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, Specialty Co-ordinator and Natalie Ireland, Specialty administrator, Education Centre, Furness General Hospital.

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

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

GPST Teaching Programme  

August 2021 – December 2021 1pm – 3pm 

Date   Topic  Venue 
04/08/2021  Induction  Lecture Theatre 
11/08/2021  Steve Mcquillan 1:1 


Education Centre 
18/08/2021  CHOC Induction for GP+   
25/08/2021  HEE Induction via Teams for all New Trainees – link send via HEE   
01/09/2021  GPST New Start Induction ST1’s  


The Lecture Theatre 
08/09/2021ESS  Kathy Edmondson & Limara Townsend – First steps 


Lecture Theatre 


Education Centre 

15/09/2021  Mr Saqib – Prostate cancer diagnosis and PSA Screening update 

GP Comms Skills 09:30-1:00 

Lecture Theatre 



22/09/2021  Managing Dementia and palliative care in a care home – Dr O’Donovan 


Lecture Theatre 


Education Centre 

29/09/2021  Genetics – Glenda Beaman  Lecture Theatre 
06/10/2021  TBC
13/10/2021ESS  Feverish Illness in Children – Dr O’Donovan  Lecture Theatre 
20/10/2021  Ewen Fraser – Diabetes  Lecture Theatre 
27/10/2021  Ewen Fraser – Medical negligence and complaints TBC 

Half Term 

Lecture Theatre 
03/11/2021  Nina Burroughs – Sexual Health  

GP Comms Skills 09:30 – 1:00 

Lecture Theatre 
10/11/2021ESS  Empathy and compassion – Dr O’Donovan  Lecture Theatre 
17/11/2021  Ewen Fraser – CKD  Lecture Theatre 
24/11/2021  Genetics continued – Glenda Beaman  Lecture Theatre 
01/12/2021  Change over day – no teaching   
08/12/2021  TBC
15/12/2021  Resilience – Dr O’Donovan  Lecture Theatre 
  Christmas Holidays   


The GP Training Scheme in Royal Lancaster Infirmary and Furness General Hospital runs over 3 years. The first 2 years (ST 1 & 2) are in secondary care in 4 different hospital posts, one of which is a GP + Post (part GP/part specialty). The 3rd year (ST3) is spent in general practice.

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

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

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