What are specialty schools?
Specialty schools have been created to deliver postgraduate medical training in London and the south east of England. The schools are managed by Health Education England in conjunction with the royal colleges, faculties and colleges.
Trainees who have accepted an offer from us automatically become members of the school representing their specialty. The schools work closely with NHS foundation trusts and NHS London and are an important step in the development of postgraduate medical education.
The main roles of the schools are:
- to ensure all education, training and assessment processes meet college and Postgraduate Medical Education and Training Board (PMETB) curricula
- to monitor the quality of training, ensuring it enhances the standard of patient care and produces competent and capable specialists
- to implement the new MMC training programmes
- to encourage and develop educational research
- to promote diversity and equality of opportunity
- to work with us to identify, assess and support trainees in difficulty
- London Academy of Anaesthesia
- London Specialty School of Clinical Oncology
- London / KSS Specialty School of Clinical Radiology
- London Specialty School of Emergency Medicine
- London Specialty School of General Practice
- London School of Medicine and Medical Specialties
- London Specialty School of Obstetrics and Gynaecology
- London / KSS Specialty School of Occupational Medicine
- London Specialty School of Ophthalmology
- London Specialty School of Paediatrics
- London / KSS Specialty School of Pathology
- London Specialty School of Psychiatry
- London Sport and Exercise Medicine Training Scheme
- London Postgraduate School of Surgery