When first joining a practice a new GPST must go through an adequate induction programme and be provided with a practice information pack.
The Practice will ensure that the GPST is provided with copies of all local PCT policies and procedures, notices of local educational meetings and professional compendia. It should include a copy of the practice development plan together with a set of practice protocols with details of any local or practice health care improvement programme initiatives. A copy of the practice formulary should also be made available, with details of current prescribing aims. Time should be allowed for instruction in use of the practice IT system, use of template entries, medication review and information recording, recall of information and Links. Information regarding other practice members and attached members of the primary care team, with their areas of expertise. This list is not exhaustive and should be tailored to specific practice requirements
GPSTs will work in practices where a trained Educational Supervisor/Clinical Supervisor will provide regular support and works regular sessions within the practice with the GPST. The GPST should expect to work in an efficient, well-organised working environment. The practice in turn will benefit from the input of a well-motivated doctor who keeps up to date with current practice and can contribute with other members of the practice team towards the implementation of clinical governance.
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