Half Day Release

Half Day Release (HDR) is a great opportunity to not only meet your peers in GP training but also an opportunity to explore new concepts and areas of learning. Our HDR offers an opportunity for you to actively get involved and present on areas that you are excited and passionate about. The themes for HDR change every 6months and the programme is managed by Dr Jess Keeble, the TPD (Training Programme Director) responsible for HDR. If you have any suggestions of any hot topics you would like to be covered in your HDR timetable please feel free to drop Jess a line at jessica.keeble2@bradford.nhs.uk.

HDR Programme

Below is the timetable for the next 6months of HDR. Sessions start at 14.00 and finish at 17.00. As national guidance changes around social distancing it is likely that some of the teaching sessions will be run face to face and others will be remain on Zoom. Like face to face HDR some of the sessions involve external speakers, others involves small group work in breakout rooms where the group is divided into your usual HDR groups for discussion and sharing learning as well as some dedicated 3 Tier sessions appropriate for your level of training (ST1, ST2 and ST3). The link to join HDR. can be found at;

Tuesdays at 02:00 PM Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 918 7574 6062

Passcode: MFw0Vg

The theme for this 6months (Aug 2022 – Feb 2023) of HDR is

DatesParallel sessionTitlerooms
August 1st No HDR 
August 8th IntroductionInc. LMC:
Drs Laura Molyneux
and Rameez Rahman 
SLT
SR1
SR2
TR3
JCR
August 15th Professional ValuesSLT
August 22nd Witchcraft and
Spiritual Abuse
SLT
August 29th ST1 WPBA
ST2 EBM for AKT
ST3 SCA practice 
SLT 
JCR
TR3
September 5thST3 Mock
SCA ONLINE 
ST1 WPBA
ST2
ST3 SCA practice
SLT 
JCR
SR1 
September 12thST3 Mock
SCA ONLINE 
TALC 5: Module 5
TALC | Skills For
Effective Explanations
And Planning Of
Personalised Care
GMTH (gmthub.co.uk)  
SLT 
JCR
SR2
September 19thST3 Mock
SCA ONLINE
Medical EthicsSLT 
September 26th CENTRAL TEACHING:
Leadership
 
October 3rd ***Planned Industrial Action******Planned Industrial Action***
October 10thAdult safeguarding
am
TALC6 : Module 6
TALC | Skills For Effective
Endings To The
Consultation |
GMTH (gmthub.co.uk) 
SLT
JCR
TR3
SR1
SR2
October 17thChild safeguarding
am
Paeds ISCEESLT 
TR3
JCR
SR1
SR2
October 24th ST1 & ST2
ARCP prep
ST3 SCA practice
SLT
JCR 
October 31st CENTRAL TEACHING:
Planetary Health
 
November 7th Group- PBLSLT
JCR
SR1
Cavell
Seacole 
November 14th GP at scale-
Matt Curtis et al
SLT
November 21stChild safeguarding
am
ST1&2 QIA and QIP
(and reverse mentoring)
ST3 SCA practice
SLT
SR1
SR2 
November 28th Group-openSLT
JCR
CSL3
SR1
TR3
December 5th TALC 7 Module 7 |
TALC | Skills For
Managing Time
Effectively | GMTH (gmthub.co.uk) 
SLT
JCR
SR2
Harvey 
Jenner 
December 12th CENTRAL TEACHING:
Red Whale
 
December 19th ST1 care of the acutely ill
ST12 Patient safety 1
ST3 SCA practice
SLT
JCR
SR1 
December 26th 
January 2ndGroup- BalintSLT
JCR
SR2
TR3 
January 9thDisadvantaged patients 1SLT
January 16thDisadvantaged patients 2SLT
January 23rdST1 Resilience
ST2 patient safety 2
ST3 CLINICAL SUPERVISION
SLT 
SR1
SR2
January 30th TBCSLT
SR1
SR2
Feb 7th No HDR (day before changeover) 

Please register by scanning the below QR code 

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Zoom & HDR

Below are some hints and tips on how to make the most of a Zoom teaching session especially for when you are delivering a presentation using this medium (Such as Wednesday tutorials);

HDR Group Learning

Many HDR sessions involve small group work, each facilitated by either a Programme Director, Trainer, Intending Trainer, or a combination thereof. On joining the scheme trainees will be assigned to a HDR group. We hope the groups will create a safe space in which difficult or uncomfortable issues can be explored in confidence and personal experiences shared. For continuity trainees stay in their HDR group for the duration of their training. HDR groups are made up of trainees at varying level of training (ST1, ST2 and ST3), with different levels of experience (depending on their previous training), working in different specialties and often from different backgrounds. The groups decide their own ‘group rules’ and it’s okay for the group to decide to change the agenda and deal with an urgent problem raised by a group member.

The four HDR groups are;

  • Dynamo
  • No More Nights
  • Resurgence
  • Smells Like Team Spirit
  • Ice Breakers

Not sure which group you’re in? Why not ask Gemma at gpscheme.bradford@hee.nhs.uk.

We hope HDR will help you develop skills for your lifelong learning as an independent innovative GP for tomorrow.

There are three types of session frequently used in the Half Day Release course:

Structured Sessions

Sometimes using an external resource – in which we aim to explore important areas of General Practice ‘beyond the textbooks’, which you may otherwise not meet in everyday practice, nor cover in topic based tutorials.

Presentations

Which involve subgroups of 6-8 people who explore a topic/theme by looking at the literature, visiting community based projects or NHS services, contacting local experts etc. They then give a presentation to the whole group. By doing these sessions you develop presentation and teaching skills as well as exploring subjects in new ways.

Open Group Work

Sessions including case discussions (which may include video), ‘hot topics’ and Problem-Based Learning (PBL). PBL sessions – these small group sessions involve the exploration of a case scenario, with each stage raising different issues for discussion. Group members choose aspects to go away and research, and bring their findings back the following week. These types of sessions will certainly help you when it comes to doing the MRCGP case based discussions.

Feedback & Evaluation

We’d love to hear your views on HDR and value your feedback. We use this to design and mould future HDR programmes and is an essential component. We’re happy to hear from you at the end of each session or even each 6month block as to what went particularly well (and should continue) and on aspects that could be done differently. Please feel free to drop Sania a line at gpscheme.bradford@hee.nhs.uk to share your thoughts or by completeing the online feedback by scanning the below QR code  

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CSA & RCA Preparation Sessions

The CSA/RCA Preparation Sessions are designed to help you prepare for the RCGP RCA/CSA Exam. These sessions run in parallel to the main HDR session. Trainees who are sitting the exam in the next sitting will have the opportunity to attend preparations sessions ahead of their submission/exam sitting. These sessions are usually small group sessions and facilitated by experienced GP trainers/TPDs and focus around refining and fine tuning your consultation skills ahead of the CSA/RCA exam. These sessions currently take place on zoom. For more information feel free to get in touch with Gareth, the TPD responsible for the RCA exam preparation.

Course 1 – 30 Sept Sitting

24th August – overview of submission preparation / review of trainees videos in 2 groups.

31st August – complexity – case selection / review of trainees videos in 2 groups. 

7th Sept – discussion around time management / review of trainees videos in 2 groups

14th Sept – final 3rd of the consultation / review of trainees videos in 2 groups

Course 2 – 22nd Nov Sitting

19th October – overview of submission preparation / review of trainees videos in 2 groups.

26th October – complexity – case selection / review of trainees videos in 2 groups. 

2nd Nov –  time management / review of trainees videos in 2 groups

9th Nov – final 3rd of the consultation / review of trainees videos in 2 groups