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Kent, Sussex, Surrey




  • William Harvey Hospital, Ashford – East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust

  • Queen Elizabeth and Queen Mother Hospital, Margate – East Kent Hospitals University Foundation Trust

  • Medway Maritime Hospital, Medway – Medway NHS Foundation Trust

  • Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford – Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust

  • Tunbridge wells and Maidstone Hospital NHS trust at Pembury and Maidstone


  • Ashford Hospital, Surrey – Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • St Peter’s Hospital, Chertsey – Ashford and St. Peter’s Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • Frimley Park Hospital, Frimley – Frimley Health NHS Foundation Trust

  • Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford – Royal Surrey NHS Foundation Trust

  • East Surrey Hospital, Redhill – Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust


  • Conquest Hospital, St. Leonards-on-Sea – East Sussex Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

  • Eastbourne District General Hospital, Eastbourne – East Sussex Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

  • Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton – Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Queen Victoria Hospital, East Grinstead – Queen Victoria Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

  • Worthing Hospital, Worthing – Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

  • St Richard’s Hospital, Chichester – Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Rotation Highlights

The KSS Deanery stretches from just outside London in Kent and Surrey all the way down to Brighton and the south coast. This is a large geographical area however the Deanery tries to keep registrars in roughly the same area and neighbouring trusts during their junior years (ST3-6) and then shifts them to another geographical area. There are some great hospitals and opportunities for working with excellent consultants covering all specialities within orthopaedics.

Our MTC is at Brighton which trainees can rotate in to gain valuable experience. Excellent services such as limb reconstruction at sites like Chertsey & paediatric orthopaedics at Tunbridge wells are already well known.

The deanery has a well run teaching program which includes trainees from South London, giving a chance to interact, socialise and network with a wide variety of colleagues. It holds an annual meeting (Sam Simmonds), which gives an opportunity to present research work and audits.

KSS has some beautiful areas to both live in and explore offering trainees a great work/life balance. Trainees can choose to live in London and commute south or if they prefer a quieter setting there is the beauty of Kent, Surrey and Sussex with easy access to the capital, fabulous green spaces and an expansive coastline.


Murtaza Khwaja

My initial medical school training was in Lahore. After completing my house job in Lahore, I moved to the UK. Here I undertook foundation training in Lancaster, core training at the University Hospital of North Midlands and was appointed ST3 at the KSS deanery in 2018. I am currently an ST5 at Tunbridge wells Hospital having previously worked at Darent Valley Hospital & Medway Hospitals within the Kent part of the deanery. I have previously published on Supracondylar fractures in children and upper limb trauma remains an interest. I am highly motivated to teach and always willing to lend a hand to any budding orthopods or help out in research! In my spare time I enjoy art galleries, sailing in the summer & spending time with family and friends.

Kent, Sussex, Surrey
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