|Session ID Most Recent First (Your session is added automatically YYYY-MM- DD-STn)||Session Title||Attendance||Learning Experience Average /5)||Relevance To Training Average /5)||Suggestions for Improvement||Areas that most helped learning|
|2019-06-13-Date-ST3s-1||GPST3 Teaching - presentations and video||16||4.3||4.0||Nil,-,Started a little earlier ,None,Better parking,N/a,.,.,no improvement necessary,nil,-,Satisfactory session,Nil,none,.,I wonder if having a session like this earlier in the year may have helped as an 'ice breaker' to get to know each other||Excellent presentations, especially on child health - some really good tips. Also the discussion around mindfulness was really beneficial and made me reflect on burnout.,Fun session as a farewell to GP training! Thank you!,Enjoyed the cake ,Talk about medicinal honey was interesting ,Cakes,Good range of presentations. Learnt some very useful things about bees!!,Things learned as a mum, fun to learn about bees as well,.,Range of interests,nil,-,Everything,Fun session and good presentations. Child health in particular.,None,Farewell,Interesting talks, from motherhood to bees to pub quiz|
|2019-06-11-Date-ST1s-1||The Seven Habits||43||4.4||4.4||None specific,None specific,Shorter tea breaks and finish earlier!! ,None,None,NA,The halal food option was not available today. Leaving all of my Islamic friends with minimal choice. ,na,More group involvement,More concise ,it was a good session. can't think of any further improvements ,na,None,Ararnge session in a hotel close to city ,N/a,Nil,Nil,na,.,Dairy free snacks available during the breaks!,Nil,Nil,I liked that we were grouped around tables to facilitate that small group discussion. But I wonder if a mini-tutorial type of thing, such as a facilitator with each small group for 20 mins or so, might help to identify say one area for growth/ a take home message??,Maybe my practicing some real life scenarios and trying implement the above principles would have been a good example. ,I can't think of any, the venue was beautiful with conducive ambience for learning, the food was superb, the slides were easy to read, the teachers were very practical and the topic very timely.,Nil,No ,Unsure ,I felt like there was not enough focus on the fact that it isn’t so much that GP trainees are not good at prioritising and time management but actually how much we have to do. Would have liked more talks and support on burning out ,none,Was told the fish was halal but later found out it contained alcohol. Would be nice to have at least one halal dish offered considering the amount of GP trainees whom eat halal. ,..,It was very interesting ,Halal food would be great. ,More practical implications on day to day basis to be more relevant ,More clinical teaching.,-,None,-,NA ,Recognition that a lot of these interventions are not possible due to family pressures. ,nil,There were limited options of halal / vegetarian food.||Practical sessions in group,Identification of techniques for time management was very useful,Application of the seven habits ,Principles of working effectively,Principles of working effectively,Habit 7,Good session. Excellent overview of how to balance life and work. ,Quite informative and productive ,Learning ways for self care,Group discussions/activities,the details of the 7 habits of a good gp,Quite informative and productive ,Being proactive, win - win, synergising,Win win concept,Enjoyable and supportive environment,Good group sessions,Good interaction. Personal examples used by trainers. Easy to relate to. A nice end to ST1 teaching thank you very much. ,interactive sessions,First habit . Second habit. Describing the picture for drawing,It was very useful to work through examples of how to prioritise life tasks, and how to apply the concept of seeking to understand, before being understood, to how we deal with our patients,All of it ,Aspects of behaviour that can increase effectiveness and pitfalls to avoid. ,I found today's session extremely helpful and well presented. Thanks to all the TPDs involved. The day was a useful time to rest and reflect on approach to life and work and I think a lot of these principles will stick with me. Obviously the book on which a lot of the material was taken from would be an excellent resource, but having the chance to be given this information in the context of being a GP in an environment that allowed 'digestion' was really helpful.,For me being proactive, learning to prioritise tasks , not falling in the traps of being only busy but not effective were most useful. ,understanding my values and how this helps me to see the end from the beginning, building a proactive rather than a reactive career and how having a common end goal promotes synergy. ,Book ,Techniques to prioritise and be more effective ,Talking abont prioritising tasks and time management ,Enjoyed the interactive parts,whole session,Good overview and learning points,Really enjoyable and relevant session. Having not read the book yet (already ordered!) I found the session very interesting,7 habits of successful gps especially time management ,I enjoyed the entire day. The 4th generation time management techniques was very useful ,Useful thought analysis to be more efficient ,Advice on communication.,Good examples of habit to build and improve upon,To know about how to prioritize jobs.,Talk on time management and prioritisation and use if matrix was useful,qualities of a good gp ,Good focus on self care to further yourself,Different methods to improve doctor patient relationship,It was a very useful session to equip us with the attitudes and behaviours of effective GPs, and also to prevent burn-out and help maintaining a work-life balance.|
|2019-06-06-Date-ST3s-1||Feedback from former ST3s||25||4.4||4.5||.,nil,Not so much feedback for this session but I found it incredibly useful at the end when we spoke informally for 10 mins on pay etc post-CCT. I wondered if next week (at our final session) it would be possible to discuss this further, as I have felt quite clueless going into interviews for salaried jobs about pay/contracts etc!,nil,N/a,perhaps a talk on working in OOH,personally i felt the 2 presentations given by old trainees on sports medicine and urgent care fellowship were longer than necessary and although interesting to hear about I personally have no interest in pursuing either of these careers. I appreciate they were to try and show us how diverse the career in GP can be but I also would have liked to hear about special interests like how to go into a special interest career if you don't know where to start/don't have any network/connections/experience/qualifications (and whether any of that matters/how it might be weighted by an employer, etc.),More time for questions - discussion at the end of the session helpful, but quite limited due to timings,.,N/a,shorter presentations,Satisfactory session,Include more similar sessions,Nil, really good session,No thing to add,all good,nil,.,.,Nil,really good session,Less time on presentations and more time for general discussions including about salaried jobs and OOH,Maybe another ex-trainee and slightly briefer presentations,N/A,N/A||.,Excellent talk from Ralph Mitchell on Sports medicine and the role of GPS with a special interest. ,I found this one of the best teaching sessions of the year- really useful for thinking about life post-CCT and how we can vary our careers as GPs.,info about partnerships,Learning a little more about partnership from a trainee that went straight into partnership and tips on what we can do now to prepare. Also learning about the first5 steering group, I think the will be an excellent resource moving forward.,all,first5 ,Really interesting and approachable session,Hearing from previous trainees what they have done since qualification ,Reality of partnership working,finally having a GP who is just doing the job! Most useful talk was from the GP partner. ,Everything discussed was really helpful,The presentations especially the 'partner' one was very inspiring - encouraged me to consider this option.,Excellent presentations and especially from the First5 presentation, was really informative, especially around GP mental health.,GP partnership by Alison,practical life guidance how to balance work n family and be organised,Quite useful session for life post-CCT. I got a better understanding about available opportunities, role of GPs with special interests and partnership in particular. Useful tips from a former trainee who went straight into partnership.,.,Useful tips,It was great having feedback feom previous registrars who had gone into different aspects of general practice showing how diverse the role of the GP can be. I was particularly interested in the GP who worked both as a partner and in urgent care, i felt rhat was a combination that could work for me and i would like to explore in the future.,was good insight into options going forwards. gave opportunity to ask questions about future careers,Hearing about career options,I found the talk on sports medicine and acute care very interesting, but found the final talk from the doctor who had recently left VTS and become a partner very useful as it told me a lot of specific information that I have found hard to source elsewhere. ,A very interesting session,Great to hear from different types of GPs|
|2019-06-04-Date-ST1s-1||An interactive journey through cancer||30||4.6||4.6||N.a,na,Na ,N/A,Nil,Can’t think of anything ,More interaction ,was good with lots of information given today don't know how it will be improved.,Nothing it was great,Nil,Can't think of any,More worked examples of complex palliative scenarios ,What might be helpful in this session or in another is a bit of an overview of different types of cancer and their treatment options/ management to help a patient know what to expect, how to help them through the different stages. Appreciate this is a ever-evolving field and something we probably just need to keep up to date with.,There were a few aspects that felt slightly below our level such as asking if we were aware of the 2WW system. ,Nil,None,Nil.,.,talking about cancer screening,Didn't have to be so long.,Nil,nil,none,case scenarios,It was useful ,Nil,More prescribing ,NA,More prescribing ,More prescribing||GPs perspective of dealing with patients with cancer ,Palliative care, 2 weeks wait cancer referral, barriers, barriers to early cancer diagnosis, how to support cancer patient.,Case based ,Conversion of opioids,Prescribing ,The patient pathway we discussed ,Opioid dosing and conversion ,The dose calculations for the opoid's anticipatory medications.,Everything!,Was all very useful.’, especially opiate prescribing. ,Understanding the pathway from diagnosis of cancer to end of life for a patient, advanced care planning, palliative care and understanding my role as the GP ,Useful with drug calculations and QoF info. As always thanks for the coffee much appreciated ,Good to think about what a GP's role is or could be within a patient's journey through cancer. I found the prescribing advice from palliative care useful and what services are available eg. out of hours, castle website.,Helpful conversion calculations ,Drug conversion,Good,Really interesting talk. Useful advice on opioid conversion.,differenes between end of life prescribing in the community vs secondary care. ,conversion of opoid doses. anticipatory medication prescription , summary record for cancer patients,Good recap on dose claculations in end of life setting,Learning about opoid prescribing and their conversion,Thinking about syringe drivers in the community. Drug conversion,how to support cancer patient and Conversion of opioids,holistisc aspect of cancer,G12 guidelines and role of GPS in palliative care,Reflecting on relevant cases,Case scenarios on palliative care,Conversions of various analgesics e.g. Morphine to codeine,Case scenarios on palliative care,Case scenarios on palliative care|
|2019-05-23-Date-ST3s-1||MDU : Honesty, complaints and duty of candour||25||4.6||4.7||Nil,Could have done with a brief break mid way through for a quick stretch!,nil,I would have found it really useful to hear about how our indemnity will actually work after we qualify (E.g. if we do locum work) as I feel confused by it. ,Have a break, quite a long time to concentrate on the one speaker,N/A,None ,maybe could have done with a break half way through!,none,Na,Can have it twice in the training- May be ST2 and ST3,Nil,NO,Nothing, excellent session., Nil,-,.,na,Further cases to go through,n/a,No suggestions ,N/A,thought it was helpful,Case based discussion on complaints ,Great session||An excellent sesison which went throug hthe key points of duty of candour and complaints. Very helpful to disucss with a representative of MDU. A great reminder of the legal position in relation to our profession with these topics.,Really useful session, daunting to discuss complaints but some really useful tips on how to manage them.,Examples to explain duty of candour and discussing medical complaints was extremely useful. ,Very useful to go through the process of replying to a complaint and to hear some examples. ,The examples of complaints were good and also advice on language to use with patients,Really useful to know the legal stance on complaints and duty of candour. Open forum, felt relaxed and able to ask questions and clarify points easily. ,Future planning for MDU help and complaint handling ,case studies,All of it, useful case discussions ,Very practical,Handling complaint,How to manage complaints,Useful info,Practical tips for how to deal with complaints in clinical practice.,Really useful,practical tips ,Handling a complaint ,Well presented. allowed for audience particiaption,Duty of candour, looking at thresholds for professional v.s. statutory duty,Talking about the complaint policy from patient's side,All of it,Good session,good session with real examples,Complaint process,Everything|
|2019-05-23-Date-ST2s-1||Primary-Secondary care interface||26||4.3||4.6||n/a,Nil,Nil ,N/A,n/a,N/A,Candidate could present cases /examples with Tutors to correct and provide suggestions,NA,-,none,nil,n/a,n/a,....,Seeing some of the online referral forms eg 2ww,nil,Nil,-,N/a,can,t think of any,I think joining up GP groups and hospital groups so that there's a mix of different specialties in each discussion group would have been great as it would have been interesting to see others' views on certain referrals/discharges. And if we understand the other side's view we can better help both them and ourselves to improve.,N/A,N/A,Nil,Nothing ,N/a||Useful to gain primary care perspective, something I have yet to experience first hand,Really interesting to hear about problems that my other colleagues have faced and how to improve our referrals,The group work ,The group work,suggested proforma for admission on a home visit/ relevance to GP practise,Discussed some interesting issues. I have some ideas to build into a template re: referral letters,Hurdles present identified,NA,.,Practical tips for improving communication with specialist,Excellent session; the information taught is something not found in the textbooks,Construction of letters for referral,Discussing with peers ,....,Analysing good and bad referral letters ,Good to know about how information is transferred, and views about it between primary and secondary care,Discussion with TPD,useful session especially about referrals we make to secondary care,Useful to talk through scenarios,how to write a referral letter ?,Advice on how to word referrals and what information is useful for secondary care professionals to have from us as GPs. Also how patients perceive our interface as it's important to understand their point of view before speaking to them about their referral from us or about information we receive from hospital.,Very interesting teaching session. Was able to give feedback for all St2 teaching sessions,Template for writing acute admissions letter,Learning about the practicalities of shared care agreements with GPs and secondary care ,Looking at how to structure referrals/ letters,Not quite related to the topic but the feedback session for the year was most useful.|
|2019-05-21-Date-ST1s-1||Opthalmology||33||4.6||4.6||Nil,Could have been more interactive. Too long.,None,More practical,Have a different coloured background to make slides easier to read,Can't think of any! ,Trainees being more engaged. Impossible/very hard to do. ,Nil,N/a,there was a lot of information to take in single session. would really appreciate if there are further sessions on the topic. especially like ophthalmology, dermatology, genetics, ENT where the clinical experience is very minimal.,None,na,Practice session,Quiz,Practice session,Nothing really, very practical and detailed ,None - brilliant:)) we need more sessions like this one please ,By having more focus on Primary care management of Common eye conditions presenting in General Practice ,By having more focus on management of common eye conditions presenting in Primary Care ,To go in detail of a few more opthalmic pathologies,NA,Don't it could be improved. Was really good!,none identified,focusing on examination skills,More guest speakers like this in future please,Obviously fundoscopy was offered and for whatever reason none of us did it!,Needs to be more interactive .,None,na ,N/a,n/a,..,-||Practical demonstration of fundoscopy,Covered most of the eye related problems which may come to GP,Practical advice,Relevant, good volume of information, well presented ,Fantastic presentation, really relevant and well taught ,1. Common conditions|
2.common post op presentations
3. When to refer urgently,Brilliant speaker. Thank you. ,All aspects,All of it!,it was very informative session,Good lecture of a difficult topic,interesting presentation ,Fundoscopy,Good slides . Common eye problems,Fundoscopy,Everything ,Practical aspect and expert speaker,Tips on Fundoscopy ,tips on fundoscopy ,practicing with colleagues,A very good over all idea of eye conditions and emergencies. Red flags for urgent ophthalmological referral, and management of mrs common eye conditions.,Really useful session as it was aimed at GPs. Learnt a lot as no time was wasted on scenarios.,all aspects,identifying common post op complications,Relevant subject material to GP practice. Engaging, interesting and well-presented,Really helpful teaching on eye problems including fundoscopy that was easy to follow and pitched at right level,Knowing how to use Opthalmolmoscope correctly and learning some common eye conditions .,Common eye conditions, their symptoms and management ,more sessions like this please ,A good approach to differentials and examination. ,Learnt to use ophthalmoscope, learnt about common red eyes, painful eyes, and when to seek ophthalmology opinion and referral.,Entire session was very informative and helpful. Especially opportunity for practice using the opthalmoscope ,-
|2019-05-16-Date-ST3s-1||GPST3 Teaching - Self-directed Learning||8||4.1||4.1||N/A,nil,.,n/a,Nothing to add ,.,Nil,more clinical practice||Attended public health and primary care conference 2019 - really useful conference and thoroughly enjoyed it with sessions on dermatology, mental health and perinatal mental health,Management of persistent pain,.,n/a,CSA role play practice ,Time to work on my eportfolio,CSA role play practice & constructive feedback from colleagues.,sat in my CSA|
|2019-05-16-Date-ST2s-1||Primary Care Conference||33||4.4||4.4||NA,Nil,not all stalls were helpful,nil,N/a,nil,Nil,nil,None,-,I don’t think it could, I look forward to going again next year ,NA,N/a,N/A,I would have liked to have gone to the Wednesday session,N/a,I would like to attend both days next year if possible ,Free lunch or drinks at the least ,NA,Nil,n/a,Free parking,Not applicable,It was a good conference, but i value the teaching from the tpds more. I do appreciate that they would want to attend conference themselves though!,nil,None,N/a,n/a,N/a,Nil,N/a,Maybe go on both days if possible as the previous day was more related to trainees,If the presentations could be sent to us that would be great.||Went to useful sessions on nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, medical problems in pregnancy and having difficult conversations,Weight and obesity management,the talks on dermatology were relevant and useful,location close,Conference was really useful and pitched at the right level. Gained some useful resources,Lots of good teaching sessions,Excellent session proposed by VTS team. Whole day event. Learned lots of new ideas for reflections for learning log entries. Dermatology session was very relevent to GP. Exhibition stands were also good.,Dermatology and how to manage in GP,Various key topics covered with very engaging speakers,Lectures,Networking and attending various talks surrounding the challenges of managing obesity,NA,Some useful lectures attended,Guidelines in IBD - pain pathway for sciatica - attended conference on Wednesday,Different approaches to managing GP workload - first contact practitioners, pharmacists,Just a fresh take on dermatology and general practice. Great to be out of the normal working environment and meet some other trainees elsewhere. I found that the new environment made it so much easier to take the information on board. ,Really useful mix of gp and dermatology lectures ,End of life session,Good mix of sessions and specialties, could choose which talks to go to,Different topics, range of information.,Good to be able to choose from range of interesting topics,Vast array of interesting talks to attend,Dermatology, Spotting sepsis in children, Syncope,Palliative care.,Good selection of different talks to go to,Enjoyed the lectures,Attended the dermatology session - really useful updates ,Syncope session and sudden cardiac death session,Great day out, will definitly go next year ,Nil,Great day out, will definitly go next year ,Different stalls with different specialist areas,There were many - the session on atrial fibrillation , dermatology sessions and the pailiative care sessions.|
|2019-05-14-Date-ST1s-1||MDU state indemnity||32||4.1||4.2||None specific ,Difficult topic to make interesting. ,Not on original timetable of sessions as we were expecting Mental Health session,Not on original timetable of sessions as we were expecting Mental Health session,N/A,More interactive ,Details of the type of coverage that is not covered by state indemnity. ,Excellent and extremely relevant session . Can't think of any further suggestions ,Excellent session . Can't think of any suggestions to improve ,N/A,Less crowded slides,More in depth about what indemnity does and doesn’t cover,more case study,Nil,NA ,N/a,more information,none,na,it was a well organised lecture.,It was good,It was good,I felt this would have been better presented by someone impartial. Felt that the main aim of the presentation was to scare me into buying indemnity cover. ,More interactive activity and group sessions and videos ,Nil,It was a bit of a sales pitch. ,Less trying to sell their services and duty of candour isn’t an issue,na,nil,Shorter, more concise. ,was good in my opinion,-||Knowing the cover provided by MDU ,Case base discussion. ,Duty of Cadour explanation ,Duty of Cadour explanation ,Telephone consultations ,Tips to prevent against litigation ,I found the entire session to be very helpful. Especially in regards to phone consultations and the different scenarios that were presented in both the first and second part of the presentation ,The presentation on Medical indemnity from MDU ,Teaching on Medical indemnity by MDU,Information about telephone triage, nice and concise,Case discussions,Useful overall about consultations ,case study,use of chaperones, duty of candour and important points to cover,Useful session as medical practitioners ,Duty of Candor lecture,how to keep yourself safe while practice,MDU case discussions,Good examples of common mistakes which are not covered by MDU,learning about duty of candour , importance of chaperone,indemnity cover,Mecicolegal and andemnity ,Mecicolegal and andemnity ,Relevant topic with some interesting points made,Telephone consultation with patients, understanding the role of MDU,Cases,It’s always good to learn from the mistakes of others.,That patients are awful and completely riciculous ,Important info on staying protected,Session not in scheduled plan. Difficult to make interesting topic but overall approach key aspects namely duty of candour,GMC guidance reiterated ,the talk about duty of candour,-|
|2019-05-09-Date-ST3s-1||Pregnancy||37||4.7||4.6||Nil,Maybe split over 2 sessions to cover all common medical problems in pregnancy.,Please could all of the people who write their names every week on the attendance register be added to the attendance register. I have been attending weekly since February and write my name twice on every single week. It’s a small thing, but if this could be done, it would be helpful.,Nil,I think it could have potentially been split into two sessions as it was quite heavy and thorough - but I understand this isn't always possible with the timetable and also the availability of the speaker. ,Nil ,access to the slides afterwards would be useful,The session could have been facilitated with a summary leaflet to re-inforce learning. Fantastic session. Thankyou,i dont think it could!,none,n/a,More case studies,na,I think a lot was covered in the time given and therefore I feel was a very good session and don't think anything could be improved. ,None I can think of,To have the slides printed/ available before teaching session so can listen to content and absorb rather than rushing to take notes/ everyone taking photos of the slides with their mobiles.,needs to stay like this ,More small group sessions,None,Perhaps organising another session to cover other chronic conditions such as auto-immune diseases, cardiac conditions etc.,It would have been good to include complications following obstetric interventions which may present in primary care.,None,N/A,na,nil,A tad specialised but appreciated none the less,it was good,nil,bit rushed at the end ,.,n/a ,short space of time for such large topic,I felt the session was too super specialised. ,No,Nothing in mind,at times too detailed. could have covered slightly more topics in less depth ??,Satisfactory session||Diabetic control in pregnancy ,Excellent useful teaching, very clear and perfectly aimed at GPs. Really relevant topic.,Really useful review of managing diabetes, thyroid disorders and epilepsy pre, peri and post-pregnancy.,Very good session,This was one of the most useful sessions that have been given in GP training so far - there were lots of gaps in my knowledge that were identified! ,Excellent speaker, passionate and thorough. One of the best GPVTS sessions we have had.,I really enjoyed this session. Very engaging and interesting. Relevant info for us as GPs e.g. what to tell a diabetic/epileptic/thyroid disorder patient who wishes to conceive or when they have conceived, or post-delivery. ,The session was extremely useful. Guidance on how to manage pregnant ladies with diabetes, epilepsy and thyroid problems was great. I found discussing cases consolidated the learning. ,brilliant lecturer, very interactive, good cases, very relevant topic and useful practical tips. enjoyed entire talk and didnt doze off! best session of the year.,An excellent teaching session, lots of learning points, brilliantly tailored to GP practise.,n/a,Practical aspects regarding prescriptions we can make for pregnant individuals with chronic health disease,Good overall,Overview and reminder of common conditions that can have an impact on pregancy how to manage in primary care and what complications to be aware of. Covered a lot of areas. ,All aspects ,Very knowledgeable speaker. Covered a huge amount of clinical detail in a concise and practical format, good use of cases for discussion to consolidate learning and involve trainee participation. ,interactive session with short crisp discussion of scenarios, practical application to day to day care. Very good learning session ,Practical advice about managing common conditions e.g aspirin dosage for diabetics and epileptic advice,Contraceptive advise where needed, preconception good control of condition, change to medication that has teratogenic effects, importance of compliance, awareness of SUDEP, folic acid 5mg upto 16wks, aspirin 150mg after 12wks, postnatal follow up, all of it was very good and relevant.,Excellent session. Better understanding of our role as GPs in pre- & post-pregnancy care in women with diabetes, GDM, Epilepsy & thyroid disorders.,The session was excellent due to the expertise of the presenter and relevance to general practice. It was refreshing to genuinely improve clinical knowledge from the session that I felt has an immediate impact of my practice.,All aspects,Given by an excellent teacher - Mrs Kumar who was very good at explaining the key concepts and important topics that are relevant to GP, thoroughly enjoyed,thyroid monitoring in pregnancy,Really useful over view of maternal care and relevant to GP's,Aspirin for pregancy related conditions e.g. diabetes, HTN = 150mg daily now|
Thyroid and diabetes related conditions in pregnancy
Being reminded of the complications associated with gestational diabetes
management of epilepsy in a woman of contraceptive age,practical aspect of managing pre and post pregnancy issues,case studies,really helpful tips that we can apply - how to help diabetic patient who wants to get pregnant,DM and Epilepsy during pregnancy
Pre-pregnancy counselling,every thing, very interactive superb session,good to go over the different conditions; diabetes, epilepsy and thyroid disease and how it effects pregnancy and their complications,--,All of it. Great teacher,Doing a role play at the end,good clinical content,Satisfactory session
|2019-05-09-Date-ST2s-1||Consultation Skills practice session 2||30||4.7||4.8||Please conduct more of similar sessions. Thank you,Observing 7 other sessions is quite exhausting - particularly when strict timing in feedback is given. Would be nicer to have extra time to discuss questions about/management of the cases, rather than just feedback for the doctor and moving on. ,Observing 7 other sessions is quite exhausting - particularly when strict timing in feedback is given. Would be nicer to have extra time to discuss questions about/management of the cases, rather than just feedback for the doctor and moving on. ,1:1 rather than group,Nil,.,only by having more!! Smaller groups less intimidating but I understand that feasibly this isnt possible.,More sessions like these especially for trainees who the TPDs feel need more practice ,N/a,Nil ,N/A,NA,Nil,None,n/a,...,I would have liked to have been able to see or have the markscheme/ideal points covered to look over. I know it was more about consultation skills than management/knowledge but would still have been useful for overall learning.,n/a,Perhaps smaller groups - but overall a fantastic session,.,None ,Nil,Nil,Nil,nil, if each scenario was recorded and we had access to watch ourselves back this would be useful. Probably too difficult to arrange but it is always useful to watch ourselves back ,It was good ,nil,Oppurtunity for multiple tries with actors,Nil||Very practical extremely useful,Feedback on consultation skill,Feedback on consultation skill,Felt more confident than last week,Very useful seeing other people consult. Useful feedback and tips.,going through scenario feedback in small groups. ,Invaluable experience undertaking CSA style cases with the actors present and whilst being observed by a TPD. Wish I could've had more opportunity to do this and learn from the experience,To remember structure ,Useful feedback on consultation skills ,Very useful to practice cases and get feedback from TPDs and colleagues. ,Useful to practice consultations and get feedback from experienced TPDs,Practising consultation and feedback,The consultations with the actors ,Generally very useful with great feedback. Good to watch others, too,Another fantastic teaching session with great cases and simulated patients. Many learning points and home to take messages. ,role play ,Practicing consultations with actors - both for consultations skills practice and covering different knowledge areas.,Really useful session as was last week. Good to receive personal feedback. Actors were really good! It was also very useful to see other people consulting, to learn tips and hints of things they did and said.,Having a chance to practice communication skills with actors,these sessions have been so valuable. Seeing how others manage consultations and getting trainer feedback in particular,Being able to practice consultation skills with feedback and also watching how other people handle different cases ,Profession actors similating real life consultation ,Useful ,Practicing consultations and getting feedback, also seeing my colleagues perform consultations. ,having good actors playing good roles,Whole session was useful- both practicing CSA scenarios and observing colleagues ,Practising and observing my peers ,excellent practice for CSA with constructive feedback,Actor sessions, observing other,CSA type consultations - to practice and also to watch others was really helpful|
|2019-05-07-Date-ST1s-1||Managing Complexity in Elders||39||4.3||4.5||Little bit more about Polypharmacy|
Perhaps opportunity to do a WBPA with the case we had bought - not sure if possible.,Less hot room,discussing more cases,N/A,N/a,N,more stats help!!!,Nil,More practical examples,n/a,.,Nothing really, very academic and evidenced based,Nil,can't think of any further suggestions to improve. It was a good session ,Nil,NA,I like it, so not sure what to do differently .,Personally, parody videos don't contribute much to the session - the message in this one could have been more effectively communicated in a couple of slides. Also a session focusing on statistics relevant to the AKT may be of use given that people seemed to struggle with the stats question in the session,A whole session on statistics would be really helpful!,N/a,Could have talked through NNT method then given another example for us to work out ,More detailed explanation of the statistics as I really struggled to understand it, but then I am pretty bad at maths!,More cases,Nil,none specific ,NA,More interactive tasks like polypharmacy task,Nothing comes to mind, greatsession,Trolleys to have biscuits on top and cups below as it makes it harder to get to biscuits,A session focusing on statistics relevant to AKT,Maybe more practise cases,.,NA,None,It was good,Nil,..,-,-
|Example of complex case that Dr Marlow presented and worked through,Considering the story behind elderly patients and thinking about what matters to them ,polypharacy and Medical complexity ,All,Interesting lecture. Discussion on polypharmacy particularly useful,Very useful with regards to topics like polypharmacy in elderly both for hospital and GP placements ,helping us to see a case and use it to revise many other relevant circulumum points ,Varied cases to discuss,Examples of polypharmacy in elderly,The teaching about understanding elders not only as a patient but as a person and understand their priorities along with medical management was quite interesting and I believe it will be very useful when one work in community. Practising holistically and managing medical complexity is also important as we progress in our traninng.,Reviewing the medications. Avoiding over diagnosis ,Polypharmacy, comorbidities, ageing care, the video on over diagnosis ,Food,Teaching on Polypharmacy,Food,NA,The part regarding the statistic calculation of the NNT and the skills needed to manage medically complex cases especially elderly pts with multiple co-mobidities and polypharmacy.,Briefly touching on stats,Statistics questions.,Good coverage of relevant topic,Effects on polypharmacy on the elderly ,Going through examples of how to reduce poly pharmacy in elderly patients. Going through statistics examples ,How to use a case to remember learning points and reflect. Polypharmacy issues,Understand the complexity of polypharmacy,understanding the complexities around managing our elders who are dependent on the community support network ,Guidance on methods of combining both relfection and revision were very helpful,Poly pharmacy task ,Very useful statistical questions plus going over poly pharmacy. Plus can I say that tea and coffee was a great addition many thanks!!,Going through the medications that could be stopped and why we were stopping them was good. ,NA ,Overall a great session,NNT recommendation. an analysis of the problem of aging populations. Discussion around overdiagnosis or unnecessary treatment ,Understanding of statistics in relation to effectiveness of drug therapy. Importance of poly pharmacy and over diagnosis and its effect on health of elderly.,Case discussion / polypharmacy,Care of the elderly in GP,-,Good follow up on out to ST3 - discussion on approaches to elderly care complex medical issues ,-,-|
|2019-05-02-Date-ST3s-1||Health equity||37||4.2||4.2||Good session overall ,Nil.,.,n/a,The session before coffee was fairly dull and all information that have heard several times before. The videos in this segment did not add anything. I would have preferred more time to have been spent on the topics after the break, as mentioned especially on ACEs. And as with every week, please don't close the windows, it was like a sauna.,csa practice,Divide trainees into groups depending on the patient population of their practice and listen to the experiences of each group and how they vary.,People talking ,none,None,More varied topics,.,Nil.,N/a,not at all,Nil,nil,nil,More group based sessions,N/A,None,Access to the slides after the teaching session for our own reading at home.,Ran on slightly too long,Nil,Local examples would be helpful,not sure,Nothing to add ,.,Nil,It was very useful so can't think of improvements,none,Nil!,Earlier on in training, could've done with a more clinical topoc,No realistic solutions,n/a,Found the video so interesting, it would have nice to have been shown some more of it. Having said this, thank you for telling us how to find the video to watch later,none that I can think of||Great discussions about the differences in health due to socioeconomics.,Differences between equity and equality and changes we as GP's can make for our patients.,consideration of how we can use our position to try and help reduce health inequalities,interesting session, learned a lot,found the segment on adverse childhood events interesting and eye-opening, but felt it was too short.,thinking about addressing health inequalities ever the long term during consultations, signposting and social prescribing,The presenter had provided excellent examples of cases and media to reflect upon,Really dynamic presenter who explained the topic well, very insightful and thought provoking. ,Very helpful talk,Helpful reminder on this relevant topic which is a major determinant of health in many communities. ,..,Reviewing the different elements to health inequalities in deprived and affluent areas.,Excellent presentation a and really thought provoking - feel I can take a lot of this back into my practice.,Interesting,Case study,It was an eye opener for me, I will use this information in practice ,gave me inspiration about how I could be involved in change in the future, ,Great insight into a subject that we spend little time reflecting upon ,Case study and insight from a GP working in a deprived area,Good videos and case based discussion,As a GP to look and improve the Health inequalities.,I found this teaching very interesting and engaging. It was really interesting to hear from someone who works in a much more deprived area than me and the problems that can bring (e.g. using the case study at the end). ,Very interesting and thought provoking,Presentation,Regional schemes to address this ,Interesting mix of powerpoint and videos, very complex case study,ACE,Adverse childhood experience impacting on their mental psychological and physical health |
,Difference between health equity,Having insight into the impact of health equality and equity. Watching the clip from the film arbor. ,Different aspects/factors of health inequalities ,All of it, but I found the videos (especially the movie) quite a good aid to really help me empathize and understand the perspective of those vulnerable patients and also understand how they are at a health disadvantage overall even from a very young age.,Insiteful,Seeing why there is differences,was mildly interesting,Really interesting to understand the difference between inequality and inequity, and the large number of differences in outcomes that can result.
