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 S75 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 24th April

All groups - SEAs, Stuart and Roisin

Please bring examples of SEAs which you have been involved with.

Wednesday 1st May

ST 1s and 2s - McMillan team/Cancer Care

ST 3s - Balint with Dr Helen Morris

Wednesday 8th May

All groups - Sensory impairment team with Moira Fuller

Wednesday 15th May

ST 1 + 2s - BEST event, please see email for details

ST 3s - Balint with Dr Helen Morris

Wednesday 22nd May

All groups - Alternative medical careers before GP training, Jodie

Wednesday 29th May

ST 1s + 2s - Bluebell Wood hospice, Roisin

ST 3s - Balint, Dr Helen Morris

Wednesday 5th June

All groups - Genetics and ethical dilemmas, Stuart and Dr Kay Argyle

Wednesday 12th June

COTs and analysing video consultations, Stuart and Jodie

Wednesday 19th June

Year Groups

ARCP panel for ST 3s

Wednesday 26th June

All groups - Sexual health, Roisin

Wednesday 3rd July
Wednesday 10th July

Year groups

ARCP panel for ST 1s and 2s

Wednesday 17th July

All groups - BEST, please see emails nearer the date to confirm attendance

TPD meeting

Wednesday 24th July

All groups - The role for art in medicine -  please note this session is at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park - meet at 2pm - please see emails for further details and to confirm attendance

Wednesday 31st July

All groups - TBC, Stuart

Wednesday 7th August - NO VTS - LOCAL INDUCTION

Local induction, either at the hospital or in your GP practice - There is NO VTS today.

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 TBC

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 - see emails

Wednesday 16th October

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

ST 2s: AKT

ST 3s: CSA

Wednesday 23rd October
Wednesday 30th October
Wednesday 13th November - ONE DAY GP TRAINEE CONFERENCE

All groups - Myers-Briggs (TBC)

 

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