ST3 RLI & FGH GP Training

ST3 Teaching is a full day release which takes place on Wednesdays during term time at Westmorland General Hospital,  Kendal.

Please see below for current teaching timetable.

Course Information

Primary Care Medical Educators: Dr Emma Jones & Dr Gavin Torr
Administration: Helen Gardner, GP Speciality Training Administrator, Education Centre, Westmorland General Hospital.

For details of the ST3 Day release training programme, contact  Helen Gardner.

Teaching is delivered during term time on Wednesday’s from 09:30 – 16:00.  Please see timetable for dates.


Term 1 Autumn Term 
 Date   Venue  Morning Topic  Afternoon Topic
06/09/2023 WGH  **No ST3 Teaching** ST1/ST2 GP+ Communication SkillsStart: 13:00**No ST3 Teaching**
13 /09/2023 Grange Hotel ST1/ST3 Induction Day 1 ST1/ST3 Induction Day 1
14 /09/2023 Grange Hotel ST3 Induction – Day 2 ST3 Induction Day2
20/09/2023 ST3 Wednesday Teaching StartsWGH ST3 Consultation Skills 1 – All day  Beginning Consultations EffectivelySkills for building effective relationships
27/09/2023 WGH

ST3 Consultation Skills 2 – All day

Effective information  gathering 

04/10/2023 WGH*No ST3 teaching* Trainer’s Meeting – Face to Face meeting  09:00 – 12noon Mock SCA for those doing SCA in Nov ’23(for Feb 2023 starters)
11/10/2023 WGH Common Problems in General Practice

 Common Explanations – Talc effective explanations

18/10/23 WGH Change Management and Leadership Projects  ST3 Consultation Skills 3

  • Planning personalised care & ending the consultation
25/10/2023 *No ST3 teaching* Half term  Half Term
01/11/2023 WGH for ST 1/2 Comm skills*No ST3 teaching* ST 1/2 GP+ Communication skills 2 ST1/2 GP+ Communication skills 2
08/11/2023 WGH ST3 Consultation Skills 4 – All Day Remote Consulting
15/11/2023  On Line Zoom/Teams Practice management – What is a DES? Red Whale on line GP Update PLT
22/11/2023 RLI GP Training Study Day – HEALTH INEQUALITIES GP Training Study Day – HEALTH INEQUALITIES
29/11/2023 WGH Consultation Skills 5 – All day Motivational Interviewing
06/12/2023 WGH  Managing Uncertainty HRT – Dr Cath Munroe
13/12/2023 WGH ST3 Teaching – Christmas Quiz GP Federation – Andrew Giles  
20/12/2023 *No ST3 Teaching*  Christmas Break *No ST3 Teaching*
27/12/2023 *No ST3 Teaching* Christmas Break *No ST3 Teaching*
03/01/2023 *No ST3 teaching* Christmas Break * No ST3 teaching*


 Date Venue Morning Topic Afternoon Topic
 10/01/2024  WGH CV and Job interviews Substance Misuse
 17/01/2024 Auction Mart Junct 36 Trainers Meeting 09:30-4:30 AM and PM
 24/01/2024  WGH Conflict Resolution Resilience
 31/01/2024  WGH
 07/02/2024  WGH Teaching to teach Ethics
 14/02/2024  *No ST3 Teaching *  HALF TERM   *No ST3 Teaching *
 06/03/2024 *No ST3 Teaching * ST1/2 GP+ Comm Skills 1
 03/04/2024  **No ST3 teaching**  EASTER BREAK  **No ST3 teaching**
 10/04/2024  **No ST3 Teaching**  EASTER BREAK  **No ST3 teaching**
Term 3  Summer Term Term 3
 Date Venue  Morning Topic  Afternoon Topic
 24/04/24 Trainers Meeting
 01/05/24   ST1/2 GP+ Comm Skills Day 2 ST1/2 GP+ Comm Skills Day 2
 29/05/24   HALF TERM    **No ST3 teaching**  **No ST3 teaching**

ST3 – Day Release Teaching

In ST3 we join the Barrow and Lancaster groups and meet in Kendal for a full days teaching on a Wednesday.

The year begins with a 2 day induction program at The Grange Hotel in Grange-over-Sands. This gives you the chance to plan and prepare the busy year ahead of you.

We then meet weekly in Kendal at the education centre at Westmorland General Hospital. We take advantage of the full day’s teaching to provide a varied and interactive program over the ST3 year.

Teaching focus is initially on consultation skills and develops to cover a wide range of topics to prepare you for your career as a GP. We run sessions with CSA examiners in the run up to the exam as well as a CSA Practice Exam. The course timetable will give a flavour of the broad range of clinical and non-clinical topics delivered shaped by trainee feedback.  We aim to cover the mandatory requirements for revalidation such as child and adult safeguarding and Basic Life Support as well as to give you some insight into practice management and leadership. We run a leadership skills day in Coniston each year which is consistently highly rated. We leave some space for flexibility to address areas of particular interest to an ST3 group.

We run 8 study days where all 3 years (ST1/ST2/ST3)  attend covering Statistics, Palliative Care, MSK and Ethics, as well as sessions on Women’s and Men’s health, Ophthalmology, Genetics, Mental Health and Dermatology. These study days vary from year to year on a 2 year rolling program. The program is shaped and changed annually based on trainee feedback.

Having recently completed ST-2, I've found the quality of information and tutoring to be of the highest standard.

J.AtkinRecently Completed ST-2

Having served in the NHS as a nurse for the past eight years, I decided to further my medical career. Having moved to Morecambe I can say there are plenty of opportunities for learning, skill development and career progression.

E.TurnerA great course for those wanting new direction