The video with the actors lip-syncing was extremely moving, albeit difficult to watch as a result. I thought this was an excellent way to demonstrate the different life experiences that social and financial circumstances can create. It was much easier to appreciate the ensuing health issues that can come out of these harrowing circumstances. ,All Aspects
|2019-05-02-Date-ST2s-1||Actor session 1||30||4.6||4.8||Nil,Nil,Fantastic,could not be improved. ,N/a,None,Feel would be good to have another actor session later in the year for those starting st2 in feb,N/a,More practice,All good,.,Nil,Nil,..,..,n/a,N/a,N/A,None,Nothing,Nil,N/A,nil, it was good,1:1 rather than group,Nil,Nil,Observing 7 other sessions is quite exhausting - particularly when strict timing in feedback is given. Would be nicer to have extra time to discuss questions about/management of the cases, rather than just feedback for the doctor and moving on. ,Nil,Nil,N/A,Happy with session||The consultation sessions and feedback were very helpful,The consultation sessions and feedback were very helpful,All helpful sessions. ,Although very anxious I found it useful to have feedback on a consultation in practice.|
I found also that watching colleagues also helped to provide some hints on how to improve various aspects ,Red flags approach in different consultations ,Good opportunity to get personalised feedback on communication /consultation skills,Very useful session, actors were excellent.
Good practice, and nice to receive personalised feedback,Everything ,Having a safe space to practice consultation skills,Feedback from tpds, actors and fellow trainees,This is one of the best teaching sessions. One can never practise consultations enough, the actors were simply fantastic and chosen cases useful and very relevant.,Feedback from my role play,Practice with actor ,Practice with actor ,personal feedback helpful,Very useful to go through CSA cases and prep for this exam,Excellent session,Tpds feedback was really helpful and given in such a supportive way,Talking to actors ; being observed by the TPDs - really useful feedback,Good practise ,Practicing consultations with actors and feedback,Having actors to play patients, group feedback,Feedback,Doing and also seeing consultations with a variety of topics - practicing was really helpful as well as getting individual feedback and learning from others,Unfortunately I had to leave the session early.,Feedback on consultation style,Practical consultation ,Practical consultation ,It was good experience being in the hot seat and geeting an idea of managing 10 mins. The feedback was really useful too and picked up some useful pointers from other peoples scenarios,Good personalised feedback
|2019-04-30-Date-ST1s-1||Out to Practice||15||4.6||4.6||N/A,Nil,more sessions like it.,na,NA,More of them. ,-,opportunity to do home visits.,None,Whilst it was enjoyable I am not sure it contributed to my learning, I did something similar as a first year medical student ,N/A,can't think of any further improvements ,A slightly more structured format to the day ,..,-||Social situation of elderly patient in the community,Discussing previous case,very useful to catch up portfolio topics,patient orientation ,Nursing home visit,Great afternoon with trainer. ,Taking a history from a real patient.,Talking to a lovely woman at her seventies with multiple medical conditions,Managing scabies in community ,It was nice to have some time to speak to a patient as it is not always possible in a busy hospital or GP setting ,Time spent with ES discussing cases,feedback from my ES on my first home visit to see an elderly patient on 9/4/19,Nice to get to know everyone at my practice ,Good face to face time with ES and exposure to practice/GP setting,-|
|2019-04-25-Date-ST2s-1||Advanced consultation skills||26||3.9||4.2||Maybe watching a couple more videos of consultations ,n/a,N/A,N/a,If my colleagues could be a bit more talkative!,Nil, .,nil,..,..,Maybe biscuits?,I don’t think this added much to what we have been told so many times before. I don’t think it was advanced consultation skills, just usual standard skills. Needs to cover complex cases. The videoed consultation was just a standard consultation. The group task when we had to guess what the college used as positive and negative markers for each domain was weak, and did not add anything. ,N/a,N/a,Participation / engagement in sessions in sometimes limited from trainees. Maybe if TPDs just picked out people to answer a question there would be more engagement, even if it is forced. ,Nothing specific.,N/a,N/a,N/a,Na,-,Nil ,Less time spent feeding back what had been learnt the previous 2 weeks,Less time spent feeding back what had been learnt the previous 2 weeks,It was very good ,Happy overall with session||Watching a good consultation of how to deal with a complex patient who comes in with more than one issue ,discussing different tools and tips to improve complex/difficult consultations,All,Good knowledge base for consultation skills,Seeing the video which beautifully illustrated the Golden 2 minutes!,Extremely helpful overview of consultation in General Practice. Set the scene and requirements for CSA. Useful for ST3 development goals,.,watching video consultation sand discussing practical tips for difficult consultations,..,..,talking to TPDs - learning about what they found difficult,I don’t think this added to our knowledge/skills,Positive and negative discriminators for CSA,Positive and negative discriminators for CSA,Talking about positive and negative consultation skills for CSA,Thinking in more detail about consultation structure - although I had thought I was not good enough at knowing the management to be trying to improve other aspects of the consultation yet, I have used the structure as much as I have been able to and run more to time since the session.,Useful consultation tips and plentiful parking,Found it really useful to see one of the TPDs consulting on video. Helped to highlight how things can seem very smooth with practice and experience ,Practical tips and tricks,Discussing time management ,-,Presenting back what we learnt on self directed teaching week was useful to cement what we learnt ,AKT questions useful a few days before AKT exam, some learning points in presentations very interesting. ,AKT questions useful a few days before AKT exam, some learning points in presentations very interesting. ,General approach and how to phrase things. ,Good background on models|
|2019-04-18-Date-ST2s-1||Self directed learning||25||3.6||3.7||Nil,Nil,Nil ,a lot of people unavailable this week,N/A,Guided / supervisor present,N/A,More CSA cases,NA,nil,2 weeks is a lot of time, good easily been done in own study time,Further practice cases sent to us. Although simulation consultation that we have seen in practice is useful, not having a mark sheet can make it more difficult to ascertain how we've actually done.,Useful,Nil,Is difficult to aggregate learning of different consultation models into a way that is useful for AKT,Perhaps more of a structured plan/guidance for the session.,No comment,more supervised organisation,Better group organisation needs to be facilitated by TPDs. Not everyone looks at Google group for instructions, was difficult to coordinate group.,NA,None,-,None,NA,Overall interesting session||Group discussion and making of slides,Group discussion. ,Role play and group discussion ,role play and learning from others,Reviewing the learning points from all members on practice consultations,Interaction with colleagues not met before,N/A,Recap types of consultation ,NA,Being self directed,Comparing good cases and bad cases,Practising consultations and highlighting areas of improvement,Useful to hear about other people's experiences ,Going through cases as a group was useful practice ,Read Innovait Special Issue: the consultation,Discussing obesity guidelines, practice consultations.,No comment,going through csa style consultation,Going through cases, reflecting on specific issues with regards to mental health ,Practising cases and reflecting on what we had learnt ,Went through cases as group. Good to get everyone’s reflections on cases ,-,Consultation styles,consultation models, issues in mental health (compliance, consent, especially in CAMHS) and relevant to subsequent actor sessions/CSA practse,Reflected on consultations from previous week|
|2019-04-11-Date-ST3s-1||Palliative Care||34||4.4||4.6||.,N/a,Nil,None,.,None,N/a,Perhaps a worksheet for the equations in the cases to work through at home instead ,N/a,Na,Longer presentation from dr onions (aware did not have enough time during this session but she was really clear and useful information),Case scenarios could have been improved ,Handouts,Nothing,-,Discussion about dnacpr,I think it was one of the best sessions we've had in a while ,morphine prescribing and conversion etc is the basics, shouldn't need so much time spent on it. more time on practicalities of what to do to get these things arranged in the community is the most helpful aspect,Some hand outs or access to the slides.,.,n/a,none,Nil,No suggestions ,None,good session,some focus on non-cancer palliative care would be helpful as I think in general this is an area more challenging and often more GP led,N/A,Including more challenging scenarios that we might come across in our day to day practice.,More sessions on palliative care,N/A,more of it,maybe written literature - especially for drugs that we could take home,none that I can think of||Titration of medications, case examples and syringe drivers,Prescribing teaching ,Refresher on palliative care ,Expert opinion on which drugs to use when and why. Specific circumstances for different drugs but also keeping relatively simple to a few drugs we might remember.,.,Great review of opiate prescribing and going through scenerios. Also best discussion of cases at the end. Enjoyed speaking about anticipatory medications which is a tough topic to understand in terms of dosing. ,The case studies were helpful for putting theoretical knowledge into practice ,Enjoyed the relaxed format, appropriate content for GPs, empathetic speaker ,Going through the cases was very helpful,Very relevant, complex subject. Sarah did a great job of making it seem simple and the examples made easier.,Dr Onions presentation was very helpful and a good refresher of pal care drugs.,Discussion of palliative care drugs ,Good revision of drugs for csa,Excellent practical advice re: prescriptions in palliative care,Discussion with family ,First session,Palliative care prescribing,Talking over anticipatory meds, anti-emetic choices etc.,Discussing what drugs to actually prescribe, and how to step up drugs.,End of life management and setting up Syringe driver,good,Prescribing anticipatory medication,Very useful,All of it,Symptomatic treatment in palliative care,Anticipatory drugs,syringe driver coverage helpful,Very helpful session,Excellent refresher regarding palliative care drugs. This session has boosted my confidence in knowing how to step up drugs for symptom control. I particularly found the case studies quite useful in illustrating that.,Palliative care prescribing, how to calculate and switch between oral to subcut doses of opiods,Session on most appropriate meds to prescribe or each symptom of end of life care. and also to remember to tailor it to the patient's needs and be mindful of allowing DN's to titrate dose.s,very useful drug calculations,opiate conversion and anticipatory doses,All aspects of the session|
|2019-04-11-Date-ST2s-1||Self directed learning||29||3.7||3.9||None,The way in which the session was organised could have been better ie group allocation and where to meet. As I am new to ST2I was lucky to tag on with a colleague who happens to also be ST2,Missed previous session due to on call duties so i wasn't aware at all of what is going on during today's teaching session. We were split into groups but I had no access to my colour group. because I joined St2 in february I had no formal introduction to the St2 group. Felt a bit left on the outside,NA,N/a,Would have been nice to look at more than one consult. ,N/a,Group allocation ,Further consultation skills practice in small groups,NA,helpful if some seniors could supervise,Better organized?,None,More formal ,It was fine,N/A,Nil,Nil,nil,-,Lack of clarification of expectations, no reply from TPD when emailed, all felt a bit like 'filling time' for people to have an easter break. Time could have been spent more productively. ,N/A,no clear organisation,Nil,None,-,None,NA,In the group - happy with the session||CSA mental health mock ,Really good to go through the CSA style scenarios with my collaegues. good practice and picked up on a few things I missed in my history taking.,Good practice of CSA cases,Practising CSA cases,AKT questions ,Different styles of consultation,Good communication practice,Useful communication techniques highlighted by colleagues,Very useful session to practice and develop further communication skills. Useful to look at different models.,NA,role play as doctor,No proper instructions, not very organized. Wasted teaching opportunity,Good chance to practice multiple consultations and discuss them,Critiquing cases,Good to practice CSA cases,Useful practice for CSA,Practical demonstration of consultation skills,Practical demonstration of consultation skills,Reflecting on different models of consultation, discussing other individuals consulations makes you realise how diff people use diff appraoches ,Useful to get the time to go through csa cases and this was a topic I didn't know much about,Meeting other trainees in ST2,Practicing consultations with a partner,reflecting on consultation skills,Going through difficult cases and seeing how colleagues would deal with them,Leaner more about theory of consultation ,-,Different consultation styles. ,Looking at consultation models and patient expectations of investigations, CSA notes,Practiced consultation skills|
|2019-04-09-Date-ST1s-1||out to st3 practice||27||4.4||4.6||could have got more training if the GP whom I sat with was more interactive with me,NA,None! ,More than 1 patient ,if we have gone on the home visit with GPST 3 to have a better learning experience of how to do home visits as a GP,-,nil,None,It was very useful practice,It made me feel like a medical student again and I’m not sure I learned a vast deal from the experience, history taking is something I regularly do and feel quite comfortable with ,I feel the seession was very relevant to the primary care practice and would be helpful to attend more sessions,N/A,if we were accompanied by a more experienced doctor like gpst3,None,Have more sessions like that.,I feel contact with ESR is very useful. So enjoy this session ,n/a,na,More sessions like this.,Clearer objectives. ,Longer session,NA,NA,Not relevant as not teaching session per se,Nil.,NA,-||good experience while observing,Was lovely to meet an elderly couple and see what a home visit was like as a GP,Loved the home visit - really useful ,Useful to see a medically complex patient which I would often see as a GP,Doing a home visit to see an elderly patient ,-,meeting an elder and having a good amount of time to talk and listen to their worries and challenges that face them,Good patient case for CbD,Consultation ,Good to take a generalised history again,Home visit to see the patient in community and to assess their social needs and circumstances around their medical conditions and thus manage appropriately. ,Getting an overall picture of care for a patient who will ultimately be palliative. Understanding things from the patient’s point of view,home visit to help understand community orientation ,Observing a variety of pt.s from children to elderly in 1 session, covering from mh, gynae, pt with multiple health problems. ,being able to see first hand how the interaction between our elderly patient and the doctor is, in the community. Especially being their 1st port of call when they seek medical help... i think is important.,I was not able to attend this afternoon session with my ESR as I was on nights but have arranged to do it at another time. ,Holistic approach on understanding elders,good learning ,Very useful to sit in the session observing the GP oncall duties.,Spending time at my ST3 practice,Community ,It was helpful to see patients from a GP perspective. I haven’t don’t GP placement yet, and I find it useful. ,It was helpful to see patients from GP perspective. ,Really helpful overview of life in GP,Sitting in on a clinic.,was very interesting to meet a member of the community in which I will be practising in two years time and to gain an insight into the impact of medicine on their day to day life.,-|
|2019-04-02-Date-ST3s-1||All day teaching healthcare at scale||28||3.7||3.6||All a bit dry, could it be mixed up with something else?,Nil,Afternoon session was very sub specialised , not interactive and one organistion specific- perhaps small group work/ varied perspectives and alternate options for those not interested in global health (in other room) ,Later sessions were interesting but limited application to me but appreciate other would be interested. ,The innovativion session being more directed ,No need for 3 lectures on Doctors Worldwide.,Nil,?more interactive workshop style sessions esp from Doctors Worldwide,Email with web address/PDF links,I thought the volunteering session was pitched beyond a general GP trainee audience and focused on organisational details that I thought were more appropriate for an audience already interested in signing up. I enjoyed some of the examples of amazing work done but found it very difficult to maintain attention for the whole afternoon.,-,More interactive ,none,Excellent day overall. Thank you ,Perhaps the afternoon session could have been condensed a little to provide some time for a further speaker - perhaps someone from the CCG or in future a member of a GP network,A lot of time on volunteering abroad, more of an introductory lecture would have been fine, don't need to know what their curriculum is on there postgraduate course for training overseas doctors etc.,The STP session was full of jargon and ultimately confusing. The afternoon session was interesting but needed more participant engagement, particularly relating to how it is relevant to our current practice,na,Nil,less Time needed for the poster design session ,Nil,STP presentation was a bit dry and latter humanitarian session wasn’t very relevant if you have young family or less than 5 years experience,.,.,No,Make it more relevant to the training,Afternoon session did not appeal to me at all. I personally felt one hour slot on projects abroad would have been more than enough. Not the whole afternoon.,The afternoon session could have been more precise||Summary of politics, 5YFV , PCNs etc,Talk on merger of surgeries in area for funding, ,Enjoyed the morning session from Dr Stokes Lampard ,Really enjoyable poster session. ,Great talk from Helen stokes lampard,Food was nice.,Inspiring, thought provoking and made me think about the wider role of a GP,Helen Stokes Lampard talk really good, having that contact with the college really beneficial and inspiring. ,Humanitarian medicine,I enjoyed the discussion of future GP landscape from the chair of the college,Knowing about worldwide doctor,Volunteer work by health professionals ,Useful to know about the new GP contract and the five year framework. ,RCGP chair presentation was inspiring, the interactive session was exciting , a way to interact with other trainees we had fun, the only thing is that we did not win! Doctors Worldwide session was inspiring and informative. I will explore this option that I was not aware of before.,I loved the morning and lunchtime talks/activities. The afternoon wasn't particularly of interest to me, however I can see it is a valuable thing to learn about.,Interesting talk on future of GP from Dr stokes-lampard + talk after on STPs and changes being made locally,Enjoyed hearing from helen Stokes lampard about the future of general practice,Highly relevant and topical issues. Enjoyed listening to Helen's initial speech and then later PM sessions were most useful ,I particularly found Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard talk quite inspiring. I got a better idea about general practice future and better knowledge about the new GP contract. Doctors worldwide session was quite interesting too. Lots of things to learn about.,Very inspirational talk from Helen Stokes Lampard,Becoming more aware about other areas of healthcare,Talk by professor Helen (inspiring speaker) and bright ideas session were the highlights,.,Bright ideas' -innovation in General Practice ,Increasing knowledge ,Topics could be made more relevant,Morning session was good. Especially talk from Prof Stokes Lampard = excellent,HSL|
|2019-04-02-Date-ST2s-1||Healthcare at scale||20||3.4||3.5||N/a,Doctor worldwide - I can’t see how it relates to my practice or why it would be considered a core theme to be covered. Unfortunately I got no benefit from this session. |
STP - still don’t know what they are. Seems like a secondary care strategy with no primary care input, irrelevant to current level of training. ,Nil,Nil,.,N/a,Covering out of hour aspects/ changes,I don’t usually provide negative feedback but today’s session was the weakest I have experienced as part of the VTS. Apart from the first talk, the second talk was ill prepared and gave an unclear summary of the STPs. The innovation task felt like a filler, and it was disappointing that no practical advice was given about how to take an innovation project forward. It did require teamwork but that I think is the only positive learning tool in that task. Then having a whole afternoon on volunteering and charity work overseas appeared to dedicate a huge percentage of VTS time to global health which is a minute part of the curriculum. I think that if people are keen to go off and volunteer abroad or work for a charity an extra evening session would be better suited. Bring back the Hot Topics course!,No comment,Dry topics ... Need some flare,Nil,Further interactive sessions ,Whole afternoon on volunteering could be condensed. STP talk failed to give a broad overview of why it mattered to a room full of GP trainees -- working in public health currently, I feel it would have been more useful to get a public health consultant in who could pitch at a level appropriate to medics about the changes to GPs / PCNs and their relevance. Interactive innovation session wasn't well facilitated. Felt a bit like blind leading the blind in our group! Didn't come away knowing any more about how to build up an innovation / things that need to be considered. ,Continue to book high quality speakers,Not sure we needed a whole afternoon on volunteering. Strategic stuff a little dry. ,No suggestions ,I feel that the whole afternoon session was not useful - maybe one lecture would have been useful but I am struggling to think about how I can relate this to my practice and how it will help me to improve ( particularly the session about the postgraduate degree) ,Na,The session with Doctors worldwide seemed abit long when most of us are not considering working in this field. Was still very interesting, but could have been shorter and another session added in.,The doctors worldwide session could have been condensed into a shorter presentation.
The talk about current landscape of GP was useful and the fact there is plenty of opportunities with humanitarian projects and volunteering. ,Motivational speech from Dr Stokes-Lampard.
Networks with peers across all ST years with poster competition.,The group work,All lectures. ,Dr Helen inspiration Speech
Group Discussions Project
Introduction to Worldwide Doctors,Interesting to hear role of GP in humanitarian crisis,The evolution and future of GPs talk by Prof Helen Stokes .
The humanitarian aspect of volunteering.,Helen Stokes Lampards talk was the only decent session of the day,Helen is always great fun to listen too! No other comment,Useful future practice as a fully qualified GP. First presentation was the most useful ... Inspirational and motivational,Interactive ,Discussion with table thoughts on future ideas to improve GP ,Always inspiring to hear from Dr Stokes-Lampard. Enjoyable to work in teams for innovation session.,I found the talk by Prof Stokes Lampard fascinating, it was great to have the chair of the college speaking to us about what is happening now in GP,Thought the morning sessions were good ,NA,Talk from Helen stokes lampard was excellent - really inspirational
I really enjoyed the bright ideas session but could we have been told to think of some ideas beforehand ? Our team really struggled to think of any ideas !!! ,Na,The session by Helen stokes Lampard, very interesting and informative,Learning about the management side of general practice was useful.
