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The GP training programme in South East Scotland is packed with educational opportunities, supporting you through from the steep learning curve at the start of general practice training to CCT and your future career. Please check the NES study leave guidance

During your GP placements, there iare regular educational sessions including small and large group work. During your hospital placements there is a rolling programme of educational courses available from which to choose. Further details about these educational opportunities are provided in the sections below. All presentations and educational resources from each course will be available via the South East NES Moodle website. Don't forget to register for Moodle as it is password protected.

Welcome pack August 2019 for new recruits

2018-2019 ESR COMPLETION & ARCP DATES (word doc)

Overview of educational Opportunities for those in Hospital Placements

 

    For new trainees ONLY:

    VENUE: NHS Education for Scotland, 102 Westport, Edinburgh, EH3 9DN

    This induction aims to give you, as a new trainee, an overview of what you can expect from and what is expected of you in GP training. It also provides an introduction to the Royal College of General Practitioners curriculum and the GP training e-portfolio. Please see the welcome pack for preparatory materials

     

     

    AUGUST 2019 COHORT GPST1 NEW TRAINEES

    We run this day three times to allow all GP trainees to attend. You will be allocated one of these dates by your supervisor whether in GP or hospital placements.  

    1 of the following dates

    Tues 13th Aug OR

    Wed 14th Aug OR

    Thurs 15th Aug

     

    FEBRUARY 2019 COHORT GPST1 NEW TRAINEES

    Thursday 7th February 2019

    The Core Curriculum day is a for new GPST1s ONLY and provides a more in-depth introduction to the e-portfolio. You will learn about:

    • The RCGP core competencies and curriculum and how they fit together and their relevance to your training
    • Writing log entries in your e-portfolio
    • The different types of work placed based assessments you do throughout GP training
    • How to approach your six monthly reviews with your supervisor

    You will be allocated by your supervisor to one of the following dates:

    VENUE: NHS Education for Scotland, 102 Westport, Edinburgh, EH3 9DN

    AUGUST 2019 COHORT GPST1 NEW TRAINEES

    1 of the following dates

    Wed 16th Aug OR

    Thurs 15th Aug OR

    Thurs 20th  Aug 

     

    FEBRUARY 2019 COHORT GPST1 NEW TRAINEES

    14th February 2019

     

    Lothian Practice Trainees

    Out of Hours General Practice Training in Lothian Unscheduled Care Service (LUCS).

    LUCS Information sheet

    VENUE:

    • Student Common Lounge, 3rd floor WGH
    • February GPST1 Induction date:
    • Wednesday 20th February 2019 6.30 - 8.30 p.m.

    This LUCS induction session will only be run once and attendance is mandatory. The session aims to give you an overview of LUCS and to highlight the challenges of Out of Hours care.  All trainees will be expected to complete the relevant number of sessions to 36 hours as directed by the LUCS OOH service, including induction.

     

    Fife Practice Trainees

    OOH is in PCES.  All trainees will be expected to complete the relevant number of sessions to 36 hours over the six months as directed by PCES OOH service. This will include an induction

     

    Border Practice Trainees

    OOH in BECs based at Borders General Hospital.  BECS will contact you with Induction dates. All trainees will be expected to complete the relevant number of sessions to 36 hours over the six months as directed by BECS OOH service.  You will attend for induction.

     

     

     

    This is a new meeting day to support ST2 trainees in their year in hospital placements

    Objectives:

    • To explore the hospital/GP interface (referrals, discharges)
    • To think creatively about where your learning needs lie and how to address them in the hospital setting
    • To explore the use of the SCCGs
    • Study skills for AKT and to think when it might be appropriate for you to sit it

     

    VENUE: NHS Education for Scotland, 102 Westport, Edinburgh, EH3 9DN

    August 2017 Trainee Cohort:  You will be allocated to one of the following dates

    • Tuesday 14th August 2018 9 - 5  
    • Thursday 23rd August 2018 9 - 5
    • Tuesday 28th August 2018 8 9 - 5

     

    February 2018 Trainee Cohort: 

    Tuesday 12th February 2019 9 - 5

    This induction will help you get back into the GP mind-set and prepare you for the exciting but challenging year ahead. The requirements for the year will be covered and you will get an insight into what to expect from GPST3 as well as a chance to catch up with your colleagues and meet your groups for GPST3 teaching sessions. Please sign up via PORTAL  course code 01-02-04-060899.”

