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

Bradford VTS Posts

If you would like to have your own monthly or bi-monthly blog, please write to me.  Or even if you just want to do a one-off blog. Trainees, Trainers & TPDs welcome. rameshmehay@googlemail.com

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Well-being

Listen

Listen Compassionately By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) When we run our resilience courses, delegates often describe having their energy drained

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Well-being

Where are we with wellbeing?

Where are we with Wellbeing? a reflection By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) Unfortunately, the statistics are rather dismal: The GMC

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New Balint Group

TRAINERS & TRAINEES WELCOME Want to join a balint group? Are you interested in joining an online Balint group?  We have vacancies in  a group on the third Wednesday each

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Well-being

Manifest Success

Manifest Success The state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) With the arrival of the

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Communication Skills

Shared Decision Making

Shared Decision Making The state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) As GPs, we are

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Well-being

The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) NHSE data from March 2021 states that 7 million consultations are

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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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Well-being

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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Well-being

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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Well-being

managing our emotions

Emotions Managing our emotions By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) As Healthcare Professionals (HCP) we are quite rightly, conscious of the

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Well-being

The Power of Meditation

The Power of Meditation … By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) We all know that life can be fast and furious.

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Well-being

Compassion Versus Empathy

Compassion Versus Empathy … By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) When talking to patients, clinicians can sometimes feel overwhelmed by emotion.

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RCA

RCA – The Second Half

RCA blog The Second Half By Dr Ramesh Mehay GP Bradford (Yorkshire & the Humber) This week, one of my trainees was struggling with the second half of the consultation. 

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Advertising & Jobs

Are you hiring? Looking for a new GP?

Have you got a job that you want to advertise?  Doesn’t have to be a job.  Perhaps a course, a seminar, a webinar, a subscription website?  Or just advertise your

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Communication Skills

The Nocebo Effect

The Nocebo Effect You’ve heard of the placebo effect – the positive effect a suggestion can have on others.  Now for the nocebo effect – the negative effect a suggestion

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Well-being

Breathe

Breathe The state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) Winter can be a very stressful

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Well-being

Wellbeing

Wellbeing The state of being comfortable, healthy or happy. By Karen Forshaw GP Doncaster (Yorkshire & the Humber) By Chrisssie Mowbray Chartered Physiotherapist (Yorkshire) Wellbeing is a well-used word in

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RCA

Ram’s next RCA webinar

Ram’s next RCA webinar For your diary: Monday 30th August 2021 5pm Dr Ramesh Mehay GP Trainer & Former TPD (Bradford) Dates: Sun 17th Oct 2021 Times: 5pm – 7.30pm

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Books

Five Point Rescue Plan

Improve your Mental Wellbeing Click HERE to view our full Resilience Toolkit The Five-Point Rescue Plan is a unique resilience tool.  You can use it for yourself and your patients.  It is

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Extinction Rebellion….

Dear all I’ve had this letter from Bing Jones, a retired doctor involved with Extinction Rebellion in Sheffield. He says, “I have written an open letter for worried doctors and hope

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Patients recording consultations

This is an interesting post I came across today.  I hope many of you like it too.   We all get jittery of the thought of patients recording our consultations.  But

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Russell Howard on the NHS

Please don’t watch this if you are offended by a few swear words.  I’ve put it on because it is incredibly funny and Russell Howard makes some very real, serious

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What can you do about Ebola?

For a start, you can donate!   Most of us are lucky to have the lives we have.   Others aren’t so lucky and need our help.   Nearly 5000 people have died

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Streetbank

Get to know people in your community and the skills and things they have that they are willing to borrow or pass onto you.  And it reduces your carbon footprint

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DuckDuckGo

Did you know that most internet browser giants are secretly collecting stuff about you.  And you don’t know what they do with that information or where it goes.  You might

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How IT ALL STARTED
WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
WHO ARE WE FOR?

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 bradfordvts@gmail.com).

Our sections on (medical) COMMUNICATION SKILLS and (medical) TEACHING & LEARNING are perhaps the best and most comprehensive on the world wide web (see white-on-black menu header section on the homepage).