|2019-04-02-Date-ST1s-1||All years while day teaching - healthcare at scale||23||4.0||4.0||Found that resources today were bit too much for st1 level. Would have been more appreciated if there was something more relevant to st1 trainees as well. Also something more precise with regards to the curriculum,UHCW talk was not relevant to gp,The second talk was less useful. Should have been replaced completely rather than having a fill in using someone else’s slide ( I thought the speaker spoke well under the circumstances but was still not great) ,.,Location, quite far away from local hospital,Very business minded, lots of buzzwords, not useful for training,Nil,Didn't need the whole afternoon on working abroad. Maybe 1 session would have been enough but not everyone is interested in working outside the uk/ volunteering. |
I'm also not sure why we have to register for this day. If all departments know we have to be off surely you should expect everyone to be there. Would it not be easier to get people to say they're not going?,n/a,More audience participation or group work,not sure.,I think it would have been nice to have had more time to meet the trainees and not just those sitting on your table ,discussing professional dilemma's faced by ST1 ,Was good,less time dedicated to working abroad,None, It was perfect .,-,More clinical.,NA,Nil,The last part of the session regarding volunteering was very long. Lots of information but I was not interest in volunteering and the lectures just were too long. ,-
|Talks were inspirational ,Excellent to hear the talk from Prof Stokes Lampard,Helen Stokes-Lampard was fantastic. ,Volunterism,Good,None,Future GPs session,Good to get any idea of where gp is heading in the future. ,Group work on bright ideas. ,Gaining understanding of current GP landscape,the talk by prof helen stokes-Lampard regarding the non clinical aspect of working as a GP was very insightful.,Overview of recent changes in general practice ,volunteerism, skills and competencies,Future of GPs,Talks were excellent and very inspirational,Doctor's worldwide, Humanitarian medicine , Pg Diploma,There were few inspirational speech which motivated me and help me understand primary care more.,Bright ideas from peers and senior colleagues. ,Talk from the RCGP chair.,The talk by the chair of the college was very good. The following talks have a good insight into the management aspect of GP life,Interactive ,the morning lecture regarding the GP training next 5 year plan,Prof. Stokes-Lampard's lecture|
|2019-03-28-Date-ST3s-1||Autism||48||4.3||4.4||Clearer focus on clear pathways of referral. Difficult as this reflects a complicated system with considerable geographical variation,na,Na,.,Someone who has recently CCT’d who works only as a locum to explain how it works and what you need to know.,Another session similar would be useful ,Lengthy slides,None,NA,Na,More handout copies ,Nil,The questions were given which are frequently asked in the interview. We were told to discuss our answers among ourselves. But I think it would have been better if the TPD would have given us some example about how to answer such questions.,Perhaps split across two sessions?,Hand outs of example statements,It was really very good. Perhaps an extra session on CVs to cover in more detail? ,Perhaps encourage everybody to bring their own mugs/coffee cups to reduce waste? :),Small groups perhaps chat from an accountant ,None ,The cv section at the end was rushed, maybe just go through one good and one less good example,N/A,May have been interesting to hear about ideas completely outside of general practice e.g. journalism although perhaps not what we should be encouraging!,N/a,I think it should have been split into 2. One session on GP careers, perhaps with more examples/talks from GPs about their career paths. Then a separate session on CVs and Interviews (the interview segment, in particular, was very rushed),Nothing, was very informative,none,None,nil,Nil,., Na,NA,--,Discussion on out of hours,N/A,-,Nil,Practice interviews perhaps,N/A,Nil,n/a,Nil,Maybe broken up into 2 sessions and spending more time on Cvs ,Covering pensions ,None,Maybe have some recently qualified GPs (such as last years trainees) talking about their experience of getting jobs,To actually get GPs doing other things,nil||Presenter was clearly enthusiastic and put a lot of effort in to engaging the audience. Great also to add some practice CSA consultations at the end.,na,Autism talk,.,Discussion about contracts and portfolio careers,Very useful to discuss pros and cons of locum, salaried and partners. ,The options (pros and cons),Excellent sessionn going through veyr practical tips with interviews, CV preparations and different job prospects post CCT,The whole structure, the presentations and the discussion were extremely helpful.,Nice to see different options post CCT. Particularly useful to hear of the portfolio career,Focused on stages of applications, gave balance of types of careers, enjoyed the portfolio session as well, really useful and relevant teaching ,Informative ,I found the CV writing tips were the most helpful for me as I am about to finish my training soon,Excellent presentation and really good to get a partner’s perspective on hiring doctors - really useful tutorial. The section on portfolio GPs was brilliant too.,example CVs and personal statements,Cvs and interview advice,Portfolio career. Important things to ask when visiting/interviewing with a practice ,Understanding pay/pension,Good teaching on the options available in GP. Good overview of CV writing. ,More info about being a locus and cv/covering letters,Helpful tips for job applications,Great advice on practicalities of locum employment. Also Fascinating to hear about Dr Mahmoods portfolio work.,Looking at different CV’s,Good presentations. Useful to have CV examples. ,Practicalities regarding planning the next steps after CCT,CV writing.,About portfolio gp,Great discussion regarding questions that could be asked at an interview. Also useful bank of questions to ask practices when considering a job. ,reviewing CVs and the presentation on tips for locums (really useful as I'm due to start as a locum in 8 weeks),.,Good overview,really enjoyed the entire session, the slides were also very informative and helpful,practical steps,All,CV preperation,Practical tips,Insight into the many career possibilities offered as a GP. Really interesting talk on portfolio GP. ,Well prepared teaching, useful to see example CVs,all sessions,Not had teaching on this before- useful information discussed,Career in GP, difference in locum, salaried and partner GP, portfolio Career etc,Useful tips on how to write our CVs and how to handle some interview questions. I got a better idea about the pros & cons of being a salaried, partner or locum GP. I also got a better knowledge about portfolio GP.,Going through Cvs. The breakdown of options for after vts,Nil,All of it ,The portfolio session, thinking about what I might want to focus on in terms of special interests after CSA,The career talk,was ok|
|2019-03-28-Date-ST2s-1||The expert patient||32||4.7||4.8||Nil,Nil,Nil,Nil,-,Don’t think that session with sarah particularly encouraged discussion as felt she would take what we said and tell other people,None,Nothing ,N/A,Very useful session, good for improving communication,2nd expert patient instead of video. ,As always, parking remains a huge issue,...,The video session was difficult to follow. Having a person present was much better. ,Can say as really good.,Low quality video used makes it hard to follow the patients experience. ,N/a,N/a,Nil ,None,Sound quality on video wasn't great, I found it difficult to understand some of what was said.,Nil,N/A,Poor sound quality on the video made it very difficult to understand ,.,Sound quality on video, struggled to hear it all!,Sound quality on video, struggled to hear it all!,It needed no improvement,Nil,Nil,nil,Overall interesting session||Talking about Oscar and his family's experience,Presentation from expert patient and following discussions ,Looking at things from a patients perspective,Group discussion and talk from the expert patient,Hearing from Sarah, her take as a patient and impact if breaking news ,Useful to think of language used and ways small things we say will stick with patients,Sarah Roberts feedback on unexpected news communication ,Really interesting to hear from Sarah and her experiences and how different phrases or words that might seem appropriate or even kind to us to use were perceived negatively and may have impacted her as a parent ,Having the talk by Oscar's Mum, and realising how important language is.,Very useful to hear from a patients perspective with regards to their previous experiences,Really interesting session which opened my eyes to how we may be perceived by patients based on the language we use - even one or two words may make the difference. Much better listening to a patient/parent in real life than a video.,Pertinent to practice,Patient feeling and understanding. ,The external speaker was great. She spoke so insightfully about her experience and the challenges she faced navigating medical language and general attitudes to her son's condition. Her comments about the language we use (saying 'I'm sorry', and chance vs risk) were illuminating, and will change my practice. ,Listening to Sarah,brought a different point of view to the table.,Thank you to Sarah for her time to explain her perspective. ,Good to hear patients side so we can reflect on our own practice,It was a really good day providing a different insight to the patient journey ,Found the video case interesting and the subsequent discussion. Felt that the speaker gave a perspective from parent and made us think abut language we use.,Valuable insight into how people perceive how doctors giving news and what categorised as bad news ,talk from actual expert patients.,Delivering ‘unexpected ‘ news rather than ‘bad’ news ,The use of language in conveying information to patients,Listening to patients - thinking about language,Excellent talk by the guest speaker,Really enjoyed the session with Sarah Roberts - especially learning from a patient about what language works and what doesn’t ,Really enjoyed the session with Sarah Roberts - especially learning from a patient about what language works and what doesn’t ,Good to have parents experience,Real life story of Oscar was important and very engaging,Real life story of Oscar was important and very engaging,Understanding patient care from a patient themselves/ relative - appropriate use of language is key,Really enjoyable to hear patients experience|
|2019-03-26-Date-ST1s-1||Consultation skills||37||4.2||4.4||None specific,More detail about models in consultation, AKT questions would be useful primer for GPST1 every session,More detail about models in consultation, AKT questions would be useful primer for GPST1 every session,More detail about models in consultation, AKT questions would be useful primer for GPST1 every session,N,Nil,Nil,Interactive sessions ,More time to read information prior to practice consultation,I personally don't find the use of cartoons a useful medium in teaching, but I can appreciate that others may do,It's a dry subject, think there is little more that could be done. ,-,Nil,Excellent Session . Couldn't have been more better . ,more practice ,More video consultation examples,More examples probably ,None,More interactive - so trying different consultation models ,More role play/practice cases ,N/a,None,WAS GOOD,n/a,N-A,None,Explain the tasks a bit more, not fully explained and therefore we struggled to complete them in the 1minute you gave us to do them.,It was very good ,na,more explanation into how to become involved in UC,I think less time going over the theory, in which there was not much new material, and more time practising different models of consultation would have been helpful. ,Na,More real life scenarios to practice,N/A,Go over practical aspect e.g exsmination,I would have liked to learn more about the individual models. There was too much on ‘why good consultation skills are good’,-||The focus points to learn in gp consultation skills,Consultation models theory and the refreshments ,Consultation models theory and the refreshments ,Consultation models theory and the refreshments ,N,Discussion of different models,Practical sessions on parts of the consultation,Consulatation models ,Practicing consultation skills,Very useful coverage of consultation models, and skills, particularly recepits/summaries,Sign posting of learning areas to learn more about consultation types. Explaining how in practice most people use a range of methods or combination. Adapting to the patient they have,Talking through consultation skills and models. Previous sessions have had too many roleplays while this session was much more informative and enjoyable.,I felt breaking down the consultation into sections and practicing specific skills more beneficial then when we do a whole consultation. Useful to practice specific skills we can incorporate. ,Role play about five trick cars , ICE for the patients , Receipt and summarise for doctors ,consultation videos,How to ask about ICE,Structure and technique consultation ,Building a rapport ,Looking at different consultation models ,The entire session was very useful ,Models of consultation,Good points ,THE FACT THAT THE GP CONSULTATION IS HOLISTIC AS OPPOSE TO HOSPITAL CONSULTATION THAT IS BASED ON THE SPECIALTY ,role play ,Loved the cards and being Able to practice receipts and summary! Also the coffee 😀,Different types of consultation skills,Going through the models, videos, ,5 cards model ,Highlighting good skills for communication ,working in A&E currently. helpful to understand role of urgent care. ,The discussion around the use of repetition and summarising to draw information out of patients was useful. ,Good for different tips for consultation,Holistic approach in GP consultation,Tricky consultations, diiferent approach and techniques to handle difficult situations, using the 5 cards method and hence remembering to explore patient’s agenda,Tpd perspectives on consultation ,5 card trick ,-|
|2019-03-21-Date-ST3s-1||Perinatal mental health||47||4.6||4.6||Nil,Nothing ,Hearing from women who have suffered with post natal depression,No.,Done well. ,Nil,Nil,None,None,None,N/A,Do more sessions in this kind of style with videos interspersed with the presentations. ,It couldn't really,n/a,Nil,N/A,n/a,Not to do with this particular teaching, but could we not use styrofoam cups for the tea/coffee breaks, they are terrible for the environment :-),nil,More csa cases perhaps?,N/A,none,None ,none,None,Nil,I would keep it as it was,nil,Was fab! ,None,na,.,Nothing to add ,n/a,-,Nil,Very good session. Not sure of how it could have been improved. ,Nil,Nil,n/a,Really enjoyed the session, thank you! ,-,N/A,nil,Nothing,Unsure,more of the same||Increased awareness, appropriate detail,Such a useful topic to have some teaching on. I had no idea perinatal mental health problems were so common and therefore it’s been helpful for this to be highlighted. ,Awareness of post natal depression and seriousness of postpartum psychosis,Excellent session on perinatal mental health. Really good CSA case and presentation also.,Learning about aspects of Perinatal Mental Illness. How primary care can play a big role. Who to refer. How to manage medications in pregnancy and postpartum. ,Raising awareness,The burden of perinatal mental health. The significance of showing an interest and actively seeking mental health problems. ,All aspects ,All aspects ,All aspects ,Learning new things about a poorly discussed/taught topic and highly relevant also. ,Case study videos. Whole session very interesting and informative.,It was useful being taught on this topic by a GP rather than a specialist as they can realistically talk about how to address these issues in primary care and we could relate to it. ,Really useful and relevant to training. ,Good,All of it but especially being increasingly aware of assessing the mental health of pregnant or nursing women, knowing the red flags such as past history of bipolar disorder and having a default position of not stopping antidepressants or any mental health medication until advised by specialist,learning about different mental health conditions, not just PND. The videos were helpful in describing typical symptoms.,Good to learn about other types of perinatal mental health problems,really good session, really informative on an area not previously covered in training, will alter my practice and increase my awareness of these problems, thank you,Knowing about bipolar and need for management plans ahead of oregnancy,Really good especially case studies,It was great learning experience, It will definitely change my clinical practice.,how to identify potential patients with perinatal mental health problems ,Learning about referral pathway for perinatal mental illnesses,Amazing presentation important topic.,Excellent teaching on peri / post natal mental health, practical tips on what to do and how to manage. Very useful CSA cases,I liked the whole presentation itself,Understanding the referral process,Enjoyed the split of the teaching, really passionate speaker ,Very interactive ,Poignant discussion of experience-highly relevant as not aware of such an impact,referral guidelines,The Perinatal OCD,clearly presented,-,Excellent session. Feel more confident about broaching the topic in both pregnant women and women of child bearing age I am starting on medications ,Learning more about perinatal health and perinatal ocd.earning how to explore and get a history from women who maybe suffering with it,Hearing from women who experienced it,Bipolar, safe medication in pregnancy and breast feeding,over all presentation and practise cases,Passionate, relevant and engaging talk from one our our TPDs. Really interesting to discuss various aspects of Perinatal MH and how easily it can be missed if support isn't offered. I think the videos were extremely poignant in getting this point across ,awareness about referral process,Lucy's whole approach and passion,useful to knw about this,The whole teaching ,Outlining other conditions like OCD and anxiety and the effect it can have on foetus/child,Case studies, local resources|
|2019-03-21-Date-ST2s-1||Uncertainty||35||4.5||4.6||Nil,N/a good session with the perfect amount of interaction,Nil,Na,Unnecessary to have a session on this topic, I did not find it useful. ,Nil,Nil,Nil,not sure,None,Nil,Nil,*,Nil,N/A,Nil ,Longer for group break out sessions,I have nothing constructive to offer,Discuss cases in smaller groups ,N/a,n/a,Nil,N/a,na,More cases,I would like more teaching around specific conditions important in GP such as diabetes, hypertension that we dont gain experience in managing in hospital placements and that it is essential to be confident at managing when starting GP. ,I thought it was very good ,.,More discussion time with other people experiences possibly senior GPs,Nothing specific ,it covered the necessary aims,Nothing ,N/A,NA,Overall good||How to deal with uncertainty,Excellent to share other peoples experiences,Hints on how to deal with uncertainty ,Discussing how to manage uncertainty and sharing our cases,Group discussion was interesting ,Thinking alone about what we would do with case and the discussions in groups about our cases. ,Being reassured that uncertainty is common, and going through coping mechanisms ,Talking through other peer uncertainties ,group session,Other doctors sharing their experience ,The group sessions,Group work- finding out how other people deal with uncertainty ,Entire Topic,Group discussion ,very helpful to hear other trainees and qualified GPs dealing with uncertainty ,Really good to talk through some cases and share our experiences.,really good to talk about because managing uncertainty is something I've struggled with since starting in GP.,I have nothing constructive to offer,Discussing cases as helped to realise everyone has similar thoughts towards uncertainty in certain situations ,Listening to peers,Excellent topic choice, and something which I think gives us all anxiety going forwards. Great to talk through example cases from our practice.,Dealing with uncertainty ... appropriate safety netting,Dealt with relevant feelings being a GP and how to manage those,Learning from other experiences, good to know I'm not the only one!,Talking through cases,Good discussion of some cases,Discussing uncertainty and normalising it ,.,|
we will not know the answers to all questions.,Very useful to think about uncertainty, how to try to manage aspects of this, how almost everyone is affected by uncertainty and worries about patients and decisions they have made, particularly at this stage in training.,Good to have round table discussions on our own cases,Tips for dealing with uncertainty and knowing that it gets better but everyone feels this way at the beginning ,Case discussions,OVerall,Insightful
|2019-03-19-Date-ST1s-1||Urgent Care||37||4.3||4.4||Could have been more interactive.,N/A,Too long. Could have been condensed into a couple of hours. ,I was happy with the way the session was,.,starting on time please,Pi,It maybe would have been better to go through less cases but in more detail to allow some learning and guidance on difficult cases that we may encounter. ,Time to discuss cases in groups could be shorter,More cases ,More concise,More cases,N/a,Pi,-,Shorter break, so finish slightly earlier as traffic is hideous!,n/a,More discussion around cases as a large group and more discussion around difficult situations that occur in GP ,Time the group sessions - sometimes the discussion finishes and we are sat waiting to find out the answers,None,nil ,Bit more about the process of triaging.,by providing less time to discuss within a group and covering more urgent conditions,More practical scenarios discussion in a group,Discuss difficult cases,none,discuss more ethical dilemma especially surrounding geriatric population. ,N/a ,Better informative subject,Better informative subject,examples of troubleshooting in the out of practice and more examples of what obstacles a GP faces ,Maybe quoting local policies in relation to some of the issues brought up eg psychiatric services in crisis and how to access etc,NA,NA,Less time to discuss case,Maybe quoting local policies in relation to some of the issues brought up eg psychiatric services in crisis and how to access etc,Perhaps expand on job opportunities and training pathways in UCC||How I tackle urgent care e.g. minimising risks.|
In addition, information about OOH during training.,Interactive session - case studies,Cases,Being encouraged to think about what resources we can access in an emergency or serious situation eg. crisis team, police, coroner etc,Informative,patients scenarios discussion in groups was very helpful. slides were great,Interactive ,good to go through some cases that we may encounter as GPs,Aspects of urgent care,Interactive cases,Understanding exactly what urgent care involves,Interactive,Case discussions ,Interactive ,Group discussions on how we would manage situations as duty doctor ,How to manage an unexpected death, and to know about arranging OOH. Also example cases,Learnt about the urgent care. Benefits and drawbacks of working in urgent care,The scenario about the patient who had died at home and what appropriate steps we should take to prioritise tasks to address this ,Running through cases,Good learning points for future career,Highlighting challenges with OOH, initial insight into triaging, case studies were good fun ,The group scenario's were much more helpful than roleplays in other sessions.,common problems,Knowing the things done in Urgent care.,Discussion of cases,Duty doctor in urgent care, managing urgent care case, case discussions,Recognising different aspects of urgent care, group discussions,What urgent care is about ,Overview,Overview,information of what to expect in out of hours gp training ,Types of cases, non clinical examples eg death,Challenges faced by OOH GP, how to prepare for those challenges. ,Understanding of the challenges as OOH / urgent care GP, and to prepare for those challenges. ,Cases ,Types of cases, non clinical examples eg death,-
|2019-03-14-Date-ST3s-1||End Of Life Doula||45||3.6||3.6||None,Good overview, enjoyed the talk,More medical teaching for palliative care,Info from doulas not all relevant and difficult to apply as not available locally,Shorter coffee break then finish earlier. ,Palliative care consultant talk,Nil,Link to some palliative care prescribing for OOH and community ,Reviewing scenarios through cases where this could be applied,I think a more relevant topic might be to actually discuss 'What is active dying' which was a question that came up at the end which I agree I wasn't able to answer, however I'm not sure that the doulas coming in to talk to us really answered that question. Perhaps a short interactive session on 'what is active dying' might have been more useful and offer a more targeted approach to that question....,Not sure entirely comfortable with the idea that patients would need to pay to access doulas, this was sensitively approached by the speakers who were very good, but given this is NHS GPVTS teaching I felt slightly uncomfortable about this as the talk felt at times like a promotion of their work (which is wonderful) rather than teaching us how to approach issues in our own practice which would be appropriate for all our patients ,More direct information on how a GP can be get a doula involved in patient care.,more info on practical aspects of palliative care,It was really very good ,More realistic csa case,wold have been useful to have some more general palliative care teaching,practical steps how we arrange/help patients to form advanced statements/directives etc,nil,Nil,Bigger room,Please can something be said about people talking during teaching, its rude and disrespectful especially when we have external speakers and makes it difficult to hear.,None ,I will keep as it is,Case studies. ,More about medical aspects of End of life ,None,n/a,-,Lost interest towards the end of Doula presentation ,difficult to see relevancy of doulas when not actually available in our area, and for the majority of our patients unlikely financially to be an option.,I thought the Doula talk was of little use to us especially as minimally available in the West Midlands ,None ,-,Nil, na,Death Doulas are a for-profit non-charitable resource financially accessible to only the privileged, very much against the tenants of the NHS. I'm not sure spending some much time explaining their role esp when there are very few within the west midlands was particularly useful. ,Nil,Handout with practical advice.,More on medical aspect of EOL. May be better presented by macmillan nurses rather than a for-profit organisation.,Nil,Nil,Have other people involved in end of life care present too,na,Nothing. Done well. ,Session was enjoyable. However the focus on doulas was not really helpful for training as they do not exist locally and unfortunately are not relevant to my current practice||Great talk on how to approach EOL topics with patients,Interesting to understand role of Doulas, and how they can help patients in their vulnerable moments. This can be through helping them to express themselves and in providing emotional support|
Important to understand that Doulas are not medically trained, but that they are DBS checked and are insured,Just learned that there are now end of life Doulas,Cases,Interesting to hear about the doulas and what they do, it would be helpful if they were more widely available in our area. CSA practice always helpful. ,Learning about end of life doulas,The csa case and feedback ,Good presentation from the doulas,Learning about the service that Douls offer, a very inspiring and lovely initiate to allow for social transitioning with death and dying. ,The commonly asked questions at the end summed up what I wanted to know about End of Life Doulas. I'm not sure how relevant it was to the curriculum from a general practitioner perspective - I think it was definitely good to learn more about this service that could be an option for people who could afford such a service and might need extra support that a GP cannot offer. ,Enjoyable to learn about End of life doulas and have some CSA time ,The video were helpful in explaining people's attitudes towards death,practice cases at the end of session,The CSA practice ,Learn g about resources on community available,interesting to find out what the doulas do,learning what a doula does,Very insightful and interesting. Wasn't aware of end of life doulas prior to today.,Learnt about Doulas,Understanding what death doulas are, opportunity to practice CSA cases,Useful overview of a doulas role.,About doulas and their role,Got to know about the role of Doula,The awareness of services like Doula's for end of life care. Also looking at dying from a different perspective- social rather than medical, a message I feel that needs to be spread. ,End of life care and support ,All of it,CSA case practise,-,cases,completely new area with some interesting ideas re: community initiatives,CSA cases,Knowing the doulas and the service they provide ,Information about a new aspect of end of life care,Really interesting topic this week. Not something I had come across before. Definitely something that I will take into account when seeing palliative patients. Also good run through of CSA cases. Definitely useful for the exam. Glad to have time to practice with people ,Neutral. ,The wider scope of discussing death more openly in society was really useful,I got a better understanding of Doulas and the support they can offer to patients at a difficult time. CSA practice was quite useful.,Nice to know but not very practical,The CSA practice,Excellent CSA practice case,Doula’s role and services they offer,Useful to know the existence of it,ok,It was new knowledge for me about Doulas. Good teaching in how they help and their expertise. ,Interesting to hear from the doulas, their views on the switch from death being a social event with a medical component to gradually becoming a medical event over the years.
|2019-03-14-Date-ST2s-1||Consultation skills||41||4.5||4.6||Parking needs to be addressed, it is taking me 30 minutes on average to circle around until space opens up,not sure,More of the same ,Role plays would have even more useful to do after watching video consultations ,N/a,Nil,N/a,Na,Nil,NA,-,Nil,Nil,Audio video: extremely poor audio quality: hope this is improved,n/a,NA,Discussion with each other for a few minutes after the videos and then discuss all together. ,Video after small groups would be useful,Nil,Possibly a further demonstration from the trainers in the small group session, showing how they would consult,Better quality videos, more practice at cases,nil,Slightly vague, didn't actually tell us ways to do a consultation, just practiced,More time for practice,N/A,N/a,Demostrations of different consulting styles. ,More sessions like the trio consultation,NA,Nil,Nil,..,none,Nothing ,more practice at stimulated cases,N/A,good session.,.,doin the trio work in upstairs, becuase it's so noisy in the dining room,More cases,Overall happy||Relevant to curriculum,video consultations,Practicing consultation skills, reviewing videos and discussing consultant skills,Video consultations and discussions ,Practicing consultation skills,Breaking away and doing practice consultations in threes ,Watching consultations and learning from them,Practising consultations and watching videos, super useful session,Group consultations,Small group practice,Really useful both watching and practicing ,Practicing consultations in 3s,The role play,Case scenarios,the carousel was great, really good to do those trio consultations, learnt a lot,videos and discussion and practise cases,Really useful doing consultation scenarios and getting feedback from our colleagues. Looking forward to the actor sessions in the future to practice this more. ,Small group sessions,Group practise.,Learning about the different consultation models was helpful for AKT revision. Working through the scenarios in small groups, although daunting, was actually helpful in allowing us to reflect upon how we carry out consultations. It also allowed us to have an idea of what is looked for in CSA. The videos also allowed reflection of things that are carried out well in practice and how things can come across in looking back over consultations,CSA type cases - really useful to practice under timed conditions, good brief overview of the models - useful to know how much details we require about the models for AKT,Really good to practice consultations in groups and swap round to see how different people consult. Good to see the mark scheme for CSA. ,Good to discuss consultations,Practice CSA scenarios,Seeing videos with other consultations,Good practical session for consultation skills,AKT questions,Dividing into trios , consultationing.,NA,I was unfortunately only able to attend half of the session however excellent tips provided for the CSA exam including patient centred consultation skills,Skills to improve consultations ,Roleplay ,observed practice consultation,Really useful looking at different models and practicing in the carousel ,Consultation models,The consultation carousel,Watching colleague's consultations and watching videos of consultations.,.,trios work,Practice cases,Good overview of consultation skills|
|2019-03-12-Date-ST1s-1||Clinical Skills Assessment||40||4.5||4.7||Nil,Cover more topics of role plays,More video examples with audible sound,NA,it was good,None,The opportunity to witness examples of excellent communication skills.,Would like more feedback individually from the tpds ,I wished the video clip was bright and audible enough,Parking to be validated,Later in curriculum ,Food,N/a,Demonstration of a good consultation ,Complimentary coffee would be great,More examples of the different scenarios that will be tested in the exam,Techinical issues with presentation ,Can't think of any suggestions . it was a good one ,None needed,n/a,More scenarios,IT WAS QUITE GOOD , SO NOT SURE HOW.,No obvious improvements ,If coffee was provided during the break,was informative,Getting role players and direct feedback from TPDs,Role play is always a little false in these situations but still was useful ,Role plays being useful are very dependent on the ability of the actor to play the patient. As few of us are trained in this, I don’t find role plays to be that useful in comparison to the multitude of real life clinical encounters with patients we have had previously and will have going forward. I would rather have had a smaller session on the format etc of the CSA, which was useful after a session on, for example, febrile convulsions, as even if the patient could act, knowing the facts to give them would have also helped the usefulness of the exercise. ,none,showing videos of different consultations,Practice more CSA cases,More session like this please.,Coffee,NA,NA ,Nil,.,More interaction,...,na||Good detail about what to expect in CSA,Helpful role plays and interaction,Role Play,Very good insight into the exam, and practice scenario was wonderful. ,practice session ,Role play,Individual feedback from TPDs during role play sessions,Very useful,The practical/role playing sessions, the feedback discussions, understanding the clinical skills assessment,,Going through what is expected of us in the CSA,Criteria they mark against,Teaching ,Structure of examinations,Feedback following an observed consultation,CSA scenario was great for learning,Role playing and understanding the CSA Exam ,Practical cases ,Role play of CSA cassess followed by feed back from TPD's,Role play,About CSA test, how to prepare it and how to improve consultation skills.,Outline of what to expect for CSA,UNDERSTANDING THE REQUISITE FOR THE CSA PREPARATION.,Practicing CSA cases,good to have an introduction to the CSA and to work through a couple of cases,consultation skills,Going through case scenarios,Helpful to go over CSA and how it’s marked. ,Learning about the CSA,CSA test, how to prepare for it. What happens on the day. Did case discussion - breaking bad news. ,practicing different scenarios ,Introduction of CSA,Overall ideas of CSA examination and opportunity to practice couple scenarios.,Talking through consultation,CSA practice is always a bonus but really good to have feedback from the trainers who were observing. ,what to expect from CSA ,Case scenarios very helpful. Good overall of what to expect CSA,good introduction to the CSA exam,Interactive,All aspects- very relevant and practical session ,Useful to understand good communication|
