Teaching and mentoring
Ensure variety, continuity and opportunities to learn about the business
GPs value exposure to work in other settings (A&E/ prison doctor) or an opportunity to learn about extended practice roles in research and teaching. They value the ability to maintain continuity with their patients. They also value opportunities to learn about the business side of general practice.
Provide GP trainees the opportunity to shadow GPs working in other settings within your PCN or to speak to GPs with extended roles they may be interested in. You could also suggest they explore our WiseGP Stories on the website.
Ensure GP registrars can book follow-up appointments with patients they have seen to facilitate continuity.
Invite GP registrars to practice business meetings, give them the opportunity to shadow the practice manager or give them the chance to take on a role for meeting QOF targets.
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Supporting GP trainees with specific learning difficulties
Substantial numbers of clinicians have specific learning difficulties (SpLDs) and failure to accommodate their needs can disadvantage them academically. A study aimed to investigate how SpLDs affected the performance of GP registrars during their specialty training.
Candidates with SpLD performed significantly less well on the CSA (particularly on interpersonal skills and clinical management skills), but not the AKT or RCA. They were more likely to have difficulties with WPBA.
Do you know what tailored support is available for GP trainees with SpLDs in your area for training and assessment? If not, approach with your local TPDs for advice.
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