News and Events 2017


Autumn Term Programme 2017

The new term starts on 6th September 2017, with the 2nd session being a Portfolio session aimed at the new ST1s.



Mountfitchet Castle - 5th July 2017

As an end of term treat we are holding an heritage afternoon followed by afternoon tea at 4pm.  This is mandatory as it is instead of your normal teaching starting from 2pm.


Please note there is no teaching - 14th June 2017

There are ARCP panels running, so there will be no teaching


Veterans Day for ST3's - 7th June 2017

Marks Tey Best Western Hotel, London Road, Marks Tey, Colchester CO6 1DU

Veterans day is being promoted by the Deanery and your attendance is very important.  It is also part of your mandatory teaching and will be instead of your normal teaching at Broomfield Hospital in the MAU. You will need to provisionally arrange the morning off from your rotations, however, you will not need to take the afternoon as additional study leave as it is part of your mandatory teaching. 

If you are unable to attend then we also need to know the reason as to “why” this is the case.


Please ensure you register here:


Teaching commences - 19th April 2017

Summer Term commences on the 19th April 2017.  Please see the timetable section for weekly sessions.


E-Portfolio Review - March 2017

Just to let you know your administrators Hannah and Jenny will be reviewing your E-Portfolio’s week commencing 27th March 2017. Please make sure you are all still writing reflective log entries, sharing them and linking them to the curriculum.


Simulation Session for ST3's - 22nd March 2017

On the 22nd March we are holding a Simulation Session aimed at all ST3’s this will be instead of your normal teaching at Broomfield Hospital in MAU.  It is mandatory you attend as it important to your training.

It is be held at the Anglia Ruskin University from 2pm to 6pm.


Please note there is No Teaching - 1st February 2017 

We are holding a Trainers Away Day on the 1st February 2017, so there will be no teaching.


Teaching commences - 11th January 2017

Please note that the Spring Term commences on the 11th January 2017.  Please see the timetable section for weekly sessions.








Residential Trip 2017 - 27th and 28th June 2017

Manor of Groves, High Wych, Sawbridgeworth, CM21 0JU


We still have places available if you would like to join us at the annual residential in June. As in the years before, we aim to provide excellent educational topics with a focus to life after training in a fun and relaxed atmosphere. 


Although the focus is on life after training, these days are beneficial for all ST stages and many of you have attended previous events since you were in ST1.


We are very pleased to inform you that this year's trainee financial contribution is only £75 in total instead of the usual £150.


Please let Jenny know ASAP if you are interested and also note it will be first come first serve.

AKT - Launch of new resources

The RCGP exams team is pleased to announce the launch of two new and freely available resources for GP trainees planning to sit the MRCGP Applied Knowledge Test. Both resources have been prepared by the AKT core group in conjunction with AITs and reflect a practical approach to taking the exam. ‘Preparing to take the AKT’ is a concise guide designed to help with exam preparation and will be helpful to trainees, trainers and educationalists involved with GP training. The ‘AKT Podcast’ follows on from the success of the CSA podcast and has been created with the help of the InnovAiT podcast team. Trainees, a Programme Director and AKT group member are all interviewed and the discussions cover a broad range of frequently asked questions. Both of these are now available on the RCGP AKT exam webpage in the section entitled ‘How to prepare for the AKT’, alongside a wide range of downloadable resources. We have included a pdf copy of the concise guide as well as direct links within this email and ask that this is cascaded to all interested parties, including GP Trainees, GP Trainers and GP Educationalists/Training Programme Directors. We welcome any feedback via The exams team would particularly like to thank Drs Simon Glew and Toby Holland for their invaluable contributions.

News and Events 2016

Teaching commences 2nd November 2016

Please note that the Autumn Term commences on the 2nd November 2016. Please see the timetable section for weekly sessions.



Don't forget your ESR – due by 30th November 2016



E-Portfolio Review - 24th October 2016

Just to let you know your administrators Hannah and Jenny will be reviewing your E-Portfolio’s week commencing 24th October 2016. Please make sure you are all still writing reflective log entries, sharing them and linking them to the curriculum



ST1’s Induction Day – Wednesday 17th August 2016

For all our new ST1’s, your induction day will take place on the 17th August 2016 at Colchester Hospital. More details will follow shortly. It is mandatory that you attend.



Welcome to our new ST1’s – August 2016

Congratulations and Welcome to our new 18 ST1’s who will be joining us on 3rd August. We wish you every success with your Training Programme.



Residential Trip 2016

The 2016 Residential trip took place on the 14th and 15th June at Madingley Hall.  There was 17 Registrars and 3 TPD’s that attended the trip from all three years.  The two days consisted of different lectures including Exciting opportunities after training,



Teaching Commences 27th April 2016 – Veterans Day

Hi Everyone! Just to remind you all that teaching will be back on 27th April. It will be Veterans Day at Colchester Football Stadium lasting from 9am – 4.30pm. Please see timetable. See you soon Amy.



Start thinking about CSR’s and ESR’s – due by 31st May 2016

Just to let you know that Hannah and I will be reviewing your E-Portfolio’s the week of the 14th March 2016. Please make sure you are all still writing reflective log entries, sharing them and linking them to the curriculum. Educational and Clinical Supervisors need to ensure they have read uploaded log entries and are entering appropriate comments. CSR’s need to be completed by the middle of May at the latest,  with ESR’s being completed by the 31st May 2016. Please ensure you put the dates in the diaries as early as possible so there is no delay in getting these done.