|2019-03-07-Date-ST3s-1||Sports and Exercise Medicine||56||4.4||4.4||.,Nil,More local resources,Nil.,n/a,None,spoke a little fast at times,None,No suggestions,Nil,How to get ourselves active during the day, gp is quite a sedentary job,n/a,Feedback from TPDs on csa cases,.,Quite long initial presentation, could hdve done with a break earlier. Otherwise content very good.,more CSA focused practice,na,more interaction ,Na,None,Perhaps viewing a video or watching consultation of motivational interviewing.,tighter timings, may have been helpful to have had a break earlier to allow more time before 1630 for cases,Nil,None ,Slightly briefer, we had a whole day teaching session not long ago (in last 2 years) on this topic. ,-,Nil,More interactive cases,The presentation could be broken down into 2 parts,more like this,Consultation techniques with difficult patients,No thing to add ,n/a,.,Really good session, maybe slow down a tiny bit, a great speaker, no need to rush ,None,None,--,Well presented ,quite repetative,Nil,Quicker tea break,nil,,,N/A,Nil ,None,Quicker tea break,More info about local services e.g. gym concessions/ group exercise class,nil,Nil,N,I will keep it as it is,But getting the registrars more involved using role plays and more cases in Motivational Interviewing,Nil ,Feedback from TPDs on csa cases||Interesting talk involving statistics, involving audience participation,Interactive sessions,Good well organised presentation,Excellent presentation and great section on motivational interviewing.,Really eye opening with the statistics of how exercise can reduce the risks of certain diseases. Great range of resources shown especially moving medicine ,Excellent presentation very motivational ,motivational interviewing techniques,Extremely useful session.,All of it,Fantastic presentation by Dr Farhan Shahid. Very engaging and informative talk.,How to motivate patients, resources,Very interesting topic and relevant to training. Well delivered by Farhan- kept us all engaged. ,CSA practice cases. Liked the video too.,benefits of physical activity, practicalities of motivational interview, websites, video,Really enjoyed learning about different resources for motivating patients to exercise more.,the resource moving medicine,Thoroughly enjoyed the delivery style of the presenter. Kept the audience entertained throughout.,Exercise fitness,Websites,All aspects,Learning the government guidelines on exercise, also how to give motivational interviewing.,Useful resources, interesting engaging presentation,How exercise can have positive impact on medical conditions,Excellent presentation by Dr Farhan, totally useful, statistics on use those muscles and improve health, good statistics and radiograph comparisons, “moving medicine” to help motivate or understand importance of physical activity to patients ,Giving specific guidelines on the amount of exercise,-,All of it,Motivational interviewing/consultations...will help for CSA and beyond,The power point presentation,refreshingly good,Using GP consultation as opportunistic way to plant the idea of PE. Clarifying PE prescriptions. Website and resources,Role play ,SUPERB PRESENTATION, will definitely change my practise,Referral criteria,Website links with workable examples of how to discuss exercise in different conditions ,Resources to signpost patients to,Prescribing exercise and it’s benefits,excellent presenting style. very engaging. lots of research.,Learning about how to discuss physical activity with patients in different age groups. Linking to CSA was excellent ,good overview,Excellent presentation. Learnt about motivational interviewing to encourage patients to exercise and about great range of resources including "moving medicine". ,Moving medicine website,good taster in what could be achieved with patients,Practical tips,Prescribing exercise,Cases discussed following the PowerPoint ,The relevant useful websites,Moving medicine website,The quotes and literature to be able to give to patients.,useful overview of exercise health,Useful for practice ,N,prescribing exercise,This was special for me as I delivered the teaching to my peers. I felt the session went well and I received excellent feedback from my fellow ST3s and my TPDs.,Presenter was excellent ,CSA practice cases. Liked the video too.|
|2019-03-07-Date-ST2s-1||Msk||46||4.4||4.5||Earlier in the year!,Nil,N/a,not sure,Nil,N/A,N/a,Nil - really good recap for MSK examinations, treatment and imaging ,Everyone gets a turn to practice,More sessions like this. Tell each group what are the most common diagnoses for each joint because some groups did uncommon presentations,N/a,Smaller groups andall having chance to practice examinations. More information regarding specific conditions ,Nil,-,Could have probably covered material in half the time and combined with another topic ,None,Practice by us,N/A,More of the same ,-,Management of common conditions covered in more detail,none,Would have liked more emphasis on which signs to expect with each condition and how to distinguish them.,Good set of AKT questions but could do with a learning point from each question / justification of answer,n/a,I would have preferred a taught session. I don’t find the small group environment comfortable or a good learning environment, plus only focusing on one of the four areas leaves the other 3 areas lacking. ,Is there is a RCGP recommendation . Everyone has there own way of examination . ,A bit more time for the examination and different DDs,Nothing maybe know which conditions to research in advance would have made the day more useful ,na,Nil,Nil,N/a,Nil,could have been told before about myMRCGP videos, to review before session,Nil,-,Unable to say.,none,Useful currently ,delivery by an expert for in-depth cover,Nil,More clinical information ,It was such a huge topic, but covered well. Sorry for the late completion of attendance documentation. ,Poster session didn't enhance learning,Overall good||Useful to see how to examine in a focused manner.,Practical examination and linking findings to diagnosis,Focused examination and most common presentations. Easy to take in 3 most common rather than listing a whole range ,group sessions,Good to visualise exams,Relevance to curriculum and practice,Seeing focused videos for msk,Practical group work,Practice, group work,Really useful to go through focused examinations relevant to GP. Good to split into groups as well,Really useful as completely relevant to gp,Reviewing examinations ,Examinations and common presentations ,Focused examinations ,The short examinations suitable for GP consultations,Very good session. Helpful videos. Practical and good akt questions at end of session ,All,Really good to recap MSK examinations and work at getting slick at them,Very useful to go through CSA style examination techniques. ,Common conditions focussed, Video demo,Common conditions presenting in MSK,history directed focused musculoskeletal exams demonstrated,Useful to see how this takes place in General Practice.,Video's very helpful and then practising and watching them performed. ,John's and Nic's videos are great and will be very useful in preparation for CSA. One can never practise enough MSK examinations and I was happy to have the opportunity to do this again. ,Recap on focused examination,Helpful topic for CSA exam ,The overview of the most common joint problems,Which condition are most common ,na,Practical demonstrations of joint examination,Highlighted the importance of clinical assessment in General Practice and ordering appropriate investigations,Focussed teaching session on what is required in GP,The group activity,each presentation. reviewing exams ourselves, MyMRCGP webvideos,Enjoyed the group work and presentations.,so useful to link up the examinations with the various conditions,The group breaking apart and preparing an examination.,practising the examination ,Videos, cases ,covering important topic,Practicing each examination ,Videos,Good summary,Interesting to look at examinations in context of GP 10 minute examination,Interesting variety of focused examinations|
|2019-03-05-Date-ST1s-1||Genetics in general practice||41||4.4||4.6||Arrange further sessions as well , very helpful,More Quizes every sesssion. Work group,Not be held at UHCW!! The queue to pay for the car park is rediculous, as is the cost! ,More case based discussion with real life examples,Nil,more practice time,Better diagrammatic explanation of autosomal recessive incidences ,Better diagrammatic explanation of autosomal recessive incidences ,Better diagrammatic explanation of autosomal recessive incidences ,n/a,The session could have been better if we were taught on the common genetically inherited first and taught on the criteria of when to refer to genetic clinic and then Given the Puzzle to solve and discuss the casses like a CSA case in small groups . |
Today we were first made to do the CSA casses in small groups first at that point most of us had no knowledge on the topic so we were unable to discuss the cases well ,Tea and coffee!,Explain more about the management side of common genetic condition,Room layout more conducive to small group work?,Moro pictorial elabaration,Room layout more conducive to small group work?,Less roleplay.,how to calculate risk assessment in different case scenarios,n/a,NA,more multimedia presentations.,CSA practice maybe a bit early, possibly better to focus on AKT?,None,.More informative presentation ,Including more details ,Nil,Nil,NA ,More sessions on this topic,Would have preferred a few more slides at the beginning with the basics on. Found crossword hard to do as haven't done genetics since medical school! Would have been more helpful to have a lecture at the beginning with a reminder if the basic stuff i.e how to draw a pedigree chart. ,An example demonstration of a good consultation from the gp trainers,None ,Didn’t find the making up a case as useful ,I feel like this was 3 hours where I leant about 4-5 conditions. I think we could have learnt a bit more in that time without so much group work where the focus was on only 1 of those 5 conditionsz ,handouts,NA,none,videos ,NA,Exam questions around topics,-
|Refresh about genetics in primary care where less exposure in hospital jobs,First Quiz,Going through inheritance patterns and how to work out risk of being affected or a carrier etc. ,Majority of it was useful,A helpful way to introduce genetics in GP as it is difficult to cover in day to day hospital work,practice session,Slideshow ,Slideshow ,Slideshow ,Presentation on various genetic disease example Down's syndrome, Turner syndrome, Cystic fibrosis, BRCA1, Marfarn's syndrome was quite useful. Also the consultation scenario with parent of a child with genetic disease was interesting.,Teaching on Common Genetic disorders and Criteria of who to refer to Genetic clinic,Scenarios to practice consultation with a patient with concerns regarding a genetic disease,Genetics CSA scenario was useful,Highlighting the need to have a good awareness of common genetic problems and the questions that might arise in GP,Discussion of genetic conditions,Highlighting the need to have a good awareness of common genetic problems and the questions that might arise in GP,Talks on diseases.,genetics in primary care,Practical aspects for a GP ,An overview of genetics and the importance of having some knowledge of the genetic background of various illnesses,Group discussions of scenarios were good,Interactive,Very informative and interactive ,genetics,Presentation ,Intro to common genetic issues in GP,Cases and consultation skills ,About various genetic conditions ,Very helpful quick review ,Csa questions,Recap of inheritance patterns,Most common genetic conditions and there presentation. ,Useful to go over expectations of CSA and cases,Learning common genetics conditions,formulating differentials ,Very useful insight into genetics and how to look at pedigree table,understanding the pedigree, the need to calculate the risk of inheriting a condition,clinical scenario,Useful going through what level of information we would be expected to give patients in GP. the role plays were good and highlighted gaps in knowledge. ,Excellent cases covering wide range of genetic pathologies,Very useful considering the latest reforms in GP contract re: indemnity|
|2019-02-28-Date-ST3s-1||GPST3 Teaching - Autism Awareness||60||4.6||4.6||Nil,N/a,NAD,A little bit of knowledge of local Warwickshire services,nil,More csa,maybe combine with some ADHD teaching,Nothing ,the session was informative,some clearer information about local pathways and referral times. Clarity about role of GP compared to school etc,None,None,Maybe use of some Clips from the documentaries mentioned ,-,Slightly less text on some slides .e.g one quote with some extra read out as quite difficult to absorb it all in ,perhaps a summary at the end of the local services and how to access them with a clear list of what we can actually use int his area and what evidence we need to obtain from where - so more practicalities of how we might do some of these things during a consultation in future practice,n/a,Content was excellent but the room was packed and not ventilated. I had to leave to get fresh air we felt faint in the room. Bigger room and opened windows would be great ,Nil,Two shorter sessions,None,no suggestions,.,None,Nil,nil,Bigger room please- very cramped and not enough chairs. ,If we could be emailed the slides please. ,.,more speakers ,csa cases at the end came across as a bit oif an add on,n/a,nil,Na,n/a,Cover another topic in addition to this.,None at the moment as ever evolving in identifying and offering ealry help,Couldn't!,nil,Videos,Be at a different venue as parking was very problematic and the room is too small for all the ST3 trainees!,Nil,Nil,Other behavioural problems could be covered.,Nil,Nil,Nil,Nothing to add,It was good enough,Helpful talk, thank you,Nothing ,Nil,None,C,I will keep it as it is ,It was just right ,Perhaps a GPSI with special interest in learning difficulties,Done well...,Less useful learning about diagnosis of autism from a parent,Nil||Referral pathways for CAMHS and Neurodevelopmental service.,Real life experience from parent of someone with autism,All excellent ,Really good overview of autism,good presentation,First hand experience, and good personal csa time,additional resources to point parents towards - websites and groups,Useful to hear a parents oersoective but also to be given tips to tell patents e.g about self referral,the group practice using the cases to practice as CSA cases,Brilliant speaker, balanced presentation from both medical and parental perspective,Helping me understand ASD and seeing things from the parents/patients perspective,Excellent session.,Great session with loads of useful info and a very engaging speaker. Definitely one of the best sessions we have had. ,Understanding ASD more clearly- examples, understanding both doctor/ mum's experience. Information about supports that are available in community.,Personal stories in relation to what the symptoms looked like for her child ,tutorial from someone who has personal experience of both being GP and mother of boy with autism so can balance both perspectives and understand the difficulties from both sides and also has knowledge of LOCAL services,speaker was excellent - spoke about both professional and personal experience of the topic,Practical examples, the insight into autism and adhd. Very relevant and informative ,CSA prep,Hearing about personal experience of autism,It was interesting get personal view of a professional,learning the different resources to signpost patient to.,services available to signpost parents of children with autism (/suspected) towards,All aspects,The talk on autism and referral pathways,medical parents experience of natvigating support for children with autism,Enthusiastic speaker with both personal and professional experience of autism. Also very useful to have time for CSA practice and appropriate cases provided.,Really engaging, relevant and interesting talk. So useful to hear from a mother's perspective.,.,referrals and guidelines ,talkers personal experince,How to make. diagnosis,great insight into the condition with personal experience,Most of session ,Bringing it back to personal experience. Very clear, useful slides.,Referral support for patients and parents with children of suspected autism / ASD,The awareness and signs to identify autistic spectrum disorder, and advice to parents to be able to do parent referral and website to refer to,Really enjoyed the speaker's personal experiences and accounts of these. the question and answer session related to signposting and referral was also very useful. ,great speaker.good interactive presentation+session.,How to assess and refer,Specifics of ways you could help,Great session and csa practice ,Excellent session! One of the best this year. Really helped me feel I can have a confident conversation with parents who have this concern,Presenter's personal experience is priceless.,Excellent overview of ASD and useful sources of information to signpost parents of autistic children to. I am now more aware of the importance of early referral and the assessment process to make the diagnosis.,Excellent overview of autism and useful sources of information to signpost parents of autistic children to. I am now more aware of the importance of early referral and the assessment process.,Really good overview of autism from a parent and health professional perspective ,Role play at the end,The main presentation,Good to discuss challenges that autistic patients face and how to best minimise their distress when they come to see you|
Interesting to discuss the different way they perceive the world, and how this can manifest as outward frustration
Good to talk about supporting resources and referral pathways,Very interactive good speaker and learnt lots about understanding parents who have children that are autisc or could be ,Very helpful, especially knowing resources like CW rise and also one can self refer as well.,Relevance to general practice,C,All the information about autism ,CSA practice cases were relevant and very useful.,First hand experience from a parent,Excellent to have a perspective from a mum who is experiencing with her son and she is a GP at the same time. ,Useful insight of a parent,Useful to see a personal story about dealing with autism and also the resources available.
|2019-02-28-Date-ST2s-1||GP consultations||48||4.4||4.4||Group work. ,.,N/A,Slightly fewer cases,Nothing ,-,N/a,Nil,None,NA,N/a,I would keep this session the same ,N/a,N/a,Nil ,More sessions similar in the future,Nil improvement needed,Nil,Didn't need to spend a whole session on it,not sure,Nil,Could have more variety between cases ,Nil,Environment-stuffy ,None,Nil,More clinical dilemmas,-,Nil,It could not!,N/A,N/A. Excellent session. ,Nil,Nil,na,no much ,.,na,Na,It was alright.,Full day session .,More information on QOF and changes that are due to happen,Nothing specific ,I’m not sure,More examples,Nil,a more medically focussed topic,Happy overall||Talking about different topics,Useful tips,Good cases, interesting and thought provoking,real life cased based discussions,Really interesting to discuss dilemmas and what approaches would work ,Very interesting cases, varied, good discussion and learning points ,Begin thought process around admin/QOF issues in GP,The cases were interesting and thinking about how to deal with them,Practical tips for issues that a Gp may face ,Useful real life scenarios ,Discussing relevant cases,Overall, understanding more about what is appropriate in certain GP scenarios. E.g gifts, private charge for letters, polypharmacy ,Going through common dilemmas,Relevance,Specific case scenarios and common GP situations ,Good variety of important cases commonly seen but difficult,Practical scenarios,Good to talk through scenarios ,Useful to think about ethical running of practice,discussion,Thought provoking scenarios that can happen in every day life,Real life scenerios. ,The different scenarios discussed,Excellent, relevant scenarios |
Interactive ,Real cliinical scenarios ,Group work,Diff scenarios,Very Practical very useful,Very useful to go through GP scenarios,Meeting TPD and summary of teaching plan for the year,It was a good simulation of problems face in a general practice setting and very similar to the difficult situations I encountered during my GPST2 placement,Very useful range of topics considering real life scenarios without a clear cut answer. Found group discussion around these cases very thought provoking. ,Discussing cases amongst peers. Seeing others' thought processes and discussing different practices' methods for dealing with difficult / unusual cases.,Discussing cases amongst peers. Seeing others' thought processes and discussing different practices' methods for dealing with difficult / unusual cases.,group discussion,different ethical choices / decisions,Discussion with whole group. Good to know there is no one right way to do things,enjoyed the scenarios, some real life situations and helpful discussions around them.,Scenarios ,Discussion,Variety of scenarios which can present to us which make us think, non - clinical scenarios which we can get caught into, ethics of taking gifts and presents. ,ethical implications of the decisions we face in GP and whether external factors (QOF) will impact upon them,Discussions on how to manage more difficult decisions in practice.,Very accessible information,Discussion on how to deal with examples,Very useful to go through GP scenarios,nil,Good insight into options
|2019-02-26-Date-ST1s-1||ARCP||50||4.4||4.7||Nil,None,Fewer illustrative examples in ARCP section, more of a focus on akt question types, not necessarily clinical content at this stage,Showing some slides of E porfolio,N/A,Maybe if it was allowed to use real anonymous patients to demonstrate the teachings,More examples,No improvements ,NA,.,A formal induction for the February started as there is for the August starters.,Switch AKT to first bit and SMART targets second,Tea and coffee,Tea and coffee,Shorten ARCP section,Slightly too long on the AKT!!!,No improvement ,N/A,Room a little too small for number of people attending.,August starters did not require teaching on the ePortfolio as we have already had this. Would liked to have more on the actual AKT exam and what it involves rather than practice questions.,Was presented at high standard ,Provide some light refreshment,focus on stat questions for AKT,Interactive with technology,practical demonstrations,Can't think of any further suggestions to improve . It was a great session ,More sample questions,Hand outs of the lecture slides,Provide more questions for AKT,na ,Handouts with questions ,more examples of PDP. ,None,N/a,n/a,A break long enough to express breastmilk in,More focused on eportfolio regarding explaining how to reflect on Learning logs and techniques on building a good PDP,Room was small ,some of us were standing during session.,Bigger room,Advice on PDP writing was useful but would have been even more helpful if session was organised slightly earlier in the year. ,Study material and resources ,IT WAS VERY GOOD AND INFORMATIVE,,,WELL DONE,talk more about the AKT and what qbank or courses that are recommends for the preparation ,NA,...,SORRY- I completely forgot to log my attendance in for the final teaching session on 04/12/2018. I was in Acute Psychiatry at the time at the Caludon Center. I wasn't sure how else to log it in. Apologies again. Thanks! ,As discussed the room wasn't really appropriate for such a large number of trainees.,More instructions on how to use eportfolio,email the akt questions.,-||Arcp guidance,Knowledge of dates of arcp,Structure of ARCP and akt. ,E porfolio . PDP,Expectations and common pitfalls in ARCP,How to fill your logs,pdp and ARCP,PDP writing,Going through the arcp process,Good oversight into the ARCP requirements and AKT preparations,Valuable info for arcp and the exam as well,Going over Learning logs and PDPs,Going over the AKT, and details about stats when to take,What things not to miss for arcp,What things not to miss for arcp,Example questions of AKT and resources for this ,Review of requirements for ARCP - PDP in particular,The requirements for ARCP were outlined in today's session,Good overview ,Helpful to have overview of what is expected within the ARCP process, including the writing of PDPs and Learning Logs. Also helpful to have a Q&A session with TPDs as a new starter.,Advice about ARCP and AKT.,Important points about AKT and ARCP preparation,Explaining the Learning Logs and PDP,ARCP outline,AKT questions, highlighting ARCP pitfalls.,About entries in eportfolio,Information about ARCP and how to Prepare for AKT ,Most of it,Q&As,-,ARCP checklist ,AKT and portfolio advice,how to compose efficient and more personalised PDP|
How to prepare well for AKT including awareness of curriculum content ,Importance of submitted learning logs on time, reflective learning, akt questions. ,How to ace portfolio,Good guidance on preparation of ARCP, writing refection and AKT exam,Explanation of the GP portfolio, and what is expected in terms of PDP's and reflections,Basic understanding of how AKT works; good tips on building proper PDPs,Simple explanation of ARCP and how to prepare for it,ARCP ,AKT advice was extremely helpful.,information about the exam ,ANUAL REVIEW OF COMPETENCIES,learning about PDP and eportfolio ,The insight into the exam, time required to prepare, and info about preparation material. I also found the practise questions very helpful.,The entire session was very informative and helpful ,Fun! Did not think our group was going to win a prize lol Thanks for an enoyable way to wrap up the year! ,discussion about PDP and the requirements for this.,Knowing about eportfolio,learning about the annual review process,-
|2019-02-21-Date-ST3s-1||Foot and Ankle||49||4.4||4.3||hand outs/examination demonstration,Use of cases to discuss the topics would have improved the effectivity of the session. ,very good session,A handout as there was so much information to take onboard. ,Nil,N/A,Nil,Sometimes went into too much depth,Include further sessions with other orthopaedic areas,more GP focused,It would be nice to know the local protocols as it varies in area. In some topics the referral criteria were not clear when should we refer ie how long should we wait before we refer to orthopaedics. ,na,No suggestions,None,Overall I did not feel that the session was aimed at GPs, additionally the topic was "Orthopaedics" but it only covered foot and ankle in the whole 3 hours of teaching, ideally it would have been useful to have been more broad spectrum, covering a wider range of joints and relevant pathologies.,Na,Nil,More focus on common things seen from GP referrals that could have been avoided ,not sure,Na,Should be more CSA oriented,I would keep it as it was,More gp oriented ,n/a,-,-,Na,Nil,Nil - really helpful session,Na,Could have gone through , slowly, how a GP should do focused examination of ankle/foot.,Nil,Maybe a focused go examination technique ,Nothing in mind,Very detailed,Na,there was a lot of emphasis on the mechanics of the foot, which while I'm sure they are of course useful to know, they were quite difficult to understand (particularly for someone who doesn't have much interest in the foot!) and i've forgotten them already - they led me to lose my interest fairly early on. ,Nil,none ,If it can be delivered by a GPSI Orthopaedics ,Nil,V,Summaries,Done well,Bigger room as we ran out of chairs and were very cramped and couldn't see properly at the back.,Preventative could be clearer,no,Nil,None||Very engaging speaker, helpful explanations,Going through the different causes of foot pain in a structured approach. ,useful to do ortho session on foot and ankle, normally only cover hips, knees and shoulders, very focused on what GPs need to know.,It was very useful to have an orthopaedic surgeon actually tell us what options there are available to patients who fail with conservative measures, often I struggle with answers to these questions for patients. He was an excellent speaker too. ,Very relevant and enjoyable session. Great presenting from the surgeon. ,Presenter was excellent - he should do other topics as well,Examination techniques,Helpful explanations about sources of pain and deformity, with an idea of when to refer,Discussion of common foot/ankle problems and their management ,the pictures and practical examinations,The teaching was interesting, the topic were relevant to what we see daily. It was concise and they were relevant topics to GP. ,The speaker was excellent, the presentation was simple, to the point and relevant to GPs.,All of it,All aspects ,Primary care treatment for plantar fasciitis,Common themes in primary care ,Enthusiastic and excellent lecturer, good pathways for foot problems ,Useful things about who to refer, common things to not be worried about e.g. in toeing ,overall very helpful, clarification about role of steroid injection in planter fascitis,Hind foot teaching was particularly useful,examination of ankle ,The whole teaching was very helpful,Discussing when to refer,slides on management ,Speaker was excellent ,-,Very engaging talker. Well taylored to gp,Really well presented session with lots of audience interaction. Knowledgeable presenter. Would love more teaching sessions from him. Good learning points/take home messages for general practice e.g examinations and referral criterial.,Really good explanation of common foot and ankle problems.,Na,Doing the physical demonstration and use of alot of pictures.,Great, very engaging speaker. His talk was tailored to what we need to know as GPs about possible causes of foot pain, examination techniques, management options in primary care and when to refer to secondary care.,Learning about when referring patients for the different abnormalities,Forefoot pain,Used the information the next day,How to examine the foot and ideas to manage in primary care,the take home bits,Really well set out and clear approach to foot pain which was relevant to general practice management. Liked it being set out into clear sections. Great speaker, very engaging. Plenty of chance to ask questions Thank you. ,Very nice teaching style ,The presentation ,Visual help with skeleton,V,Using the bone model foot - visual,Good to learn about foot and toe conditions from the specialist and how to manage in primary care ,Useful to see foot model and flow charts.,Excellent overview and changed my practice,excellent presentation,Examinations and what to look for as gp treating in primary care.,The variety of topics and the relevance to GP practice specially in terms of referrals to secondary care .|
|2018-12-13-Date-ST3s-1||Audio COT||31||3.1||3.3||Some irrelevant points regarding other ooh providers. ,The OOH presentation seemed irrelevant to our stage we should all know this and are doing it already. It was from a totally different provider not careuk who we work with and felt like a sales pitch to people who have no say in the contractually arrangements for OOH. It also felt quite prescriptive on how they think we should do things and judgemental rather than inclusive and flexible. Generally felt irrelevant to warwickshire trainees.,The beginning of the session with regards to badger care ooh talk seemed a bit irrelevant as we are with careuk. ,The first half was not relevant as we use a different service provider. It was the last session before the break - some lighthearted teaching would have been nice ,would have been better if done before the OOH shifts ,A lot of repetitive stuff in telephone triage talk,-,OOH intro, probably more useful in ST2,Focus on CSA material!,Finding out how Solihull OOH training works wasn’t that relevant. Perhaps cover some topics not already previously covered in teaching. ,I did not find the first section on OOH useful given that I have now done over half of my required OOH shifts- it seemed to be pitched to ST1/2s who had not yet started doing OOH. ,not to compare VTS schemes,Overall very little new information, lots of information about Bham which not relevant and no actual tips of how to do good telephone triage.,By making it more interactive,It would have been more useful if it was directed towards ST3 only.,Specific tips for how to be better at telephone consultations,more practice,Not sure knowing about how another VTS scheme is structured really helps when we don't have access to such an extensive training support in OOH and would not be able to make much use of so far into our ST3 year.|
In terms of telephone consults, we do have to do them within a given time scale like our other consults and this was lacking in explaining how to structure.,The speaker wasted 30 minutes talking about his own programme in Birmingham - it was all irrelevant to us having all done at least a third of our OOH training so far. He also provided advice that I don't think can be applied to modern general practice. You can't spend 15 minutes on a phone consultations if you have to get through 25 calls in the morning and the afternoon. You would never leave work. I think the advice needs to be more tailored to the realities of modern practice, and how best to find a compromise between thoroughness and speed,na,None,Needed to be done at the beginning of the academic year,Ooh for our area,Bit less on his own OOH scheme,Frustrating that first talk felt irrelevant to our current stage of training as ST3s, as we worked with Care UK and not Badger,none,session was more suitable for ST2,Good speaker but talking about different area OOH . Could have been better if came from the area where most trainee are registered with to discuss the OOH in our area and apply changes if needed
,It could have come earlier in the training,Practice with each other, and getting Care UK to deliver the important parts of OOH training for our cohort.,nil
|Good ideas about how I can get the most out of OOH training. ,Marking criteria for audio cot (although I have already done these but think probably useful for other trainees who haven’t),The complaints session was useful,Some of the talk on complaints ,How to get best opportunity from OoH placement,Complaints section,complaints ,talking through complaints,Audio consultation advice,Complaints part,The sections on telephone triage and complaints were useful. ,how to handle complaints,Complaints,Information about OOH and how to deal with complains,Very useful summary of how OOH works. ,Info about audio-cots,telephone consulting,Useful tips for telephone consults including how much can be covered.,Discussion about blocking factors in audio consultations. ,Really useful for day to day practice,Quite informative. ,Recap,Not sure how useful the OOH talk was as it wasn't about our area,General discussion ,Talking through telephone consultations, critiquing telephone call,Overall a fair learning opportunity,telephone consultation was interesting,Telephone consultation ,The presentation,Reviewing bad telephone consultations,very useful session especially when many are thinking to sit the CSA soon|
|2018-12-13-Date-ST2s-1||Christmas quiz||18||3.9||4.0||Na,.,Clinical guidelines on some of the questions would have been helpful. ,Nil,Nil,Better explanations regarding questions of childhood wheeze / asthma,Probably too many questions just on paediatrics, maybe having a wider variety of subjects would have been better. ,Some of the answers were a little inaccurate. ,Clinical guidelines on some of the questions would have been helpful. ,NA,na,Questions should be more akt styled ,Nothing to add.,Session was much appreciated thanks. I personally find it hard to remember all the info presented in this sort of way. Perhaps slightly fewer questions and slightly more slides based on learning?,more mince pies!,could have covered other areas apart from paeds,Nil,Enjoyable end to the term.||Good,Learning facts,Really good to highlight areas of paediatrics I need to focus on,Brought up areas which showed gaps in my knowledge that i need to improve on,Good to know gaps in knowledge ,The whole quiz - nice it was focussed just on paeds as we covered a lot more material,Good to highlight areas in gaps of knowledge particularly in regards to AKT ,Quiz helps to identify areas where work is required,Really good to highlight areas of paediatrics I need to focus on,None,na,Going through questions,The whole session,Always useful to brush up on childhood imms,Good fun to have a quiz,good question cover,Identified I need to do more with Paeds ,lots of fun, good questions, relevant to AKT|
|2018-12-06-Date-ST3s-1||CSA practice cases 2||34||4.6||4.7||Excellent session,Actually score our performance as per CSA marking criteria,Have more of these sessions,I think we could possibly do this session more often but have less actors to make it affordable, but just cover 4 cases on each week but have time to discuss the optimum way of doing the case with the examiner afterwards possibly while the actor moves on to the other group? It would allow more teaching sessions to be spent doing CSA practice which is so useful for us.,None,More constructive criticism as I felt the feedback was maybe abit too positive. Could have gone through the key management points of the case ,Do this type of session more often.,More more more please. ,More cases to practice,n/a,None,more CSA cases,nil,Feedback quality varies from TPD to TPD. Also its quite tame so its difficult to know how well you really did. I understand that TPDs might not want to be too brutal in front of a trainees peers but that could mark it honestly on the sheet like the real CSA and mark it as CP/P/F/CF,none,Nil,nil,More opportunity to do cases,n/a,c,Na,We should have these type of sessions more often in ST3. ,None,Nothing to add,None,Smaller groups it can be quite daunting doing it in front of people ,Good,None ,More time for feedback,n/a,Ample time for feedback,N/A,More time for feedback, perhaps handing out CKS summaries for the issues being covered so as an audience we can also consolidate our learning . I use my phone for checking guidelines, making notes so was perhaps a little unfair to be told not to use phones as many people|
use these as learning devices ,Having more sessions like this
|All the cases and feedback, thank you to everyone who took the time to observe and all the actors,Good actors with good cases.,Consulting with the actors and observing others do so.,Excellent opportunity to practice and watch others,All of it,Role play with actors,Excellent opportunity to practice for CSA exam and learn from other colleagues' consulting style.,CSA Role plays were excellent. ,Feedback from TPD and actor,I was able to give feedback to my peers for the second half of the session.,Good feedbacks,Feedback was really useful,It was a fantastic opportunity to practice CSA cases with role-players ,The roleplaying,practicing CSA cases, and seeing others do in different styles,Once again a very helpful session,good cSa simulation and feedback,Observing peers,individual feedback, really skilled actors, good prep for csa,c,Being able to treat the session like csa with the role play. And having some constructive feedback. ,Practising CSA style cases with actors and having feed back from TPDs was the most useful bit.,Excellent session. ,Participating in a role play with professional actor gave me the feeling of how it could be in the exam,Doing practice case with role player, getting constructive feedback ,Doing a practice case on menieres and the feedback I got ,Role play and feedback,Practicing csa cases,Being able to help peers with tricky scenarios - angry patient,the practice sessions,Role play with the actors feedback ,All of it,Practice consults ,Having real life stimulated actors|
