Courses & Events

As well as the general calendar below we have more specific information on RCGP Events, Wessex GP Educational Trust, Practice Education & Leaders Programme,  Newly Qualified GP Meetings, Sessional GP Meetings, Small Groups, and Wessex LMC Events, view WACPOT & Biannual Trainers Meetings from the main menu under Courses & Events.

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VIew a full calendar here.

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RCGP Events

Forthcoming RCGP Events:

19th March 2015 – Cardiology Update Half Day

20th March 2015 – Cardiology Update Half Day

1st April 2015 – Ophthalmology Update Day

24th April 2015 – Safeguarding Course Level 1 & 2 Half Day

29th April 2015 – ENT Update Study Day

12th May – Travel Medicine Update Course

19th May 2015 – Minor Surgery Study Day

20th May 2015 – Joint Injection Update Day

3rd June 2015 – Current Paediatrics Update Course

12th June 2015- Respiratory Medicine Update Day

19th June 2015 – Safeguarding Course Level 3 Half Day

24th June 2015 – Gynaecology GP Update Day

2nd July 2015 – Essential Knowledge Update

7th July 2015 – Mental Health GP Update Day

10th July 2015 – Practice Nurse Essential Update

See main calendar above for more details, booking, and flyers or visit the RCGP Wessex Faculty pages for details.
EIGP = Emergencies in General Practice

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Wessex GP Education Trust

The Wessex GP Educational Trust (WGPET) was formed in 1990 to provide funding for educational events run by GP Tutors in Wessex. It is funded by subscriptions paid by its members and receives no public money.

Membership entitles members to attend as many WGPET underwritten educational events as they want. Most events run by GP Tutors in Wessex fall in this category. Members are also able to attend Wessex Faculty RCGP courses at a subsidised rate and may claim re-imbursment for part of the educational costs when attending ‘out of area’ events, subject to certain limits. In addition to this WGPET provides financial support to practice based education (PEAS) and small GP educational groups.

For more details on the benefits of becoming a member and the subscription costs, please see WGPET HomepageWGPET Forthcoming Events and WGPET Ongoing Activities or contact them via email

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Practice Education and Leaders Programme

This facility exists for practices to develop educational programmes in house.  Every WGPET member receives £75 per annum.

You need to register through your local post graduate tutor who will send you a form to complete. This lists the members participating and requests an outline of the planned educational activity. This would normally be 10-12 meetings per year.

A wide range of activity is acceptable from invited speakers to in house complaints, referral significant events analysis case discussions CPR training etc. The GP tutors would be happy to discuss topics or help provide facilitation .It is an easy way to earn back part of your WGPET subscription!

A practice that learns together stays together.

Practice Leaders Programme

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Newly Qualified GP Meetings

Since 2009 we have successfully run monthly educational meetings for newly qualified GPs in Dorset. Our aim has been to support newly qualified GPs with the transition from GP Trainee to independent GP; to encourage the concept of lifelong learning (and hopefully the formation of ‘young GP’ groups), to ensure GPs are preparing for Appraisal and Revalidation and to provide an opportunity to share experiences and issues of concern.

2011 NQGP educational meetings will be held on the second wednesday of the month at The Harbour Hospital in Poole. The first meeting will be on Wednesday 10th August. The informal evenings will start at 1900 with a meal. This will be followed at 1930 by a case based discussion on a clinical topic facilitated by a local consultant and an opportunity to address areas of relevance to appraisal eg Significant Event Analysis. The evening should finish at 2130.

If you are finishing your ST3 year and are interested in attending, please contact Aurelia Butcher for more information.

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Sessional GP Meetings

All Sessional GPs are welcome to attend our monthly educational meetings held currently in the upstairs room at ”The Salterns Hotel’ in Lilliput from 1845 on the last Wednesday of the month.  The meetings cover clinical and non clinical topics supported by local consultants and clinicians.  They provide an opportunity to discuss cases, experiences and any issues.  A light buffet is provided. If you would like to know more about these meetings please contact  Dr Alex Jones (nee Davies).

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Small Groups

The Dorset GP Education team is keen to support new and existing small GP groups.  We encourage participants to also take advantage of the funding available for such meetings through WGPET.

If you would like support in setting up a new group, please contact your local GP Tutor.  A NASGP guide is also available.

For Wessex LMC Events visit their events page.

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