Supporting your career as a GP
A short series of webinars were held this summer to demonstrate the support available to you as a GP throughout various stages of your career. If you were unable to attend, the recordings and slides from these sessions are now available on the GP Career Support Hub.
- GP Career Support Offers, gives a general overview of the offers available to GPs.
- Welcome to General Practice, aimed at GP trainees and newly qualified GPs and includes sessions delivered by the GMC, RCGP and HEE.
- Mid-Career GPs webinar, describes the support available to established GPs in the middle of their career.
Next Generation GP
GPs and practice staff in Morecambe Bay have launched a video to address some of the pressures they are currently facing. PRESS RELEASE – GP practices in Morecambe Bay launch video offering helpful advice to patients
ST3 Mentor/Coaching Support Offer
The PCTH is now able to offer coaching/mentorship sessions to ST3s who can receive up to 6 sessions of GP mentor support/development (usually each session would last 1-2hours).
If you are a ST3 and would like to express interest in the Mentor/Coaching offer, please complete this form.
GP careers in Lancashire & South Cumrbia
The GP School have produced 3 short films featuring GP specialty trainees and GPs from Lancashire and South Cumbria, to shine a spotlight on the opportunities offered by training and working as a GP in these areas.
The films appear on the HEE NW website on the ‘Information for Prospective Applicants’ page (you will need to scroll down to the bottom).
We host the NHSE New to Practice Fellowship Scheme
Click here for more information on Fellowships.
Don’t forget the roles overview page on the HEE website with signposts to local offices and more information.
- See the material on the Health Education England website. These resources are based on user feedback and are signed off ready for use. You’ll find links under the accordion ‘Improving recruitment into general practice.’
- The animated FAQs help prompt and signpost relevant information on the GPNRO website. The GP career paths are a visual way of presenting GP stories and some are also featured in the Choose GP section. The viewing stats are all checked regularly – we receive thousands of views
HEE have recorded some informal conversations virtually, between GPs and members of the practice team. Presented as videos and podcasts, these will be promoted in this round. I’ve included links to the first 2 for ease. The next session is with a GP and Physician Associate
PED aims to help you achieve your goals and improve your life as you ride the roller-coaster of general practice. The course will motivate you and develop your resilience and leadership skills.
PED is aimed at GPs in the Health Education England (HEE) North West area who have a regular (non-locum) position at a practice be it as a partner or salaried.
The course is based around group work, with some individual work between sessions. It is particularly useful for those who have a leadership or educational role or are interested in developing those areas, or for GPs new to practice. Whether you have two or twenty-two years experience in general practice, we have something to offer.
Course schedule 2022
The next PED course starts with a three-day residential 28th – 30th September 2022. If this is not possible because of Covid there will be a two-day virtual module and an extra study day instead.
Study days will be on 1st December 2022, 26th January 2023 and 16th March 2023. The second residential module is planned for 21st – 23rd June 2023. The final module will be May 2024.
PED educational costs are supported by HEE and participants are asked to contribute £480 towards the course fees and £75.00 per night towards the residential costs (if they are held). There are additional fees for UCLan registration and for the optional leadership module.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 30th June 2022, with priority being given to early applicants. The application form may be closed early if they receive a high volume of applicants.
Want to know more?
For further information contact the Primary Care School or you can email one of the tutors, listed below
Dr Mark Sloan
Dr Rebecca Baron