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 12-18 months in hospital posts and 12-18 months in General Practice.  At Mid-Wessex each trainee will undertake one or two 6-month GP posts during ST1/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.  

FROM AUGUST 2021, new Trainees starting GP training will undertake a 24/12 programme.  The aim is for trainees to undertake 2 six month hospital posts and 2 six month GP posts in the first two years ST1&2, then 12m in ST3 GP.  We will do our best to provide this, but we cannot guarantee this for all new trainees.  Please be aware some trainees may be allocated 6 months in GP and 18 months in hospital as capacity is tight and there may not be adequate space in GP practices.

The Training programme years run from early August to early August.

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

Workplace Based Assessments

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.

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