What does a GP training programme look like?

GP training is usually a three year programme split across hospital and General Practice posts. In ST1 and ST2 trainees complete four 6 month posts, 3 of which are in hospital and 1 in General Practice. Their ST3 year is then spent in a single GP Practice with their Educational Supervisor.

ST1 post

ST1 post

ST2 post

ST2 post

ST3 post

Four 6 month posts: 3 in secondary care 1 in primary care

A year in General Practice

Clinical Supervisor present in each post

With Educational Supervisor

Same Educational Supervisor across the three years


Trainees receive CCT at the end of their ST3 year upon successful ARCP panel review.

The programme is run and co-ordinated by the Training Programme Directors who work on Tuesdays in the Milton Keynes Post Grad Centre, supported by Maureen Hempenstall. The Milton Keynes GP Training Programme has around forty five trainees across six hospital departments, two community settings and fifteen training practices.


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