This region is made up of two distinct areas: London and Kent, Surrey and Sussex (KSS).

More information on the two areas is given across the tabs on this page.

Location and trusts

London offers the greatest diversity of opportunity, and the capital has the widest range of patients, disease and innovative clinical practice, in addition to dedicated trainers.

The London school of medicine and medical specialties supports some of the best training in the UK. Trainees will gain experience in world-class research and clinical institutions, including:

Training is widely recognised as a core activity in London's LETBs, and we have excellent relationships with the NHS and the universities.

The school of medicine

The School of Medicine encompasses vital and competitive specialties that evolve with the latest advances in medical technology. We provide training at world-renowned training institutions, as well as a number of excellent district general hospitals. We have three Academic Health Science Centres: UCL Partners, Imperial College Academic Health Science Centre and King’s Health Partners. The primary aim of AHSCs is to speed up the process of translating developments in research into benefits for patients.  Working with a diverse healthcare population across London, trainees will treat a cross-range of patients and medical conditions in urban communities.

There are structured GIM training programmes across the different London regions each with varied programmes of relevant simulation training for GIM trainees.  There are plenty of opportunities for OOPs focussing on development of management and leadership or education and training portfolios. 

London has a high proportion of academic trainees and we are strongly supportive of trainees seeking to go out of programme to undertake research or other experience that will enhance the quality of their training. 

The School of Medicine runs the London Parents and Doctors Network, a programme to support people returning to practice from either periods of statutory leave or OOPs. 

We run annual school conferences and we support innovative pilot training opportunities within the different specialties. 

We provide higher specialty training in all but 2 of the subspecialties of medicine so there is ample opportunity to work in centres of excellence which deliver this training that cannot be accessed anywhere else in the country. Also this diverse range of specialties provides access to cross specialty working and gaining experience at the interfaces of care.

Life in the region

Steeped in history, buzzing with energy and constantly leading the field in everything from its cuisine to its cutting edge fashions, there really is no place more diverse or exciting to live in the UK than London.

Location and trusts

The Kent, Surrey & Sussex (KSS) School of Medicine has several trusts providing both core and higher medical training, and one medical school within the region - Brighton and Sussex Medical School - which is a partnership between the universities of Brighton and Sussex.

We are currently responsible for trainees in CMT/IMT (including both military and academic posts).

HE KSS will operate specialty training programmes in the following specialties:

  • acute medicine
  • cardiology
  • dermatology
  • endocrinology & diabetes
  • gastroenterology
  • geriatric medicine
  • genitourinary medicine
  • infectious diseases (medical microbiology, virology)
  • neurology
  • renal medicine
  • respiratory medicine
  • rheumatology
  • stroke medicine.

Trainees in all specialties may rotate into London trusts as part of their training programme.

Training opportunities

A key feature of many medical higher specialty training programmes run by KSS is that the training opportunities will provide trainees with dual accreditation in both their chosen specialty and in general (internal) medicine (GIM), thus producing highly-qualified and very competitive CCT holders to support the exciting evolution of medicine.

For more information on our School of Medicine, please visit our website using this link.