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2018-19 Scheme

We are delighted to launch our 2018-19 education programme which will run from April 2018 - March 2019



What's new in 2018-19


There will be more courses than last year (over 60), including brand new courses.


There is no increase in the cost of membership from 2017-18.


We will use some new educators (having checked their teaching credentials) and invite more GPswSI to teach for us.


In addition to our Core Competencies, Conversations, Personal and Professional Development courses, we are pleased to announce ‘Patient Profile days’ which will approach leaning from the angle of co-morbidities and ‘types’ of patient providing particular challenge in primary care. ‘The frail elderly patient’ and ‘The chronically tired patient’ are 2 examples.


Lunch will be automatically provided on more or our half day courses, including our Conversations. Remember that for each hour on a course, you can ‘claim’ a further hour for reflection and for writing a brief narrative on how the learning has impacted on your practice. So, a 2.5 hour course can equate to 5 hours of learning.


We will continue to provide Child Protection and BLS mandatory training. Child Protection will be at a larger venue, to enable more to attend.


We plan a Hot Topics course (back by popular demand!)


As well as your allocation of 6 courses, we are offering an additional free half day course providing you with skills to teach others effectively what you have learned.


Remember that for all courses you can input (and edit) your learning needs in advance of the day, via the website. These will always be passed to educators.


In response to your feedback, we will make greater efforts to obtain handouts/copies of presentations from all educators.


We will aim to provide videoed summaries of our Conversations courses, as long as the educator is happy for us to do this.


Some of our Conversations courses will be offered on a Wednesday, rather than nearly all being on a Thursday or Friday.


We will actively promote groups for mutual support, including co-mentoring, creative writing and NQGP groups.


All scheme members will be entitled to a free half day course, ‘How to teach effectively what you have learned’. This will equip participants with skills to pass on to colleagues, in an effective and accessible way, skills and knowledge they have learned on courses.


We are using a new venue for 6 courses in 2018-19: the Education suite of the new Spire Oncology Centre at Aztec West. This venue is very accessible and has plenty of parking.


Our next three courses are...

Teaching skills for clinical practice
Thu, 22 Mar 2018 - Avon LMC
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Mental health and tools to help anxious/depressed patients
Fri, 23 Mar 2018 - Avon LMC
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Paediatrics and emergencies
Wed, 28 Mar 2018 - Engineers' House
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