The Norwich General Practice Speciality Training Programme
A long established GP Speciality Training Scheme, the Norwich GPSTS is centred at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, but has General Practice at its heart.
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is a large, purpose built, 21st Century Hospital adjacent to the University of East Anglia Campus. Sited towards the west of Norwich, it provides a full range of acute services in a modern setting, with a catchment population of 800,000.
There are 37 General Practices that host GP Trainee placements. Each trainee will spend 18 of the 36 months training within General Practice. This offers each trainee a chance to sample at least 2 from the variety of available practices, which range from Singlehanded, to Large Group Practices, Inner-City to Rural, PMS & GMS, Dispensing and Non-Dispensing.
The scheme operates a fortnightly day-release course which GP Trainees in practice and hospital placements attend. This takes place at the Bob Champion Research and Education Building,NANIME at the Norfolk and Norwich hospital with regular externally based courses.