The GP training Scheme is set over 3 years. This involves 12 months of placements in hospital settings, working together with colleagues at Tameside General Hospital, and 24 months of placements in GP practices.
You will have the following GP educational opportunities:
A named GP-Trainer from the first year of training.
Consultant supervisors dedicated to teaching specific parts of the MRCGP Curriculum. Consultant supervisors and GP-Trainers are aware of these learning objectives. (see individual jobs for more details) Click this link to access GP curriclum details
As a GP Trainee you are entitled to 30 days of study leave per year. In Tameside, 15 of these are used to facilitate your regular structured teaching programme, which is protected teaching time. The rest can be used to further your clinical and professional development.
You can use your study leave to attend TARGET sessions, which are monthly training sessions for GP Principles in Tameside, and there are 10 every year (half a day each).