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Primary care

The GP education department for Kent, Surrey and Sussex supports the recruitment and retention of doctors in general practice. It also has an active role in many of the processes that support primary care, in particular continuing professional development.


For more information, including recruitment and training, please visit the general practice education website.

In collaboration with NHS England, Royal College of GPs and the BMA’s GP committee we have produced ‘Building the Workforce – the New Deal for General Practice’, which outlined a series of actions to address immediate issues of GP recruitment. This work is being put into action broadly around a number of key strands:

  • Recruit: Improving recruitment into general practice
  • Retain: Retaining doctors within general practice
  • Return: Supporting those who wish to return to general practice

Broad Based Training (BBT) programme

Broad Based Training is a two year structured core training programme providing six-month placements in core medical training, general practice, paediatrics and psychiatry followed by CT/ST2 level training in one of the four specialties, subject to satisfactory progression.

For more information, please visit the Broad Based Training (BBT) programme page.

Opportunity for medical students

This unique iBSc has been developed to enable medical students to gain insight into how Primary care works, the cutting edge innovation that is leading British Healthcare development. It provides research expertise and international travel opportunities.

For more information, please visit KSS GP education site.

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