Sherwood Forest GP Specialist Training Programme
‘Small [relatively] scheme with personal touch’ -
‘Everyone is friendly and approachable!’ -
’This is quite a geographically compact scheme, that does not require you to travel very far to different practices, and is easily commutable from nearby cities’ -
‘Great Surrounding villages for families and lots of activities to do out of work’
‘Intimate learning experience’
‘Sherwood Forest GPSTP is well supportive cohesive training programme with a lot to do in your spare time’
‘Great pastoral support, particularly during difficult times’ -
‘There is a lot of autonomy related to job options -
‘The Residential course is a great opportunity to get to know everyone, and catch up each year, and is a good chance to relax as well as learn’ -
‘Good pastoral care on VTS Scheme’ -
‘Small [relatively], friendly scheme with lots of support if needed’ -
‘Good interaction and networking opportunities between years and trainers’ -
‘Less than full time training opportunities encouraged’
‘Margaret [course organiser] is a star!’ -
‘Flexible with hospital training posts and GP Placements depending on personal preferences’ -
‘Interesting place with interesting patients’ -
‘Residential course is fantastic good opportunities to network with peers and trainers and have fun!’ -
‘Margaret [course organiser] takes time to create an individual rotation of jobs based on what you want to do. The scheme is small and personal’ -
‘Very helpful and genuinely interested educational supervisors’ -
‘Kings Mill is a friendly hospital with lots of consultants interested in teaching’ -
‘It was a real bonus to have some choice regarding the jobs I’ve done during my VTS’ -
‘Well run programme with excellent support’ -
‘Choice of GP jobs depending on geographical location’
‘GP jobs in all 3 years of the scheme’
‘Hospital jobs which are clinically relevant to being a GP’ -
‘Flexible choice of hospital jobs to fit needs’ -
‘Friends and Margaret [course organiser]’
‘Ability to do innovative training posts (public health in my case)’ -
‘Encouraged to seek new and interesting opportunities like OOPT / ITP’ -
‘Margaret! [course organiser]’
‘Easy to contact programme directors’
‘Beautiful Peak District near by’ -
‘Training programmes here seem really personalised, I got to choose all 4 of my hospital jobs to get the experience I felt I was lacking after F1&F2 when wanting a career as a GP’ -
‘Very Approachable programme directors who offer lots of help and support’
‘I am thoroughly enjoying my GPVTS course and the small super friendly scheme that Sherwood Forest provide’ -
‘PD’s genuinely keen for feedback in order to continually improve the programme’ -
‘Brilliant learning opportunities in both placements and half day release teaching’ -
Feedback from trainees:
We are close to the cities of Nottingham and Derby, with excellent links to the M1 and A1.
Many of our Trainees choose to live in Nottingham, Derby, Mansfield and the many beautiful small villages.
Kings Mill Hospital is a modern purpose built district general hospital with all the essentials such as ‘Costa Coffee’
The GP Practices across the area are in a fairly compact area with good travelling distances, and all provide an excellent tailored experience.
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We are as flexible as possible, we take every trainees experience, geography and wishes into consideration when allocating posts.
News August 2019
We are pleased to announce the continuation of TERS for our local area.
This is where certain rotations [12 allocated] on the Sherwood Forest GP Specialty Training Programme as part of the 'Targeted Enhanced Recruitment Scheme (TERS)' will attract a £20,000 one off sum.
For further information contact our
Programme Manager: Margaret Murray.