NHSE working across Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS) GP School provides a strong and robust framework of educational support for its GP trainees. The training programme is delivered over three years within the context of gradually increasing the skills, knowledge and competency related to being a general practitioner, as detailed in the RCGP GP curriculum.

Guidance for GP curriculum in hospital posts

Handbooks to facilitate the integration of the GP curriculum into the hospital-based specialty posts has been developed. The learning objectives and assessment opportunities have been highlighted and mapped to the GP Curriculum. These are available on the Hospital based GP training webpage.

Annual review of competency progression (ARCP)

For more information, including timelines for completing assessments and components of the MRCGP in preparation for ARCP, please see the ARCP and Revalidation webpage.

Trainee support

NHSE KSSĀ is keen to promote health and wellbeing for trainees through the provision of support and guidance in managing difficulties that may arise, including both educational and emotional issues. Support is available from the London and KSS Professional Support Unit (PSU).

We appreciate that some of the demands and challenges may feel overwhelming, which is why the Primary Care team are developing a range of resources to ensure that KSS trainees can realise their full potential and deliver excellent patient care for their patients, safe in the knowledge that support is available.