Bedford General Practice Specialist Training Programme, now hosting eighteen trainees per year, offers a varied range of educational opportunities, with 18 months each in primary and secondary care settings. This allows a trainee to put together a portfolio of experience which helps them best prepare for general practice.
Secondary care posts include obstetrics and gynaecology; paediatrics; accident and emergency; psychiatry; palliative care; general surgery; trauma and orthopaedics; ENT; and general medicine.
There are GP training practices in and around Bedford that are able to provide an excellent learning experience in preparation for a GP career and trainees are able to choose which Practice they go to for their ST2 and ST3 placements, which we will endeavour to accommodate.
The GP ST Teaching Programme runs every Thursday afternoon during term time, encompassing a range of topics and themes that are incorporated into the programme.
We aim to support our trainees and prepare them for all of the challenges of GP training and prepare them for a successful career.The two training programme directors (who can be contacted through the Learning & Education centre) are Dr. Toni Munno and Dr. Paul Wright.
Application for the Bedford GP Programme is through the East of England Deanery and full details can be found via https://heeoe.hee.nhs.uk/gp_recruitment.