- Farmiliarise yourself with the trainee trajectory
ST1 – Hospital & Surgery Posts
New to the scheme?
Need to know where to start?
You will be invited to meet the Training Programme Directors and the administrator to the Scheme within your first couple of weeks in post. Until you actually get to meet face to face any problems can be directed to the administrator at email@example.com
- One thing you must do as soon as possible is to register with the RCGP and activate your e-portfolio.
- If you are in your first GP Post – register on the Performers list – your practice manager should be able to guide you through this process.
Once you register with the RCGP, you (trainees) are referred to as an Associate in Training (AiT). All new trainees MUST register with the RCGP BEFORE they start their scheme. Registration is online with an initial registration fee which is confirmed by email. The ePortfolio will be activated between 24 and 48 hours after registration with a welcome pack sent approximately 10 days after.
More information is available on the Royal College of General Practitioners website
Associates in Training (AiTs)
Medical Defence Unions
Make sure your defence union subscription is all up to scratch. Medical defence organisations available are:
- Reimbursement of Medical Defence Fees
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An ‘enhanced form R’ is required to be completed by all trainees joining the GP training programme, so that the Deanery can send your National Training Number to you.
A NEW form R must be completed annually before each ARCP panel.
Educational and Clinical Supervisors
Every trainee is allocated an educational supervisor for the whole of their training programme. You will be notified of who this is with the information you are sent before you start your placement. The educational supervisor’s role overlaps with that of the clinical supervisor and is there to help the trainee by giving them feedback, keeping them on track for their training and helping them to develop in those areas where there is an identified need. You will also have a clinical supervisor, this will most probably change with each of your posts, although may stay the same in the final year of GP placement. You will be given the name of your clinical supervisor before you start each post.
Meetings with your Educational Supervisor should take place as follows:
- ST1: 1st 6 months: 2 meetings
- ST1: 2nd 6 months: 1 meeting
- ST2: 1st 6 months: 1 meeting
- ST2: 2nd 6 months: 1 meeting
- ST3: 1st 6 months: 1 meeting
- ST3: 2nd 6 months: 1 meeting
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RCGP Guidance LTFT Guidence if less than full time
Working in hospital posts