Kent, Surrey & Sussex (KSS)

Regional Advisor in Intensive Care Medicine:   Dr Casiano Barrera-Groba 

Training Program Director:   Dr Debkumar Pandit

Posts available per year:   8

Advertising:   Applications are via a central advertising and recruitment process hosted by West Midlands Deanery, and this is also linking into central recruitment for England, Wales and NI. 

Application & Interview process:  Hosted by West Midlands Deanery

The Training on offer

Intensive Care Training in Kent, Surrey and Sussex can be undertaken as a Standalone or Dual training Program. There are 8 posts offered each year.

Single CCT (Standalone) Training:

ICM training is undertaken in the following hospitals in the Region:

  • Royal Sussex County Hospital and Princess Royal Hospital, Brighton, East Sussex
  • Worthing Hospital, West Sussex
  • William Harvey Hospital , Ashford, Kent
  • Medway Hospital, Kent
  • Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey

For details of the training offered see the Unit Briefs for each of these hospitals.

Training in Medical and Anaesthetic modules as part of a Single CCT in ICM is provided in:


Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals

East Surrey Hospital


East Surrey Hospital and Worthing Hospital (descriptions accompanying in Appendix A)

Special Skills year:

Special Skills year for Single CCT trainees: The special skills year will be tailored to the interests of individual trainees – opportunities will include echocardiography, teaching, leadership and pre-hospital emergency medicine.

Dual Training:

Many of our Trainees have opted to undertake ICM Training as Dual Training with Anaesthesia, Emergency Medicine, Respiratory or Renal Medicine within the HEEKSS region. Historically 55% of our Trainees have come from an Anaesthetic background and 45% from non-anaesthetic specialties.

ICM Training has very good relations with colleagues in other disciplines and we are proud to have a 100% success in Consultant appointments in trainees who have completed our training programs.

For further information on individual ICM Training Units, please see the related downloads below.