Dr Garth Sommerville steps down as Director of Medical Education

Dr Garth Sommerville will be stepping down from his role as Director of Medical Education at Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust at the end of December. 

During his 14 years as Director, Garth has led Medical Education through a significant period of change including numerous changes in Junior Doctor training and a significant expansion of training posts in the Trust. He has also overseen the development of a Trust Medical Education system, a dedicated Education Faculty and a good overarching Quality Assurance system.

In recent years, Garth has been working with Faculty and key stakeholders to prepare for the first intake of medical students from the Kent & Medway Medical School.  

We wish Garth all the very best for the future and it goes without saying that he will be sorely missed.

We are pleased to be welcoming Dr Derek Harrington who will be taking on the role of Director of Medical Education in January 2023.