ST1 & ST2 GP Training in Lancaster

Local teaching takes place on scheduled Wednesday afternoons during term time.

The venue is the Education Centre, Royal Lancaster Infirmary and commences 13:00 – 15:00.

For further details please see 2023/2024 timetable below.

September – December 2023 1pm– 3pm 

Date  Topic  Venue 
 GPST 1 & 2 Teaching Timetable
06.09.2023 Gout / Dr M Russell AND  Liver Function Tests / Dr Akhtar  RLI Education Centre
06.09.2023 Communication Skills 1 for GP / ITP Aug 23 placements WGH Education Centre
13.09.2023 GPST 1 Induction / Feb 23 & Aug 23 ST1s  Grange over Sands
13.09.2023 Community ENT in Paediatrics / Mr Goush RLI Education Centre via TEAMS 
20.09.2023 Sexual Health / Dr Kirstin Wong   RLI Education Centre
27.09.2023         BUC from 13:00 – 14:00 for GP + / GP solo RLI Education Centre


 Safeguarding / Dr Amy Lee

 RLI Education Centre
 11.10.2023  ENT / HN Cancer / Ms Ahmed & Alice Brewer RLI Education Centre

Resilience & Well Being / Dr Muhamad Akhtar

RLI Education Centre
  25.10.2023 Half Term – no teaching  Half Term – no teaching
  01.11.2023 Difficult Consultations / Dr Howard Moore RLI Education Centre 
01.11.2023 Communication Skills 1 for GP / ITP Aug 23 placements WGH Education Centre 

Dr Rachel Gilbert – topic tbc

RLI Education Centre
15.11.2023 13:00 – A Swarbrick & L Hall / Coroners Office

14:00 – A Manning / Role of the Medical Examiner

RLI Education Centre
22.11.2023 Health Inequalities Study Day

*no teaching if not attending SD*

RLI Education Centre
29.11.2023 Ophthalmology in Primary Care / Dr Muhammed Akhtar  RLI Education Centre
06.12.2023 Quality Improvement / Dr Kirstin Wong RLI Education Centre
13.12.2023 Consultation Skills / Dr H Moore with Dr Knight  RLI Education Centre
20.12.2023 Christmas Break – no local ST1 & 2 teaching
27.12.2023 Christmas Break – no local ST1 & 2 teaching
04.01.2024 Christmas Break – no local ST1 & 2 teaching
Course Information

Programme Director: Dr Kirstin Wong
Administration: Helen Gardner, The Education Centre, Westmorland General Hospital, Kendal, Cumbria

For details of the Lancaster scheme please contact Dr Wong via email to

Local teaching and tutorials takes place on scheduled Wednesdays and are currently delivered via ZOOM.

 For more information please see the full timetable on website.

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The GP Training Scheme in Lancaster and Barrow runs over 3 years.

The first 2 years (ST 1 & 2) are in primary and secondary care – 2 posts will be hospital based placements.   The 3rd year (ST3) is spent in general practice.

The tracks are allocated by the Programme Director 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 all their first choice posts.

Lancaster Tracks: There are 12 tracks available in Lancaster which include posts in:

  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • Psychiatry
  • Medicine
  • Emergency Department
  • Palliative Care

Included are ITP (Integrated Training Posts) posts which consist of 3 days in GP and 2 days in a speciality (either Medicine/ Obs & Gynae / Paediatrics / Psychiatry or Palliative Care – Hospice)

The posts are based at the Royal Lancaster Infirmary, The Orchard and East Barn in Psychiatry and St John’s Hospice.  There are some community paediatric placements and other community sites within Psychiatry.

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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