4 and 6 Month Rotations

Bexley VTS offers each trainee 4 secondary care rotations to gain a broad experience of specialities and then a single 6 month post in GP with secondments to either Palliative Care, Public health, Community Paediatrics or Sexual Health.

Close to Central London

Most rotations based at Queen Elizabeth in Royal Greenwich with practices in the borough of Bexley

Small VTS Group

We are a smaller scheme allowing for excellent peer and pastoral support

The Bexley and Sidcup GP specialist training scheme is well-established and close to the Kent countryside but within 20 minutes of central London, 2 hours from Calais and close to Bluewater shopping centre. With the advent of Crossrail, Bond Street will soon be less than half an hour away

The scheme is three years long, with 18 months in hospital posts at Queen Mary’s Hospital, Sidcup, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Woolwich, The Princess Royal University Hospital, Bromley and Darent Valley Hospital, Kent.

We aim to provide an excellent range of experience and training with a minimum of 18 months in General Practice and 4 to 6 month hospital jobsĀ  in a wide range of specialties. All our programmes aim to offer experience in child health, psychiatry and women’s health as we understand the value of gaining first hand experience in these specialities as you prepare for a career in General Practice. There are some more unusual placements in elderly mental health, ophthalmology and MSK. These posts have received highly positive feedback from previous registrars. Finally, during the 6 month general practice placements in years 1 or 2, there are secondments to either palliative care, public health, sexual health or community paeds. These posts were introduced into the scheme to reflect a move to more community focused service.

We have a large team of well-established talented trainers practicing throughout the area who have a broad breadth of experience and knowledge. We aim to be thought provoking, stimulating, supportive and fun while providing a base for exceptional training in General Practice.