GPST3 Structured Teaching Programme August 2020 – February 2021

GP ST3 Education usually takes place in Seminar Room 1 at the Education Centre. Until further notice, all sessions will be delivered remotely using Zoom or MS Teams. Links to join sessions will be sent in advance each week. All Bolton trainees and trainers are welcome to attend by using the link, but for other guests please ask first as we will be using the Waiting Room feature to limit access to verified attendees only.

Sessions are subject to change based on speaker availability and pandemic-level changes.

You should recieve an email with the joining instructions for that week’s session – if you haven’t, please contact us at or complete the online form so that we can amend our distribution lists.

August 2020 – February 2021

Sessions marked with a “*” are particularly suitable for GPST3s who commenced in February 2020 and/or are LTFT and out of sync with the traditional August-August rotations.

From 1530-1700 on teaching days, we would encourage trainees to spend time keeping their portfolio up to date.

CSC stands for “Consultation Skills Course”

26th Augin practicePre-ST3 session 1*
2nd Septin practicePre-ST3 session 2*
9th Septin practicePre-ST3 session 3*
16th SeptIntroductions* E-Portfolio*
Portfolio Reflections & RCA Planning*
23rd SeptCSC: Consultation Models*
CSC: Remote Consultation & Examination*
30th SeptCSC: Consultations with FacilitatorsNHS Organisation & Prescribing Effectively* (Jole Hannan Bolton CCG)
7th OctHow to Approach the RCA (Dr Ian Hamer, RCGP Examiner)Bolton CCG GP Teaching:
Laboratory Medicine*

14th OctChanging Patient Behaviour*
RCA Examiner – Critique & Benchmarking
21st OctGood Housekeeping*
with Kat & Seb*
28th OctAKT exam date(or RCA practice or WBPA leadership/prescribing activity)
4th NovCSC: RCA Consultations with FacilitatorsBolton CCG GP Teaching*
11th NovCSC: Explanations
Seb, Kat, Julian
Mad Consultations
Julian Page
18th NovAdult Safeguarding*
(Dr Sarah Kiely,
NHS Bolton CCG)
“Beyond Labels”
Supporting Patients Through Challenging Times *
Sally Heady
25th NovDermatology Study Day 1Dermatology Study Day 2
2nd DecActor Session
Non-Verbal Communication
Bolton CCG GP Teaching*
see joining instructions below
9th DecPRiME GPST session 1* (University of Manchester)CSC: Patient-Centred Management*
16th DecPRiME GPST session 2* (University of Manchester)Career Options*
23rd Dec ChristmasSelf Study
30th DecNew YearSelf Study
6th JanLeadership Activity/Prescribing Audit time in practiceLeadership Activity/Prescribing Audit time in practice
13th JanChild Safeguarding*
(Dr Charlotte McKinnon NHS Bolton CCG)
Practical Ethics
Dr Seb Pillon
20th JanRCA Practice
Kat Scott
SEA/Audit Project work

NHS Bolton CCG GP/ANP Teaching events

To book a slot on the education session, please reply by email to:

Please include the following information in your email:

  • Full name of attendee,
  • Practice,
  • Email address for MS teams invite to be sent to (use NHS mail if possible to allow use within practice)

We will provide a feedback form with the invite, following attending the training event please return this to and a CPD certificate of attendance will be emailed to you.

To join a Teams meeting if it is not already installed

You can join a Teams meeting anytime, from any device, whether or not you have a Teams account. Go to the meeting invite and select Join Microsoft Teams Meeting. … That’ll open a web page, where you’ll see two choices: Download the Windows app and Join on the web instead.

Mobile Use

Open the App store app on the iOS device, iPhone or iPad:

Then click search, and type in, Microsoft Teams: Once the search finds Teams and it is opened this is the screen that will allow you to download and install Teams.

On Android, use the Android’s method of locating an app in the Play Store. Search for “Microsoft Teams”. The icon for Teams should look like the one in the picture above. Tap the Download icon.

Session Handouts

Consultation Styles

Julian Page; 23/09/2020

Changing Patient Behaviour

Julian Page; 14/10/2020

Critique & Benchmarking

This pretend CSA case is designed for us to look at aspects of feedback.

Good Housekeeping

If you can, we’d love some feedback on the day:


Social Media

Personal Wellbeing

The Lead Employer (St Helen’s & Knowsley Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust) offers health and wellbeing support that is confidential from your Trainer and the Education Team

The Practitioner Health Programme offers an excellent services designed by doctors for soctors with mental health and/or addiction problems. You don’t need to tell your GP or anyone else that you want to access the service, and can even use a false name if you prefer (all contact is via a PIN to maintain confidentiality). They are useful for when you start work as a GP, but also have a trainee-based service too. Access their website here

Dr Nirja can be found at:


Finding Peace in a Frantic World, a guided meditation (a bit like eating a raisin, from the same authors):

“Peaceful Warrior” clip – There is Never Nothing Going On:

Patient Resources

Related Books/Media

Patent-Centred Management

Seb Pillon; 9/12/2020


This Vox video shows how Kellyanne Conway deflects questions skillfully. You can use her techniques for more noble goals by using them to help move consultations along.