ST3 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, Education Centre Assistant, Education Centre, Westmorland General Hospital.

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

Most sessions are on Wednesday, 9.30am  – 4pm in the Education Centre, WGH

Term 1 Autumn Term – Currently at Westmorland Hospital 
 Date    Morning Topic  Afternoon Topic
1 & 2 09/2021 Grange Hotel  ST3 Induction 2 days   Grange Hotel
08/09/2021 ST3 Consultation Skills  1 – Data Gathering Consultation Skills 1
15/09/2021 * No ST3 Teaching * ST1/2 GP+ Communication Skills   
22/09/2021 * No ST3 Teaching * Trainer’s Meeting – ZOOM 09:00 – 11:00
29/09/2021 ST3 ST3 Consultation Skills 2 – Sharing management Consultation Skills  2
06/10/2021 ST3 ST3 Consultation Skills 3 – Telephone /Video Consultations  Consultation Skills 3
13/10/2021 ST3 ST3 – Tips for the RCA Exam  Change Management
20/10/2021 ST3 ST3 Consultation Skills 4 – Triadic Consultations  Consultation Skills 4
27/10/2021 *No ST3 teaching* Half Term Half Term
3/11/2021 * No ST3 Teaching * ST1/2 GP+ Communication Skills 2 No teaching ST3
10/11/2021 ST3 ST3 Consultation Skills 5 – Motivational Consultation Consultation Skills 5
17/11/2021 ST3 ST3 Teaching TBC ST3 Teaching TBC
24/11/2021 ST3 ST3 Teaching TBC ST3 Teaching TBC
01/12/2021 ST3  ST3 Teaching TBC  ST3 Teaching TBC
08/12/2021 ST3 ST3 Teaching TBC ST3 Teaching TBC
15/12/2021 ST3  ST3 Teaching TBC  ST3 Teaching TBC
22/12/2021 *No ST3 Teaching* Christmas Break *No ST3 Teaching*
29/12/2021 *No ST3 teaching* Christmas Break * No ST3 teaching*
05/12/2021 *No ST3 Teaching* Christmas Break *No ST3 teaching*


Date Venue Morning Topic Afternoon Topic
 13/1/2021  Zoom  RCA Top Tips Dr Abby Astle  Complex Cases and sharing explanations
 20/01/2021  Zoom  Public Health and Community Orientation  Equality and Diversity
 27/01/2021  Zoom Hot Topics  Contraception and Subfertility Dr Alison Bateman
 03/02/2021  Zoom  Ophthalmology Dr Ross Kelley  Consultation Skills 1/2 for Feb starters, (RCA video review August starters)
 10/02/2021  Zoom Consultation Skills 3/4 Feb starters (RCA / Casebank)  PLT
 24/02/2021  Zoom  GP+ Communicaton Skills Part 1 09:30-12:30  ST3s Back in practice all day
 03/03/2021  Zoom  Feb Starters  – Consultation Skills – Telephone Consultations

Aug Starters – RCA Video session

 Feb Starters  – Consultation Skills – Triadic Consultations

Aug Starters RCA Video Session

 10/03/2021  Zoom  Child Safeguarding Day – Dr Amy Lee  Child Safeguarding Day – Dr Amy Lee
 17/03/2021  Teaching to Teach 1  Groupwork
 24/03/2021  CVs and Job Applications  Job Interviews
31/3/2021 EASTER BREAK
Date Venue Morning Topic Afternoon Topic
Term 3 Summer Term
 14/4/21  Dementia Dr Marisa Wray Teaching to Teach
 21/4/21  No ST3 teaching  GP+ Comm Skills Session 2
 28/4/21  ETHICS Study Day  ETHICS Study Day
 5/5/21  Dermatology Dr Nick Howlett  TBC
 12/5/21  No ST3 teaching  GP Trainers Meeting
 19/5/21  No ST3 teaching  Educators Conference
 26/5/21  Tax and Pensions – Claire Hebdige Dodds Accountants  Reflection of Challenges in GP – Dr Tom Jamieson
 2/6/21  No ST3 teaching  HALF TERM  
 9/6/21  Revalidation and Appraisal  Population Health
 16/6/21 Practice Accounts – Sue Charnock Moore and Smalley Accountants  PLT
 30/6/21  View to the Future  Feedback

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