Welcome to the KSS School of Radiology. Radiology is a dynamic and rapidly evolving specialty and we provide high quality training within selected acute trusts in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Each of the counties has its own core training scheme (ST1-3), with subspecialty training (ST4-5) taking place in Brighton, London or other centres within KSS depending on subspecialty interests.

All Radiology trainees in KSS benefit from a dedicated educational supervisor throughout their training career. Trainees record their learning and assessments on the Royal College of Radiologists’ e-portfolio and regular local and regional teaching sessions ensure that they are well prepared for FRCR exams.

Trainees can directly influence the training programme through participation in both Local Faculty Groups and the School Training Committee to ensure continuous feedback on the quality of training.Radiology-Phil-Thompson_11

We are continually developing our programme, guided by the feedback and ideas generated by our trainees. Recent initiatives directed by trainee feedback include:

These new initiatives run alongside the School’s future plans, which include further development of subspecialty training within the region and the promotion of the use of information technology and simulation to enhance the quality of training in KSS. These initiatives in combination with further expansion of training posts to meet future consultant workforce requirements mean that Radiology in KSS is at the forefront of specialty training.

Phil Thompson
HEKSS Clinical Radiology Head of School