    Date: Wednesday 7th August 2019 -  9 a.m sharp

    Location: NES Buildings, 102 Westport

     

    These teaching sessions are for GPST1s in their GP placements. They are run by an enthusiastic team of GPs and provide you with a mix of clinical topics and insights into the RCGP competencies. Sessions will be full or half-day and vary between large and small group work. Please see below for the current timetable.

    Timetable August 2018 - February 2019

    Timetable February 2019 - August 2019

    The GPST3 Educational Release Progamme aims to provide ST3s with support and a structured educational programme that is largely trainee directed in content. This takes the form of facilitated small group sessions throughout the year (organised by local region) as well as some whole year teaching sessions, a CSA day, a formative CSA and a Careers Day. Information about all of these opportunities is provided below in document form.  Please read the new programme as the small group work has changed considerably this year.

    2018-19 Essential Programme  NEW (word)

    CSA Day 

    August 2018 ST3 - CSA Day 19th September 2018

    February 2019 ST3 CSA Day 3rd April 2019

    Formative CSA  

    You will attend ONE fCSA session in your ST3 year dependent on start of ST3 date or if you are out of synch.

    August 2018 ST3 fCSA dates October 10th/11th/12th 2018 information for sign up will be sent to you

    February 2019 ST3 fCSA date May 3rd information for sign up will be sent to you

     

    Quality Improvement Programme

     

    Introduction to Quality Improvement 1/2 day is a mandatory course for all ST3 trainees

    Aim

    To introduce/develop the concept of quality improvement with a focus on primary care. Focus on wider context of QI and why trainees might consider undertaking a QI project after an exploration of potential benefits.

    21/11/2018 - August cohort starts (mandatory)

    13/03/2019 - February cohort starts (mandatory)

     

    Quality Improvement Programme

    About to CCT?  This is the day for you to find out what you can do once you have CCT'd.  Lots of valuable information from all and sundry and a number of ex-trainees who are now well established GP's

    Please find the programme below:

    29th May 2018 Programme

     

    Next Programme date 

    28th May 2019 Portal Code 01-02-04-055429

    Wednesday 20th June 2 -5 pm at Westport. This course is by invitation only, information will come from the GP Team

    1 session AKT support workshop for trainees who meet the following criteria:

    1. Unsuccessful at AKT 
    2. Not yet sat AKT and about to start GPST3 Aug 2018

     

    Aims & Objectives:

    • To review the current RCGP guidance on passing AKT
    • Review study skills for AKT
    • How to close the knowledge gaps
    • Review statistics 
    • Review Practice Management

    Hospital Based Group Learning is for GP trainees who are currently in hospital placements. This is split into five days covering different areas of the curriculum. It is ideal if you can attend each day ONCE at some point in your training. Each session is run twice a year. Other suitable educational opportunities

     Please apply via PORTAL

    HBGL Course Aims and Objectives - full details

    Managing Complex & Long term Care

    07/03/2019

    01-02-04-055023

    Applying Clinical Knowledge & Skill

    25/04/2019

    01-02-04-055024

    Knowing Yourself & Relating to Others

    09/05/2019

    01-02-04-055026

    Working Well in Organisations & Systems

    13/06/2019

    01-02-04-055027

    Caring for People & in Communities

    02/07/2019

    01-02-04-055029

    This course is designed for those trainees in hospital placements who DO NOT have Obstetrics and Gynaecology in their rotation. The GP team will be monitoring applications and if you have incorrectly applied your application will be removed.  Shold there be any remaining places you may be allocated a space..  It provides an overview of useful Obs and Gynae topics for General Practice including relevant obstetric issues for GPs, postnatal topics for GPs and urogynaecology. Below is a link to a document which provides the learning objectives of this course.

