The ST3 year
is spent in a single different GP Training Practice. We try to give you a taste of both rural and city practices during your time in Herefordshire
The Teaching Programme
We run 3 x 8 week terms:
Autumn Term- Sep-Nov
Spring Term- Feb-April
Summer Term- May-July
We commence each Autumn Term with a two day residential course near Ross-on-Wye. This is to welcome new starters, facilitate socialising within the whole group and provide an introduction to the academic year.
The Teaching Programme includes CSA practise days (one of our TPDs is a RCGP Examiner), special interest education days (e.g. Veterans Health Study Day, Substance Misuse Study Day, Teenage Health Problems) and learner-led educational sessions, which are both determined and led by our trainees.
We provide local support for MRCGP assessments through
CSA Training Days delivered by our TPDs and GP Trainers and led by Dr Philip Clayton, who is an RCGP Examiner
experienced Educational Supervisors
responsive and supportive TPDs
our teaching programme, which will prepare you well for your future role as a GP
There are academic opportunities to study for an intercalated Masters Degree at the Primary Care Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester.
Career prospects in Herefordshire post-CCT are excellent in whatever capacity you want to work (partner, salaried, retainer or sessional doctor) and with the flexibility to move between these roles.
The quality of life for families in Herefordshire is second to none, with excellent primary and secondary level education readily available in both the state and private sector.
Want to know more?
Please contact any one of the TPDs above via e-mail and we can put you in touch with current trainees or AIT Leads.
Alternatively, get in touch with Anna.Turner@wvt.nhs.uk who is VTS Admin Lead at the PGMC, Hereford County Hospital.
We welcome exploratory visits to Herefordshire and our scheme. Come along and sit in on one of our VTS sessions for a taster or allow us to arrange a taster session in General Practice for you. You will be most welcome.
Additional New Scheme
The GP trainee Medical Reservist Scheme in Herefordshire
Want to use your skills in a challenging environment ? Do you want to be a reservist and train to be a GP? Herefordshire is an ideal location to come and combine your GP training with learning to be a reservist. We have created strong links with the army reservists and the local field hospital to set up this scheme. The Scheme and the hospital will support your training. The scheme recognises that the GP trainee reservist require 27 additional days in each calendar year for reservist training. Over 3 years this would mean potentially lengthening your training scheme lengthened by 3 x 27 days i.e. 81 days. However many of these days can be offset by taking an additional 5 days professional leave each year and using some of your study leave if you choose to offset this time. Some of the additional time may also be done at weekends and evening.
Some of the benefits of joining the Reserves are:
•paid for your time and a tax free bounty
•training and qualifications
•sports and adventure training
•armed forces railcard
The training, skills and experiences gained in the Reserves can be used to improve performance in the workplace and can enhance skills in areas such as leadership, team work, communication and decision making often in challenging situations and environments.
What is it like working as a doctor in the Reserves?
Life won't be dull. As a Reservist you will receive financial support if you are mobilised, access to varied work environments and as mentioned opportunities for travel and adventurous training.
YOUR LIFE AS A RESERVIST
"Being an Army Reservist has made me more confident and fitter, it has opened up so many opportunities and I have made some really good friends"
Summary of Appropriate Army Training Courses
MOD GP Highlands and Islands course
Residential course held 3 times a year over 5 days
Rough mix of 25% GP curriculum coverage, 25% exam preparation and 50% military preparedness by linking curriculum topics to military healthcare delivery or preparing for their post-CCT role
ST1 level course held in November
ST2 level course held in January
ST3 level course held in June
Tropical Medicine: Course is 2 weeks long and held twice a year
Underwater Medicine: Course is 1 week long and held twice a year
Aviation Medicine: Course is 2 weeks long and held twice a year
Major Incident Medical Management: This course is generally reserved for those doctors about to be deployed and can be scheduled last minute
Battlefield ATLS: This course is generally reserved for those doctors about to be deployed and can be scheduled last minute
Introduction to Medical Education
Blood Donor Course: Course about a week long and held twice a year
For further information regarding the Herefordshire Reservists Scheme please contact:
Dr Fiona Kameen: GP Area Director Hereford and Worcestershire firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Jenny Barnes: TPD Hereford Jenny.Barnes@nhs.net
202HOSP-RHQ-ROSO@mod.uk 0121 483 4305 and 202HOSP-RHQ-ROSWO@mod.uk 0121 483 4326 (they can then signpost to other units within the Hereford area)