How is it delivered?

ST1&2 South

The University Hospital of South Manchester at Wythenshawe prides itself with first class teaching for its trainees.  Each specialty holds its own teaching sessions.  The hospital based portion of the training scheme is comprised of three rotations of six month posts which are a combination of three of the following:

  • General Medicine/Care of the Elderly
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Psychiatry

The GP Training Programme holds weekly teaching sessions at the Education & Research Centre at UHSM.   All trainees are encouraged to attend as this programme is designed to prepare you for the AKT.  This is aligned with the Central Manchester programme and also with the RCGP Curriculum for General Practice.   The sessions can involve external speakers and small group work and there is often preparation for further learning suggested to promote your development towards the MRCGP.

ST1&2 Central

The rotations are in six month blocks.  All trainees will have one block of GP experience, either full time in General Practice, or in one of the GP+ posts which splits the time between GP and either Paediatrics or Obs&Gynae.

You are assigned an educational supervisor at the beginning of your training who will be your GP trainer in the ST3 year.   The educational supervisor will oversee your ST1&2 training and meet with you, at least six monthly, for reviews.  You will also have a clinical supervisor for each six month post in the ST1&2 years.

GP orientated teaching sessions are held most weeks on Wednesday afternoons from 2.00 - 5.00 pm with breaks for Christmas, Easter and summer.   The sessions cover clinical areas, consultation skills, GP management and ethics.   The aim is to provide GP curriculum based learning that will support the sitting fo the AKT exam during the ST2 year.   The sessions will complement the teaching in the ST3 year.   You should all be released from your clinical duties for these sessions and attendance (apart from nights and annual leave) is mandatory.

Link to Central Manchester Training Tracks

ST3 year in GP Training

During the third year of your training you will be based in a training practice, having regular tutorials with your trainer.   You will usually already know your trainer when you start ST3 because they will have been your educational supervisor in ST1/2.  Normally you see them for a few days each year, then in ST3 you will develop a deeper one-to-one relationship.  Your trainer will be your supervisor, guide and mentor, most trains stay in contact with their graduating learners too.

You will also be released for 30 days a year to attend a Study Release Course (SRC), specifically designed for ST3.   This begins with a RESIDENTIAL course in the autumn.  This is an essential date for your diary and should be booked ahead.  This is not time to take annual leave!

We meet in pleasant and relaxed surroundings away from home / work, to develop supportive study groups and learn how to maximise learning during the final year.   The SRC focuses on the development of skills and will combine pre-course preparation, formal sessions with a facilitator or speaker, small group intensive work (in action learning sets) and some project based work.

Job Descriptions for South Manchester Tracks





Job Descriptions for Central Manchester Tracks