Please see below for an list of all upcoming half day release sessions.  Unless specified otherwise, all the half day release sessions are based at Thurgoland GP surgery, Roper Lane, Thurgoland S35 7AA.  Sessions start at 2 pm.

It is really important that you attend as many sessions as you can.  For those trainees in General Practice the expectation is that you will be able to attend all sessions (except for when you are on annual leave, study leave or off sick).  For trainees in hospital jobs we acknowledge that there may be occasions when circumstances on the ward do not permit you to attend on time or at all - if this happens then please consider exception reporting this.  If you find you are struggling to attend on a regular basis then please let one of the TPDs know.  We would also remind you that you are paid to attend these sessions as part of your contract.

The sessions we run and facilitate are aligned to the GP curriculum.  Sometimes we might do sessions as a whole group, sometimes we may split you up into separate groups. 

Year Group sessions

Every 2-3 months we ask you to run sessions in your individual year groups.  It is really important that you get together as a group and decide what you might wish to do - a whatsapp group can be a good way of aiding communication and organising these sessions.  Sessions need to reflect the GP curriculum.  Examples from previous sessions include reviewing books or films which have a medical focus, visiting a local residential care home for patients with severe autistic spectrum disorder, visiting Green Acre school or visiting the site of a local mining disaster.

 

 

Wednesday 14th August

All groups - Introduction to the Barnsley VTS and getting to know you

Wednesday 21st August

ST 1s: Communication skills course session 1 with Dr Ed Warren

ST 2s: AKT

ST 3s: CSA

Stuart away

Wednesday 28th August

ST 1s: Communication skills course session 2 with Dr Ed Warren

ST 2s: AKT

ST 3s: CSA

Stuart away

Wednesday 4th September

All groups - Team building, Maise Maze, Cawthorne, S75 4AS

Tuesday 10th September - Cervical Smear Training

Training with Dr Helen Morris

Venue - Thurgoland surgery

Wednesday 11th September

ST 1s: Communications skills session 3 with Dr Ed warren

ST 2s: AKT

ST 3s: CSA

Wednesday 18th September

ST 1s and 2s: BEST event, see emails for details closer to the date

ST 3s: Mock CSA TBC

Wednesday 25th September

ST 1s: Communications skills session 4 with Dr Ed Warren

ST 2s: AKT

ST 3s: CSA

Wednesday 2nd October

ST 1s: Communications skills session 5 with Dr Ed Warren

ST 2s: AKT

ST 3s: CSA

Wednesday 9th October

Year groups

ST 1s:

ST 2s:

ST 3s:  Safeguarding day - all day Wortley Hall

Wednesday 16th October

ST 1s: Communications skills session 6 with Dr Ed Warren

ST 2s: AKT

ST 3s: CSA

Wednesday 23rd October

All groups - HRT, Panoroma, Kay and Jodie

Wednesday 30th October

All groups - Social Media and doctors, Stuart

Wednesday 6th November

ST 1s and 2: Body Dysmorphia disorder, Libby Hargrave

ST 3s: CVs, Kay

TPD initial appraisal meeting

Wednesday 13th November - ONE DAY GP TRAINEE CONFERENCE (there is no VTS)

All groups - Myers-Briggs (TBC)

 

Wednesday 20th November

All groups - BEST meeting "Balance"

TPDs - Appraisal meeting 2 pm

Wednesday 27th November

ST 1s and 2s: Shoulder problems, Roundwood Physios

ST 3s: Mock interviews for ST 3s with Alina and Joe

 

Wednesday 4th December

NO VTS for GP trainees in hopsital posts

Year Groups:

ST 1s:

ST 2s:

ST 3s: Cathy Tew Accountant and financial adviser

Wednesday 11th December

ST 1s and 2s: RCGP Pysical activity champion, Dr Susie Fox

ST 3s: CPR and AED training

Wednesday 18th December

All groups - Christmas session

Wednesday 25th December - There is NO VTS
Wednesday 1st January - There is NO VTS
Wednesday 8th January

All groups - Perinatal mental health champion, Dr Tara Woods

Wednesday 15th January

ST 1s and 2s:  Community placement presentations

ST 3s: Being a GP with Alina and Joe

Wednesday 22nd January

All groups - SEAs

Wednesday 29th January
Wednesday 5th February - There is NO VTS - change over day/local induction

There is no VTS today

Wednesday 12th February
Wednesday 19th February
Wednesday 26th February
Wednesday 4th March
Wednesday 11th March - There is NO VTS today due to the South Yorkshire GP Conference next week

There is no VTS today

Wednesday 18th March - There is NO VTS today due to the South Yorkshire GP Conference tomorrow

Details TBC

Thursday 19th March - South Yorkshire GP Trainee Conference
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