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Individual Placement Description
Placement General Practice
Programme S1,S2,S3,S4,S5,S6,S7,S8,S9,S10,S11
Year F2
Region South-East
Main Duties of Placement

Providing primary care to patients in a community setting, both in the surgery and in patients' homes. Care provided will vary from acute first point of contact care to care of chronic conditions.

Trainees will be required to deliver holistic care and ongoing care over a period of time to patients. Trainees will be expected to integrate well into the practice team.

Typical Work Pattern

Monday-Friday 9am-5pm in Practice.

A week's block of Hospital at Night duties and a small number of weekends on-call in nominated hospitals.

Learning Opportunities

All trainees will undergo an intense induction during which they will learn about practice systems, IT, the function of key team members and how to work with them.

Very close supervision by an experienced clinical supervisor during every surgery provides excellent opportunities for learning every day. This learning is focused on what trainees need to know to help the patients they are seeing. Trainees will be invited to attend any training sessions in the practice, the nature of which varies depending upon the character of the practice.


All trainees will receive immediate on-the-spot teaching during surgeries from supervisors.

Practices will arrange tutorials as they see fit.

Every fortnight trainees will meet with a small group of peers for an afternoon of small group teaching facilitated by an experienced GP.

Trainees will also be able to attend hospital the FY2 teaching programme 1 hour per week.

Unique Selling Points

Getting a true idea of the challenges of being a GP and developing your understanding of generalism.

Working independently on a one-to-one basis with patients and making your own clinical decisions in a highly supportive environment.

Excellent clinical supervision.

Protected time to experience facilitated small group learning.

Employer Information
It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.

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