The GP medical training website for everyone, not just Bradford.
Est. 2002

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The Training Website For Everyone, Not Just Bradford​

Bradford VTS is the independent vocational training scheme website providing a wealth of free medical resources for GP trainees, their trainers and TPDs everywhere.  Our users also include other health professionals – both qualified and in training – such as Associate Physicians, ANPs, Medical & Nursing Students.  Our fundamental belief is about openly and freely sharing knowledge to learn and develop with each other.  Feel free to use the information (as long as not commercial).   We welcome educational material from all our users (providing it is copyright free).           Dr Ramesh Mehay, Bradford, UK.  (

Job Vacancies

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Post a Job

If you have a post vacancy, please advertise with Bradford VTS.   Get the right person, with fresh ideas whilst supporting us at the same time.


GP trainees, their GP trainers, the newly qualified and a whole host of other health professionals. takes jobs from all over the UK & abroad. 

What's New?

04.04.21 Chat rooms redesigned.
04.07.21 Redesigned BVTS header.
06.05.21: Updating Clinical Pages – would you like to help? Become a Bradford VTS Helper.  Contact 
05.05.21: Super-condensed Curriculum Guides added to AKT section and each Clinical Specialty.  Great “at a glance” docs.
02.04.21: Search Medicina – best medical search engine.  Stop patients thinking you are googling.  Get the information you want in an instant.
06.03.21: Quicklinks, Induction & Roadmaps – see section below.  Great for new trainees.
 04.02.21: The RCA webinars – 4 great webinars (1h each).  For trainers & trainees.   Trainees – understand exactly how to pass.  Trainers – learn how you can help your trainee.

Bits and Bobs

  • Free seminar on the Shoulder: 17th July 2021:  Click here to register
  • In light of the recent racist remarks in the UEFA final, please click this petition.  Make verified ID a requirement for opening a social media account so that people are held accountable for their awful comments and are identifiable.  Click here to sign the petition – takes 2-3 minutes to do.
  • New book on Resilience and Wellbeing – and yes, I have read it from page to page and I think it’s really good – easy to read, lots of practice tools from a variety of cognitive and psychological disciplines.     It’s called “How to Rise” – click on the image on the right to buy.

Blog Posts

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Communication Skills

Mindful Consulting

Mindful Consulting How are your consultations going lately? By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) How are your consultations going lately? The

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Doctor you can be less stressed

Doctor, you can be less stressed By Susan Kersley Personal Development & Work Balance Doctor Notice how your most stressed colleagues get through their day: They never take a break

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Wellbeing Tips for Thriving in Surgery

Wellbeing Tips for Thriving in Surgery The state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) General

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Being a GP

I’m not ‘just a GP’

I’m not ‘just a GP’ “Aren’t you JUST a GP” said someone to Dr Claire Denness, a GP. Here is her response… By Clare Denness GP, GP Trainer, Medical Student

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"The highest education is that which merely does not give us information but makes our life in harmony with all existence"

Rabindranath Tagore, 1861-1941 (Bengladeshi polymath) Tweet

Please donate

to help keep this site alive & free.

Did you know: Bradford VTS doesn’t get much money from large external sources.  In fact, a lot of the funding comes out of our own pocket and contributions from kind people – mostly your trainers. 

We try to keep the site as FREE as possible. Occasionally we ask for money for the odd resource.    We rely on this bit of money to help fund us.   We don’t ask for much as you can see (compare it to the 100s you pay for courses).    We hope you think we are reasonable and fair. 

Please, please, please contribute.  It is an unfortunate fact that most of our funding comes from GP trainers and very little from Trainees.  If you would like to change this, then please click on the contribution page here.

Bradford VTS was created in 2002 for one main reason – to simply create a platform where we can share ideas, knowledge and skills so that we can co-create to produce wonderful new things effortlessly.  We have stood the test of time… Bradford VTS is made with by Dr Ramesh Mehay and others, often in our spare time.

Yes, please subscribe me to this awesome website's mailing List

You’ll be unwise not to subscribe!   We don’t bombard you.  We only send you the occaisional thing when it’s what we consider important and you get reminders about things like Educational Supervision meetings.  You can always unsubscribe later if it doesn’t suit you. 


I am struggling Right Now

Please call, there are people to help.  You’re not alone; lots of doctors struggle. Addiction? Mental Health? Stress? Please call them now.


I've got money problems

Lots of doctors struggle with money. You are not alone. So please don’t suffer in silence. There are people and organisations out there to help you. Click the link below to find out more.


The Essential Handbook

The Essential Handbook of GP Training and Education (for GP Trainers) is written by over 80 GP Educators .  Coordinated and edited by Dr Ramesh Mehay. Click the button for a discount.


Our Amazon Bookshop

Please consider ordering your GP training books from our Amazon bookshop. We don’t get much (only about 4%) but every bit helps to keep our site alive and free.  Thank you so much for doing this.

"to be trained is to arrive, to be educated is to continue to travel"

Kenneth Calman, 1941- (Former Chief Medical Officer UK) Tweet

remember the past

Since 2001

Yes, that’s right.  The Bradford VTS website has been helping GP Trainees and Trainers since 2001.  If you want to take a look at an early version (2004) of our website, click here.

The aim of this website has always been…

to facilitate the development of doctors who are reflective practitioners.

Marie Scully
Marie ScullyProgramme Director (Co. Meath, Ireland)
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"The Bradford VTS website is a fantastic resource. I particularly highlight Ram's 5+5 CSA consultation method!"
Tim Sandars
Tim SandarsProgramme Director (North Cumbria)
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"THE resource that every trainee, trainer and TPD must know about! We'd be lost without it."​
Peter Milburn
Peter MilburnProgramme Director (Medway, Kent)
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“Your publications are a precious resource enabling quality teaching whilst being a busy full time GP!”​
Aman Arora
Aman AroraProgramme Director (West Midlands)
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"A must-use resource that I tapped into as a trainee and now as medical educator. 5 stars!"
Marion Lynch
Marion LynchDeputy Director (NHS England South)
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"The big, clever and fun 'go to' resource site perfectly ideal for all clinical educators."​
Fergus Donaghy
Fergus DonaghyProgramme Director (Belfast, N Ireland)
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"Bradford VTS is our go-to web resource for trainees, trainers and PDs - so comprehensive and so au courant."
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