in commissioning.

Trainees will spend their final third year working in GP practice.

Each trainee is allocated a GP Educational Supervisor throughout the duration of their three-year training. They are also assigned a Programme Director who will oversee their training. (See teaching available to GP trainees.)  

Whilst in each hospital rotation a Hospital Clinical Supervisor will oversee their work within that department.

Dr Andy Charley, Associate Dean for East Kent

Dr Kim Stillman, Associate Dean and Clinical Director for the East Kent Training Hub

GPST Handbook

Download the GPST Handbook

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Clinical Supervisors Information/Resources

For more information about GP Education in the Kent, Surrey and Sussex region, please visit the HEKSS General Practice Education website

Please also refer to the GP Specialty Training Curriculum: including guidance resources for GP Curriculum in Hospital Specialty Posts.

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust (KMPT) provide psychiatry placements and training for doctors all over the county of Kent. Please click here for more info.

Your Contact

Anita Raines, GPST Administrator for the East Kent training scheme. 

Programme Directors


Dr Greg Manson


Dr Jane Arnott


Dr John Launer


Dr Caroline Crosfield


Dr Akosua Aidoo


Dr Simon Dunn


Dr Emma Hill