West Kent Programme Area

West Kent

About the area

The West Kent patch includes for example the towns of Maidstone, Tunbridge Wells, the Medway towns such as Rochester, Chatham and Sittingbourne and Dartford as well as the Isle of Sheppey and smaller towns such as Tonbridge and Sevenoaks and rural areas of West Kent. 

Dartford and Gravesend lie where the garden of England meets London – it is only 20 miles away from the capital. Charles Dickens is closely associated with the area and there is a fine maritime history.

The Medway towns are an up and coming area with good links to London and great shopping at the large malls of Bluewater and Lakeside (just over the Thames) Tunbridge Wells is a famous spa town with and Maidstone is the largest town in the area with a good range of entertainment and shopping.

West Kent is well served with motorways linking it to the capital and on to Europe. West Kent also has many historic properties and National Trust sites.

Hospital placements

  • Accident and Emergency
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Palliative care
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • ENT
  • Psychiatry and General Medicine
  • Oncology and
  • Care of the Elderly

Rotations in hospital posts are currently of 4 month duration

Hospital placement locations

GP Speciality training programme websites