We are pleased to offer our GPST1&2s an innovative method of teaching that compliments the main teaching programme in ST1&2.
The Focus Groups are designed to integrate with the main GPST1&2 teaching programme and to complement it by engaging the learner on topics that are particularly relevant to them during their placement in General Practice. As such it is intended to support the transition from secondary to primary care. It is also intended to ensure that the GPST has exposure to aspects of primary care administration and management needed in preparation for the AKT.
These groups run along side the lectures and groupwork. They are intended for those Trainees who are currently in a GP Practice or GP Plus Post.
There are nine sessions per academic year.
It is repeated every 12 months and each trainee is expected to attend one course during their GP placement. Sessions take place between 2.30 and 4.30pm on Thursday afternoons at approximately monthly intervals.
ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY for all GPST1&2 who are currently working in a GP Practice either in a stand alone GP post or a GP Plus post. Trainees on the course are expected to attend each session unless on annual leave and attendance will be monitored.
The dates and venues will appear on the timetable.
The format is a presenation prepared by a GPST and facilitated by an experienced GP Trainer or Educator.
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Focus Session Outline 2015 >>