|2018-12-06-Date-ST2s-1||Home visits and telephone triage||32||4.3||4.5||N/A,N/a,Nothing ,More evidence based content please,.,Nil - good teaching session,Doing some role play in pairs for telephone consultations would perhaps have been useful,-,An interactive session (like the CSA practice sessions) among our small groups would have been nice as sometimes it's a bit intimidating to volunteer to do it in front of a big group, but i appreciate there is not always time for this.,None,n/a,don't think needed teaching session on this,N/A,Nil,None,Nil,NA,na,Bit nore role play possibly. ,-,small groupwork on tel consults.,-,it would be good if we could practise more telephone consultations,seemed to run out of time for second session - home visits,N/A more sessions like this welcome,Nil,I thought it was already well rounded ,.,More examples of role playing.,.,Nil,More practice case scenarios||Hints and tips,Useful to go through basics of each ,The discussions on telephone triage was really useful as we had not had teaching on this before. ,familarisaing with concepts ,good tips for phone consultations,Discussions around telephone consultations were excellent and some of the learning points from this presentation was very very helpful. ,Really good tips for telephone consultations and thinking about practicalities around home visits.,Useful discussing both. Telephone consultations was particularly helpful as its becoming more used in GP,Going through common pitfalls of telephone triage and home visits, and the TPDs giving their own experiences of cases where things were not as expected when the patients were seen,Home visit triage,experiences of home visits and how to handle telephone consultations,examples,Importance of listening carefully during a telephone consultation as you are unable to directly assess a patient as per a normal consult in surgery,The consultation session, also the question and answer session,Being told what to take in dr’s bag on home visit and how to triage calls,Telephone consultation and triaging ,Good in general,Highly relevant session. Good feedback from supervisors ,Good discussions around pros and cons of telephone and home visits. ,good practical aspect,scenarios, useful tips of what to take on home visits,So useful to go through home visits which i am not comfortable with at all. Useful to know that these consultations should not necessarily take on the same structure as a clinic consultation and more flexibility with time etc may be appropriate,discussing different types of telephone consultation and the (dis)advantages of home visits,Telephone consultations, prioritising home visits,Really useful session to practice and see others' consulting styles,Techniques and practices useful for effective telephone consultations,Relevant to everyday practice ,Discussing how to do telephone consultations ,The Akt questions,OOH INFO,Good to look at problems you face with telephone consultations ,Increasing use of telephone consultations in modern general practice, in addition...can come up in the CSA.|
|2018-12-04-Date-ST1s-1||Christmas Quiz||34||4.3||4.1||More comedy questions,Very good and enjoyable social. Quiz was tough though,Nil,A nice break but seemed like a waste of time to have a general knowledge quiz.,can,t think of any further suggestions to improve,.,None,N/a,Na,N/a,Nil,n/a,More chocolate ,Was a good idea,N/A,.,n/a,Christmas questions should be more international related,None,None,Last session before Christmas. May be we could have had some food and more fun together.,None.,Na,N/A,N/a,May be include broader questions of general knowledge.,n/a,Bigger prizes for the winning team!,None,More content relevent to training programme,NA ,-,Nil,More small talks like that||Chocolate ,Maurice speech on foreign body ingestion,Very interesting ,Teaching on paediatric swallowing,christmas quiz was very interesting .all of us enjoyed especially gifts in the end ,Interactive session,Very entertaining. Paeds presentation was actually really useful, too!,Quiz,Enjoyable ,Trainee led presentation,Good paeds presentation. Useful socially to get to know more people ,fun and relaxing,Quiz was ace,Reflection on st1 presentations with group,Useful paediatric emergency session,Presentation,Very useful session on children swallowing. Fun quiz - very much enjoyed it. ,Childrens emergency management of foreingn bodies,Child ingested batteries, Christmas quiz,Child ingested batteries, Christmas quiz,Foreign body in children was good rest are fun,Presentation on assessing children who have swallowed a foreign object.,Na,Useful to know,Foreign bodies managment in paediatric patients ,I was not born and raised in the UK. I'm an IMG. I felt I didn't know the answer to any of those questions, and felt left out. I do not watch English programmes / Christmas programmes, and infant I only watch very limited television. Im a wife and a mother, and I don't even believe I can even start now as there will be too much to catch up and I do not see much benefit of that. I hope English people enjoyed it and found useful. This is just my opinion.,The Trainee presentation on paediatric emergency with foreign body ingestion was quite useful.,Able to utilise my film knowledge built over a number of years as a student!,Child case - ingested batteries, chrishmas quiz,Enjoyable, Involved team building exercises,NA ,-,Discussions,Battery talk|
|2018-11-29-Date-ST3s-1||CSA preperation||37||4.7||4.8||Nil,More of it! Loved the session!,Not sure,NA,videos wernt that great,Went on a bit too long. The room is so hot and uncomfortable, it is hard to concentrate ,well done,Have another similar session with more videos showing examples of passes/ clear passes,.,Have more like this!,Second session started with exactly same information as just heard in first session,More case preparation,more of the CSA videos please,Very well run session! Felt it was all very useful, thank you!,-,Should have some more CSA oriented session like that one.,More videos,More of thesr types of sessions,none,more role plays,None,Done well,more sessions like this ,Better venue with more parking, if possible please,Nil,No thing to add,n/a,N/A,.,Have more of this type of session.,None ,Nil,N/A,None,Maybe less videos,Nil,Appreciate the videos that showed near pass/fail scenario. Less useful for the tongue-in-cheek one. Would rather it was replaced by a good example.||Examiner feedback really helpful,Excellent first talk, one of the best teaching sessions, given by CSA examiner. Lots of excellent points, tips and advice for the exam, I gained a lot from it. Going through the videos and discussionn helped to see the good and bad ways to approach a consultation.,Going through how the exam is set out and also what the examiners are looking out for. ,Excellent overview of the exam, marking and the feedback ,good first presentation very practical,Examiner's tips ,Examiner's feed back was extremely useful.,Watching csa videos,watching videos and seeing feedback given by examiners,I found every aspect of this teaching session useful. The examiners talk was probably the most useful as this is a perspective which we could not get from any other source.,Marking cases and marking explained by examiner,Advice from a CSA examiner,- Having the examiner there was brilliant,Fantastic presentation by CSA examiner, talking through positives and negatives and linking to available resources on RCGP|
Also very useful to scrutinise video consultations about what went well, and what didn't go so well. Interesting to see why some cases fitted into pass, fail or clear pass or clear fail,Really useful hearing from the CSA examiner,CSA examiner's talk as well videos were extremely relevant for passing exam.,The two presentations were good,Asking direct questions to John the examiner,the whole session, talk from the examiner, watching the videos, spotting the weak areas.,getting an examiner's perspective, learning about format of the CSA,Really helpful tips and cnstructive feedbacks. Would appreciate more sessions with examiner feedbacks ,Very useful to know what they expect ,all the points by the examiner ,I unfortunately had to leave as I struggled to find parking in the usual visitors car park. ,Great to hear from an examiner,Assessment of the CSA videos ,All of it,Hearing advice from the examiner. Viewing videos and gaging what grade they would be,.,Excellent feedback from the CSA examiner. He raised our awareness on what not to do and how to aim to achieve a clear pass. The samples of CSA consultation videos were quite useful too.,Useful tips on preparation for csa. What to expect in exam. Some useful videos by rcgp,Useful to have the examiner take about his experience,Talking about venue and how CSA day works,Feedback from actual examiner on how he would have marked the examples seen,The powerpoint presentation,Presentation by John,Really useful to have examiner point of view
|2018-11-29-Date-ST2s-1||Eportfolio||21||4.4||4.5||NA,Nil - really good interactive session,Nil,.,.,should have been covered in ST1, a little late in training to dedicate a session to this,Handout with requirements for ST2,Nil,As above ,can't think of anything, it was extremely helpful,Earlier in the year,Nil,Nil,.,To have this session in st1,Nil to add ,Nil to add ,.,NA,Nil,It was great||Useful and relevance,Really good review of reflections and how to effectively use them and some essential advice for ARCP re: the ePortfolio and how to prepare it. Also advice around PDPs and targeting them was really helpful,General FAQs about ESR and eportfolio, and splitting into groups to discuss,Tips and suggestions,Learning logs and coverage of competencies and curriculum,eportfolio learning logs,Discussion about reflections and that they don’t necessarily need to be packed with information. More important to focus on what I would do differently and how I would do this and what I would learn ,Really good to see the checklist and get to ask any questions regarding the portfolio. ,It was helpful but could have spent less time going through our own portfolios ,really helpful to see other people's portfolios and to discuss what they do and don't do. Useful to hear the TPD point of view on reading portfolios.,Learning about adverse event reporting, how to label out of hour sessions,Ooh info ,Learning that I was writing too much in each reflection,Group sessions,Going through the portfolio and looking at reflections and how to meet the marking scheme and to understand how the panel actually processes the portfolio ,Sharing tips about each others portfolio,Sharing tips about each others portfolio,Finding away around the ePortfolio ,Going through all the different requirements of ePortfolio and easy to ask questions,Relevant and concise on what we need to get done and when ,Very clear, I feel like I know what I’m doing now|
|2018-11-27-Date-ST1s-1||Endocrine (Marlow)||31||4.5||4.6||More sessions like this please,More examples of endocrine conditions,NA,N/A,Projector not breaking ,Too much going on in one session, needs to be more concise so that salient points can be retained,some more clinical features or presentation symptoms to be explored,Less group activities,None,More AKT style questions,NA,Provide reference ranges on the slides for hormone levels etc in order to help follow case more easily and help to learn reference ranges ,Bloody IT. It’s a pity that the UHCW Gremlins effected such a good presentation. If that had been done in a place with more robust IT it would have been one of the best teaching sessions I’ve ever been to.,N/a,It was very good learning where dr Marlow put in a lot of effort ,N/A,Focus on gp approach to chronic endocrine disease,no much room to improve ,n/a,Some minor IT issues. ,Nil,More sessions/time to cover endocrine cases ,Lot of effort has been made,Nil specific.,Sadly had to leave at interval due to ill health so if done in last hour I apologise but would maybe suggest more focus in initial investigations for the conditions discussed,nil,it was a nice session , may be more quiz or follow up session would benefit us,N/A,Smaller quiz teams so that we could have had more of a discussion of answers between ourselves,None ,NA||Quiz case studies,Discussion around cases,Quick overview on endocrinology conditions,Practice questions ,The cases on endocrine presentations ,Short, useful|
Facts,General overview of key aspects of endocrinology conditions. Quiz was quite an interesting way to interact and stimulate the public,Use of multimedia to encourage interaction,Leant about different endocrine conditions and their management.,Good format,Good, found it particularly useful,Case studies ,The amazing amount of effort and time put into the teaching presentation to make it as interactive as possible. I don’t think I’ve ever seen such an ingenious and well constructed approach to teaching.
The content was appropriate and aimed at primary care.,Interactive,Mcq style questions to test knowledge,Very interactive. Kept my attention,Clinical case examples,Clinical cases review ,Great session, fun interactive format. Useful cases. ,Great intersection. Really got people thinking and interactive. ,Loved the question of sport style quiz!,All topics covered were very helpful. The session was fun and interesting - very interactive and engaging ,Examples,Review of endocrinology conditions. I thought the session was very interesting and presented in a way that kept everyone's attention.,I really liked the case based learning going from tough to easy, really got me thinking. Very well done presentation. Thank you!!! ,nil,Quiz session was very interesting to cover different types of endocrine disease ,This was a useful session covering some key learning areas.,Setting session out as a quiz made it more interesting,Various endocrinology diseases and their management ,Common endocrine abnormalities
|2018-11-22-Date-ST3s-1||CSA case practice||40||4.7||4.8||well done ,-,Have more of these type of sessions,More sessions like this please,.,More time for feedback,very less time to discuss about the feedback which I think is quite important for everybody to learn,Nil,I don't think it could!,None,N/A,More cases.,could have had done with couple minutes longer for feedback. would have been better if i'd remembered to print out the feedback sheets :-),N/A,Not much focus was given on the management plan in the cases it was not explained if the management was correct or not or what ideally should be done.,Felt a little rushed at times,Better feedback sheets ,None,Smaller groups,n/a,whole day session,slightly more time for feedback, fewer stations, prompt finish ,It may be useful to have some handouts with some ideal consultation scenarios in response to the case, so trainees can see some examples where certain criteria are met in the relevant case. ,should remain as it is ,By pairing a tpd when using trainees who have passed csa as examiners since they do not have enough experience. ,Nil,more sessions,More time for feedback, or perhaps written feedback. My feedback was limited by time constraints,N/a,Do not see any thing to improve ,Done well,I wish we get more of this CSA practice sessions.,more cases ,More time for feedback ,The feedback was sketchy and rushed,no suggestions,Nil,-,na,More more more please||Really nice cases and case feedback ,Useful preparation for CSA... but a bit scary consulting in front of our peers!,Practice cases with actors extremely useful,Really useful to help prepare for the exam,CSA case feedback,Really helpful to use real actors, doing in big groups helps with nerves and personal feedback was brilliant,Different challenging scenario,Cases,indivisual feedback. watching my peers do cases.,Found helpful dealing with difficult consultations.,Actors were brilliant. Groups of 8-10 perfect size. Felt like very supportive environment. Lots of good and considered feedback. Really helpful CSA preperation,Personal feedback for each case,good to practice CSA exam technique, useful to get feedback from TPDs and colleagues. kept strictly to time which was good,Very helpful roleplay sessions in prep for CSA,Going through cases and getting the feedback,Good opportunity to practice,I like being able to go in groups with people I know, as it makes the experience easier,Good feedbacks from Actors and Trainers,Feedback on cases,watching colleagues' different consultations styles,practising cases,Getting to see other students approach to consultations,I felt it was good preparation for CSA and to see CSA type cases. I actually found this session and those we did like this in ST2 to be some of the most useful teaching sessions we have had. I understand from a budget perspective it may not be something we can do more regularly but perhaps even amongst ourselves with TPD's as examiners it would be useful. ,actors providing practice ,Csa style practice ,Great session. Always so valuable to practice cases with actors.,the role play was very interesting and mimicked the real exam ,As always, I dread the anticipation of actor sessions but enjoy the process and am happy that they have happened. |
I volunteered for one of the cases and found the feedback really helpful. It was also interesting to watch colleagues and see what did and did not work well for them,Really helpful practise for csa preparation,The feedback from TPDs,Good practice for CSA. Good way to start preparations,Very useful preparation for CSA. Very constructive feedback from the examiners and the patients. It helps to know what went well and what needs improvement. I have really enjoyed watching my peers consult as I learnt a lot from their consultation styles and approaches.,role play and feedback was fantastic,All of it,The role play,All the cases, tricky though but very helpful.,Good scenarios,-,roleplay,Excellent session, great feedback and top class actors
|2018-11-22-Date-ST2s-1||Cancer Diagnosis||29||4.5||4.6||NA,Nil.,More focus on prescribing on medications in palliative care.,A bit more depth surrounding the NICE guidelines (NG12) but this may have taken too long ,Nil,-,Longer session ,Nil,Nil,Nil,N/A,NA,Care care review case presentation,n/a,na,Na,NA,.,Nil,Very interactive and interesting, no areas for improvement identified ,.,Perhaps made me less confident about spotting cancer early,Excellent sessiin,nil,-,Cannot say.,None ,Nil,N/a||Use of cthesigns toolkit,Really good presentation. Excellent review of managing patients with thrombocytosis and increasing clinical suspicion of malignancy. Excellent review of the recovery package also.,Update and tips regarding cancer diagnosis which do not meet 2 week wait criteria ,A really good session, looking at the 3 national screening programmes (Bowel, Breast and Cervical), a good discussion surrounding PSA and prostate Ca, general discussion around red flag symptoms/signs of different cancers,Thinking about the value of screening tests and why certain tests are not good as screening.,relevant, useful as was based on general practice scenarios- not too treatment based,Going through two week wait criteria ,Case studies and information on screening programmes,Everything.,Early diagnosis in cancer,Great explanation of the available diagnostic tools. I had no idea!,Early cancer diagnosis guidance ,Signposting to useful resources,I have learnt a lot about different screening programmes and some of the practicalities of seeing patients with new diagnosis of cancer,all of it was very good, particularly cases, helped think practically,Akt questions,Great session,.,Really useful information which can help us in our consultations ,The tools that can be used for early diagnosis such as 'C the signs',Update on new guidelines. ,Good highlighting vague symptoms of cancer,Talking about after diagnosis and after discharge from secondary care. ,Cancer screening review, Macmillian cancer decision support tool,Screening programs and their validity ,Overview of different screening programmes.,Screening ,Pain management and calculations,Good to know about cancer care reviews|
|2018-11-20-Date-ST1s-1||Contraception||37||4.6||4.7||NA,Include EHC,Details about Emergency contraception ,.,Perhaps cover some emergency contraception however aware of time constraints ,I feel for some trainees, having sample coils and implants may have been helpful, for them to feel and see what they are like. ,As above,Maybe a few more cases,.,NA,None,Nil,include more information regarding emergency contraception,Handouts/summaries,Perhaps covering progesterone only pill and other main contraception methods but overall a top session,Nil,Repeat session from less than 6 months ago,N/A,case discussions,N/a,nil,Wanted know the method of IUCD insertion and removal,Pictures ,All good ,May be by circulating a questionnaire relating contraception, before and after the session, for self evaluation.,N/a,More cases - really enjoyed the teaching,no improvements, a good session,N/a,N/a,more case based discussions,more content,nil,na ,None required ,N/a,...||Various modalities of Contraception. Their advantages and disadvantages and what to offer patients,Informative lecture and speaker,Discussion and presentation,.,Revision of contraceptive methods covering contraindications,Group discussion. Very good topic and well delivered, thank you.,Was a good session, but a shame that as a February starter I have now ended up doing it twice this year!,Very relevant topic well covered,Case discussions,NA,Cocp / implant / iucd - types , effectiveness, contra indications.|
,Useful information. Manageable amount covered. Useful for practice,Different contraception options and case presentations,Concise, informative, relevant,Learning around COCP, IUCDs and the implant with relevant guidance,Useful topic,Useful cases at the end. Good balance of teaching and interactive,Good summary of contraception options, efficacy and contraindications,dealing with ethical dilemma and discussing scenarios,Useful , interactive session,nil,Various methods of contraception ,their indication and contraindication..all the topics was covered within time,Types and contraindications ,How to stop contraception approaching the menopause ,Different methods of contraception, their contra indications, tailored to one's needs. Emphasis was laid on the suitability of mode of contraception to any individual and it was incredibly useful.,Different modes of contraception and their suitability dependant on individual life style and needs.,interactive, case discussions,discussion of common forms of contraception,Interesting,Different modes of contraception and their suitability dependant on individual life style and needs.,information about implants and case based discussion was very helpful,presentaion,types of contraceptives,classify contraception ,Case studies/group work,Overall good run through the different types of contraception available,Everything covered in today’s session was very informative and relevant.
|2018-11-13-Date-ST3s-1||Future proofing primary care. Research, be involved||37||3.8||3.8||None,All very interesting. ,Maybe less relevant to st3s,Probably too much on research to cover in a whole day . Even though I am one of the few trainees who's interested in research I found it all a bit dry and a bit much. Might have been better to do as a part day and have other talks on other possibilities for careers as GP with other interests e.g prison GP, doing clinics in hospital, private GP, locus GP and do as a bit of a careers fair for all years.,None,Asking what everyone is interested in, and promoting these innteresting topics to engage trainnees in research,n/a,.,none,None,Group sessions,n/a,Excellent Venue, good Lunch, easy Parking _ professionally delivered course,Stats can always be taught better,Quite a lot of time spent on covering the career history of academics,Statistics lecture not useful for 2 reasons 1) poor application for people who have sat and passed AKT, 2) difficult to teach to such a large group, needs practical small group work to be affective. Helpful to have it run by someone who is an expert in the area but the format and audience not ideal.,none,more time could have been spent explaining and giving questions on stats,teaching on 'statistics made easy' was difficult to follow/understand, perhaps simplify it,Nil,none,Change the AKT made easy statistics session ,AKT- stats was too wordy,No suggestions,no suggestions,The topic may be better as half day session and not a whole day,More time with the speakers at the end ,The stats session was a little bit dry, more practical questions for the table to work through rather than whole room questions. More speakers from other portfolio GPs not just academia ,-,Better suited topics.|
Also can the venue pls be in Coventry alternatively.it is really unfair for people to always travel to warwick as we have to for weekly teaching anyway.This time there was horrendous traffic. ,statistic talk was a degree inappropriate,the teaching could have been done over 2 sessions as i felt it was too rushed ,Na,add on more relevant topics for as as ST3s.,None, all good,Statistics for akt irrelevent to most the audiance as most st2 and all st3 sat it already, should be saved for st1 or early st2 teaching sessions,Dunchurch is better. Too much emphasis on the same thing which is research. Statistics left more confusion than good. Maybe should not have been part of the session
|Good insight about research, polypharmacy and hiw to tackle it.,Good to know options for research. ,Things to do outside of gp,Very interesting talk by Dan Lasser about patient pathways and how we could do things differently in this area,Good info to research and interesting studied,Reviewing how to review a paper and abck pain literature review,Statistics session was most useful especially the box plots etc. An area which I do not perform so well in usually. Nicely explained and laid out. ,Polypharmacy talk,I liked the session - of Polypharmacy by Dr Joanne Reeve and Prof Gill ,Tackling problematic poly pharmacy/critical appraisal of literature,Career opportunities,back pain, poly pharmacy, hybrid physician, critical appraisal,Back pain, Role of ACF, Pathways in Academic Medicine,Back pain,Prescribing in polypharmacy,Enjoyed the sessions around polypharmacy and new models of care,This is a new dimension to look at things as a gp to apply the guidance, give individualised care and explore new avenues through research ,insight into academic careers, useful statistical measures ,teaching on polypharmacy,It was good experience to share different studies and experience about different topics,lecture on back pain management in primary care. Quite inspiring !,Primary care research network, it showed me that how I can get help to do research in my practice ,Polypharmacy,All of it,Polypharmacy, critical appraisal,Research in primary care,Inspiring session, learning about how to get into research. Motivational talk my Prof Reeve made it feel very doable. ,I enjoyed the session on acute care and on polypharmacy,-,Nil as the topics were u helpful. Akt stats was not good and why do it after the October exam? Doesn’t make sense.,back pain talk,nil ,Found the talk about back pain and polypharmacy very useful,Good insight about research opportunities in primary care and how to deal with problematic polypharmacy.,The opportunity for research for GPs,Polypharmacy areas to improve in consults,Polypharmacy and Acute Services|
|2018-11-13-Date-ST2s-1||GP training day||13||3.4||3.5||n/a,The room space was too small and crowded and people behind could hardly hear the teachers. Microphone kept on stopping and starting. I think Rugby would have been a better option location wise.,The day was rather strange - no particular focus, and I hazard to say the organisers perhaps didn't think about what trainees would find useful or interesting at this stage in their careers. It is apparent more researchers are needed in primary care, and I appreciate that highlighting ways trainees can get involved is important. However, there are plenty of obstacles to this - not forgetting the fact that there are only 2 academic GP posts available in the deanery per year. I felt that dedicating a WHOLE DAY of our VTS teaching to this field (which I'm sure not everyone is interested in) was not useful or time well spent. In addition, the talk on statistics was not pitched at the right level, and delivery of this topic as a lecture did not feel the best way to teach or engage. There was little time for thoughtful debate or conversation amongst trainees during the day; the whole event came across as rather didactic.,The statistics teaching was quite confusing and it was quite fast paced and it would have been more useful in smaller group setting and perhaps just for ST2/3 as not as relevant for ST1s,Statistics talk was very dry and unhelpful,Nil,It could have been more focused on the AKT or CSA or the learning objectives of the GP programme with small sections on research in the topics chosen. ,Unclear learning aims. |
Stats were really difficult to follow.
Lots of focus on the researchers careers and opportunities, which was interesting, but not relevant. I have limited time to learn, this time felt a bit wasted.
But I did appreciate all of the effort that was made. ,Statistics talk by Mr Caleyachetty was extremely confusing. In my opinion, explaining PPV, NPV, relative vs absolute risk would have been much more useful and this has not been mentioned once. He was sat down throughout the talk and his presentation was very disengaging.
Professor Underwood's topic was Research In Primary care. I had high hopes about this presentation, but unfortunately, I have learnt a lot about Dr Underwood's personal achievements instead. This was followed by a talk about lower back pain, which again, I am not quite sure how that belonged to the session. Being told that we should forget all about red flags of lower back pain and not to offer patient's ANY painkillers at all goes completely against everything that we have learnt so far. His talk was also extremely long. ,Na,Better accommodation,-learning space,not sure,It was good fun and educational- no improvement required
|to be honest I didn't enjoy but hopefully will remember the opportunities available in the future,I especially enjoyed the topic on ankylosing spondylitis but it was a bit controversial when it came to medication therapy.,Thinking about how to tackle polypharmacy with the patient in mind. Useful strategies to bring into real clinical practice.,talk about ambulatory care ad point of access care. I was quite useful getting different perspectives about research in GP.,I found both Prof Reeve and Prof Underwood's talks both fascinating and inspiring.,The ambulatory care session was very interesting,The lecture on statistics ,Understanding the role of ambulatory care and hybrid physicians. |
A nice final lecture on critically appraising research papers.
Interesting lecture on poly pharmacy. ,Professor Gill and Professor Reeve have delivered interesting and relevant talks. Prescribing in poly pharmacy is a very relevant topic and it was very interesting to learn about the papers and guidance that is currently available.
Professor Lasserson's talk about the novel patient pathway was extremely interesting and inspiring. New ways how to reduce hospital admissions are desperately needed and this talk showed us new possibilities.
Critical appraisal led by Dr Hillman was quite useful, although I would have appreciated it much earlier in the day as it was the last talk and I personally found it quite hard to focus.,Problematic polypharmacy and patient perspective
Research opportunities ,Talk on problematic polypharmacy,statistics,AKT questions
|2018-11-13-Date-ST1s-1||Full day teaching Various Topics||32||4.1||4.1||Keep up good work,NA,Practical group work on statistics rather than didactic lecture ,Session on statistics could have been more explainative and clear,Further time on stats as felt quite rushed,The statistic lecture was difficult to understand and was unclear on the breadth and depth of knowledge required for the AKT. Also there seems to be a persistent attempt to push academic activity as an adjunct to working as GPs. Although interesting, repeated talks I do feel take time from actual teaching. There was a really interesting and dynamic presenter discussing back pain. Unfortunately from what I understand the brief he was given resulted in him talking about his biography rather than giving us teaching on current best practise according to his research which seems a wasted opportunity. ,.,some time to explain the basics of statistic analysis,Can,t think of any further suggestions to improve . It was a very good session,NA,Statistics session was confusing. Assumed that we all had a good understanding of basic statistical terms already. I would have found it more helpful and easier to understand if an explanation/reminder of basic terms had been given i.e what co-efficient and confidence intervals were. ,Odd structure, not clear on the direction of the day - Academic careers? Research? Personal experience? or possibly all of these?,I thought the stats lecture was poor. A presenter sitting down so most the audience could not see him does not help either. I thought the back pain lecture was ok but some poor clinical advice (such as ignore red flags): lecturer was no longer practicing and I think if lunch had not been next many people would have questioned him on this.,Nil.,Statistics booklet with more information and case examples,More clinical presentations less informative sessions. I.e ACF GP informative talk could have been shorter and stats workshop longer ,NA,Less self-promotion by the speakers. I struggles to understand the point of the day - felt like speakers had been put together but no underlying structure. ,Stats could have been as AKT style questions. 1 session on research would have been interesting but a whole day seems a waste of clinical teaching time. ,I know a lot of effort was put into the teaching session but I felt it was a wasted opportunity. There was a lot of time given to learning about career progression of academics which is not useful. I know a career in research is an option but I felt this could have been covered in a one hour session rather than whole day - perhaps more time spent covering other career options would have been useful. I felt the talk on statistics was very disappointing - it was very unclear and confusing ( I learnt very little) and the speaker sat down the whole time and felt very disengaged.,Statistic session- It would have been useful if there was bit more explanation on various tests that the speaker mentioned. ,Rishi Caleyachetty did not make statistics more simple,More teaching on statistics ,More time spent on stats, perhaps with some small group work ,Longer session on critical appraisals ,Statistics session could have been more simplified specially for ST1.,more interactive ,more sessions,More on stats ,None,Nothing ,More information on how to undertake a critical appraisal of literature||Tailored Structured relevant,Generalist prescribing for problematic polypharmacy. This was a useful session and showed how complex and off the beaten path some of our decisions can be,Problematic polypharmacy - interesting talk which felt useful,All the presentations were very informative ,Useful recap on critical appraisal and statistics and available career paths for GPs ,Interesting talks on ambulatory care and health pathways. I also found useful the discussion around polypharmacy and useful resources in best changing out current practise to improve compliance/patient satisfaction. ,About polypharmacy in primary care,Sharing experiences regarding research in the GP setting. Career options in research.,Teaching on research and on Polypharmacy ,Statistics for AKT,Session on polypharmacy and ambulatory care,Food is always mega,The lecture on Novel pathways was very good. Some things were inspiring and it was nice listening to some enthusiatic people,The talk on ambulatory care. Very interesting about an area which is likely to become very prominent during our careers.,Very useful insight into service provision and GP with academic career,Polypharmacy and hybrid physician talks,Good,Ambulatory care model was interesting. ,Polypharmacy session,Teaching by Dr Hillman on critical appraisal was useful. Talk about ambulatory care was interesting.,Polypharmacy and impact on patient due to polypharmacy was useful. I found the talk on critical appraisal of literature very helpful. ,1. Flipped consultantation (social --> psycho --> bio) |
2. Martin Underwood's research into back pain,Lecture on back pain,The stats section and the talk on ambulatory medicine was very interesting ,Learning about academic options and critical appraisal ,It was helpfull to know the opportunities in Research.,session on ambulatory GP,research,Critical appraisal ,Back pain - its management, statistics for AKT,Insight into academia ,Workshops were useful, speakers were of good quality
|2018-11-08-Date-ST3s-1||Challenging consultation||55||3.8||4.0||None,I would keep it as it is,Watching videos on how done well,Nil,All helpful. Angry patient scenario/role play might have been useful ,N/a,Mindfulness,CSA practice scenarios for angry patient,If mind speeker gave us a promo code for the app,-,N/A,less research with graphs etc. ,By making the mindfulness session more practical.,no suggestions,none,- ,I could relate well with presentation,There should be a CSA bases consultation at the end of teaching related to the topic,Maybe some|
Additional group work ,too long break time, mindfulness session was more aimed at recruiting to study rather than teaching,..,N/a,Perhaps some practice with peers/ actors in how to deal with aggressive patients CSA style,Getting practice in CSA cases,it was very good,CSA cases during time available,Most of it was interesting,nil,with examples,No suggestions,More CSA case practice,found end session not very relevant ,Nil,n/a,The angry patient presentation was a powerpoint with lots f information and there was some good reflection by the presenter on her own practice but I found it difficult to actually note anything down as a learning point. The mindfulness session was probably the worst session I have had as a trainee. There was little if any information on mindfulness and it seemed to be a pitch to get trainees recruited as participants for a study. There was no useful information at all. ,It was perfect.,It has been said before, but was very apparent last Thursday that we should have an alternative venue for VTS teaching. I am sure trainees could contribute to the cost of a venue (village hall etc) and it would still be cheaper than parking each week at the hospital! Especially as in ST3 none of use are based at the hospital. Myself and many other trainees were late to teaching on Thursday, due to the ongoing parking shortage. As well as the impact on trainees, it was very clear on Thursday that our use of parking facilities at the hospital was likely causing even more issues for poor patients and elderly visitors who were unable to park their cars to attend their outpatient appointments or to visit loved ones. I feel there is a moral obligation to consider alternatives!
