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News and Events

Welcome to our new ST1’s – August 2019

Congratulations and Welcome to our new ST1’s who will be joining us on 7th August. We wish you every success with your Training Programme.


Autumn Term commences on 11th September 2019  - Please see the timetable section for weekly sessions

Please note we are holding an E-Portfolio masterclass for new ST1's on 11th September - this is mandatory as is instead of the second session of normal teaching


One Day Away Teaching event is on 25th September 2019

Please email to reserve your place with Jenny and Hannah.


One Day Away Teaching Event 25.9.19

We are holding an all-day educational event this September at the picturesque Hylands House, situated within Hylands Park in Writtle.

We do hope that the local venue will help those of you who have parental or care duties to join us.

The aim of these events is to look at GP education from a slightly broader perspective, beyond clinical care, but we incorporate clinical speakers in the schedule to keep it varied and relevant.

In the past, these events have been much liked by trainees and we had outstanding feedback. In addition to new knowledge, it has helped registrars to make, and enforce, interpersonal bonds in a relaxed but professional atmosphere.

The day is fully funded, and all you have to do is to ensure that you book the day off as study leave in good time.

We were able to secure places for 46 trainees across all ST years, including some of our impending intake in August 2019.

These places will be allocated at first-come-first-serve basis and I would encourage you to put your name down early with Jenny and Hannah.

We will share the completed schedule in due course with you.

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.



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