|Individual Placement Description|
|Main Duties of Placement||
You will have your own surgeries and consult in parallel with a GP principal.
You will be expected to do house calls if and when your trainer feels you are competent to do so.
Some posts are linked with psychiatry and involve one day per week working closely with a Consultant Psychiatrist in the Community Resource Centre
|Typical Work Pattern||
40 hour week.
No evening or weekend work.
There will be one session per week of protected time for personal study. Whilst each practice varies a little, there will be practice meetings both clinical and managerial which you will be expected to attend.
Some practices have journal clubs and problem-based learning groups. Additionally, liaison with community-based providers e.g. Mental Health teams, can often provide learning opportunities, particularly when posts are linked with the Community Resource Centre
You will be placed in a practice with established teaching credentials. Typically there will be one formal tutorial and one session per week of informal education e.g. at practice meetings, post-surgery de-briefing.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in centralised teaching at your foundation hospital.
|Unique Selling Points||
Feedback from trainees has been extremely positive to date. The responsibility for continuing care of patients and for improving decision making is particularly valued, as are the close team working and individual supervision by senior colleagues which trainees enjoy.
|It is important to note that this description is a typical example of your placement and may be subject to change.|