Welcome to the South West Peninsula GP Vocational Training Schemes.

This information is for doctors who have decided to undertake vocational training for General Practice, and are looking for information on how to do this in one of the most beautiful and exciting areas of the country. Not only that, but the National Training Survey has ranked Peninsula GP Training 1st across the country for the last 4 years!

GP specialty training lasts for three years. At least 12 months is spent in General Practice and up to 24 months in hospital or community posts relevant to a GP's needs.

It is useful to have some experience of General Practice at the beginning of GP training, so that you have an idea which learning opportunities from your hospital experience are likely to help you the most. The final year of training usually comprises a period of twelve months in General Practice.

There are five training schemes within the South West Peninsula - Cornwall, Exeter, North Devon, Plymouth and Torbay.

Each of the schemes offers the very best in training combined with a wonderful lifestyle, yet each offers a unique experience. For more information on each scheme, simply click on the left hand navigation bar.

Visit the GP National Recruitment Office (GPNRO) website for information on how to become a GP.