    Dates for 2018-19:

    • Tuesday 13th November 2018
    • Tuesday 12th March 2019

    Learning Objectives of O&G course

    This course is designed for those trainees in hospital placements who DO NOT have Paediatrics in their rotation.  The GP team will be monitoring applications and if you have incorrectly applied your application will be removed.  Should there be any remaining places you may be allocated a space.

     

    There are now two stand alone one day courses, they can be attended in any order:

     

    Spotting the Sick Child 31/10/2018  19/03/2019
    Long term and Complex Care of Children (Programme for the day (word doc))  16/01/2019  22/05/2019

     Please book through NES Portal.

    • Aim

      1. To increase the confidence of GP trainees in diagnosing & managing common paediatric   presentations in Primary care
      2. To learn to recognise normal or benign conditions from abnormal or serious ones.
      3. Understand which children should be referred to secondary care
      4. Explore long term and complex care of children including those with disabilities.

       

    • Subjects include:

      Surgical problems; Respiratory problems; GI Medicine; Dermatology; Musculoskeletal problems; Assessing the feverish child

     

    CHILD SAFEGUARDING GUIDE: Scotland Deanery Child Safeguarding Level 3 Guidance:  A how to guide.

     

     

    RHSC TEACHING PROGRAMME FOR GP TRAINEES

    August 2018 to February 2019

    VENUE: SPHERE Lecture Room, 18 Millerfield Place 

     

    Videoconferencing is available by dialling into 520203802

    Please ensure you dial in at least 5 mins before the teaching is scheduled to commence to avoid disruption

     

    Tues

    25 Sept

    2.00-4.00

    Common paediatric referrals

    Dr Jenny Horne

     

    SPHERE Lecture Room

    Tues

    9 Oct

    2.15-4.15

    Skin rashes

    Dr Daniela Ellis

    SPHERE Lecture Room

    Tues

    6 Nov

    2.15-4.15

    General Paediatric Case Reviews

    Dr Sonia Joseph

     

    SPHERE Lecture Room

    Tues

    27 Nov

    2.15-4.15

    Asthma & Asthma case presentations

    Specialist Nurse Ann McMurray

    SPHERE Lecture Room

    Tues

    11 Dec

    2.15-4.15

     

    Neurology

    Dr Paul Eunson

    SPHERE Lecture Room

    Tues

    11 Jan

    2.15-4.15

     

    GI

    Dr Peter Gillett

    SPHERE Lecture Room

    This course runs once a year and can be booked through NES Portal.  You should only attend this if you have completed GPST1 Educational Release Programme i.e. attended the basic ethics session

    Date: 2nd May 2019

    Aims & Objectives:

    • To review some of the key ethical challenges facing GPs in our day to day work
    • To  develop the idea of frameworks for ethical decision making discussed in ST1 looking at other ethical decision making templates
    • To look at the history of medical ethics and how this subject has evolved and is evolving over time

    Learning Outcomes:

    • To have an interesting very interactive practical and enjoyable professional development day

    • To develop the ability of GP Trainees to think ethically both on their feet during their day to day interaction with patients and colleagues and also when reflecting on these interactions after the event.

    This course is open to all trainees at any point in their training journey

    Date: 24th April 2019

    This course can be booked through NES Portal.

    Aims & Objectives:

    1. Help trainees have an understanding of the job they are doing now and they are likely to be doing in the future
    2. To increase understanding of why resilience is important
    3. To work with colleagues and facilitators on the course to develop practical tools to boost trainees' own resilience.

