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Group rules 2015 - 2016

Presentation Observation Tool
Teaching Observation Sheet

External Speakers during ST sessions


Study Leave Expenses Claim Form

Super Condensed GP Hospital Curriculum Guides

The RCGP guide to the e Portfolio for trainees
The basic handbook produced by the RCGP - an essential first read.

The RCGP guide to the Curriculum for trainees

Severn Deanery learning log recommendations
(correct at April 2012, check the Severn Deanery link on the left for comprehensive updates)

Lead Employer FAQs - GP Specialty Registrars

Useful Websites
How to write an audit up (pdf)

ST1 Induction
     Teaching Health Professionals and Peers

Residential Learning Resources
     Learning Styles
     Learning Styles presentation

ST1 group 2 presentations

    Diabetes by Ufaq Qazi

    Headaches 2014

Instructions Prior to ST2 GP Placement

Contracts - As from August 2013, trainees who rotate to a new employer (i.e a GP practice or different hospital trust) will move to, and therefore have their contracts through, the new Lead Employer which is Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. You will receive an ‘honorary’ contract from the practice / hospital trust while working in that particular post. Your GP placement will attract a 45% supplement and you will therefore be working to terms and conditions which must include a total of 36 out of hours (OOHs) experience per six month GP post. Full OOHs guidelines can be found here

Medical Performers List & Enhanced CRBYou must be included on the relevant Area Team's Medical Performers List plus Enhanced CRB Check. This will be done through the lead employer, Gloucester NHSFT


Medical Indemnity Cover - Unless you have ‘opted out’ of the central Severn Deanery MDU cover, then there is no necessity to have additional cover for your GP placement. If you have ‘opted out’ you will personally have to set up and pay for appropriate medical indemnity with an alternative provider before you commence general practice placements.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed in the same manner as for ST3s and claims should be made through the practice. The base for ST2s, while in practice, will be the practice.

Contact your ST2 practice - It’s very important to contact your ST2 trainer and / or the Practice Manger, in plenty of time before you take up your placement with them to organise your schedule etc. You’ll also need to notify him / her of any planned annual leave / study leave that may occur during your time with the practice.

Tutorial Attendance Policy

GP Tutorial Attendance Policy
Severn School of Primary Care

  1. GP STs are required to attend 100% of available release course sessions.
  2. Exceptions are if they are unable to attend some because of sick leave, compassionate leave, professional leave or annual leave, in which case they must notify the Centre Administrators as soon as possible (at least a week in advance for annual leave, and by 9am on the day of the release course for sick leave).
  3. If unable to attend 70% or more of the release course sessions because of sick/annual/professional leave or for any other reasons, a level 1 "trainee in difficulty" investigation will be initiated*, and there is likely to be an impact on the outcome of the trainee's ARCP and the progression of training.
  4. For GP STs in their hospital posts, the GP Programme Director will find out whether a low level of attendance is due to problems with departments denying study leave. If this is the case, then the GP Programme Director will work with departmental heads to resolve the issue. If not, a level 1 "trainee in difficulty" investigation will be initiated.
  5. For doctors who are less than full time (LTFT):
    • In the final general practice post, the Educational Supervisor and GP Educator usually require that an LTFT doctor attends all the release course sessions in a calendar year, and none in the rest of the time at the practice. This avoids the risk of repeating any sessions, and avoids the need to dip in and out of group-work.
    • During hospital posts, the Educational Supervisor and GP Educator may follow the same policy, or they may instead recommend that the LTFT doctor spreads the FTE-equivalent number of release course sessions over a FTE year instead.
  6. Some courses may offer optional, additional group-work to doctors who have worked more than a calendar year in a practice. Attendance at these would only be with the approval of the doctor’s Educational Supervisor, and would need to come within the “trainer-approved study leave” time allowance.

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