New Starters

Welcome to all new Trainees

We hope you’re looking forward to your GP training programme as much as we are looking forward to helping you along the way. Remember: the scheme has a GP administrator and several Training Programme Directors that you can call upon.

Things to do when you join the scheme

In HEKSS there are a range of induction processes including corporate induction to your employing Trust, departmental induction for each placement and you will also receive an induction into the GP Specialty Training Programme by your local GP Programme Directors

Register with the RCGP

To register online, click here. There is an enquiry line for AiTs (email ait@rcgp.org.uk or telephone 020 7344 3078) for any registration queries.

Visit your Educational Supervisor (GP Trainer)

We recommend that ST1 trainees visit their Educational Supervisor (GP Trainer) between 6 and 8 weeks into ST1 for one day so that you can begin to build your relationship with your Trainer and have a personal induction to the ePortfolio (14Fish) and a planning meeting regarding your overall learning needs for the programme.

Your rota

Contact your TPDs and get your rota so that you find out the details of your first post.  Then contact that post and see exactly what is going to happen on your first and subsequent few days.

Your schedule and book leave

If you don’t know when your GP scheme’s induction is – email your GP scheme administrator. When you have got your dates for your GP TRAINING SCHEME’S induction, don’t forget to  book that time as study leave with your first post.  PLEASE TELL THEM AND BOOK IT IN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE – they will not automatically know.  that post and see exactly what is going to happen on your first and subsequent few days.

Additional cover than that provided by NHS Indemnity?

In circumstances where NHS indemnity is provided GP trainees should recognise that additional personal indemnity is strongly advised. There are other professional activities which may not be covered by the NHS or Crown Indemnity. Therefore, you are strongly advised to maintain membership of a recognised medical defence organisation or insurer for these purposes. It will give you that extra peace of mind should you be involved in a medico-legal case. Medical indemnity organisations usually indicate that a GP trainee standard membership will provide cover for unscheduled and urgent work, but this should be confirmed by GP trainees with their individual provider.

You need to attend both.

Inductions

In HEKSS there are a range of induction processes including corporate induction to your employing Trust, departmental induction for each placement and you will also receive an induction into the GP Specialty Training Programme by your local GP Programme Directors

First Induction

This will help you settle into your new specific ST1 post.

Second Induction

organised by your GP TRAINING SCHEME.The aim of this induction is to provide a sort of orientation session where you understand THE WHOLE of your GP training pathway and journey (and all the requirements, including exams). 

You need to attend both.

I haven’t got an ePortfolio. Help!

That’s because you have not registered with the RCGP as an Associate in Training (AiT). Please do that now. Details above.