Bradford VTS Online Resources

These resources are designed around the RCGP’s Curriculum.  There are additional sections created by Bradford VTS.

Knowing yourself & relating to others

Working in systems of care

2-02 Patient Safety & Quality of Care

2-04 Enhancing Professional Knowledge

3-01 Healthy People, Promoting Health & Preventing Disease

Clinical Knowledge

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Understanding the Curriculum Headings

Our resources are organised according to the RCGP’s GP curriculum headings. This has 4 contextual statements. This is accompanied by 21 clinical areas in which you are expected to demonstrate the 4 contextual statements.

Think of it this way…

The 4 contextual statements define from a bird’s eye view of what it is to ‘Be a GP’ ( =the ultimate ‘core’ statement of the GP Curriculum). This is demonstrated at ground level via the 21 clinical areas.

We (Bradford VTS) have added a few additional ‘clinical’ sub-folders of our own (see numbers 4-xx above).  This is to cater for those items which we found difficult to place elsewhere.

Perhaps this explanation will serve some of you better.  Context is what gives something meaning. For example, the word ‘trip’ can have several meanings.

  • The trip to India was fab.
  • I was tripped out on Ecstasy.
  • I banged my head because I tripped over the cable.
  • I really tripped up in that CSA exam.

Can you see how in each of these cases, it is the context that defines the word and gives it meaning? Likewise, the 4 contextual statements define what it is ‘to be a GP’ – your ultimate destination. This enables us to map out the areas in which we are expected to perform them ( = the 21 clinical interpretive statements).