The Essential Handbook for GP Training and Education is an excellent book with lots of useful information for trainers and anyone involved in GP education. They have a website http://www.essentialgptrainingbook.com/ which gives more information and also has links to some chapters which are available on the web.
This list has some useful resources for using humanities in GP training
Observing CSA It is possible to go to the Royal College of GPs and observe the CSA, which can be a useful experience for those of us who haven’t been through it ourselves. If you are interesting in doing this then you can contact the RCGP exam department via email ( firstname.lastname@example.org) who can send you more information.
ARCP The local GP Education Team go through each trainee’s eportfolio at the end of the year in May/June/July. We invite local trainers to come along to help us and the feedback from trainers has been that this has been a very useful experience. It is particularly useful for new trainers to become familiar with the eportfolio and for all trainers to have see how other ESs use the eportfolio and complete the ESR. If you are interested then please contact Hilary Carter
ES/CS Conference Educational Supervisors’ Conferences These are large one day events for about eighty educational supervisors (trainers). They are an opportunity to network widely across the Severn Primary Care School footprint and tend to be a mixture of interactive presentations and group work. Time is built in to enable lots of informal information and experience sharing. We hope that most training practices can send a trainer to attend. As the conferences are extremely popular, individual trainers should only attend one per year. Information can be found on the deanery website http://www.primarycare.severndeanery.nhs.uk/training/faculty/educational-supervisors/groups-and-workshops/
Local Trainer/Trainee Conference We also run a local afternoon conference for Gloucestershire ESs and CSs. Trainees in General Practice posts are also invited to attend this. It usually takes place in February and Hilary Carter emails you out details of this. The last conference took place on Wednesday 25th February 2015 with the following key points from this session for information.