January Newsletter

MRCGP CSA for Trainers Course
The RCGP has released a new date for the above course – Fri 29 January at RCGP Headquarters, 30 Euston Square, London. To register your interest, click here or for more information, please contact Yolanda Kibuukamusoke on 0203 188 7658 or yolanda.kibuukamusoke@rcgp.org.uk

National IDT Update
The next Inter Deanery Transfer (IDT) application window for trainees wishing to transfer in August 2016 will be open from 29 January at 4pm until 26 February at 4pm. For further information, please contact the appropriate Deanery on this listing.

Additional STC Day Release Courses Sessions for ST2s
From February 2016, we are offering ST2 trainees in GP placements the opportunity to attend a further study day at Bournemouth University on the 4th Wednesday of each month. We have developed a very contrasting day with a focus on professionalism and reflective practice in the morning, and clinical topics in the afternoon.

Good Doctors website
Medical professionalism matters was developed by a group of healthcare organisations, led by the General Medical Council, to help us better understand the challenges that health professionals face in their daily practice. Please take a look – www.gooddoctors.org.uk

Professional Skills Medicine for F2 Doctors 2016/2017
For 2016/2017, GP Programme Directors will co-facilitate the sessions alongside clinical tutors and BU Educators, GPs will cover the morning session only. These changes should give a more robust and organised programme and enhance the trainees’ and facilitators’ experience.

End-of-Life Care Resources
Health Education England have developed e-learning modules for end-of-life care and the Wessex Palliative Care Handbook. If you have further questions about either of these, please contact Jaz – jaswant.bance@wessex.hee.nhs.uk

RCGP WPBA Update on Approval of CEPS
The GMC has now approved Clinical Examination and Procedural Skills (CEPS) as an assessment in the trainee ePortfolio, and have now replaced Direct Observational Procedural Skills (DOPS). Please see the updated CEPS Manual. The ePortfolio will be updated in the New Year.

Essential Knowledge Challenge 16
The Essential Knowledge Challenge 16 has now been released which provides 2 separate 25-item Essential Knowledge Challenges. Please see this flyer for further information.

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