GP training programme directors

GP training programme directors (TPDs) are tasked with ensuring that individual training programmes are sufficiently broad and balanced to meet the requirements for a GP specialty trainee to achieve a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

They oversee delivery of GP curriculum in hospital posts and co-ordinate educational programmes for trainees.


Changes to ESR generated PDP implementation [PDF, 175 KB]

e-Portfolio PDP guidance [PDF, size: 522 KB]

GP School transfer form [Word doc, size: 628 KB]

Medical background questionnaire for doctors trained outside the UK [Word doc, size: 174 KB]

NHS GP Health service briefing pack [PDF, size: 2 MB]

Remedial extensions policy [PDF, size: 133 KB]

Simulation webpage

Thresholds for the management of trainees requiring additional support [PDF, size: 122 KB]

Trainee support for Primary Care trainees [PDF, size: 334 KB]

Safeguarding children policy

As GP trainees work with children and young people, GP trainers are required to ensure their trainees have maintained their knowledge and competencies in keeping children safe from harm.

It is expected that all trainees will have completed the safeguarding children training (level 2) annually. This policy would need to be followed accordingly.

Child protection maintaining your skills [PDF, size: 179 KB]

To contact your local programme directors please see their contact details below:

Kent training programme directors
Surrey training programme directors

East Surrey

Dr Cathy O’Leary, Patch Associate GP Dean for East Surrey

Crawley and East Surrey

Dr Anita Raina

Dr Pavan Uppal

Dr Radhika Vohra

Dr Pippa Woolner


Dr Imran Ahmad

Dr Kate Dale

Dr Hana Patel

West Surrey

Dr Andy Cochrane, Patch Associate GP Dean for West Surrey


Dr Neman Khan

Dr Saba Khan

Dr Khalid Wyne


Dr Naomi Craft

Dr Richard de Ferrars

Dr Philip Wilcox


Dr Debra Harper

Dr Geoff Mayer

Dr Felicity Smee

Sussex training programme directors