,Nil,N/a,Research talk was quiet,Found it hard to understand what the speaker for mindfulness was trying to say, as he had a strong continental accent. I think his talk may have been helped by less information on his slides and have clear topic points in big words that came up one by one, and more signposting ,More examples of mindfulness techniques, rather than the evidence behind their benefit,Nil,n/a,Nothing, enjoyable session ,Apologies arrived very late due to duty commitments ,N.a.,I didn't find the mindfulness talk engaging. ,N/a,None,No thing inmind,The second session ,more role play or observed consults in the challenging consulations section ,n/a,Well done
|Helpful session with great tips,The strategy for housekeeping ,Strategies for dealing with angry patients ,The talk on mindfulness was very interesting,Mindfulness was a timely reminder to be kind to ourselves. ,Particularly enjoyed second half- mindfulness. ,Interesting dealing with angry pts. Real life tips,Mindfulness programme, I did not know this existed and seems like a great programme to look after the welfare of our cohort.,The trainer presenting on angry patient was funny and kept us engaged,Same as last years entry,Learning to reflect on how patients behave,stories about difficult patients and cases,Session on managing angry patients ,Strategies to deal with angry patient,very educative tips on managing difficult consultations and patients. ,Experiences from real life situations,The main presentation about challenging consultation,Presentation on angry patient,Discussion about what makes consultations difficult ,Some good ideas about managing angry patients and descalating,..,All aspects,Techniques to manage aggressive patients and difficult consultations,Tips on handling angry patients,Tips for challenging consultation and Mindfulness,useful discussion and techniques, esp 'reframing'.,Mindfulness presentation,Useful insight into the the effects of our own self wellbeing on the quality of work produced and quality of relationships with patients. Can aim to integrate the new knowledge into my consultations.,considering alternative explanation for their behaviour and tips for de-escalating ,All of it,Mindfulness session,csa cases with mark scheme,First hand experiences,dealing with difficult patients presentation,The angry patient session was an important topic and the presenter was entertaining.,Great tips on how to deal with an angry patient. The midfulness presentation was great too and I have learnt how it could be a tool to foster wellbeing and resilience skills in GP trainees.,The initial session on difficult consultations was very useful. ,Dealing with angry patient tips,Ros presentation ,Tips for housekeeping ,Really important to run through how to interpret, and direct consultations with the angry patient. Interesting to discuss the multifactorial influences that may have caused the situation, and all the ways in which you would be able to defuse the situation.|
Mindfulness is becoming the modern buzzword of general practice and it was interesting to hear about ongoing research into this field,-,Wider exploration of what factors contribute to making the consultation difficult,helpful discussion about difficult cases,Enjoyed learning about the work being done for mindfulness for GP trainees ,Love mindfulness as a principle,N.a.,Ros' session on dealing with angry/difficult patients was really useful and well delivered. ,Benefits of mindfulness,About mindfulness ,how to deal with the angry patient ,The second session ,Challenging consults + Mindfullness. Good to speak about our well being and mental health,usefult tips to de-escalate angry patient,It was a relief to learn that it is not only me who sees challenging patients. Good to know about mindfulness
|2018-11-08-Date-ST2s-1||Equality and Diversity||30||4.3||4.3||NA,Nil,Nil,Nothing ,.,Learnt nothing new. Just a refresher of the subject area. Interesting but the weekly teaching session slot could cover something a bit more educational ,N/A,Cannot say as it was fantastic. ,It was perfect!,Akt questions ,Nil,Nil - was a great session, thank you!,n/a,too much time spent stereotyping people based on photographs-we got the point that was being made after one or two, it just felt unnecessary.,Nil,.,I think the exercise with the pictures went on for too long,n/a,Nil,na,Nothing ,n/a,-,couldn't have been,N/A,spread the bake off over two sessions instead?,More cakes?,None,Too much time spent on pictures of different stereotypes,not sure||Covers curriculum,Really enjoyed the cake and food! Good overview without being too in depth.,The lecture and bake off session was very interesting. ,Thinking about stereotypes and how that affects are relationship with patients ,Cake ,Getting to know the diversity of the group. Meeting someone new. Cake,Good discussion and time for reflection on ethnicity and diversity and how to be aware of stereotypes.Also great cake. ,Exploring cuisine from other places.,Loved the bake off and iceberg activity as got to know more of my colleagues better,Stereotypes discussion ,Looking at stereotypes and preconceived ideas about people/patients ,Really good applicable coverage of equality and diversity and some really thought provoking discussions on stereotyping,n/a,helpful to discuss unconscious bias,Lived the cakes/chapman,Discussion about stereotypes,help to see how diversity is a good thingn,the TPDs have somehow managed to make a normally very dull E&D session quite interesting and fun,I found exploring our preconceptions and how we stereotype patients interesting and eye opening ,na,Excellent way of making E&D inteteresting and very thought provoking.,Useful to consider how we perceive patients and how they may perceive us,Really interesting and great way to approach it! Was interesting learning about the group,really good teaching,Understanding how we may sometimes jump to conclusions based on initial judgements,recognition of own biases,Helped to develop reflective practice ,Illustration of stereotyping with pictures ,explaining the different terms, very clear, ,the group discussions|
|2018-11-06-Date-ST1s-1||Men’s health||39||4.4||4.7||Handouts,N/a,N/a. Good session,It's already perfect,Wasted time on interactive stuff ,NA,A little long and didn’t enjoy the role play ,The lecture was called “Men’s Health” but was mostly about urological problems, therefore defining “men” as cisgender men, which is discriminatory towards transgender people. Please consider whether it is necessary to gender these health problems.,Well presented. Continue the good work,I find the sessions a little too long sometimes and I struggle to take everything in towards the end. ,Session was quite text heavy. ,NA,Can,t think of any suggestions to improve further ,I don’t find the group work very helpful - it leaves big gaps as each group has only covered one topic. I would prefer all of the subject matter to be covered with the whole cohort. ,excellent presentation,More time available for role play,Improved by not being in a lecture theatre esp with group work,Improved by not being in a lecture theatre esp with group work,Nil,Trying to not rush second half,It was a good balance. Not too many roleplays.,None,NA,na,Maybe longer on AKT questions or do them individually rather than a group,n/a,More role play ,Time ,Excellent session ,it was up to good standard,none. ,NA ,A little pressed for time but overall good learning,-,http://elearning.rcgp.org.uk/mod/lesson/view.php?id=7874,N/A,Would have been good to go into a bit more detail regarding some of the more complex cases however the handout on PSA at the end was very useful,Too much to learn for one session. Maybe splitting it up but appreciate there isn't the time.,Nil||Group presentation ,Good succinct cases,Really useful, relevant session. Well thought out mix of cases.,Simplified by cartoon charactera,Case scenarios ,Ventral overview of men's health,Really useful topics to cover, good structure, liked the mr men theme,Refresher on urology in GP,Very good topic ,All topics covered were useful ,Brief overview of different mens health issues,Very interactive and helpful presentation,Common Men,s health problems presenting in General Practice,Prostate cancer, specific men’s health problems covered in individual sections,relevant,Overall view of general aspects inherent to Men's Health,Useful subject matter I knew little on,Useful subject matter I knew little on,Nil,Plenty of content and useful recap of key issues relating to men’s health ,The interactive parts of talking about key points of different illnesses and the questions at the end.,Erectile dysfunction and its management,Really useful,Role play,Good topic as some aspects not covered frequently. Liked the small group work. ,The teaching session was very useful to understand the GP curriculum from Men's health point of view. ,All topics discussed were relevant and very informative ,Men’s health concerns ,PSA information testing ,videos ,common conditions, guideline on management and referral,Various topics discussed under Men Health, relevant for AKT ,Discussing different mens health prsentations,-,Love the Mr Men theme! Keep it up. Useful to be taught about testosterone, penis, testicle and prostate problems,Data gathering about the topic and group discussion afterwards. ,covering a wide array of clinical presentations in an engaging and educational way. Particularly liked the small group work prior to the presentations so that we could build upon our understanding of our cases, for example testicular torsion.,Doing the group tasks was a good way if getting us to learn the topics.,Breakout sessions, opportunity to present topics|
|2018-11-01-Date-ST3s-1||Self Directed Learning||6||4.0||4.0||Self Directed Learning,Self Directed Learning,Form a CSA group and prepare for the CSA,More practice ,none,Interactive||Self Directed Learning,Self Directed Learning,Catching up on the portfolio with a CSA practice session with a friend online.,None,time to do CSA practice with patient cases and scenarios,I learnt about new asthma guidelines|
|2018-11-01-Date-ST2s-1||SDL- chronic pain||35||4.1||4.3||Nothing,Nil ,Nil - really good and the amount of material to consider was just right.,-,.,n/a,N/A, .,N/A,Further discussion with mentors,Nil ,-,None,N/a,Better articles choice,will probably see the relevance more in the next session,Nil,NA,|
Have more sessions like this,Nothing ,Nothing ,Await discussion,It was a good bit of information,More sessions like this when there is no teaching session due to holiday would be really helpful,NA,.,Consolidate my learning by putting it into practise,Cannot say.,None,n/a,.,- ,N/a,Na ,none
|Useful SDL topic ,Good relevant articles and videos.,The first article in the BMJ was really helpful to help aid my future management of patients with opioid problems. In particular the long term side-effects of opioid use was something I had not considered before. The program also on the placebo effect was fascinating and I really enjoyed this self-directed learning session.,Interesting papers, some interesting information about opioids,Articles on opioid prescribing,reading article,Tapering opiods in chronic pain,.,This was a self directed study session that I completed at home. An interesting topic of management of chronic pain and the benefits of non pharmacological therapies. I really enjoyed the Michael Mostly documentary on the effects of chronic pain. Great material for reflections.,Learning about how to manage patients on long-term opioids for chronic pain,Tapering opioids,Articles,The email before suggesting different resources to aid self directed study,N/a,articles,useful to think about things a bit differently,The articles provided ,Varied resources - there was a paper to read and some videos yo watch as well so made it more interesting.,Watching the horizon programme,Going through HRT regimes ,Looking at how to change practice of opioid prescribing in chronic pain and how to wean people off ,Self-directed,Reading about opioid dependence,really good articles which made me think,Good resources to use,Useful to gain perspective on chronic pain ,Help to challenge my beliefs about prescription,Reading article. ,Understanding chronic pain. And the role of placebo.,useful video and report,Articles that acknowledge the challenge of opioid over prescribing and provides helpful strategies and resources regarding tapering use where not beneficial for a patient.,Really interesting articles and clips on how we can make a big difference in opid dependency and chronic pain,The programme about the doctor who gave up pills was a fascinating watch and really made me question some of the treatments that we prescribe,Chronic pain, it’s treatment and affects |
Opioid prescribing and thinking before starting ,Very interesting articles and TV programme about opioids and addiction - useful for current practice. Will make me think about prescribing in future
|2018-10-25-Date-ST2s-1||GPST2 Teaching - Menopause||31||4.8||4.9||Nil - really good session thank you,Would have been nice to have more written slides to go with the presentation ,n/a,n/a,Perhaps more questions testing our knowledge,This was the best teaching session so far,None,Maybe a hand out with different hrt options ,APC info,n/a,N/A,Nil,A little repetitive,Nil,-,Couldn't have been - very useful,N/A,Handouts with basic overview of what was discussed,.,AKT questions being more clearer,-,Na,I thought it was great,More handouts,More info re post menopausal bleeding,More focus on which to give|
Maybe some different scenarios and then choosing the most appropriate HRT ,Well covered,Nothing ,None,still a bit confused about the different brands,not sure
|Reviewing advice to give to patients regarding popular myths about HRT and also an overview of the different types of HRT.,It was useful info,Learnt a lot about HRT and now feel more confident approaching the subject and prescribing formulations. Well delivered presentation, very clear and easy to follow.,How to start someone on HRT, much better understanding and confidence on this now..just have to learn some brand names! Teaching this year is brilliant compared to last, very relevant and useful. Thank you TPD's!!,Really well presented, a lot of information presented in an easily digestible way ,Great session, focused and concise and most importantly no distracting group work,The HRT Flow chart,Really useful to break HRT down ,Flow chart,talking about different preparations and breaking the common myths of HRT,Lucy clearly knows her stuff!,How to commence HRT,Going through contraception options for women who are on HRT and need contraception,HRT prescribing,-,Good manner or teaching,Very useful - definitely more confident in prescribing HRT,HRT- deciding which HRT to use,.,The whole teaching.,It was really useful going through it fairly simply and logically and how to use this in GP,Very relevant. ,really useful discussion about menopause, and how to approach a consultation about HRT,Learning about the different options for HRT and when to use each,hearing terms for medications, increased my confidence at prescribing HRT,Simplifying preparations of HRT|
Various types,Looking at different preparations of HRT and administration methods,Going through different HRT regimes ,Reading the articles.,very helpful,The presentation and question sessions
|2018-10-23-Date-ST1s-1||ST3 Practice||26||4.7||4.7||More sessions like this please.,Na,Very useful and would like to have more of thesr,None,Rather than half day if its full day Out to ST3 Practice it can be more useful because a significant time is wasted on travelling.,Nil,n/a,Happy with today's session.,...,It would be nice if we can have more days to st 3 practice in our ST 1 year to give us more orientation of General Practice right from the begining ,N/A,No improvements,na,more sessions,n/a,N/a,nil,May be a whole-day session,More time to shadow,N/a,N/A,A few more sessions of the same type,more sessions in GP surgery,None ,It was perfect apart from time constraints. Also, may be it will be helpful for the trainees to know the IT system that GPs use a bit more, as it will help in GP surgeries. ,Nil||Consulting with the GP,Consultations,Home visits and telephone consultations,Spending time with patient,Discussion with Educational supervisor about e portfolio,Sitting in with GP and observing joint injections - llearning through observation and discussion of cases,Sat in with on call doctor, did a few consultations myself. ,Good to know how the practice is run. Learnt how the telephone triage works .,Great to see the practice and meet my ES and the practice team,Practical exposure to General Practice,Meeting the team, understanding general practice set up,Meeting with my Educational supervisor,patients in the GP setup,getting to understand how does a practice work,visit to the practice ,Seeing patients in GP clinic under guided supervision ,Large variety of patients. ,Sit-in session with ES was very useful, discussion around different models of consultation and changing style of consultation according to the situation and type of patient. ,Relevant ,Good orientation to practice,To get familiar to life in a GP practice ,The structure and functioning of a GP practice,Overview of GP surgery setting,Uti , aki case,It was very helpful in terms of knowing what will I have to do in future, knowing (very tiny bit though) about the computer system, and my future ST3 practice. ,Opportunity to meet educational supervisor|
|2018-10-18-Date-ST3s-1||self directed learning||30||4.4||4.3||I will post about my experience,-,I need to get more books,-,n/a,nil,No suggestion ,None,Continue practicing and reviewing structure of management plans,Practice more case examples of how to manage patients with testosterone deficiencies,none ,more self-directed learning time will be helpful. ,more self directed learning sessions,Nil,NA,None,n/a,NA,N/a,More revision will be done,Nil,Na,No thing,.,Nil,I need more practice,N/a,More SDL sessions or perhaps 50% teaching 50% self directed some days ,N/A,more notice/communication that the session had changed from original plan to a self directed session as could then have made plans in advance.||I completed e-learning on Genetics,Useful to have time today to work on my portfolio and do reading.,I studied about leadership material as I attended a leadership training last night,-,Useful to have time to focus learning needs on what I required and keep e-portfolio up to date,great session of meeting with other trainees to practice CSA style scenarios,Doing consultation in a structured way and receiving critical constructive feedback from colleagues ,Excellent course by PCDS which helped strengthen my skills.,CSA practice, cases on men's health and GI Medicine,Refreshing my knowledge on common men's health presentations and the management of testosterone deficiency in particular,More time and reflection at the same time ,Useful session mapped to my DENs and useful for my training. ,identifying knowledge gaps ,Useful to have time to do self directed learning which can be used with portfolio work,Practising CSA cases with peers ,It was seld directed learning, joined in CSA practice session,this course consolidated my learning from AKT. Practical tips in management of dermatology were given which was very helpful,NA,Decided to focus on lipid lowering therapy after multiple questions raised by patient about statins and cholesterol, and I wasn't feeling confident with my answers. |
I decided to look at the 3 RCGP learning modules on lipid lowering therapy. Found this really useful and well written, with tangible real life scenarios to apply the guidance to,Exam revision with colleagues,Good to choose my own learning topic. Gave me a chance to do more reading ,Na,Videos of focused shoulder examination ,.,Nil,Practicing consultations for preparation for CSA examination ,Completed genetics module on detecting genetic condition in children ,Self directed so I could focus on what I needed to learn,Preparing for AKT for this self directed learning,work on aspects of the curriculum difficult to cover elsewhere - did some online teaching/learnign about genetics in primary care.
|2018-10-18-Date-ST2s-1||GPST2 Teaching Gynaecology||33||4.9||4.9||Nil - this was a really good session, thank you.,More akt questions,Nil,N/A,nothing, venue was really good.,.,Nil,Nothing at all - was probably the best session I've had during ST1 and 2.,n/a,Keep it the same- very useful teaching session,Nil - a very good session!,no improvements required,N/a,nil,Nil,Na,Nil,.,Not known,N/a,Could have also included identification/management of miscarriage ,N/A,-,N/A,No way identified from me,n/a,more example AKT questions,nil - it was good,Na,Nothing ,Maybe touch on gynae cancer referrals? (but so much to do so little time!),Nil,Nil||Really good overview of gynaecology and also discussion around practical gynaecology such as the IUS, Nexplanon and also a really good overview of contraception.,Practical demonstration,Excellent covering of the common GP Gynae scenarios. Very useful to gain insight and tips from session provider and TPDs.,Key points were very clear. ,Really helpful for both work and also AKT revision,I really liked the consequence game as a way of making up a theoretical patient and deducing an appropriate contraceptive as per UK MEC guidelines. Definitely something to use as part of CSA revision,Common menstral problems, conratception ,A really great session; could tell the teachers were enthusiastic and knowledgable about the topic. Most useful: how to investigate/take a history for 'nuisance bleeding'.,really good teaching techinique and relevant,Really good session- found all of it helpful. Particularly the area on contraception.,Great location. Good session,Looking at pictures of cervixes,All theory was useful and concise,contraception,The teaching and question banks,Interactive,Interactive way the session was held,.,The teaching part,Informative and gained knowledge,New LARCs,Discussion of contraception and nuisance bleeding,Useful to see the demo contraceptives,Contraception guidance - withdrawal bleeding,One of the best sessions I have attended, succinct and clearly at the level of GP from a contraception perspective. ,I practised CSA cases with my other colleagues. I will try to improve my consultation skill by valuable feedbacks.,very relevant, made me more confident with contraception,seeing the items and describing them,Contraception,Contraception rules ,Contraception,Very relevant, team work, questions,Really good to see some of the contraceptive examples, good overview of common cases we may see.|
|2018-10-16-Date-ST1s-1||Out To Practice||30||4.6||4.7||I don't think it could have been improved as it was really useful for my GP training and making me familiar with the practice ready for ST3.,None,NA,More frequent teaching practice sessions,More frequent sessions with GP ,n/a,Further experience ,Nil ,This was an excellent session , Can,t think of any further improvements,Nil,No improvement needed ,It was brilliant, hard to improve,Keep good work going,My trainer wasn’t present ,n/a,It was just perfect for me.,Nil,More structured cases,None,structured towards expectations of a GPST3 ,More time to pro see patients and get feedback. ,None,NA ,I feel it was very useful,-,-,It was a very informative session, so can't think of anything to improve on,N/a,no improvements,NIL||The session was very interactive, liaising with the GP about the patient's problems, diagnoses, and management plans.,Got an idea of how the primary care works,was sent to see elderly couple,Consulting under supervision,GP practice experience with my ES,Sat in with on call doctor - excellent experience, variety of cases,Taster into GP ,Had first hand experience with GP consultation. Had few interesting cases. ,Practical exposure to General Practice,Nil,Sitting in with GP to see patients ,Inspired me to continue in GP. It was great to see some general practice again.,Excellent and Extremely useful,Useful to find the practice and be introduced. ,n/a,This was my first interaction and first hand experience of my GP practice where I will be working as ST3 whole year . ,Relating aspects to General Practice - useful refelective tips for ePortfolio,Able to learn about inner workings of GP,Really enjoyed going out to practice,Getting to know the surgery ,I saw a couple of my own patients. Very good experience in the hot seat. Had no idea how to manage them but useful to see my ES providing a plan.,Mother and newborn child assessment, pt's expectations.,patient consultation ,Exposure to gp practice working,Learning the structure of the GP,Learning the structure of the GP,Meeting my Educational Supervisor and discussion around expectations to complete training successfully.,N/a,very good to meet supervisor and have introduction to the practice. Also useful to meet the ST3 for advice regarding training and exams etc.,Opportunity to meet ES|
|2018-10-11-Date-ST3s-1||ST3 whole day teaching||67||4.7||4.7||It was just right, perfect venue and teaching ,I will keep it as it was ,Food very poor- both the fish and pork,6 week check was a bit hurried,Would have referred to do the case studies earlier, so could go through them with the presenters. Venue was good,None, -,Have much smaller groups for the case scenarios. Can not work effectively in groups of that size. ,No need for testosterone deficiency talk - could have had something else more relevant to training.,more advice on contraception with hrt, how long to continue etc,none,More pharmacological side like prescribing ,Really enjoyed all aspects of the day!,Nil, great session,Perhaps a hand out on the 6week baby check, there was a lot covered quickly.,Could have given 2 hours to HRT stuff, but appreciate speaker is busy!,Would have had time for another lecture ,I felt the menopause talk, whilst understandably focused on HRT, didn’t address some of the other issues and treatments surrounding the menopause such as herbal remedies, antidepressants, clonidine, tibolone etc. Although guidelines confirm HRT is best for the majority of patients I feel that these should have been mentioned to ensure best practice amongst the cohort. ,Nil ,In the baby check talk, a bit more focus on when, how and to whom we refer. ,Better location. Felt cramped in room. Although food was good ,common oral HRT as BNF has plenty but not sure which one is better and if one does not work which one to try- would have been helpful from practical aspect,Excellent Venue, Good Lunch, Easy Parking, wow I felt like a professional person, The session was thorough and time management was very good.,Specific guide per brand for hrt,fine,N/A,No suggestions,More emphasis on the treatment options than evidence. ,n/a,If we can have such sessions more often,NA,Nil,Maybe it could have been done in a shorter time period,nil,More cases to discuss,n/a,more specifics on hrt prescribing,Mens Health - aware difficult based on areas covered but up to date info on what we are able to prescribe from primary care locally would be helpful.|
6-8 week check session - I think a more practical approach with models/small groups might be more effective.,Maybe I wasn't able to find them, but it would have been helpful to have the presentations or a written version of them available for download before the talks, so that we could annotate them,more prescribing information ,Include a bit about palliative care in community,Not convinced ‘ manopause’ session so helpful,it was good. keep it that way.,None,n/a,Nil,No suggestions ,Don’t bother with group work and trying to make interactive everyone would just prefer to stay where they are and carry on with the didactic teaching with being able to ask questions.,Perfect session.,Testosterone therapy in females,All excellent and relevant ,No thing in mind,Although a great idea to include the 6 week baby check I found this session went slightly too fast for me to be able to follow absolutely everything and it would have been good to practise going through the sequence on dolls or something as not sure i would remember it very well. Still good thought just minor points.,nil,Talking specifically about WHAT HRT to prescribe ,It was one of the best teaching days so far,Nothing. It was very well organised,It was excellent, no suggestions.,Maybe smaller groups as difficult to get involved but appreciate the logistics may be tricky ,Would have been useful to talk about testosterone deficiency in females as I have already had teaching on menopause and HRT so this was revision although still excellent.,None,Perhaps trainees could bring cases re menopause/manopause and use these as examples as it is often the complex ones and a little less artificial than ones created by speakers. The coroner talk was a little bit formal, more practical working throughs of death certificate examples etc may have helped. ,na ,Well done,Na,Nil
|Menopause teaching was excellent and the 6 weeks check was done really well,Group discussion ,Menapause and manapause talks were excellent,Menopause and Manopuse. ,Hrt and coroner sessions were good,Excellent sessions which cleared myths regarding menopause and how to manage it.,All topics (menopause, menopause, 8 week checks, coroner) were really useful, relevant and well-presented. ,The practical menopause and "menopause" talks,HRT talk excellent,menopause talk,Good clarity on management of Menopausal sypmtoms and mangement with HRT. ,Very useful topics ,Really interesting and relevant topics, good length for each session and a nice venue,Going through menopause and the associated conditions and risk factors was great. Also reminnding with the 6 week baby check and scenarios was very helpful,Variety of speakers, interesting topics and clinically useful, good use of case discussions. Venue worked well too, good location.,The HRT talk was fantastic, really helpful. Baby check talk useful too,,Menopause session was great,One of the best sessions I’ve attended as very clinically relevant. The ‘myth busting’ in the menopause talk was really interesting. I would have liked a brief guide to HRT prescribing including common brands as during consultations the mims HRT table can be overwhelming if it’s not something you’re confident in. |
I thought the men’s health talk was interesting although it wasn’t made clear how this lines up with CCG pressures, blacklist prescribing and referrals for ‘low T’. I wonder whether increasing testing of testosterone will gain much if we can’t treat in general practice and are reluctant/ unable to refer on.
The talk by the coroners assistant was excellent. Very detailed although I think it increased my anxieties about death certification rather than allaying them!
