Vocational Training Scheme

What is the Vocational Training Scheme

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.


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


The scheme aims to provide an excellent range of experience and training with a minimum of 16 months in General Practice and 4 to 6 month hospital jobs in a wide range of specialties including some interesting and useful innovative training posts (ITPs). Elderly mental health, community medicine and MSK posts have recently entered into the scheme to reflect a move to more community based posts.


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