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. Helen.Gardner@mbht.nhs.uk

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

Date Venue Morning Topic Afternoon Topic
Term 1  Autumn Term  Term 1
14/08/2019 RLI (Baycall) Out of hours Induction ST1/ST2 GP +  ST3 where not already completed in GP+ post  
21/08/2019 Education Centre, WGH GP + Communication Skills session 1 *No ST3 teaching*
28/08/2019 Grange Hotel, Grange ST3 and ST1 Induction ST3 and ST1 induction
29/08/2019 Grange Hotel, Grange ST3 Induction ST3 induction
04/09/2019 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Consultation Skills 1 ST3 Consultation Skills 1
11/09/2019 Education Centre, WGH Trainer’s Meeting 09:30 – 12 noon Mock CSA for ST3s who started in or before February 2018. Start 13.30
18/09/2019 Education Centre, WGH ST1/ST2/ST3 Study Day Statistics ST1/ST2/ST3 Study Day Statistics
25/09/2019 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Consultation skills 2 ST3 Consultation skills 2
02/10/2019 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Consultation Skills 3 – Managing Uncertainty  ST3 Practice Management
09/10/2019 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Consultation Skills 4 – High Challenge patients ST3 Consultation Skills 4 – Telephone Consultations + Triadic Consultations
16/10/2019 Education Centre, WGH ST1/ST2/ST3 Study Day Men’s Health ST1/ST2/ST3 Study Day Sexual Health
23/10/2019 *No ST3 teaching* Half Term *No ST3 teaching*
30/10/2019 Education Centre, WGH ST3 CSA Examiner Session Dr Gerry Murray Video Consultations
06/11/2019 *No ST3 teaching* Trainers Conference * No ST3 teaching*
13/11/2019 Education Centre, WGH GP+ Communication Skills session 2 PLT
20/11/2019 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Consultation skills 5  -Motivational Interviewing ST3 Consultation Skills 5 – Managing Medical Complexity
27/11/2019 St John’s Hospice, Lancaster

 ST1/ST2/ST3 Study Day Palliative Care

*all trainees intending to attend will need to apply for a place on the study day as places are limited to 30, apply as per study leave process*

  ST1/ST2/ST3 Study Day Palliative Care
04/12/2019 Education Centre, WGH Trainer’s Meeting 09:30 – 12 noon No ST3 Teaching
11/12/2019 Education Centre, WGH CSA Practice Exam  
18/12/2019 Education Centre, WGH Dermatology Term Review and Christmas Quiz
25/12/2019 *No ST3 teaching* Christmas Break * No ST3 teaching*
01/01/2019 *No ST3 Teaching* Christmas Break *No ST3 teaching*
08/01/2019 *No ST3 Teaching* Christmas Break *No ST3 Teaching*

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Date Venue Morning Topic Afternoon Topic
TERM 2 SPRING TERM Term 2
15/01/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Hot Topics ST3 Teaching to Teach
22/01/2020 Education Centre, WGH Genetics (ST1/ST2/ST3)
Genetics (ST1/ST2/ST3)
29/01/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST3 CSA Examiner Session
ST3 Teaching to Teach 2
05/02/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Consultation skills 1 Feb Starters (CSA Practice ST3) ST3 Video session
12/02/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST1/2 GP+ Comm Skills 1 (AM only) NO ST3 Teaching *No ST3 Teaching* PLT
19/02/2020 *No ST3 Teaching* Half Term *No ST3 Teaching*
26/02/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Feb starter Consultation skills 2 (CSA Practice ST3) ST3 Feb starter Consultation skills 2 (CSA Practice ST3)
04/03/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST1/ST2/ST3 MSK Study Day ST1/ST2/ST3 MSK Study Day
11/03/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Feb starter Consultation skills 3 (CSA Practice) GP Jobs and CVs
18/03/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST1/2 GP+ Communication Skills 1 (AM only) NO ST3 Teaching  *NO ST3 Teaching*
25/03/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Child Safeguarding Day – Mandatory ST3 Child Safeguarding Day – Mandatory
01/04/2020 Education Centre, WGH  ST1/ST2/ST3 ENT and Ophthalmology Study Day  ST1/ST2/ST3 ENT and Ophthalmology Study Day
08/04/2020 *No ST3 Teaching* Easter Break *No ST3 Teaching*
15/04/2020 *No ST3 Teaching* Easter Break *No ST3 Teaching*
Date Venue Morning Topic Afternoon Topic
Term 3 Summer Term
22/04/2020 Education Centre, WGH Trainers Meeting 3 (09:30 – 12 noon) No ST3 teaching *No ST3 teaching*
29/04/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Equality and Diversity ST3 BLS *Mandatory unless already done in practice*
06/05/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST1/ST2/ST3 Study Day Young People’s Mental Health ST1/ST2/ST3 Study Day Young People’s Mental Health
13/05/2020 *No ST3 teaching* Educators’ Conference *No ST3 teaching*
20/05/2020 Priestly Centre, Coniston  ST3 Leadership Day ST3 Leadership Day
27/05/2020 *No ST3 teaching* Half Term *No ST3 teaching*
03/06/2020 Education Centre, WGH  ST3 Public Health ST3 Practice Management
10/06/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST1/ST2/ST3 Ethics Study Day  ST1/ST2/ST3 Ethics Study Day 
17/06/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Dementia Dr Marisa Wray ST3 GP Future Direction
24/06/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Accountants and Tax  ST3 Medical Humanities
01/07/2020 Education Centre, WGH ST3 Revalidation and appraisal  ST3 Feedback
*date TBC* Education Centre, WGH ST3 Mock CSA Feb /Nov starters  *date to be negotiated*

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