I am currently a second year on the Stevenage GPST Programme. This is an excellent scheme with wonderful staff and fellow colleagues. Lister is an extremely busy hospital with wonderful exposure to different pathology. The rotations are varied which gives you a wealth of experience.
Dr Fayaz Hasham
‘The Stevenage VTS programme has provided me with a supportive, friendly and innovative training environment that suits my needs.
The variety of hospital and GP placements has been excellent and provide a great case mix of clinical skills.
The innovative placements have been particularly useful with three specialities being covered in one rotation.
These include dermatology, sexual health, psychiatry and palliative medicine.
The half-day release programme is well structured and presenters include many enthusiastic consultants with key messages for primary care.
Our yearly residential event to Madingley Hall, Cambridge is always a pleasure where trainees can learn in a supportive and relaxed environment.
I think our programme provides a unique learning experience with the benefit of experiencing rural, urban and inner town practices.’
Dr Nadia Hussain ST3
'I joined the Stevenage GPST Programme in August 2010 and have found it to be a fresh and forward-thinking scheme, changing and adapting as necessary. It offers a supportive and friendly environment in which a trainee is able to express any ideas about the scheme, or any concerns they may have.
The Programme Directors have a good understanding of our needs as GP trainees: they help bridge the gap between secondary and primary care medicine, both with the topics and speakers chosen for the half-day release teaching programme, and with general conversation and advice.'
Dr Louisa Wilkings
I joined the Stevenage GPST Programme in August 2012 in a job-share (60% WTE). So far, I am really enjoying the scheme.
Lister is a big and very busy hospital, and the learning opportunities are endless.
The Programme Directors are very approachable and supportive.
Dr Sabira Mohammad, ST1