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

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Practice Management


Does everyone need to build skills for team work?

Some people love working in teams and others naturally prefer to work alone and relatively independently.   Which are you?

Even if you see your role as highly independent and you perform most of it remotely or alone, you’ll still need to communicate with others about what you’ve done, and understand why you’re doing it in the context of the organisation as a whole.

And you cannot do that if you don’t have teamwork skills.  Everyone needs to build their skills in team work.  If you’re the type of person who likes to work alone – you might be surprised at how teamwork might inject a bit of life into your day-to-day working. 

Effective Teamwork

The 4 elements to effective teamwork:

  • Commitment: including shared objectives
  • Communication: including keeping others informed of what they are doing and sharing other information
  • Contribution: including everyone pulling their weight and playing to their strengths
  • Collaboration: including sharing expertise and working flexibly to achieve joint goals

Source: CIPD (2015)

Team dynamics

Team’s don’t just gel; it doesn’t just happen – it takes time. The Tuckman model outlines the stages of team development:

  • Forming — where you bring a team of people together
  • Storming — where they test each other’s boundaries; some arguments may happen at this stage
  • Norming — things start to settle down, everyone knows their roles, people get along
  • Performing — the results of the team work start to pay off

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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

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).