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General Practice 2016 Photo Challenge

The GP 2016 photo challenge took place to help illustrate general practice (who works in the team, the patients that visit the surgery and the role in the community) and came together to create an otherwise unseen snapshot of working life in 2016, capturing the realities rewards and emotions of a typical day in general practice.


Guidance on Evidence for Trainers Appraisers

To be recognised as a Clinical or Educational Supervisor trainers will be required to document evidence from the GMC domains to demonstrate their engagement in educational activity.  This document provides examples of evidence that can be used.

Guiding Doctors in managing their careers

By Author Ruth Chambers this book is a practical toolkit for every doctor, tutor and manager in hospitals, medical schools and primary care who gives formal or informal advice to students, juniors and colleagues. Guiding Doctors in Managing their Careers incorporates, in a practical way, all the key concepts in Modernising Medical Careers, the NHS Priorities, the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework, and new variations in career pathways. It also distinguishes between career information, guidance and counselling and explains the required competencies for each.

Health Careers

        Make a difference with a career in health.

Individualised Action Planner

This planner can be used throughout the 3 stages of an absence from training (i.e. Pre-Absence, Pre-Return and Post-Return). 

Key Communication Skills

Article written by Peter Maguire & Cathryn Pitcealthy, published in the BMJ 28th September 2002 examines key communication skills required to be an outstanding communicator:  

"Good doctors communicate effectively with patients—they identify patients' problems more accurately, and patients are more satisfied with the care they receive. But what are the necessary communication skills and how can doctors acquire them?"

Leadership Development Tools

Health Education North West has developed tools to help you focus and reflect on your leadership skills. The following leadership development tools were originally designed for use by trainees on the Medical Leadership Fellowship programme, but have since been developed for use by all trainees, GPs, Consultants, SASG and other post CCT doctors. If you are a trainee, you can use the tools and attach to your portfolio. Similarly, GPs, Consultants and other post CCT doctors can attach the tools to your revalidation portfolio.


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