Kent, Surrey & Sussex (KSS)

Regional Advisor in Intensive Care Medicine:   Dr Casiano Barrera Groba 

Training Program Director:   Dr Debkumar Pandit

Posts available per year:   10

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

Application & Interview process:  Oriel and West Midlands Deanery

ICM Training 

Intensive Care Training in Kent, Surrey and Sussex can be undertaken as a Standalone or Dual training Program. There are 10 posts offered each year.

Single CCT Training in ICM:

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

Stage 1


Brighton & Sussex University Hospitals (BSUH), the Royal Sussex County Hospital,  Brighton, East Sussex​

East Surrey Hospital. Redhill, Surrey.​ 


East Surrey Hospital, Worthing Hospital, West Sussex and William Harvey Hospital, Ashford, Kent. 


All Intensive Care Units approved for training in the region.  

Stage 2

Neuro and Cardiac ICM

The Royal Sussex County Hospital, BSUH, Brighton.

Paediatric ICM:

London units (KGSTT or GOS). 

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, leadership, research and pre-hospital emergency medicine. However, there are opportunities to complete the SSY at approved units outside KSS, subjected to availability. 

Stage 3​

BSUH, William Harvey Hospital; Medway Hospital, Kent; Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, Surrey; East Surrey Hospital. 

For details of the training offered in each of these hospitals see the Unit Briefs below.  ​

Dual CCT Training:

Many trainees opt 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. Most of the training is provided by the single CCT hospitals mentioned above. However, parts of the ICM training (stage 1 and 2) are also provided in London (KGSTT and  St Georges) as part of the specialty training in Anaesthesia. Part of stage 3 may be also possible, but only in special circumstances. 

ICM Training has very good relations in other disciplines and we endeavour to tailor training around trainees to facilitate working-life balance, whenever possible. Our training programme is well regarded and we are proud to have filled all training posts for the last year. 

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