The universal GP Training website for everyone, not just Bradford.   Created in 2002 by Dr Ramesh Mehay

Bradford VTS Online Resources

Teaching Consultation Skills

Teach using Verbatims & Reflections

Some people think using verbatims is out dated and old!

A verbatim is a recollection of a conversation but in written form – word for word.    Trainees are so used to having their videos watched, trainers sit in with them, their consultations marked via COT and other methods.  So why not add more flavour by using a verbatim.   

Verbatims are usually of pre-prepared but real consultations that the trainee has not been involved with.  In that way, verbatims can be used with trainees who are sensitive to critical feedback about their own performance – hence allowing you to focus on the skills of the consultation rather than the trainee being fearful of the critique they may recieve in otherwise personal performance training.  

Have a go.  Again, if you have any to share with me,

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Bradford VTS was created by Dr. Ramesh Mehay, a Programme Director for Bradford GP Training Scheme back in 2001. Over the years, it has seen many permutations.  At the time, there were very few resources for GP trainees and their trainers so Bradford decided to create one FOR EVERYONE. 

So, we see Bradford VTS as  the INDEPENDENT vocational training scheme website providing a wealth of free medical resources for GP trainees, their trainers and TPDs everywhere and anywhere.  We also welcome other health professionals – as we know the site is used by both those qualified and in training – such as Associate Physicians, ANPs, Medical & Nursing Students. 

Our fundamental belief is to openly and freely share knowledge to help learn and develop with each other.  Feel free to use the information – as long as it is not for a commercial purpose.   

We have a wealth of downloadable resources and we also welcome copyright-free educational material from all our users to help build our rich resource (send to

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