Each GP Training Programme uses a number of posts in different specialty areas that are approved for GP training, and each will give you appropriate learning experience for aspects of the GP curriculum. You are not expected to learn everything there is to know about a particular area of the GP curriculum from any individual post, as your learning is a developmental process that takes place over the three years of your training.
For the duration of your programme you will have an Educational Supervisor (GP Trainer) who will work with you to ensure that all the curriculum areas are covered and provide you with educational support throughout your training. You will have a nominated Clinical Supervisor, who will be a hospital consultant, to ensure that your experience and training is appropriate for you and the level you are at in each secondary care placement.
You will undertake Workplace Based Assessments (WPBA) and record these in your ePortfolio. You will also find that the Medical Education Manager (MEM) in the Medical Education Centre of the Trust you work in will be a very helpful resource and often is the first port of call for many queries from GPSTRs.
There are two local education providers for the Mid Sussex and Brighton GP Training Programme: Brighton and Sussex University Hospital Trust and Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (Psychiatry).