The six week check and paeds derm talks were succinct and relevant. ,HRT, testosterone and 6 week check talks ,Good to finally get some men's health teaching - have not had any so far in training. I think this was the 3rd time we have covered the menopause. The coroner session was interesting, and the tips for if we get called to inquest were helpful. ,HRT and six week check,Menopause, common presentation recently been encountering a lot and hypogonadism- never thought about until patient specially mentioned,Menopause management, Manopause, baby Checks.,All of it, Menopause, Manopause, Coroner, 6-8wks baby checks, skin conditions in children,Menopause session was clear, enthusiastic and helpful practical advice going forward ,talks,Really excellent day overall thoroughly enjoyed,Happy to learn about options for men experiencing hormonal imbalances,The HRT teaching was excellent and very relevant.,up to date learning,All the presentations were good,Menopause ,All the lectures were really useful topics that I think we all struggle with. Menopause, new born baby check etc. ,I found the session on menopause and HRT particularly useful,good venue, good presentations,Case examples,menopause,testosterone deficinecy ,Menopause - excellent session, good practical advice
Mens Health - good topic choice, engaging speaker,Excellent talks on men- and man- opause! Really interesting topics given by enthusiastic and knowledgeable speakers
Also found the 6 week check talk very useful, easy to follow and comprehensive. Thank you very much!,Very important topic of menopause,HRT case scenarios, the written info we were given,Menopause talk excellent,topics were relevant to day to day practice and dealt very well by speakers ,Knowing more about manopause,n/a,Good guest speakers,Very useful talk in menopause and manopause. Great interactive scenarios of HRT discussed. Great learning activity! ,Menopause,Brilliant guest speaker regarding menopause and HRT. I found the 6 week baby check talk very useful too as we have not been formally taught about it before. I now feel more confident in knowing what to look for.,Menopause,Hrt teaching - practicalities of prescribing was very helpful,HRT,The menopause session was extremely good - set at just the right level and very engaging speaker. The testosterone session was also very good.,all aspects of teaching were brilliant.,Menopause teaching,Menopause busting common myths,Menopause and Men’s health,The interactive workshop was very helpful in terms of retaining the knowledge and getting to know other trainees.,Menopause,Great session on testosterone deficiency in men. Have never had teaching on this before,All,Really enjoyed the menopause lecture and the manopause one! It would have been nice to have longer on the menopause,Men's health & HRT was particularly useful ,Relevant aspects of training. Confidence in HRT boosted. Good to learn about manopause and what we can do for the men. 6 week baby check definitely incredible,Talk about menopause wss brilliant. Really helped with my clinical decisions. ,Great external speakers
|2018-10-11-Date-ST2s-1||Emergencies in GP||33||4.4||4.6||Less group work,NA,Nothing ,Nothing,N/A,Less emphasis on group work. ,Nil,N/a,Nil ,In no significant way,n/a,None,Nil ,Less group work and covering more emergencies,Nothing,n/a,Nil,n/a,na,-,Nil,Perhaps changing the GI bleed one,N/A,It’s was very good. ,n/a,n/a,Room was a bit cramped!,Nil,nil,More akt questions ,More akt questions,more detail about treatment,-||Useful and informative,Discussion of how to manage emergencies in GP,Going through case scenarios ,Useful to address exact protocols and practical aspects of emergencies in primary care,Discussing the organisational aspects of emergencies and the all the non-clinical skills needed to successfully run an emergency in primary care. Group work was also very good.,Gaining from experiences of others in emergency situations, appreciating the practicalities of dealing with emergencies in general practice.,Thinking about emergencies in relation to primary care,Good to think of things from GP persoective,Interactive ,Hearing from trainers and other trainees there experiences of managing emergencies in general practice ,thinking of protocols for managment,Review of practicalities of dealing with an emergency including the organisation involved ,Emergency management of Menigitis ,AKT questions,Group work, personal experience, cases to discuss,it was all useful,Discussing managing emergencies in general practice setting,Discussing the practicalities of managing emergencies in GP ,Group word,liked splitting into small groups then coming back to present different topics,Group discussion ,Useful going through clinical scenarios and making sure they were practical to GP. ,Formulating plans to respond to emergencies in general practice,The presentations taught me things that came up in the AKT practice questions at the end. ,Talking about emergencies we had encountered outside of secondary care,useful to manage emergencies in gp,The group work coming up with protocols and of course the AKT practice!,AKT scenarios ,good akt experience again,Akt practice,Emergencies in GP,Good examples,good for akt|
|2018-10-09-Date-ST1s-1||Mental Health||38||4.6||4.7||N/a,Greater range of cases,NA,More concise,Longer session ,Less role play ,More time spent on eating disorders.,None,Talking through the specific areas looked for in the CSA style trio work,Well done, well presented,n/a,NA,Would of been good for handout of presentation and also maybe some specific learning objectives. Also don’t be afraid to teach till 5,Rushed at the end,No improvement needed,It was a good teaching session . Can,t think of any suggestions to improve ,list different services available and there functions eg CRISIS team ,n/a,Nil,Did not get chance to go through more topics e.g schizophrenia, bipolar, adhd etc,n/a,Would appreciate if further teaching sessions on mental health to explore other mental health issues could be arranged as well. ,more case based discussions,If I had not had to leave early to get back to Warwick as was on call ,Was about right good amount of cases ,Nil,More time to practice in groups simulation consultation,More scenarios,More multimedia presentation please .,Make it more CSA oriented,none,.,nil,nothing,No ,Time to go through more examples which I realise is impossible in this setting.,Session was informative and relevant to my learning needs. The clinical scenarios provided a more realistic and interactive experience - no improvement needed! ,no improvements, case based discussions were very useful||Good summary,Case examples and guidelines for treatment,Good cases about depression,Discussing case studies,Questions ,Interactive ,Case studies in the presentation.,Case discussions and role plays ,Recap on work-related stress,Very relevant, Extremely useful,scenarios,None,I liked the practise cases,Case studies,Group work,Teaching common mental health disorders presenting in General Practice and case simulation done in a small group of three,dealing with patients who are doctors. Learning about different services available of psychiatry problems ,Cases - excellent cases bringing up a variety of difficulties which may be encountered. ,Nil,The trio cases were Interesting and gave perspective on dealing with MH cases in a short time frame,Mental health problem and the holistic approach to assess and treat patient with mental health in primary care. Scenario practice.,Good case examples ,different case discussion,The role plays ,Depression, anxiety extremely common presentations ,Case scenarios - useful for CSA,Main overview of some aspects of Depression & Anxiety disorder. Simulation Consultation,Role Play scenariks,Role playing different cases were helpfull to have some ideas about CSA examination.,Case discussions,When taking MH cases history, to explore ICE, to explore psychosocial impact, risk to patient explored. Occ health referral explored,Relevant to GP,practical scenarios,case studies were very good,Various mental health problems ,The CSA cases were great practice in particular being able to look at feedback and see how we are assessed.,Clinical scenarios ,showed the difficulty of obtaining a mental health history and provide management plan/ discussion with patient in the ten minute consultation.|
|2018-10-04-Date-ST3s-1||Medically unexplained symptoms||50||4.3||4.5||NA,n/a,Parking is difficult and the venue was very hot.,Nil,The room is far too hot and uncomfortable,Don’t feel the role plays really added to the talk in any way. ,.,It was delivered clearly and with enthusiasm by two presenters with plenty of charisma. Really enjoyed this session, and can't think of any improvements. I suppose it was a shame the TED talk didn't load up, but otherwise 5/5 from me!,Hand outs of slides as I spent a lot of time taking notes,Room far too warm,change in venue, always struggle with parking,NA,I don't feel the role play section really helped as it was such an alien scenario. Possibly have a video of a consultation to watch and critique as a whole group would be better, ,Forget role play -not required, Parking remains and issue,More case study examples and probably less role play,No suggestions ,Better biscuits,More time on case examples,More small group case discussion. ,Nil,None,it was very good,na,Patients prospectiv ,None,n/a,Little less lengthy,N/A,Less role play, specific case examples of MUS presentations ,tried to cover a bit too much in the time allowed,n/a,i thought it was very useful. maybe more about how to refer theses patients,more time on giving practical hints regarding managmen t would have been useful,shorter presentation,Shorter,More insight on how to stop these patients coming repeatidly/phrases to use,If we are recording our attendance via this method online, perhaps we don't need the sign in and sign out sheets?,Including more senarios.,Talking about any guidelines for MUS or doing it as a CSA case,More time ,Make the first part of the presentation more interactive ,more case based discussions,Nil,Nil,None,Role plays could have been in CSA style or better explained. Felt a bit like the answer was to give the patient more time but not much on strategies of how this can be done in practice ,Consultation model suggested unrealistic for GP consult. Maybe more of a focus on how to break into separate consultations and follow ups,Not sure,- ,May need 2 sessions to give cases more time because that is what we face in reality||Gave me good insight of MUS and how to deal with them.,good presenters,Learning about MUS and how to best deal with these patients.,Analysis of the group work ,Discussing ways to help tackle mus and thinking about the impact on our feelings ,High quality session, really useful tips. Expert speakers who really knew the topic ,giving ideas and useful wordings how to consult with patients presenting with these types of symptoms.,Really difficult topic that we had all come across and struggled with, and it was great to think about new ways of approaching these patients. |
Interesting idea about roleplays forcing us to adopt stereotypes as the clinician. Surprisingly challenging, and in an entertaining way you could see what effect it had on the patient, and why these habits were counterproductive,Really well delivered by the GP and liaison psychiatrist. Engaging and relevant.,Thinking about communication skills with MUS patients,tips to handle MUS patients,Consultation tips when addressing a possible diagnosis of MUS,Ways to manage patients with MUS. Specific phrases you can use to support consultations.,Power point lecture,The whole concept of dealing with medically unexplained symptoms was new to me and very useful ideas to implement in dealing with these tricky patients.,Actually learning the phrases to develop the consultation skills to deal with MUS,Good session,Handout for practical tips in consultation,Great talk by the speakers. Really helped me think more outside the box. ,Tips on how to deal with/reassurance points for patients with medically unexplained symptoms,The role play exercise was really good.,How to deal with MUS, it's important to listen to them, validate their problem.,The take away phrases we could use in our consultations when facing patients with unexplained symptoms,How to approach such patients,Tips on consulting patients with MUS,good speakers, relevant learning,Combination of psychiatry and general practice point of view,Absolutely brilliant session, really interesting, have developed a whole new perspective on MUPS patients,Nice examples phrases to challenge when dealing with MUS, passionate speakers ,overall approach ,group scenarios, useful tips on managing / speak to patients with MUS,management of MUS - letting patient talk about all their problems so that they feel listened to.,very well presented and information clearly given,tip to acknowledge pt's frustrations,Discussion,Practice cases,Hearing from speakers, also doing some small group work,This session will change the way I deal with patients presenting with medically unexplained symptoms.,The scenarios helped highlight some of the mistakes we all make with these kind of patients,Whole session really good. particualrly when looking at ways of consulting with these sorts of patients and how to make them feel valued and raise possible psychological elements to their presentation.,Second part which was about management ,being able to manage medically unexplained symptoms,Good group work,Csa style session,Learning how to manage medically unexplained symptoms/conditions,Useful phrases for consultations,Presenters were genuinely enthusiastic about the topic. Some great tips to use within consultation.,How to deal with patients that. One in with MUS,Fantastic to have learning on this under taught topic. Could we please have access to the resources that were used during the session?,It is always a difficult aspect which made this very relevant
|2018-10-04-Date-ST2s-1||GPST2 Teaching - AKT||37||4.6||4.8||Nil.,.,Not sure,NIL,Nil,Everything was well done,This session was about studying for the AKT. I have the exam booked in 3 weeks time so I think it might have been more useful for me to revise for that rather than practice writing questions....,Nothing thought it was a really good session ,NA,na,better explanations to answers to AKT Qs,Keep it up,Nothing really, perhaps doing more questions together ,none,Nil,Na,More questions,Nil,Rethink having a talk from someone who'd failed it,It may have been even more helpful to have this talk slightly earlier on (ST2 induction or just after? because some people are sitting the exam in just a few weeks. |
Thank you.,Na,Have it as first session in st2,na,nothing really - could do more questions as always, nil,no need,A,n/a,Overall good ,I thought it was good ,n/a,Nil,Nil,More questions ,Nil,Na,Couldn’t
|A review of the points where people could have improved on past exams was really helpful. Also the question writing and questions, along with the presentation from a practicing GP who had done the exam was really helpful - great session.,Very useful to gain experience of someone who has been through exam process,Questions,PRACTICE ANSWERING AKT QUESTIONS,Doing practice questions and tips from recent ST3,Ex trainee who spoke about AKT tips,.,Good to go through questions ,The questions,Talk from Matt, really put things into perspective. very helpful and has made me focused. the teaching sessions this year are so much better and relevant to training. TDPs are great! I actually look forward to teaching days,former GP trainee telling us about AKT,Every aspect,Useful to go through question,Timeline/planning for the AKT exam,I enjoyed the AKT practice questions,Question practice ,Hearing from the newly qualified GP,The AKT presentation talk .,AKT practice questions,the talk by the recently qualified GP was extremely helpful. It was useful to get tips from someone who has recently sat the exam and to have highlighted what worked and what did not.,Interactive questions,Useful having previous trainee coming to speak,learning about the question format,really useful going over types of questions and how to answer them,Tips to prep,Talk from the GP who failed his first AKT,The questions,Hearing from someone who experienced both failure and success in the AKT and their strategies for passing.,Having someone who has take AKT to discuss was useful ,Personal story if failing and retaking AKT,relevant to training. ,Really useful going through questions and meeting someone who has done it,Talking to someone who has recently gone through akt to give advice ,Akt questions ,Talking to someone who has recently gone through akt to give advice ,Useful and informative,Questions|
|2018-10-02-Date-ST1s-1||Decision making||36||4.3||4.4||As above,Could have been shorter with more practical examples,N/a,Less time on group discussion. ,.,N/A,N/a,Focus on more common Biases that we find specifically Gp practice,It was a good session . Can,t think of any further improvements ,No improvements,N/A,Would of been useful to go into more detail how to combat them and also more about the human factors that affect our decision making process,Length could've been shorter. Another topic could be covered such as time management which is what the session was scheduled as.,Length could've been shorter. Another topic could be covered such as time management which is what the session was scheduled as.,By practising more scenarios.,More group work ,presentation slides should be more bright ,Possibly going through more scenarios encountered as a GP,Technical issues ,Not all of us are bad at self criticism. Some of us are too good at it, and need educating on how to be kind to ourselves. ,More time of methods of reducing bias,n/a,Nothing really. This was a good session,very well presented,Hands on experience in,n/a,RELEVANT INTERACTIVE EXAMPLES OF CASES ,More topics could have been added to the session.,N/A,more scenarios,It was appropriate as is,Interactive and scenario based discussions,na ,A lot of information to take in. Not sure how this could be broken up.,by organising more sessions,Use of better and detailed handouts||Interesting learning about how people make decisions, but could have been a shorter session on this with more examples of making decisions in clinical practicr,Discussing bias and handout,Interesting discussion around subconscious biases,Scenarios explaining how errors could be made without active thought. ,Bias,Enjoyed the theory behind decisions and will hopefully watch the horizon programme,Very interactive ,Learning about different biases ,The exercise in small groups to discuss about the scenarios where we come across decision bias ,very interesting discussion surrounding decision making and types of bias. The group discussion surrounding these was also thought provoking.,Relevance to daily practice,Really interesting hearing about the different forms of bias and how they can affect decision making. ,Definitions of the types of bias present and delivery of the lecture ,Definitions of the types of bias present and delivery of the lecture ,To switch from involuntary decision making to a more thoughtful voluntary decision making.,How to manage bias in decision making,decision making and biasing,Learning about processes behind decision making in acute situations and GP practice,Understanding different patterns ,Really loved the graphics of the power point presentation. Useful list of biases. ,I enjoyed the theory behind decision making. I found the different types of bias and examples of those in practice interesting.,How to improve decision making, how to make a right decision for quality care of patient.,Good insight into various types of bias that comes into decision making,judgement and decision making,Could have been better improved more ,I liked the video clips and interaction in groups coming up with examples of bias,GROUP DISCUSSION ,Presentation and group discussion was very good.learning about different types of bias in decision making will be helpfully when we will be in GP practice ,Bias and analysis of clinical practice encounters - critical analysis,handouts on different topics,Interesting and Engaging ,Case discussions,Identify potential risks while working at Gp setting ,Useful to recognise the different biases and how they affect the decisions we make. ,dealing with different problems in a limited space of time,Excellent talk in terms of content and presentation|
|2018-09-27-Date-ST3s-1||ST3 preperation||52||4.4||4.5||nil,Not much,Could have been covered in 1 hour and the rest of the session used to cover a clinical topic as did not need too long on this topic. ,Cooler room,Nil,very good session,bigger room, outside area/ bigger space for break time,It was just right. Good introduction, Light related summary from both trainees. Parking at the venue was the only problem.,Continue to have talks from previous trainees , N/A,Better car parking,More interactive,Can't really fault it,Handouts would be handy,very large group, but I don't know how this could be helped!,None,I don’t think so ,none,none,lots of similar imformation to had every year,It was such a perfect session.,No suggestions,N/A,really good session, nothing specific to improve,-,na,n/a,.,,None,Good session,-,None,N/a,more comfortable venue( it seems we may have outgrown that space) ,xx,it was good,Nil,Nil,-,No thing in mind,No suggestions,nil,N/a,.,Nil ,Already well organised ,Nil,Nil,Less stress,More info on CSA resources,Na,Nil||Hearing from newly qualified GPs about how to pass ST3 was really helpful,the previous st3 tips and advice on how they survived st3.,Summary of objectives for the year,About ARCP and CSA,Talks by the alumni,Talk on resilience and knowing your weaknesses ,listening to the previous ST3s,Excellent introduction by Dr Mahmood . Simon and Faiz gave a succinct summary of the year ahead.,Hearing from last years trainees ,The presentation by Faiz was excellent.,AKT advice,Previous ST3 experience,Hearing practical tips from the previous trainees. Tangible ways to get through.,AKT tips, CSA tips,telling us requirements needed for ST3,Tips from previous VTS trainees,To stay focussed, to try finish the training,What to expect in ST3 and requirements in ST3 training, great inspiration from the talks from the newly-qualified colleagues. many thanks. ,good to have old VTS trainees be so open and honest,Tips on how to improve my reflections and sharing the learnt lessons while in GP training.,All of itt,introduction to ST3 TPDs; talks from newly qualified GPs,Hearing from the 2 previous registrars about their experience + tips,the honest and open accounts by the NQ Gps. Thank you so much to them. ,The pitfalls described by the recent 2 graduates of the VTS programme. Particularly useful to know what is expected of me and the various hurdles that need to be accomplished. ,simon's tips for csa,past trainees gave some good tips,How to overcome your weaknesses,Presentations of the 2 previous trainees,-,Previous trainees presentation ,Very useful intro to ST3 especially the top tips from newly qualified GPs,faiz was very honest and he gave practical solutions and insight to a problem some of us are struggling with in st3 ,Tips from previous students especially student who faced barriers, very inspirational ,feedback from previous colleagues on guidance to plan ST3,Good to hear from previous trainees,Tips for planning the year,Tips from previous trainees ,Familiar face experience,Insight into WPBA required for the final ARCP,advice and guidance from our peers in regards to passing our final year,Usful tips,Great tips from previous ST3s. Especially trainee who had difficulty,Presentations from previous trainees ,The speakers ,Previous st3s returning ,Talks,Previous st3 talks,The advice from previous trainees,Really useful session with good tips,The honest and personal experiences and tips on perfectionism and LL|
|2018-09-27-Date-ST2s-1||Paediatric presentations||32||4.3||4.6||I don't feel self-preparing presentations is the most productive means of learning. ,Nil,no suggestions,nil,Nil,good,A bit more on how to refer in C&W,n.a,N/A,maybe smaller groups and covered a couple more common topics - eczema/ wheeze,.,Keep it up,n/a,nil,n/a,A,unsure,N/A,More interactive,Nil ,Nothing,would be helpful to have access to the presentations if possible ,Nil,Upload slides,Nil,More akt questions,nil - it was a good idea,.,More interaction ,Perfectly done,Not sure,Nil||Content,Good participation,Wide range of topics within the area of paedatrics, useful tips,Trainee based presentations,Paediatric presentations in GP. I really enjoyed the presentation on ASD,akt questions,teaching by colleagues. helpful input by TPDs,Learnign from peers,All presentations were well presented and focussed on important topics in paediatrics relevant to general practice. ,useful doing group presentations as varied the session, AKT style questions throughout,.,All aspects,summaries of common paed presentations and what to do in primary care,AKT QUESTIONS and role play case by first group was very good,practical sessions, quiz, ASD/ADHD talk was very informative,Not sure,summaries of conditions,Learning from each others presentations - good group activities,ADHD and ASD ,Loved the presentations and the AKT questions. ,Case based discussions, Very good quality presentations. Interactive session. ,Wide range of topics managed to get covered as all groups presented.,Akt questions,Preparing a presentation ourselves meant we really had to engage with and learn the material ,The presentations and akt questions ,making own presentations on different subjects, AKT questions,.,Good presentations ,Akt style questions ,discussions,Going through common primary care paediatric presentations with the different groups|
|2018-09-25-Date-ST1s-1||Dermatology||44||4.6||4.9||Faster q and a for each diagnosis,None,Longer coffeee break ,A printed summary of dermatology treatments I.e steroid ladder etc ,Coffee,Unsure ,More of same. Very useful session. ,More concise,Perhaps with free coffee and biscuits. ,Big topic to cover. Need more sessions,Mock test at the beginning,n/a,it was pretty good,N/A,More group work and more focus on how to approach a skin lesion/rash and create differentials rather than covering each seperate condition with no clinical context ,could be divided into two sessions to discuss more dermatology conditions,- ,More pictures of skin conditions ,nil,Split it into two sessions so more topics can be covered,Split it into two sessions so more topics can be covered,It was perfect, very useful!!,Excelent session no changes ,It was a good teaching session . It would be more better if the teaching was restricted to common dermatology conditions presenting in GP Land ,-,N/A,Could be split in two sessions possibly,Wish we had more time,To include investigation methods used for the skin conditions specifically used in Primary care and also the extent to how much we can treat the skin problems in the community ,A lot of hassle to park at UHCW, to make sure you're carrying enough change for parking everytime, and then worrying of you have enough time on the ticket while attending your teaching session. Maybe introduce a bus service to collect people from hospitals/gp surgeries? ,The nice coffee machine in the cafe gets switched off at 3pm, and the vending machine coffee is terrible!!!!,Felt quite rushed at the end with topics,by restricting to only common conditions ,i think it was good enough,Nothing specific.,to organise more lectures,More common derma conditions in children ,-,n/a,None,NA ,Faster presentation ,Na,Nil||Fun way to cover a large quantity of fern diagnoses,Good cases. Good resources. ,Pictures of dermatological conditions ,Interactive style ,Relevance to curriculum,The take home messages on each condition ,Useful to go over different topics and look at pictures, presentations and also treatment options. ,Relevant ,Pictures were useful, alongside remedies,Very good ,Slide presentation,Really useful presentation, excellent way to keep interest,information provided during the session,Revising skin conditions not seen for a while,Covering relevant dermatological conditions found within GP and their management ,photographs of different dermatology cases,All of it- really informative session. Extremely useful- especially with the pictures. Playing bingo made it a fun session ,Picture slides of different Dermatology disease,nil,Identification of various skin pathologies,Identification of various skin pathologies,Age-related dermatology problems with picture and management covered.,Practical cases,Clinical features and treatment of common skin conditions presenting in General Practice,-,Good Powerpoint,Revising common derm presentations in GP,Excellent,Clinical slides and images of the common skin conditions,Fun way to learn about dermatology ,Excellent bingo format, really enjoyable. I knew more about dermatology than I thought.,Covered wide range of topics in dermatology something I am not confident in,Dermatology conditions commonly presenting in General Practice,images , bingo,Review of relevant skin conditions with images and discussion about management and treatment options. The bingo was a fun way of presenting it.,clinical,Images and guidelines ,Wide topic taught in a focused way.,liked the idea of bingo, kept everyone engaged,Different types of skin conditions and their management ,fun learning session,The PowerPoint- really concise and useful,Really useful looking at the images and going through the characteristics of different presentations.,Good presentation format, excellent use of photos|
|2018-09-20-Date-ST2s-1||Peadiatric case prep||21||3.8||4.0||Na,NA,.,None,na,Nil,more structure to our session,not keen on self directed groupwork ,-,N/A,N/A,na,I feel could have benefited more from teaching,Nil,Nil,nil,Well carried out. Nothing to add,Less presentations,None,n/a,Didn't have to be a whole half day session for this||Na ,Learning about abdominal pain in children and preparing presentation,.,The group joint working.,prepared presentation,Preparing slides for our upcoming presentation,Preparation of individual topics for the case,.,having a task to complete for my group and acting on it ,Really good opportunity to learn about childhood abdominal pain and to get to know members of the group better.,Really good opportunity to learn about childhood abdominal pain and to get to know members of the group better.,group work,Felt like I learnt from my own research ,Time to do portfolio,Time to prepare presentation,putting together presentation on faltering growth in children,Preparing for next week's presentation,Given time for prepare for presentation,Reviewing asd and adhd in consultations,Group work,Learnt about developmental milestones for 9 month old children|
|2018-09-18-Date-ST1s-1||Ethics||43||4.4||4.6||I feel Peer based teaching is over played. It is a useful way to learn when preparing your own material, but it is hard to learn from others presentations. All out peers try heard, but they are not necessarily natural or qualified teachers/speakers. And they do not have specialist knowledge. I think a session led by GP with special interest or specialists would be time better spent. ,time at end to speak with presenters rather thena them doing presentation about what they do so you can ask specifics if you're interested in this kind of role.,Good interaction activity||Practice AKT questions,case studies,It was good teaching on how to manage emergencies and how the system works including NHS funding. Interesting.|
|2018-09-13-Date-ST2s-1||ST2 Intro Day||41||4.5||4.6||Less exam emphasis as not relevant to all,More focus on CSA in terms of what the exam is like/stations/patients/cases,Not a fan of mindfulness/meditation,n/a,Couldnt be better,Sports at lunchtime ,AKT questions (e.g. Random 3-4) at start of each session as we did in ST2 - for those of us yet to complete AKT,Nil,Less on learning styles/type of thinker, less on mindfulness, more relevant to current practice and future as GP,Session on mindfulness had some unnecessary repetition of the format of CSA skills given that a session would be delivered later in the day on this subject.,I have attended virtually all of the talks given today at previous times(out of sync trainee) It would be appreciated if there could be some provision for out of sync trainees such as a relevant activity to get on with at the teaching day or online learning as repeated talks about exams we have passed don't seem to have great relevance to us at the moment. ,Nothing,No need to do presentation back to the group.,Add some more formal teaching on a topic - after learning that I am a theorist, it now makes sense why I often find the very experiential teaching sessions dissatisfying. ,Difficult to improve||Very interesting to learn about the evolution of GP. ,,,csa preparation ,Very interactive,Csa,What to take to CSA, emphasis on study group formation,Learning about mindfulness-good to learn 16 second meditation and CSA tips,CSA and AKT teaching,,The history of the nhs remains an interesting topic,Csa Groups learning styles,Good intro. Good group work.,Overview of csa, meditation exercises ,Getting to know the new ST3 group and TPDs / time management as a GP|
|2018-09-11-Date-ST1s-1||Eportfolio||49||4.2||4.3||To keep up with the good work, keep aspiring the trainees.,.,Equality and diversity teaching was too focussed on stereotyping rather than other issues such as health inequalities and issues with access to care.,Nil,-,None,Perhaps by discussing the management of most of the conditions we came across.,Slightly better view of the projector screen, but this was a minor point! Overall brilliant day.,it was difficult to read some of the slides (writing too small),Change the place of the projector or the size because we could not see in the back,Less time spent on stereotypes, it got a bit boring,Minor issue- it would have been nice to have a drink at the start or at least been told beforehand that coffee/ tea would not be provided at the start. Hot drinks were provided at the start of previous whole day teaching sessions so some people presumed it would be the same and did not have breakfast before leaving home.,Although it was really nice to have lunch together, the day could of been shorter or a half day.||All of it, Diversity and equality, Quiz, dumb charades, interactive and group session. The TPD's work was very unique, diverse, let the serious interaction flow with fun.,,Interactive sessions avoiding long periods of one way presentations.,,The quizzes as they started me thinking about the breadth of AKT revision!,Quiz and group work/sessions,The quizzes sessions.,Going through AKT questions,Common GP topics,,GP basic cases,,It was good to network with the new ST2s for future learning, and the equality and diversity section was useful for our portfolio.|
|2018-08-21-Date-ST1s-1||GPST1 Induction Day||46||4.5||4.7||More examples of good learning logs,More examples of critical thinking perhaps ,More time to do a reflection in the session,More examples of good reflections and PDPs,More time spent on this with some more examples,Session included during main induction,Nil||Learning about analytical and evaluative statements,Differentiating descriptive writing from analytic ,,Useful to know about how to write a reflective entry and not a descriptive one.,Talk about types of reflection,Evaluative and analytical reflection,Examples of good reflective practice|
|2018-07-12-Date-ST3s-1||What's in a story?||5||3.8||3.6||More examples of good learning logs,More examples of critical thinking perhaps ,More time to do a reflection in the session,More examples of good reflections and PDPs,More time spent on this with some more examples,Session included during main induction,Nil,Maybe more excercises to practice the types of reflection, and what is suitable and what's not for the portfolio. Perhaps doing it in smaller groups and having a trainer evaluate each person's reflection directly allows feedback tailored to individuals, making the quality of their reflections thereafter much improved. Just a suggestion! ,Nothing,there was some repetition with previous sessions,Nothing to improve upon. ,N/A,Maybe another way to look at reflecting would be to look at bad and good examples and allow us to discuss what we felt was good and bad,Room better suited to group work,I think it was perfect.,lunch||Learning about analytical and evaluative statements,Differentiating descriptive writing from analytic ,,Useful to know about how to write a reflective entry and not a descriptive one.,Talk about types of reflection,Evaluative and analytical reflection,Examples of good reflective practice,Going through examples of evaluative and analytical statements. ,Format of reflections,Identifying the difference between descriptive and reflective writing,Examples of descriptive versus analytical statements in reflections. Plus the short video on critical thinking was brilliant!,Practicing the reflections - good prep for portfolio,I think the videos were really useful and I liked how we used them to practice reflecting ,Example structures of writing eportfolio,Learned how to write better reflection,Reflective writing exercise|
