Half Day Release (HDR) & Whole Day Release (WDR)

GP Trainees – Teaching Sessions

Each Training Scheme delivers teaching differently. Scarborough have a complicated but effective training programme which caters for all GP Registrars. We value pastoral care and have recurring themes which include local community orientation as well as planetary and global health. Scarborough Postgraduate Medical Education Centre is our teaching hub. Some sessions are run at a community venue and an occasional session is remote.

All trainees have access to Blackboard which has learning modules that can be used for blended learning to complement the VTS HDR programme. Trainees have also been provided with the opportunity to subscribe to the central HEE commissioned Red Whale package which provides GP updates.

At the start of your rotation you will be sent a 6 month programme with all the information about the weekly sessions. This programme is also sent to Practice Managers so they know the weeks that training is taking place, and the weeks you will be in surgery. You can find the programme on the link at the bottom of this page.

Every second Wednesday of the month is Whole Day Release (WDR) for all trainees on the scheme, both hospital based GP trainees and trainees in practice. Rota managers are aware and should facilitate your attendance. Peer groups run across all year groups and encourage peer support and development through joint exploration of topics.

For Half Day Release teaching starts at 2.00pm promptly. Please arrive at Postgraduate Medical Education Centre well before the start time. If you are unavoidably delayed please ring the Postgraduate Centre to say that you will be late. Please log on in good time for virtual sessions. Ensure privacy and confidentiality even if working from home. For virtual sessions please use camera and participate actively.

The WDR and HDR sessions are part of your timetabled paid work, and are therefore compulsory. If you are unable to make a session write it in the column provided in the register or email the administrator before if possible, or after if unexpected. If you do not attend a session you may be asked why you were absent as you will be expected to meet a minimum of 80% attendance for the year for the ARCP.

You are expected to participate and learn together. Some sessions are trainee led. You benefit from feedback from your peers and facilitator who may be a TPD or trainer.

Please find below the most recent HDR programme and a copy of facilitator feedback form

To provide feedback please click here: https://forms.office.com/r/j5qniSPG6i