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  • Jonathan McAllister: My Working Life

    • 10 Jan 2024

    Jonathan McAllister, Regional Medical Lead London Prisons and Immigration Removal Centres at Practice Plus Group, answers questions about the highs and lows of his working life.

  • Paul Reynolds: My Working Life

    • 31 Aug 2023

    Paul Reynolds, a GP partner in Ealing, West London, answers questions about the highs and lows of his working life.

  • How To Approach A Complaint

    • 23 Feb 2023

    As well as all the positive “c” words of being a doctor, there is, unfortunately, a less pleasant one: complaint. It’s a rare doctor that gets through their professional career without a complaint being lodged against them. Occasionally doctors sense, after fractious interchanges, that it’s coming...

  • How Honest Reflection Makes Better (And Happier) Doctors

    • 23 Feb 2023

    In the era of Zoom, I got to see myself while I was speaking or participating in meetings as I never had before, and realised to my horror that my facial expression was, well ... very expressive and fluid. If I did not agree with something, it was immediately obvious...

  • The Importance Of Structure For Doctors

    • 23 Feb 2023

    At times of crisis and uncertainty, structure is useful. Much has been written during lockdown about the value of developing a routine, of having, amid all the chaos and change, a structure, a pattern to the day...

  • The Pros & Cons Of Working As A Digital GP

    • 9 Dec 2022

    Digital GPs tend to work for independent or private organisations and undertake the majority of their consultations remotely, usually by video call via an app. This means they can deliver appointments and services for patients far more rapidly than traditional GP services...

  • The Annual Review of Competence Progression (ARCP)

    • 15 Aug 2022

    After medical school, it is easy to assume that the ever-scrutinising assessments of competency will diminish – wrong! 

  • Workplace Based Assessment (WPBA): Capability Framework

    • 12 Aug 2022

    Workplace Based Assessment (WPBA) is a professional capability framework and constitutes one of the three components of the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) examination.

  • GP Training: Urgent and Unscheduled Care (Including Out-of-Hours)

    • 12 Aug 2022

    To obtain the Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT), GP trainees must demonstrate their ability to provide Urgent and Unscheduled Care (UUC) to patients, which also includes Out-of-Hours (OOH) services

  • An Overview of The GP Curriculum

    • 12 Aug 2022

    The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) curriculum outlines the attitudes and competencies consistent with independent practice as a GP in the United Kingdom. It forms the educational framework for specialty training in general practice. 

  • Workplace Based Assessments (WPBA) Code of Conduct

    • 12 Aug 2022

    Workplace Based Assessment (WPBA) is a professional capability framework and constitutes one of the three components of the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) examination.

  • Guide To MRCGP: Recorded Consultation Assessment (RCA)

    • 12 Aug 2022

    The MRCGP (Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners) is a postgraduate medical qualification that is required to secure Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT) in General Practice

  • Patient Consent Guidance for Recorded Consultation Assessment

    • 12 Aug 2022

    The Recorded Consultation Assessment (RCA) is a summative assessment tool designed to temporarily replace the Clinical Skills Assessment (CSA) component of the Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP) exam during the COVID-19 pandemic. It aims to evaluate a GP trainee’s ability to apply knowledge and skills pertinent to general practice.

  • Qualifying as a GP in the NHS

    • 12 Aug 2022

    The first step to becoming a qualified medical practitioner in the UK is completing a medicine degree from an accredited UK medical school, or a GMC (general medical council)-approved medical school abroad.

  • GP Registration: Certificates of Eligibility

    • 12 Aug 2022

    A Certificate of Eligibility for GP Registration (CEGPR) allows those who have trained as general practitioners outside of the UK to apply to be on the GP GMC register inside the UK despite not having a Certificate of Completion of Training (CCT).

  • WPBA Assessments: What Are WPBAs in Medicine?

    • 11 Aug 2022

    Workplace Based Assessments (WPBA) refer to a group of different assessment methods that are carried out in the workplace and assess different competencies required by the speciality.

  • BMJ Careers: Guide To Targeted GP Training

    • 11 Aug 2022

    This article will provide an overview of standard GP training and GP applications processes then expand on targeted GP training. Targeted GP training is a new scheme allowing previous GP trainees who have left GP training between August 2010-January 2018 to re-enter GP training if they meet certain criteria. 

  • GP Training: Where in the UK To Apply and Why

    • 11 Aug 2022

    The first stage of General Practice (GP) specialty training recruitment comprises an electronic form via the Oriel recruitment portal. Alongside providing personal and past employment details, applicants must indicate where they would like to train

  • BMJ Careers: Guide To GP Partnerships

    • 11 Aug 2022

    A GP partner is a self-employed general practitioner who, alongside other GPs, and sometimes also nurses or other healthcare staff, is responsible for running their own practice.

  • A Day in the Life of A Portfolio GP

    • 11 Aug 2022

    The day-to-day life of a portfolio GP can vary greatly based on the individual interests of the GP. Although most portfolio GPs will retain some NHS clinical work.