    Learning Outcomes: 

    1) At the end of the course trainees will have an increased awareness and understanding of the challenges faced in general practice and will leave with practical tools to manage these challenges and flourish as a GP throughout their career.

    This course is open to all trainees and is a two day course for GP trainees who would like to learn more about teaching.  It is important to sign up to both days 

    Dates for 2018:

    • Day 1/2 -20/03/2019
    • Day 2/2 - 22/05/2019

    You can book on using NES Portal. 

     

    Aims & Objectives:

    To give trainees an understanding of different learning styles and develop teaching skills

    Learning Outcomes:

    1) Recognise different learning styles

    2) Consider different teaching styles

    3) Evaluate the challenges in teaching

    4) Demonstrate teaching a practical skill

    5) Demonstrate giving effective feedback

    Topics (AM/PM)

    Adult learning theory and Learning Styles

    Assessing educational needs

    Teaching tutorials

    Teaching clinical tasks

    Experiential Learning

    Facilitating group work

    Feedback

    This course is open to all trainees but is probably more suited to those in ST3.  It is two day course of GP trainees who would like to learn more about occupational medicine.

    Dates for 2019:

    • Day 1/2 - 29/05/2019
    • Day 2/2 - 19/06/2019

    Please book through NES Portal.

    Aim & Objectives

    By the end of the module the participants will have an understanding of:

    • The relationship between health and work
    • The health benefits of work
    • Common occupational disease
    • Health and safety legislation
    • Employment Legislation
    • The occupational history
    • Risk assessment
    • The fit note – its strengths and weaknesses
    • How to undertake a health and work consultation
    • Supports available for their patients
    • The structure and availability of occupational health
    • How to access support as a GP working in occupational health
    • Available training options for GPs in occupational medicine

    Trainees who are on a psychiatry placement will automatically be allocated a place, attendance is part of your psychiatry teaching. Trainees who do not have psychiatry in their placement can book onto each session separately.  Please book via Portal  This is best undertaken in ST3 placements.  There are 10 half-day sessions in a rolling programme which runs twice a year.

     

    Feb-July 2019:  NEW PROGRAMME 

    New Attendance Guidance for Psychiatry Trainees

    Dates for your diary - Thursday afternoons 2 - 5 pm at 102 Westport, Edinburgh

    Date

    Title

    Portal Code

    ·         21st February 2019               

    Psychosis

    01-02-04-059946

    ·         7th March 2019               

    Old Age Psychiatry                          

    01-02-04-059947

    ·         14th March 2019              

    Drug Misuse                                   

    01-02-04-059948

    ·         21st March 2019     

    Depression

    01-02-04-059949

    ·         4th April 2019                

    Mentalising and Balint                   

    01-02-04-059950

    ·         2nd May 2019                       

    Somatisation

    01-02-04-059951

    ·         23rd May 2019                     

    Intellectual Disability     

    01-02-04-059952

    ·         6th June 2019                  

    Treatment Approaches                

    01-02-04-059953

    ·         13th June 201

    Treatment Approaches  

    01-02-04-059955

    ·         27th June 2019               

    Age Spectrum Disorders               

    01-02-04-059957

     

     

    The Performance Support Programme is run by Dr Susan Buck (Associate Advisor Performance Support).

    It is specifically designed for those requiring additional support.  It is by invitation only.  Your TPD meet with you and identify that this programme is beneficial for your support.  You may be invited to attend the whole programme or individual component parts dependent on your identified learning needs.

    VENUE: Westport, Edinburgh

    New February - July Programme:

    • 05/02/2019 - Professionalism
    • 05/03/2019 - Coping Skills
    • 02/04/2019 - TeP
    • 07/05/2019 - Study Skills
    • 04/06/2019
    • 02/07/2019

    Full Programme Covers:

    • Communication Skills
    • Coping Strategies
    • Study Skills
    • TeP
    • Organisation and management
    • Professionalism

     




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