Available Specialties

Elderly Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Medicine with Dermatology, Obstetrics & Gynaecology, Paediatrics and Psychiatry. We have innovatory posts in Dermatology and Palliative Care.


The Harrogate VTS encompasses the towns of Harrogate, Knaresborough and Wetherby.  Training practices are also located in Boroughbridge and the beautiful countryside of Nidderdale with one training practice situated at its heart in the picturesque village of Birstwith.  
Harrogate lies centrally to these areas and is a fashionable, thriving spa town with superb shopping and recreational facilities. Harrogate is renowned for its two hundred acre stray giving an open, rural feel. It has wonderful Victorian architecture and features numerous contemporary bars, restaurants, a theatre, cinema and sporting facilities.


The educational aim of the Harrogate General Practice Specialty Training Programme is to help Specialist Training Registrars become lifelong learners and enthusiastic, rigorous and resilient General Practitioners. Provision will be made with a stimulating and challenging environment conducive to learning.

Specialist Training Registrars will be encouraged and supported in the planning of their own learning. Through one-to-one and group tutorials, case analysis and a half-day release programme covering an eclectic range of subjects, including the medical humanities, they will be given the opportunity to become secure in the broad range of competencies needed for a successful career in general practice.  Please note that some Harrogate rotations are joint rotations with Northallerton, containing Northallerton/South Tees posts.

This Programme also provides excellent training in rural medicine.

Further details

Jill Hipkin and Raphaelle Larkman GPSTS Administrators at Harrogate Education Centre.

Tel: (01423) 553094

e-mail: hdft.harrogategpsts@nhs.net