General Internal Medicine - Mersey



Training Programme Director

Dr Aravind Ponnuswamy - Consultant Respiratory Physician

Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Countess of Chester Health Park
Liverpool Road



Dear Trainees,

The GIM portfolio will be reviewed on an annual basis at ST4, ST6 and ST7 with respect to the 3 stages of GIM training (JRCPTB GIM decision aid). The date for GIM ARCP in 2017 will be between 08 May to 26 May.


There will be only one window for ARCPs. There will be an interim review of your portfolio before your ARCP which hopefully will support you address any outstanding areas in your portfolio. The decision aid for GIM is available by clicking the GIM decision aid button which can be found at the top of your GIM curriculum on your portfolio.


Could you please ensure that you have had an up-to-date educational supervisory report in GIM well ahead of your actual GIM ARCP date and a minimum of 4 MCRs.


I would suggest that at present, you produce a folder in your personal library which should contain evidence of your GIM outpatient activity (you are aiming to complete 186 clinics by the end of your CCT date); on-call activity (aiming for 1000 patients on an unselected take, again by your CCT date); and your regional GIM teaching attendance uploading certificates of attendance. JRCTB currently has a target of 10 work-based assessments per level of GIM training (1, 2 and 3) of which 6 should be ACATS.


Please read the decision aid which does vary according to the level of GIM training that you have completed. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.


Liz Housby is currently your contact at HEE North West, Mersey for GIM.


Best wishes,

Professor Rosemary Morgan

Training Programme Director for GIM

Consultant Geriatrician

Department of Medicine for the Elderly


GIM Meetings

Hosted by

Dr Harish Shetty

Consultant Physician & Nephrologist

Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS FT


2020 Regional SpR GIM training days
  • 06 Feburary 
  • 24 March - CANCELLED
  • 10 June - CANCELLED
  • 16 September - CANCELLED
  • 03 December - CANCELLED

New Dates for Remainder of 2020 meetings to be held on Zoom online :

24 September

15 October

20 November

24 November

2021 Regional SpR GIM Training Days
To Be Confirmed