Sherwood Forest GPSTP GP Training in North Nottinghamshire


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Study Leave Approval

Guidance on courses that would be approved. 2020

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Pre ARCP ePortfolio Checks

I have generated self check’s for your eportfolios this year to check everything is in order, I’m letting you have copies now as a reminder as to what needs to be in place by June 2020 for your ESRs, pre-ARCP panels.
[There is a chance if any contain errors they may be updated].
There are two versions,
1] Final - for those who will transition from one ST training year to another.
2] Anniversary – for those due to maternity leave, sick leave, TOOP, less than 100% WTE who will not be completing this phase of training.
Please complete this form near your ESR [please look at it now to familiarise yourself with what’s needed], send a copy to your ES [completed] then at the ESR you can discuss any issues. Your ES will then C&P into your eportfolio Educator notes.

They are on the GoogleDrive:

PBSGL More information

As per Nicola’s email we have split the programme up into several small groups.

We are piloting some Practice Based Small Group Learning [PBSGL].

It would be really good if each group could agree a way of communicating with each other eg a WhatsApp group [suggested preferred option], or email.

I would then like you to pick a Lead for the group and a Deputy, and let me know who they are. [This can change each time the group meets].

Several times per year the group will meet in a local GP Practice [this will be the HDR session for that week], there will be a register for attendance at each site, and unless there is a valid reason why you can not attend you are expected to be there for the length of each session.

Each group will pick a learning module to discuss.
There are over 79 modules currently, and they add about 15 new ones each year.
The modules can be found here: , where you can preview them but you CANT DOWNLOAD them.

Before each session the leader, or deputy will need to email the groups choice to me, and copy Nicola into this email. I will then download the requested module and email it out to you prior to the session.

Module anatomy
Each module has a pre-defined lay out,
1] An introduction.
2] Cases
3] Information/ resources
4] Case commentaries
5] Appendixes.

Prior to meeting it is suggested that you pre-read the module sections 1-3, but you do NOT read 4, until after the discussion of that case in your groups [This is important, as the case discussion is not a ‘perfect answer’ and if read before the discussion may direct the group in a pre-defined way rather than allow open discussion].

1] Introduction, and agreement on house rules.
2] A volunteer reads out aloud the introduction.
3] Another volunteer would then read out the first case.
4] A discussion around this case should then occur, making use of the resource [section 3] and individuals knowledge and experience, and accessing online information etc.
5] A volunteer would then read aloud the case commentary.
6] Further discussion around the group, do you agree with the point made, new ideas etc.
7] The group would then go onto the next case, where a new volunteer would read it out aloud.
8] cycle 4-7 until all cases have been discussed.
9] A concluding discussion perhaps overlooking key learning points.

The group ideally would pick a facilitator [perhaps the lead or deputy] who might read the case commentaries before you meet and help each member of the group participate in the discussion. Facilitating a group like this is an excellent skill to develop, and certainly worth a few log entries, ticking some areas in the OML and Teaching and Learning, capability areas [previously known as Competence areas].

I will discuss this at an upcoming HDR session and do some Q&A’s on how it should work.
But if you can all get communicating setting up your group communication and selecting the lead, deputy and let me know the module each group has chosen, that will be great.


Coming soon PBSGL

PBSGL [Practice based small group learning], is where small groups 5-10 trainees will get together in their local GP practice, and work on a module together, this will form part of the HDR programme.

This will help when we are unable to book one of the large rooms at the Education Centre at KMH, but will also be a good way to practice and develop learning styles, that could be continued post CCT.

There are 79+ modules as of 2019, the group will need to identify which module they wish to study, and let us know and they will then be emailed out to the group.

They can be browsed [but not downloaded] at:

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