Weekly Release Programme

GP Education Day / Half Day Release

GP Education Day/Half Day Release

We run an education programme on Tuesdays. This usually runs for 30 weeks of the year. You are expected to attend every week for the whole day during your general practice attachments, although we do allow you to have the occasional holiday!! Your average attendance should be 90% and a record is kept of this because we have to send Health Education attendance figures on a regular basis.

The morning sessions for those in general practice attachments take the form of small group work based on case discussions and trainee led teaching topics. There is no set programme for these groups. The group determines what happens.

The afternoon sessions are for all trainees attached to the Scheme. During your hospital posts, you are expected to attend most of the afternoon sessions; attendance at less than 70% will usually lead to an assessment of unsatisfactory progress in your Educational Supervision Review. If you have any problems in attending, please let us know. It can be difficult for some departments to release all trainees, but we do try to facilitate attendance where we can by speaking with departments on your behalf.

There is a set programme for the afternoon sessions which are based on the GP curriculum developed by the Royal College of General Practitioners. This curriculum forms the basis of the MRCGP, which is the assessment procedure for all GP trainees introduced from August 2007. We recognise the value of the new curriculum as a foundation for general practice training. However, it would be impossible for the Specialty Training Scheme day release programme to effectively cover all aspects of the curriculum, even in 3 years. So, we aim to cover the areas that we feel probably won’t be covered elsewhere and would encourage you to regard the day release programme as part of your overall learning rather than the be all and end all. We would also encourage you all to become very familiar with the GP curriculum itself so that you can assess your own progress and learning. The timetable for teaching is available to view via the ‘calendar’.

Trainees who are not on leave are expected to be working in the hospital or their practice if there is not a teaching session.

We do ask you to complete a feedback form at the end of every teaching session. They assist us in seeing how well the sessions have gone and is a chance for you to let us know about areas that you would like covered in the future. Thank you for taking the time to complete these. Each week, these are amalgamated and an anonymous summary is reviewed by the Programme Directors.

All sessions are held at the Postgraduate Centre at Ipswich hospital, except for a few specific sessions which will be highlighted on the timetable.

Autumn Term Timetable 2016

GPST AUTUMN TIMETABLE 2016

*Morning Session Structure

9.30am – 10:15am News/messages

10:15am – 11:30am ST3’s Communication Skills with Dr Whale / ST1’s small group work with Dr TuZahra

11:30 – 11:45am Coffee

11:45 – 13:00 Topic as timetabled below

 

MORNING

9:30  - 13:00

AFTERNOON

14:00 - 17:00

August 9th

INDUCTION DAY

ST 1’s &  New to scheme Trainees

 

 

September 13th

Residential Thorpeness

Team building

 

 

 

September 20th

 

E Portfolio & Reflection, AKT, CSA Techniques

September 27th

 

 

K Hopayian CSA Practical Session

October 4th

"Feedback methods & Techniques"

Mencap Talk

Barbara Thorn & Sue Prentice

 

October 11th

“Resilience"

 

Library Talk

 Janet Bayliss 14:00 - 14:30

CSA  Practical Session

Dr K Hopayian

 

October 18th

ST1's Visiting RCGP

"Being an employer"

 

CSA Workshop Session

 Nigel Giam 14:00 - 17:00

 

 

HALF TERM

 

November 8th

“Time management”

Making every contact count training – One life Suffolk 14:00 - 17:00

 

Educational Supervisor Reviews to be completed from November 14th - 30th

 

November 15th

 

“NHS Money”

Sexual Health

 Evelyn Kerr

November 22nd

 

“Physician know yourself”

CSA Session

 Actors Booked

November 29th

 

“Developing leadership who,know & why”

CSA  Session

 Actors Booked

December 6th

 

“GMC  Duties of a doctor in action”

RCGP Information talk – Dr Sonny Aung(District rep. for Bury St Edmunds & International lead on the faculty Board)

 BMA Representative talk

 Hugh Townsend 3:30pm - 5pm

 

CHRISTMAS BREAK

 

 

Spring Term Timetable 2017

Wednesday

January 11th

 

Sim’s Training ST 1’s in practice

Business planning

+/- demand management

Sim’s Training ST1’s in hospital

Dementia Talk with Dr Samir Pai & CMAS Clinical Team Lead Sarah Sherad

January 18th

 

 

OOH Refresher Session

 Care UK

 Zoe Pursglove 14:00-14:45

Endocrine Talk

Dr Harry Brooks 15:00- 16:00

January 25th

 

Continuing Healthcare talk - 2pm

Vicky Newbery

February 1st

School visit

 

Statistics

February 8th

 

Induction for ST 1's starting in Feb

Consultation Skills

ST 3's Mock CSA session at Two Rivers Medical centre

 

HALF TERM

 

March 1st

 

 

Dr John Cannon talk on ICC cardiology experiences 2pm - 3:30pm

 

March 8th

 

 

Knee Talk

 T&O SpR Dr James Corbett

14:00- 15:00

 

March 15th

 

 

 

End of life Care

  Dr Kelvin Bengston

 14:00- 17:00

March 22nd

LMC/FED/CCG

 

