Programme Directors

Programme Directors

The ST1/2 Programme Directors run the hospital based element of the GP training scheme. They negotiate the rotations with the hospitals trusts and  also run the monthly Day Release Course (DRC) for GPST1s and GPST2s.

The Programme Directors strongly encourage the trainees to let them know about their jobs – the good and the bad – and to approach them with any problems relating to specific posts or to their career and training. Pastoral care is a key part of their role.

They are contactable at the university via phone on 01202 962165 or email at


Andrew Longley

Andrew is responsible for the Bournemouth and Christchurch GP rotations. He practices as a GP in Bournemouth.


Alistair Watkins

Alistair is Programme Director for the Poole rotations. He practices as a GP in Corfe Mullen.


William Bowditch

Will is Programme Director for the  Dorchester rotations and works as a GP in Weymouth.