Patch Office: Practice Managers

GP Specialty Training

The Mid-Wessex Patch Office liaises with Trainers and Practice Managers to support GP Training across Mid-Wessex - Basingstoke, Salisbury and Winchester. 

When GP trainees are placed in a practice, they will be in their first, second or third year of GP Specialty Training (GPST1/2/3).  During the 3 year programme, trainees are required to spend 18 months in hospital posts and 18 months in General Practice.  At Mid-Wessex each trainee will undertake a 6 month GP post during ST1 or ST2 and 12 months as ST3.  Some trainees work Less Than Full Time (LTFTT) and their programme is therefore extended to cover 3 years whole time equivalent.

The Training programme years run from early August to the end of July - in 2020/21 this is 5th August 2020 to 03 August 2021.  

Trainees have to regularly complete their RCGP E-portfolio and successfully complete the training curriculum including:

Workplace Based Assessments

Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) / Recorded Consultation Assessment (RCA)

Applied Knowledge Test (AKT)

Trainees are regularly assessed by ARCP - Annual Review of Competence Progression panels.

Once the Trainee has progressed successfully through the training years and passed the assessments, and achieve the Certificate of Completion of Training, they become a qualified GP.

Health Education Wessex (Deanery)

Health Education Wessex - General Practice information - for general enquiries For guardian related queries for Head of GP School New invoice mailbox


Please see the Trainers webpages for more information on Trainer Approvals and Re-approvals, thank you.