Severn Programme


Broad Based Training started in Gloucester in 2013.

2015-2017 Broad Based Training based in Gloucestershire,the trainees rotate through posts in Oncology (and general medicine) at Cheltenham General Hospital, GP in the Forest of Dean, Psychiatry and Paediatrics in Gloucester.

Cheltenham is famous for its festivals and Georgian spa town buildings.

Gloucester is of course the home Gloucester Rugby and a beautiful cathedral where parts of Harry Potter have been filmed.

The Forest of Dean is a beautiful area with extensive opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts.

Gloucestershire is a rural county full of pretty Cotswold stone towns and villages and in easy reach of Wales and Devon and Cornwall.


Broad Based Training Somerset 2015-2017. The trainees will rotate through Psychiatry, GP and Paediatrics all in Taunton. Taunton is very accessible being just off the M5 and on the main rail lines. Providing easy access to Bristol, Devon and Cornwall.

Enjoy the famous Cheddar Gorge in the Mendips 

And of course the Glastonbury festival and Tor and a variety of beaches.


Broad Based Training Swindon 2014-2016

4 posts; Paediatrics and care of the elderly medicine based in the Great Western Hospital, GP is based in St Peter’s Road Surgery, Cirencester, and psychiatry based at Sandalwood Court near Swindon in Primary Care Liaison. 

 This programme is now in its 3rd year and the experienced and enthusiastic supervisors have ensured a fantastic BBT training programme here. Swindon is a large market town with extensive shopping and recreational opportunities and has excellent rail and road links to Bristol, Gloucester, London, Oxford and Bath. The GP placement is in Cirencester; this important Roman settlement is in the Cotswolds, twenty minutes from Swindon.


Peninsula Programme



2015-2017 Broad Based Training 

Set in the far south west of Devon, Plymouth can boast easy access to the stunning beaches of Devon and Cornwall or via rail or road to Taunton and Bristol and Cheltenham. The area is ideal for surfers, sailors and divers. The entire coastline has a footpath around it offering 630 miles of exploring and from the edges of the city of Plymouth rise the 365 square miles of the picturesque Dartmoor National Park.

The Paediatrics and General Medicine posts will be based at Derriford Hospital, with Psychiatry based at Mount Gould Hospital. The GP placement will be at a practice within the Plymouth area.


Why would you want to train in Plymouth?

As well as offering a wonderful training experience, Plymouth is enviably positioned with access to the beautiful beaches, dramatic moorland, rolling countryside and a range of cultural opportunities.

Our coast is a dream for surfers, sailors, divers and anybody else who enjoys getting wet in or on the sea. With lots of schools and clubs there are plenty of opportunities for complete beginners, and for those preferring dry feet the entire coastline has a footpath around it offering 630 miles of exploring.

From the edges of the city rise the 365 sq miles of the Dartmoor National Park.

This offers fantastic opportunities for hardy outdoor types, such as climbing, mountain biking, canoeing, fishing and trekking. For those preferring more gentle pursuits, the natural beauty, cosy pubs and pretty walks along river valleys provide a perfect antidote to the ward round or surgery.

Plymouth City Centre doesn’t win any beauty contests, but it is being developed rapidly, with a new shopping area, and lots of waterfront development.

There is a good theatre, cinemas, and the Pavillions is a venue for touring bands and comedy.

The Barbican and Royal William Yard offer pubs, street cafes and dining at the water’s edge, while the Hoe offers wide ranging views across the natural harbour of Plymouth Sound, and even a dip in the waterfront lido, if it’s warm enough. The Hoe stages a range of exciting events from the spectacular America's Cup sailing to the British Firework Championships.

A short ferry ride and you’re in Mount Edgcumbe Country Park with its gardens, beaches and views.

The Plymouth University Medical School offers academic opportunities from research, postgraduate qualifications and the opportunity to do some teaching, that is if you’re not too busy with everything else!