ST3 RLI & FGH 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, GP Speciality Training Administrator, Education Centre, Westmorland General Hospital.

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

Teaching is delivered during term time on Wednesday’s from 09:30 – 16:00.  Please see timetable for dates.

Term 1 Autumn Term 
 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 RCA top tips Dr Abby Astle
17/11/2021 ST3 ** No teaching back in practice ** **PLT Red Whale GP Update**
24/11/2021 ST3 ST3 Teaching Managing Uncertainty ST3 Teaching Managing Uncertainty
01/12/2021 ST3  ST3 Teaching Paul Houghton CBT for GPs  ST3 Teaching Problem Cases
08/12/2021 ST3 ST3 Teaching – Introduction to Practice Management ST3 Teaching – Practices and PCNs
15/12/2021 ST3  ST3 Teaching – Sharing Explanations ST3 Teaching – Christmas Quiz
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
 12/01/2022  ZOOM CVs and Job Applications  Job Interviews
 19/01/2022  ZOOM  Trainers Meeting   No ST3 Teaching – Back in Practice
 26/01/2022  ZOOM  Practice Management 2  Health Inequalities
 02/02/2022  ZOOM  RCA  – Video Review  RCA  – Video Review
 09/02/2022  ZOOM  Equality and Diversity  Feb Starters – ST3 Induction
 23/02/2022  No teaching Aug ST3s  GP+ Communicaton Skills Part 1 09:30-12:30 Feb ST3 Starters  – Consultation Skills 1
 02/03/2022  Westmorland Showground  Safeguarding Study Day  Safeguarding Study Day
 09/03/2022 Feb starters WGH

Aug starters

Westmorland Showground

Feb Starters  – Consultation Skills 2

August Starters – Womens Health


Dermatology – Dr Nigel Capewell

 16/03/2022  No Teaching ST3s  PLT
 23/03/2022  Ethics am ZOOM

Feb starters pm ZOOM

 Ethics – Dr David Molyneaux  Feb Starters  – Consultation Skills 2
30/03/2022  No ST3 teaching Educators meeting  Educators meeting
 06/4/2022  No ST3 teaching  EASTER BREAK
 13/4/2022  No ST3 Teaching  EASTER BREAK
Date Venue Morning Topic Afternoon Topic
Term 3 Summer Term
 20/4/22  Westmorland Showground  Urgent Care Dr Pru Knight Teaching to teach
 27/4/22  No ST3 teaching  Trainers meeting  GP+ Comm Skills Session 2
 4/5/22  Westmorland Showground   Managing Conflict  Ethics case discussion
 11/5/22  Westmorland Showground ENT teaching to teach  Practice Accounts
 18/5/21  Westmorland Showground Chronic Pain Dr Pru Knight  GP Appraisal
 25/5/22  Westmorland Showground  Dementia Dr Marisa Wray  Negotiation Skills
 01/06/22  No ST3 teaching  HALF TERM  No ST3 teaching
 08/06/22  afternoon ZOOM Ophthalmology – Zoom  Trans Health – Zoom
 15/06/22  morning ZOOM only  Tax and Accounts – Dodd & Co PLT – Trainees back in Practice
 22/06/22  Westmorland Showground Public Health Dr Colin Cox  Allyship
 29/06/22  Westmorland Showground  LEADERSHIP DAY
 06/07/22  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