GPST1 & GPST2 FGH Teaching is a half day session which runs on a Wednesday afternoon 1-3pm.

Please see below for current teaching programme.

Course Information

Programme Director: Dr Steve Mcquillan
Administration: Jo Smith, Assistant Service Manager and Weronika Scott, Specialty administrator, Education Centre, Furness General Hospital.

For details of the scheme at FGH, Barrow, contact Dr Steve Mcquillan via Jo Smith/Weronika Scott. The following is the most current teaching timetable.

Sessions are on Wednesday, 1pm-3pm in the Education Centre.

Aug 2023– Feb 2024 1pm– 3pm 

Date  Topic  Venue 
02/08/2023  No Teaching – Change over day Specialty Induction  Lecture Theatre 
09/08/2023 No teaching – One To Ones with Dr Steve McQuillan Lecture Theatre 
16/08/2023  HEE Induction via Teams GPST 1’s New to Programme 2pm – 5pm – 1st Date to attend. 

 E-portfolio work – All current GPST’s 

Lecture Theatre 
23/08/2023  HEE Induction via Teams GPST 1’s New to Programme 2pm – 5pm -2nd Date to attend.All other trainees to do E-portfolio work.   Lecture Theatre 
30/08/2023  Work Ethics & Professionalism

Dr Steve McQuillan 1pm – 3pm

 Lecture Theatre
06/09/2023  Stroke – Dr Rachel Jolley

Comms Skills session @ WGH  12.45pm – 16.30pm

13/09/2023   Common Paediatric ENT Conditions in GP Practice – Mr Sudip Ghosh  Lecture Theatre 
 GPST New to Programme ST 1’s Induction @ The Grange Hotel -Full Day 

GPST ST 3’s Induction @ The Grange Hotel.  2 Days

The Grange Hotel 
20/09/2023   Managing Dementia and Palliative Care in a Care Home – Dr Jake O’DonovanExtra STATS session @ WGH 1 – 3pm

All other trainees to do E-portfolio work. 

Lecture Theatre 
27/09/2023  Paediatrics Surgery – Mr Panchal 1pm – 3pm Lecture Theatre 
04/10/2023  GP + Trainees ONLY CHOC 9am Induction via teams – Zoe Heavenly.  

Dr Hui Lim Womens Health

Lecture theatre 
11/10/2023  Extra Stats Session WGH 1pm -3pm Lecture Theatre 
18/10/2023  Feverish Illness in Children – Dr Jake O’Donovan   Lecture Theatre 
25/10/2023  Women’s Health – Dr Hui Lim Lecture Theatre 
01/11/2023  Genetics – Glenda Beaman

Comms Skills @ WGH Full Day session.

Lecture theatre  
08/11/2023  Prostate Cancer Diagnosis – Mr Saqib   Lecture Theatre 
15/11/2023  Safeguarding Children – Amy Davies   

Extra time needed for this session  1pm – 4pm 

Lecture Theatre  
22/11/2023  Skin Conditions and Infections – Dr John Young 1pm – 3pm

Health Equalities Study Day @ RLI 9.30pm – 16.30pm 

Lecture Theatre 
29/11/2023  Empathy and Compassion – Dr Jake O’Donovan 1pm – 3pm    Lecture Theatre
06/12/2023  *Change over FY’s No Teaching   Lecture Theatre 
13/12/2023  Delirium – Dr Elizabeth Robinshaw Lecture Theatre 
20/12/2023  Break up for Xmas Holidays Lecture theatre 
  Xmas Holidays   
03/01/2024  T.B.C  Lecture theatre  
10/01/2024   Safeguarding Level 3  extra time 1pm – 4pm  Lecture theatre 
17/01/2024  T.B.C Lecture theatre 
24/01/2024  Resilience – Dr Jake O’Donovan Lecture theatre 


The GP Training Scheme in Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital runs over 3 years. The first 1 year (ST1 / 2) are in secondary care in 2 different hospital posts,  (part GP/part specialty). The 2nd & 3rd years are spent in general practice (ST 2 /3 ).

The tracks are allocated by the Programme Directors at each site. Previous experience and personal preferences are taken into account when allocating tracks. However, it is not always possible for everyone to have a track of all their first choice posts.

FGH tracks: There are 12 tracks available in FGH which include posts in:

  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Psychiatry
  • Medicine
  • Accident and Emergency
  • Primary Care Network
  • FGH GP + Posts (60% GP & 40% Specialty): are available in Paediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynae, Accident & Emergency, Primary care network, and Medicine.

The posts are based at Furness General Hospital, Dane Garth Mental Health unit and general practices throughout the Furness area.

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.

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