Renal talk by Dr Miriam Ball

"Chronic Kidney disease - what GP's need to know"

March 29th

Mental Health Morning - Dr Jane Hill

 

Physical Activity in Clinical Care

Dr Chris Rufford

 

EASTER BREAK

 

Summer Term Timetable 2017

Wednesday

April 26th

 

**Teaching as normal morning only **

** NO TEACHING AT HOSPITAL AS CCG EVENT ALL EXPECTED TO ATTEND TRINITY PARK INSTEAD**

May 3rd

MDDUS Workshop 9.30am until 1pm Dr Greg Dollman

Haematology talk

Dr Andrew Hodson

14:00 -15:30

May 10th

Macmillan GP Dr Andrew Yager

Elderly Care/Stroke talk

Mr Sajid Alam

14:00 – 15:30

 

Educational Supervisors Reviews to be completed from May 14th but by May 28th

 

May 17th

** No Teaching**

GP UPDATE COURSE – YOU NEED TO BOOK ONTO THIS -Please speak to Claire/Charlotte

**No Teaching**

GP UPDATE COURSE -YOU NEED TO BOOK - Please speak to Claire/Charlotte

 

HALF TERM

 

June 7th

 

** No teaching for ST1's in practice**

VETERAN’S Day –ST3’s only

**No Teaching as all expected to attend the CCG event at Trinity park**

VETERAN’S Day –ST3’s only

June 14th

Medical Accountant Workshop

 Lizzy Lloyd

Roger Neigbour CSA Session 2pm until 5pm

**Trainers invited**

June 21st

ARCP'S @ Ipswich

 

ICC Cardiology Experience Dr John Cannon

Dr Paul Driscoll FED talk 3.45pm

June 28th

GP Faculty meeting 1pm until 2pm

Dr Imaad Khalid  Locum Talk

Menorrhagia, HRT, Dysfunctional uterine bleeding, post coital bleeding, management of cervical ectropion

Talk by Mrs Mamta Banerjee

July 5th

LMC Session -Dr Lucy Henshall

Urology Speaker - Mr Rob Brierly

Autumn Term Timetable 2017

 

Wednesday August 23rd

Induction to Scheme with Colchester Scheme at Colchester hospital, for ST1’s & transfer in trainees only

Week 1

13th September

Team Building Day –Jimmy’s Farm

 

2

 

20th September

Trainers Meeting

4 pm  Two Rivers

 

 

3.30pm until 5pm

Dr Chris Rufford 3.30pm until 5pm

Muscolosketal Examination

3

27th September

Kev Hopayian CSA Skills afternoon 1pm -5pm

 

4

 

4th October

No Teaching CCG Training Event

5

 

11th October

Quality panel at WSH

Dr Bryan  Anglim AKT Stats session 1-3.30pm

 

 

 

Half Term

6

 

1st November

GP UPDATE EVENT – No Teaching

7

8Th November

RCGP VISIT ST1’s only

CSA Actors session

8

 

15th November

CSA SESSION Dr Kev Hopayian 1-5

9

 

22nd November

Onelife “motivational interviewing” 1pm until 3pm

Drugs & Alcohol talk Renato Masetti 3.30pm until 5pm

 

 

ESR’s need to be completed by end of November

10

29th November

Ehsan Ahmadi Emergency OOH 1-3-15pm

Ophthalmology – year 1

“Acute Visual Loss” talk by Ms Sharmila Poovali – 3.30pm until 5pm

 

11

 

6th December

ST 1’s Sim’s session 1-3.30pm?

 

Dermatology – year 1

“Infectious Disease “ talk by Dr Virginia Hubbard -3.30pm until 5pm

 

 

13th December

ARCP Panels with WSH @Ipswich -morning

Christmas Break

Spring Term TimeTable 2018

12

10th January

CSA Preparation Session workshop by David Russell & Simon Ormerod

13

17th January

 

CSA- Dr kev Hopayian?

14

 

24th January

Womens Health

“HRT” talk by Dr Caroline Marfleet 3pm until 5pm

15

31st January

Womens Health

Contraception Evelyn Kerr 1.5 hours

16

7th February

Womens Health

“Fertility” talk by Mr Alleemudder 3.15pm until 5pm

 

 

Half term

17

28th February

 

Neurology

18

7th March

 

CCG Event – No Teaching

19

14th  March

Quality panels @Ipswich morning

Neurology

20

21st March

Mr Jim Fong Throat talk 4pm until 5pm

 

 

 

Easter Break

 

Summer Term Timetable 2018

21

18th April

Common paed problems

 

22

25th April

Common paed problems

 

23

 

2nd May

E.B.M

24

 

9th May

Allery

25

 

16th May

Allergy

26

 

23rd May

Disability

 

 

ESR’s  need to be completed by end of November

 

 

Half Term

27

13th June

Practice Management

 

28

20th June

ARCP Panels’ipswich all day

Personal & Professional responsibilities

29

 

27th June

Personal & Professional responsibilities

30

4th July

Personal & Professional responsibilities

 

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