The sickness policy for Yorkshire and the Humber GP School can be found here and under the ”Important Information” links.
I am not entirely certain how useful this document is, but if you are planning on sitting your AKT you may want to have a look and see if there are any areas which you may need to focus upon.
A big thank you to everyone who turned up today for the team building on the Pennine Trail. It was definetely a good way to get to know some of you new (and older) trainees better and it definetely beat being on the wards or stuck in Surgery. The photos have been uploaded to the gallery – that shade of pink really suits you Chris! Finally, thank you very much Helen for arranging and organising the afternoon.
The General Medical Services (GMS) contract for 2014/15 has now been published. This contains all the relevant guidance about the new contract changes agreed between the Government and GPs. For those of you in General Practice over the next year you may well come across concepts such as the “Named GPs for over 75s” and Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) changes.
The RCGP have published new guidance on the standards for GP training. This document will be of particular interest to GP Trainers and TPDs, however it may be of interest to GP trainees who want to make sure they are receiving the quality of training specified within the document!
Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber will be holding a workshop on Less Than Full Time (LTFT) training on Wednesday 11th June 2014. Further details about LTFT can be found here as can the contact details for the South Yorkshire region (Contacts on the right hand side).
The RCGP have released their feedback on the latest AKT examination. For those of you sitting the AKT in the future it is worth having a read to see which areas of the curriculum have caused candidates problems The AKT content guide (which appears quite daunting, but might be worth going through) can be found here.
Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber have produced an extremely useful document (Trainee Trajectory) which charts what it is you should be doing during the three years you spend as a GP trainee. We realise when you first start that being aware of when it is you should be doing the various Work Based Placed Assessments (WBPAs) etc can be difficult – I think this document summarises it well.
A big thank you to everybody who made today’s conference so enjoyable. There was a real buzz and it was good to see and hear trainees getting involved with the different scenarios. Hopefully you now appreciate the joy of agreeing annual leave between colleagues, sorting out planning for the impending Winter crisis and can balance the books of the Practice where you work! Special thanks and mention to Dr Pete Lane who organised and ran today’s conference. Pics are now up on the Gallery page.