Session Times

Session Times

ST1 and 2 Timings

All our full day ST1, 2 and 3 sessions are on Wednesdays, starting at 1000, unless otherwise specified. The specific dates and topics are shown on the relevant term timetable. Teaching will be delivered via a combination of face-to-face and remote sessions – check the timetable regularly for updates.

The day will consist of topic-based and small group teaching depending on your learning needs and what outside resources we have available. It will also include an hour’s small group session.

Small group sessions are intended to help support you both in your day to day work and your progression to general practice. They will be themed around topics of importance to you, but also have time to include matters arising. They are particularly important for those of you in secondary care jobs as often your opportunities for group support and discussion can be limited. Please enter into these discussions in the intended spirit of positivity, mutual support and understanding.

ST3 Timings

ST3 teaching runs as a full day every other week.

The day will start at 1000. Sessions will be a combination of face-to-face and remote – please check the website regularly for updates.

What should I do when there’s no VTS?

The following paragraph is taken from the Peninsula PGME GP Specialty Trainee FAQs page:

What should trainees do when the VTS day is not running?

The VTS teaching session on Wednesday is classed as study leave, so when it is not running the trainee should be working in the practice as part of their agreed contracted hours. An alternative is to use the time created as formal study leave and explore an aspect of general practice. It is also possible to use the time created as in lieu in order to experience Saturday morning extended hours. Many trainees form learning sets and usefully continue to work towards MRCGP. There is no rule and practices will differ but remember this is working time and we have to justify what we are paying for to the public.