The Day Release Course for ST3 GP Trainees

The Day Release Course for ST3 GP Trainees

ST3 A August 2022 – January 2023

The ST3 A semester will begin on 24th August 2022. Please attend Seminar Room 1 (SR1) the Education Centre at 0900 for an all-day programme that will welcome new ST3s and also cater to the needs of existing ST3s.

Here is the schedule for the next few weeks:

23 NovPRiME 1 (University of Manchester)
Education Centre
30 NovPRiME 2 (University of Manchester)
Education Centre
7 DecTeamwork & Belbin Roles
Education Centre
Bolton ICS GP Teaching: Urology
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14 DecBLS/AED/Anaphylaxis Certification
N Block, RBH
21 DecChristmas Vacation
Upcoming Teaching
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Breakfast Club

New to ST3 this year is “Breakfast Club”! Both national surveys and our own trainees tell us that having the opportunity to meet and bond with other ST3s is a vital part of their training and wellbeing. We will now start each morning session at the slightly earlier time of 9am with a general discussion topic accompanied by hot drinks and breakfast snacks. We’ll explain further at our first session.

Bolton ST3s can keep a lot of balls in the air! With Course Organiser Julian Page, June 2018
Bolton ST3 Group with Julian Page – December 2017
Bolton ST3 Group with Julian Page – December 2016
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Mission Statement:

To work with Training Practices, GP Trainers, the Trainee group and individual Trainees to produce GP’s proficient in the delivery of high quality primary health care, both now and in the future.

We see the focus of medical care is on teamwork, and the role of the GP is vital in nurturing this team to its full effectiveness.


The Day Release Course (DRC) is run by the Primary Care Medical Educators Kat Rothwell and Seb Pillon, with support from trainers and expert speakers. Our course begins in mid September, from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm and is currently delivered over Zoom or in the Education Centre at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust. We will have weekly Wednesday meetings throughout the year with breaks for Christmas, Easter and half term. Our timetable has more sessions in the first half of the year to cover RCA preparation. We encourage the group to break into smaller groups to prepare for the RCA and there are individual sessions provided for RCA practice with Actors and input from a RCA Examiner. The latter part of the programme is more focused on preparing trainees for life after training including CV preparation, interview practice, dealing with difficult situations, conflict and complaints, maintaining work-life balance and managing personal finances. We encourage Trainees to become involved in teaching and participating in the training programme at all stages.

Page last reviewed: 19 November, 2022