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

Stop Your Web Browser Loading an Old Version of a Website

especially when you know there is a new updated version

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Why do browsers load an old version of a website when someone has updated it?

Your browser tries its best to speed up things for you.  So if you visit a website there are elements on that page it will try and store so that the next time you ask for that page it will not have to reload everything. That  storage area is called a cache.   So, if you know that the website has been updated but your browser keeps loading the old version, you basically need to clear the cache.   Instructions below.

How to clear the local DNS cache in Windows 10

You can flush your local DNS cache in Windows by following these easy steps:

  • In the search box at the bottom left of your desktop, type in CMD
  • Right-click and select Command Prompt and choose Run as Administrator
  • Click anywhere in the black box that opens and type in ipconfig /flushdns .      Note: there is a space before the / but not after it.  And do not add the fullstop.  
  • Press Enter and you are done.  You can now close the box.  Re open the web browser and try the website again.

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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).