ST2 Info & Resources

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Study Leave Expenses Claim Form

Presentation observation tool

Trainee presentation feedback form



Group rules

External Speakers during ST sessions


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)

Home Visits (PDF)
Leadership (PDF)

Postnatal Depression (PDF)

ST2 GP Intro Session 2011 (ppt)
Useful Websites

Vitamin D Guidance (pdf)
How to write an audit up (pdf)

Lead Employer FAQs - GP Specialty Registrars

Instructions Prior to ST3 GP Placement

  • 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.
  • Contracts - As from August 2013, trainees who rotate to a new employer (i.e a GP practice) 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 during your time there.
  • OOHs
    The most up to date OOHs guidelines can be found here .
  • Contact your training practice
    It's very important to contact your trainer and / or the Practice Manager, in plenty of time before you take up your post 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.
  • Half Day Release Course (HDRC)
    This course is run locally for our ST3s by members of our GPE team. The course runs from September through to July, 0900-1300, Wednesday mornings weekly, The Academy, GWH. The exception to this will be when other ST3 events are taking place, e.g. AKT or CSA exams, Severn Careers Fair etc. or regional GP educator events. The programme will be sent to you and your trainers as soon as it is finalised and will also be available on our website.

    The HDRC is compulsory for all ST3s to attend and your trainer will be well aware of this.
  • ST3 Induction
    The HDRC course will commence with a two day residential induction course ,Tuesday and Wednesday in early September. This is also compulsory. Again, your trainers will be made aware of these dates. You will be joined from 5pm on the Tuesday and all day on the Wednesday by the new ST1 trainees for their joint induction with you.
  • Swindon Education Website
    Our website, constantly being updated, our aim being to build it up as a useful resource for you in your ST3 year. If you have any suggestions on what you would like to see, would find useful or have available on the site, please let us know.

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.


Topic Based Teaching

Vitamin D

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