Induction - GP post
induction and other things – for ST1s, ST2s and ST3s
- home visits – observing doctors do their rounds.docx
- sitting in the waiting room 1 – simple.docx
- sitting in the waiting room 2 – detailed.docx
- sitting in with any staff member – generic version.docx
- sitting in with doctors 1 – characteristics of the good GP.docx
- sitting in with doctors 2 – discovering illness behaviour.docx
- sitting in with doctors 3 – different ways GPs consult.docx
- sitting in with doctors 4 – opening gambits and door handle remarks.docx
- sitting in with reception staff.docx
- sitting in with the pharmacist.docx
- sitting in with the practice nurse.docx
- A list of common symptoms in Primary Care
- The GP trainee’s weekly timetable
- RCGP registration/AIT pages
- RCGP website
- RCGP AIT committee
- RCGP MRCGP pages
- Bradford VTS MRCGP pages
- Moonlighting – can I do other jobs on the side?
- European Working Time Directive (EWTD) by BMA
Other important links
Trainees – please click on the “Training map for ST1/ST2 below and revisit this page often!
Trainers – click on “Induction Toolkit” below and signpost the “Practice Manager’s page” to your PM.
Quick links for future reference
New GP Induction Workbook
A New GP induction Workbook
I’ve written a new book called The Essential GP Induction Handbook. The aim of this is to add structure to the induction period and have everything you need in ‘one place’. In my practice, we actually do the things in this book spaced out over a period of 4-6 weeks – so as not to hurry the process or overwhelm the learners. This Induction to GP workbook is precisely that – a workbook to be physically used and written in. Full of tools and activities to make induction come alive – all organised in a sequential way to take the headache out of planning. Sections that are clearly marked for home reading, or tutorials when back in the practice. A perfect aide-memoire for both parties. GP Induction has never been made easier – the first book of its kind.
As for your practice-specific information, download this template. Fill in your bits, print and then slide it into the workbook. Voila! All done. Nice and easy.
Although the workbook is available in print and kindle format, I suggest the print version as it is meant to be a practical handbook. At our practice we buy one for each GP trainee. So, this time we bought 6 – one of whom is an FY doc. It means they all go through an equivalent standardised induction process, with all the important elements covered. It also looks neat and professional than the flimsy bits of paper we have dished out in the past. And the best bit is this – the ones I have given it to have always had a face of delight upon receiving it – a bit like they’ve been given a little gift – which of course they have.
And at £14.99 per book it’s relatively inexpensive – so for all 6 of our trainees to get inducted in a structured easy way cost the practice £90. A snip. Proceeds go towards supporting Bradford VTS and keeping it free.
Frequently Asked Questions
7 quick but incredibly important things to do when you start a GP post
Final bits and bobs
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