General Practitioner Vocational Training Scheme

Welcome to Guy’s and St Thomas’ GPVTS training programme

To become an independent General Practitioner in the UK, you must undertake at least three years of GP Specialty Training (GPST), normally including 18 months in an approved training practice with a further 18 months in approved hospital posts.

To ensure that you become a competent, effective and confident GP of tomorrow as well as directly addressing the GP curriculum, Health Education England local teams will tailor your training to your individual needs and your particular rate of progress.

There is an increasing number of four year options available giving extra valuable experience. On joining a GP Specialty Training Programme you should register with the Royal College of General Practitioners.

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How to applygp

For more information about the application procedure and entry requirements, please refer to the GP National Recruitment Office –

GP VTS Programme at Guy’s and St Thomas’

Currently at GSTT we have:

  • 18 ST1 – two 6 month placements
  • 18 ST2 – two 6 month placements
  • 18 ST3 – one year GP placement

The programme consists of a variety of placements in the hospital and in community settings such as:

Hospital placements:

  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Paediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • GUM
  • Emergency Medicine

Community placements:

  • GP
  • Homeless Team
  • Psychiatry
What do we offer our GP trainees:

The GP trainees are required to attend a half day teaching session every week at the Sherman Education Centre, Guy’s Hospital. This includes a variety of relevant training sessions.

The GP trainees are also required to attend a 2 day away day each year.


For more information please contact [email protected]

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