|2018-07-05-Date-ST3s-1||Leadership||18||4.5||4.4||If someone from the lead employer could have been present to discuss pay issues that would have been helpful. Also would have been good to know ST3 practices so that we could have discussed this with TPDs,Explanation into elearning/elfh,Nil,Examples of good and not so good eportfolio reflections,Some more interactive parts to the morning. It would have been good to make us swap seats after each session so that we could meet other trainees rather than doing them all with the same people.||All the eportfolio aspects were very good especially the hands on session,Going through the learning log/e-portfolio small groups,SMART goals and explanations by trainees and guides to how to correctly reflect. Also the talk on being a great GP was brilliant.,Introduction to e-portfolio and opportunity to talk to current ST2-3 trainees,Introduction to the eportfolio.|
|2018-06-28-Date-ST3s-1||What sort of gp will you be||24||4.4||4.5||If someone from the lead employer could have been present to discuss pay issues that would have been helpful. Also would have been good to know ST3 practices so that we could have discussed this with TPDs,Explanation into elearning/elfh,Nil,Examples of good and not so good eportfolio reflections,Some more interactive parts to the morning. It would have been good to make us swap seats after each session so that we could meet other trainees rather than doing them all with the same people. ,Very good layout for the day. Good to get to know other trainees. ,If the session was held one week earlier. Personal,More networking time,Possibly finding out who our ES's are/meeting them,Would be useful to know who our ES's are and what practice we will be at before the introductory day.,I donmt think it could,Nothing,I understand the importance of the epotfolio but it did feel like there was a lot of repetition. I think a tutorial followed by the 1.5h trainee session would be good.,maybe too much recap on eportfolio from morning to afternoon,A bit more formalised format to the established trainees bit on eportfolio, although it was very helpful, if faded a bit towards the end,if we found out who our ES/CS were and where our placement for ST3 was,If an itinerary was given before the day!,Handouts for the lectures, perhaps another short session with ST2s so that we can ask questions and advice from those recently having gone through the process,I think it went well,it was useful. I didn't receive email for the day and therefore hadn't signed up to gp eportfolio. ,Most slides were not in focus or unreadable from a distance,It would have been helpful to be told who are educational supervisor is. It would have been beneficial to do an interactive session with the e-portfolio to get to grips with the system. This would have given us the opportunity to ask any questions about it.,More information regarding portfolio GP careers,Having a outline of the agenda for the day prior to the day itself may have been useful in order to think of questions relevant to the material in advance. ,Eportfolio could have been discussed earlier in the day, rather than after lunch,Nil,The beginning involved plenty of information that could have been better provided with demonstrations which was left to the end,but all in all it was very Informative so can really fault it.,I honestly felt that today's session addressed enough aspects of the eportfolio without being overbearing and too repetitive, whilst still being interesting and motivating. Thank you and keep up the great work! The cookies were also outstanding and much appreciated. ,Send out a timetable beforehand. Perhaps more informal chats with ST2-3 groups talking about how they've diversified their skills / developed special interests.,Nil,Less on LTFT and academic training||All the eportfolio aspects were very good especially the hands on session,Going through the learning log/e-portfolio small groups,SMART goals and explanations by trainees and guides to how to correctly reflect. Also the talk on being a great GP was brilliant.,Introduction to e-portfolio and opportunity to talk to current ST2-3 trainees,Introduction to the eportfolio. ,Eportfolio. ,Pointing trainees towards useful links such as meaning of acronyms as well as getting started on eportfolio,Portfolio session with current trainees,Portfolio walkthrough with current trainees,The sessions in small groups going through how to use the portfolio.,Small group Eportfolio work,Information on e portfolio,It was really useful to see what the requirements are for successful ARCP, eportfolio and ultimately completing the program,talking to trainees about eportfolio and queries about training programme,ARCP and E-portfolio talks,small group work about eportfolio, meeting the course tutors,Going through eportfolio, timeline and key dates of when certain reviews are, knowing where to find all info we need to see us through training (vts website etc),E portfolio with the other trainees,The e-Portfolio, AKT and CSA exams,useful information for training. friendly staff. approachable and relevant info.,Eportfolio introduction and demonstration,I found the sessions involving the ST2's the most helpful when we were split into smaller groups so we could ask questions more easily and we were shown the e-portfolio in greater detail. I also developed a good understanding of the expectations of us in our ST1 year.,Learning about the e-portfolio,The overview of what is expected for our e-portfolio and how to enter relevant information to complete the required sections was most useful- being able to talk to current or recently qualified GP's to ask them any questions was also extremely valuable in understanding what was required. ,eportfolio guidance,Interactive eportfolio session,E portfolio group work with trainee volunteers.,Engaging teachers whose enthusiasm and excitement/passion for GP was infectious and inspiring. Also appreciated the emphasis on eportfolio as it definitely manages my expectations regarding this and encourages me to plan ahead. ,Information regarding ePortfolio and ARCP progression.,Covering ePortfolio,EPortfolio|
|2018-06-21-Date-ST3s-1||Dermatology||24||4.6||4.7||None,Slightly less role play,Useful in all aspects , maybe more video examples of consultations ,Extra experience watching consultations on the screen,started to get role play fatigue by the end. but generally nice interactive sessions. ,The day was great,More direct observation from course leaders,Actual Role player consultations,More sessions like this please,Well Planned and organised session with loads o learning opportunities,nil,Handouts for a few of the sessions to consolidate learning ,Difficult to improve. Best ST1 teaching session I have had.,More handouts if possible as we had to write a lot of notes. ,Today's session was very important for helping us think about how we make decisions. Although we were made aware of potential sources of bias in a consultation, we were not given any concrete advice on how best to address these.,I haven't found any new ideas for improvement, it was a great study day.,Good session, good venue - more like this please||Role playing scenarios,Good interactive session,,Decision theory,great talk on decision making and being aware of biases. ,Good consolidation of consultation models. Not too much group work,Comfortable group discussion ,breaking bad news and telephone consultation,The decision theory, role plays, also watching the video of the consultation. I enjoyed the listening part where we had to draw the kitchen- something fun!,Telephonic consultations,case based discussion were really useful,Telephone consultations and role plays for CSA practice,Excellent balance of learning/teaching methods. e.g. active role plays, interactive presentations, trainees practising and assessing and reflecting in real time.,Role playing scenarios e.g. breaking bad news, telephone consultation. ,,,Appreciated the variety of teaching tools used and the thought that had clearly gone into the sessions. I think it shows that these were topics that the teachers cared about, rather than perhaps some of our previous sessions where the topics were being covered because they are compulsory, rather than areas of interest.|
|2018-06-14-Date-ST3s-1||Voices of past Gp trainees||22||4.3||4.5||Not at all excellent session,Nil,Cannot think of anything,.||,,,|
|2018-06-12-Date-ST1s-1||7 habits of highly effective GP’s||37||4.3||4.3||test,test2,test3,N/A,N.A. ,Nil,Cant really say.,no ,no ,Nil,Nil,Shorter session on this topic, maybe a half day with half day of clinical learning||test,test2,test3,Learning about being proactive in approaching problems,Enjoyed the full day training. Gave a different perspective for life as a GP,Covering important strategies to help with our careers in GP ,All,Attributes a good GP should have ,Attributes a good GP should have ,7 habits ,Reflecting on work life balance,Discussing how the 7 habits can be applied to GP|
|2018-06-07-Date-ST3s-1||MDU||21||4.0||4.4||Nil,Nil,Nil,It was a very helpful session ,-,-,N/a,Nil,n/a,Na,.,Nil ,NA,None,Nil,n/a ,Nothing,Nil,Well done,N/a,It was done well.||The entire session was helpful,Scary but useful,Very useful talk -helpful advice and tips- ,This session reminded me the importance of documentation and also helped re how to deal with complaints.,-,Variety of scenarios discussed ,Indemnity information,Cases,n/a,Case studies highlight areas where errors / complaints can arise,.,Real life cases ,All the cases discussed.,Complaints process and how to avoid it,Discussing cases, recent changes to membership fees ,not sure ,Role of indemnity, being prepared to justify own actions, complaints process,Documentation ,Cases and documentation as a doctor to avoid litigation ,Complaint procedure,How MDU helps, good record keeping.|
|2018-06-05-Date-ST1s-1||Humanities/Book Club||26||3.9||3.9||N/A,Nothing ,Useful session,Nil,Nil ,n/a,Bit more EBM around the topic it addresses. ,Probably combining with what difficulty the Assessors (DWP, JSA, ESA) face to see their point of view,Nil ,none,Nil,I don't think we have enough time in teaching to not do some clinical learning,Nil,N/A,n/a,Not sure we needed to watch the whole film. Abridged versions showing the relevant portions may have done the job better,Could be more interactive,Nil Specific ,Statistics or political discussion about people playing the system vs genuine need for support ,I had seen this film before so possibly making us aware of what was being shown prior to the teaching session. ,- ,No ,More reflection,Made a valid point but could have learnt more in 2 hours doing other teaching methods ,It was great ,.||Problems faced by people surviving on the benefit system,Really enjoyed watching the film and discussing the issues it raised- Made me look at things from a different point of view and think about how I could make a difference in peoples lives ,Useful to reflect and apply reflection to our everyday lives. ,Watching the movie,Gaining an insight into tebsocial struggles faced by potential patients,it was useful to see the complex situations that patients may have to undergo that you don't see in the 10minute slots that you see them. ,Considering different aspect of health. Barriers others may face.,Practical aspects of Patient: "other side of the coin",Good to think about patients lives and the struggle of people on benefits ,Learning about dwp and jsa,Discussions,Thought provoking ,Insightful to see the patients problems first hand and ensuring that during the consultation to probe further into social issues to include the patients financial situation,New way of teaching ,Discussing different social situations and how they relate to our work as a GP.,bringing the reality of patient contexts/backgrounds to the fore through film,The film was insightful,The summary at the end and questions brought the session relevance and applicability to my training and practice,Food banks,Discussing the film and reflecting with others at the end was useful. Interesting to get other people’s perspective ,it was interesting discussing the film afterwards,Interesting idea to provoke this line of thinking ,Group reflection.,Thinking about social aspects,Realise the importance of sometimes as a gp just asking patients if they are ok ? They might struggling in their personal life and to egoistic to share ,knowing emotions and problems faced in daily life|
|2018-05-24-Date-ST3s-1||Your Futures in General Practice||42||4.1||4.4||It was just right content with a good chance to discuss it.,None,Nil,-,Better use of numbers,Nil,Handouts of a summary ,The first part of the session about appraisal and revalidation was very poorly structured. A visual presentation of the basic requirements would have been more useful than simply asking if anyone had any questions. I do understand that this was arranged ad hoc at very short notice due to the original speaker's clashing commitents.,More information on how to apply for jobs or locum jobs,Nil-really helpful,Better use of numbers,All very useful,.,less background noise,Nil,None,No improvement required,Nothing better,n/a,.,Nothing much to add,We would love to have the slides,If there was to be group work maybe divide into the type of GP and focus it that way eg potential partners, salaried, locums, not sure! ,Nil specific. Perhaps a session in future with further careers advice, practical tips for locum or salaried. ,-,Salary of Partner V Salaried breakdown for LTFT,Please ask for less chatting at the back of the room while TPD speaking,improved method of demonstrating attendance at these session, very disorganised sign in and out etc. Feedback should not be used to demonstrate attendance and also should not be mandatory. ,n/a,n/a,N-a,nil,A sample of contract for salaried/ partners,It was good to have knowledge about the finances in our career ,Parking is inadequate,£10k is higher than most surgeries advertise for their salaried gps. ,No,It was well presented.,None,None,Done well,More realistic earnings portrayed||Understanding how partnership works and made me think about life after CT,Good insight into the workings of General Practice, pay and the business aspects,Overview of financial areas,Will let you know when I finish,Relaxed,Pros cons salaried bs partnership ,Information about post cct,Very helpful overview of basics of GP finances, particularly beneficial in helping me to decide whether to become a partner or salaried GP.,Discussion of wages, and indemnity fees,Very good talk by Dave rapley and ros. Good to know about gp partnerships and about appraisals post CCT,Relaxed,all of it,Views of partnership from a current partner with experience ,overview,Very useful as a budding partner!,General practice finance and the work options after completing the training,Well presented insight into GP income streams. ,The breakdown of income,n/a,.,Good overview and insight of post CCT challenges ,The comparison between the different GP jobs including partnership, salaried job and locum.,The financial aspects and explanation of terms,Excellent and relevant area before finishing training.,Practical advice,Overview of options,Future finance info for when working as a GP. And appraisal information was very thorough and helpful.,.,GP income,n/a,Useful going over financial bits of partnership ,very interesting to over a GP practice finances, something that is often not really talked about yet very important for the future,Overview of expected income for various types of work,Knowing about GP salaries etc,Aspects of salary to be aware of,Numbers ,Special thanks to our AD for sharing his Practice Reports,finances and inside to being a partner, locum or a salaried Gp ,Seeing the finances sheet,Seeing the finances sheet,Expectations of the different types of GPs and the income related to each ,Openness of presenter|
|2018-05-24-Date-ST2s-1||Patient experiences||34||4.2||4.3||No,Nil,a list of the social prescribing possibilities and community activities that might be available would be really helpful,More time for case presentation to allow discussion,how practical it is in real 10 min session? |
Putting the whole patient experience into 10 min context would be useful. ,-,I think it is really useful to have patient's coming in to speak about their experiences and would be good to have another session like this/where patients could talk about good and bad experiences with healthcare professionals to identify ways we could improve ,perhaps more group discussion,n/a,perhaps include another narrative,Nne,No suggestions,would have been useful to have learning objectives,nil,Great session,.,More face to face patients to ask questions,Probably more patients telling their expiriences,N/A,no presentations - TPDs should do them instead,Nil,1 to 1 sessions with actors,N/A,Nothing, really enjoyed it,No thing in mind ,n/a,Nil,nil,Maybe small group discussions of the cases and what thoughts they evoked in us - most of my thoughts I would have been happy to discuss with a smaller group but felt a bit too self conscious sharing with the whole group as they were personal. But reflecting on them in small groups may have been useful for a more in depth insight of how the videos and talks made us feel.
Almost like a Balint group.,Nil,more patients in person to enable us to ask them questions,perfect session.,try to get the patients in for interaction and not just video,-
|Good to consider the huge difficulties facing carers of patients with dementia.,Hearing pts journey ,hearing about different potential 'social prescribing' opportunities available in coventry,The case presentation,Take home lessons from the 3 patient experience, ,Really enjoyed hearing about the 3 patient experiences, especially the social prescribing discussion which was excellent food for thought.,It was useful to hear about patient's experiences in their own words ,Hearing from the patient that came in and that we were able to ask her questions.,presentation was highly informative and useful,hearing the patient/carer narratives,good learning points from all the patients experiences.,The bit about social prescribing, the lady brought new perspective to holistic healthcare,finding out about social prescribing,seeing it from the other side and having the time to listen to what the patient is actually going through. It was really useful hearing about all the local services in Coventry for social prescribing but also to hear a patient be so honest about the difficulties of being a carer to a demented husband. It was surprising the language she used and made it clear that we have to look after the carers as well as the patients.,Very nice to have 3 different perspectives, including video consultations and bringing someone in. Reinforcing great learning points from throughout the year.,So helpful having a patient attend and provide her own perspectives on social prescribing|
Thank you,Relevant to curriculum ,N,All aspects were useful ,not sure,Particularly enjoyed having a patient there in person to provide their opinion of a GP service,personal reflection on consultaton,Very useful talk on social prescribing from a patient who has experienced/organised many social prescribing activities,Really enjoyed each of the 3 patient's viewpoints, and feedback. Good to discuss what went well and what they found wasn't so good. Interesting to see what phrases stuck with them,The patient feeling towards the experience they had from their doctor,excellent videos, excellent talk from guest,Good mix of dialogue ,Useful day to complete the year with appropriate feedback,The insight we had today into patients' lives and how their conditions affected them was invaluable. We were able to get a personal viewpoint, as if they were a family member, into what their lives were like, really feel the impact of it on them. ,Seeing TPDs recorded video consultations and having group discussions.,Having an actual patient attend to speak to us
interesting videos of patient journey,useful to hear patients experiences in their own words. Also to know about the difficulties faced by carers who look after people suffering from dementia.,the patients experiences,-
|2018-05-22-Date-ST1s-1||Clinical skills assessment||28||4.5||4.6||Nil,.,None,More opportunity for the group scenarios.,not sure,Nil,Nil,i would've liked for all 3 of us in our groups to get to practice being examined on a CSA case. ,More time for practise cases,I feel this session is more relevant later on in the training as we do the CSA after AKT,More videos ,More practice.. hopefully would arise in ST2/ST3,I feel like it was too early to talk about the CSA in ST1 year group. I think it would have been more helpful if we used a session for AKT prep instead eg familiarise us with guidelines, pitfalls of the exam, pass rate etc,more videos of case examples to mark,Viewing more videos of examples of CSA cases,.,time for a couple more CSA cases,More case practice,USEFUL SESSION OVERALL,n/a,-,This session may be more useful or built upon during ST2,More time to practise,The session was really informative,Quite early in training for this,nil,Marking cases was very useful ,N/a||Skills to pass,Familiarising with markscheme.,Practice sessions with case studies printed to take home for more practice ,The group scenarios and feed back,practice sessions and the video simulation,Group work and feedback,Providing examples of CSA cases we might face and introducing us to how the CSA is marked,.,THE CASES, clarification of marking schemes, advice about exam format,Watching the example cases and marking them,A general overview of the CSA. Useful to have a video example and role play after this. ,Watching the video of the breaking bad news consultation ,Learning nitty gritty,Learning about the layout of the exam and what to expect in the CSA,layout of csa exam,Good to see examples of consultations which I find more useful than roleplay,information about MRCGP,good informative info,Really useful to go through what CSA involves and useful tips. Also cases was very useful. ,CST GRADING AND WORKING ON A CASE EXAMPLE,useful information for our exam prep,Good to get an idea of practical aspects and marking scheme,Learning about the CSA mark scheme,Learning the format of the exam,Simulation sessions where we practiced a real CSA scenario followed by discussion. ,Helpful to know what to expect from the exam,n/a,Really good insight into what the CSA will entail,Detailed look at the CSA structure. Going through the sample questions was really useful experience especially getting the feedback.|
|2018-05-17-Date-ST3s-1||Rcgp West Midlands symposium||4||4.8||4.5||It was good ,Keep it same,N/A,N/a||Supervisor meeting ,Discussion after the sessions,Was doing audit,Useful to have time to do work on audit|
|2018-05-17-Date-ST2s-1||All day: moving to ST3||48||4.4||4.3||None,-,create clinical scenarios to discuss regarding time management ,More example cases,Nil, this was an ideal way to consolidate and bring together the year group and the learning from the year,.,Would have liked some clinical parts to the day. ,Include clinical topics ,We have already discussed medical complexity and poly pharmacy several times and although I understand the importance of the topic, it felt slightly tedious. ,Good session ,-,none,More rounders!,NA,I prefer sessions based on clinical topics but I do recognise these sessions are needed too,n/a,none,It was really helpful, thank you. Thank you also for the wonderful food. |
Please nominate a couple of trainees to bring some fruit.,No suggestions,nil,It was a very useful session.,nil,more whole day sessions,To add more relevant content,I don't think it could. I thought the day was excellent and very useful.,More time for rounders!,more rounders!,n/.a,Can't think of anything. I liked it was very interactive and fun,nil,nil,Could have let boys win at rounders,None,More CSA cases,AKT questions,-,No suggestions ,none,Better location and catering,None,Can't think of anything ,The venue,Good session overall, very enjoyable and cant think of any way to improve.,More on stress management as a GP ,CSA revision,More clinical topics,Pimms with the rounders,I think it would have been interesting to have a short discussion about how to improve efficiency on the group multiple tasks activity, such as sitting down and talking as a group about how to link activities together. Then by having another set of activities, you could see if anything improved
|Presentations,-,group learning activities were fantastic ,Tips for time management and resiliance,Really good recap of the sessions we had on resilience, managing medical complexity, time management and brilliantly co-ordinated with some really interesting and innovative teaching methods. Great day.,liked the group exercises,Looking into resilience was very interesting ,Time management session,It was very well organised and interactive. Resilience talk and small groups work were the most useful parts. ,Going through case studies and talking through the GP experience with regards to the topics. Fun games too.,A great balance of learning and fun! Really enjoyed the day. ,good and interactive,I thought the resilience session was excellent and helpful. Really enjoyed how inter active the day was, great to get to know more people in the year. LOVED rounders!,Good fun and interactive sessision,Enjoyed the team work aspects of the day|
Resilience lecture was the most thought provoking,Interactive games to understand the principles behind the session. Understanding resilience and my personal limitation, strengths and areas I need to focus on,Time management - helpful to feel less alone in my problems with this at work! Really enjoyable session with right balance of activities and talks,Resilience - so important. Great teamwork exercises. ,All of it,Really enjoyed the topics covered, something slightly different and important to our patients and our own health.,We were given useful tools to help us deal with complexity, polypharmacy and multi-morbidity in primary care. I have also learnt the importance of sharing uncertainty with my patients and what are the best ways to do that. I now also have new strategies to help me improve & maintain my resilience which is an essential quality for a successful GP.,good interactive,Group activity,The group activities,Very good sessions on multimorbidity, polypharmacy and uncertainty,The whole day was great. The ST2 tutors are very good at creating sessions that are fun but also very valuable to our learning.,all of it,Resilience training- helped me to re-evaluate my goals in terms of maintaining resilience with stressors of balancing work and family life. ,Talking about resilience really helped me get more motivated. ,excellent day. good team working activities,teaching on resilience ,TPDs all spoke passionately about subjects as always. Great interaction carefully thought through. Made the day fun and created an atmosphere that encouraged open discussion and sharing ideas with colleagues,About complexity and resilience ,Understanding resilience and the questionnaire ,Survey on resilience,-,Talking about resilience, which I believe can be learnt over time with different strategies ,New ideas for patient care,Team building,Group activities for education and learning.,Interactive elements. Session on resilience and uncertainty ,DISCUSSing time management and the resilience survey we did ,Very good session on resilience, great interactive sessions to keep interest in the teaching. Also interesting way to think about time management in context of GP and also in context of teamwork.,Group work helped team bonding. Enjoyed the talk on resilience. ,I enjoyed the teamwork and polypharmacy gaims,All good,Looking at resilience was interesting to take stock of the professional and personal journey I have come on.
Anti-cholinergic burden of medications you would not necessarily consider = not just oxybuytnin,Really enjoyed the group activities - helped demonstrate importance of time management, prioritising certain tasks. Particularly good was the multiple tasks activity, as it was a good way of demonstrating how you should organise yourself, prioritising completing low energy, high 'points' tasks, pairing up certain tasks for efficiency (such as running and making rainforest noises!).
Good pragmatic advice about how to improve multiple day to day things
from improving your resilience to optimising time management
Also enjoyed the sandwiches better than I would have enjoyed Dominos... Thank you! Thank you for your hard work in sorting out the catering for us! Really appreciate it! :)
|2018-05-15-Date-ST1s-1||Urgent Care||27||4.1||4.2||Na,.,Cases in different urgent care settings. For example, home visits vs duty doctor at GP practice,NA,N/A,Seemed to be more about what urgent care is, rather than actual teaching about urgent care - i.e. cases, management. More cases would be good. ,Nil,-,None,More case examples - less time discussing in groups as this wasn't really beneficial,Nil,some clinical examples would have helped e.g how things may be misdiagnosed/missed in urgent care setting,Nil,nuts and bolts' of how to register with CARE UK etc...,I feel more more teaching will be required In this area when undertaking urgent care shifts,nothing,More learning content or cases in first half. ,Nil,more case studies of things we might come across and how to deal with them,.,Nil,n/a,nil,Nil specific ,not sure,More urgent care based cases ,more focussed towards clinical practice/less heavy on organisation-professional elements||Cases,Familiarity with urgent care and tips for dealing with home visits/telephone triage.,Understanding what is involved prior to completing OOH work during ST2 and ST3. What to expect from Urgent Care. Case discussions were very useful.,Case discussions ,clinical cases,N/a,Case discussion and scenarios. Libby was fantastic, loved today’s session!,relevant to training,Case studies and statistics on most common presenting complaints in urgent care,Info on requirements for OOH in ST2/3,Informative insight into what OOH entails and likely scenarios and difficulties faced within OOH,It was helpful to be advised that booking OOH should be done in a timely fashion. Also, todays session gave me a broader perspective of what urgent care really means,Useful case presentations and tips on assessing patients in the urgent care setting,Expanded my understanding of GP Urgent Care is, thankfully not just a GP in A&E!,The case based discussions ,Good group discussions about cases,Cases in the second half,The case examples of howto realistically manage in general practice,Good to go through practical side of urgent care,inside about what to expect and difficulties faced while working at urgent care,Learning about registration for ooh ,the case examples,Limitations of Urgent care,Clinical cases,Discussions,Learning about the challenges of urgent care,knowing what we need to do for planning urgent care|
|2018-05-10-Date-ST3s-1||Pre-conception advice||33||4.3||4.4||Poor slides layout and format. But good oral presentation,,Nil,Too much detail for GPs. ,Avoid using abbreviations (good advice in general!),Slides difficult to read,Nil,Nil,Repeat sessions throughout the year,Nil- best session of the year thus far. Please can we have more clinical focused session ,Have similar sessions earlier in the year, prior to the earlier CSA sitting in April perhaps,Carry on more similar sessions ,Less information at once. I found it hard to concentrate at the end of session.,N/a, Very informative lecture but to tailor lecture largely to primary care,Nil,it was ok,Handouts with summaries ,Nil ,Hangout would be handy as lots of info covered,-,not applicable,N/A,Was disappointed that first time takers could not be accommodated ,More small group work,.,Would love to have more such sessions. It was excellent learning session.,Inadequate parking - unacceptable - especially when on a tight time schedule coming from a house call after a busy morning clinic,It was good,NA,To be more primary care focused,Well organized, very useful session,It was done well,nil||Useful topic. Good oral presentation,Great teaching today , relevant information and delivered well, I feel like we were actually taught something and given the opportunity to revise some important topics . More like this please ! ,Good to cover pre and post pregnancy care and management of diabetes, thyroid disease in pregnancy and role of GP,Practical guide to common problems in ore and post pregnancy counselling. ,Practical management advice for pre, pregnancy and post natal care. Useful cases studies. ,Good for teaching/training in eportfolio ,Good for teaching/training in eportfolio ,Rotating cases,Very informative and speaker was excellent,Practice and feedback from trainees who have passed the CSA,Tips of CSA , specially third party consultation,Pre conception advice in diabetic and epileptic mother.,Helping colleagues with their CSA preparation,Preconception advice for women with epilepsy who want to get pregnant or are pregnant - ensure I give safety measures advice to avoid complications such as SUDEP,Relevant topic, good for CSA and normal practice,all of it,Diabetes, epilepsy and thyroid problems in pregnancy ,Very useful session, interactive and very relevant. ,Excellent session today. Very informative indeed. Thoroughly enjoyed it. ,Colleague's Feedback, to see different perspective, CSA scenario for Practice,Everything. The whole session was brilliant, educative and relevant to training,Folic acid requirement for some pregnancies, double dose of thyroxine on 2 days of the week etc. Being aware of need for early urgent referrals for those with epilepsy and general safety advice for them.,-,Discussing cases,In depth.,Really helpful sessions and refreshed my knowledge about preconception counselling and post delivery care.,Clinical tips were excellent- best clinical teaching this year- very good!,Feedback on the cases, though I was only the observer,Practise with people who have passed and the handouts ,Importance of preconception counselling for patients with diabetes, epilepsy and thyroid disease,Great opportunity to help colleagues resiting csa,Excellent teaching on primary care role in pregnancy with focus on some conditions. Clear on how to assess and manage women around pregnancy,Really good cases relevant|
|2018-05-10-Date-ST2s-1||CSA circuits 2||38||4.8||4.8||None ,More scenarios ,Quite a lot of cases to sit through ?smaller groups ,Smaller groups ,Nil,--,No suggestions,Nil,na ,-,This week seemed slightly more relaxed than the previous session which was less nerve-wracking and more enjoyable!,n/a,only wish it was more often! I suppose it might have been better if we could have copies of the mark scheme - would be useful for those of us who haven't taken AKT and therefore haven't even started looking at CSA prep. However the session was still brilliant without this. Feedback from the TPDs were really helpful and constructive.,no suggestions, was a great session,More sections,Perhaps more sessions like this in ST3,more actors,perhaps have smaller groups so less daunting ,perhaps have smaller groups so less daunting ,I can't think of anything.,n/a,Not sure! It was really helpful!,more practical sessions,None,Nil.,Smaller groups ,No suggestions,it went well,Nil,It was a perfect session with good time management.,-,As always intimidating to do so in front of so many other people (but understand logistically would be difficult to have smaller group sizes),Smaller groups with multiple cases each,n/a,nothing ,Very good session, no way to improve,NA,The session itself couldn't have, more opportunity to do similar observed consults would be welcomed||Opportunity to practice with actors. ,Feedback from tpd on consultation,Great to practise csa cases,Having a second go,Just like last week, really great session,Learning about managing conditions|
Learning from others' consultation styles,A lot of clinical management learning needs identified,Picking up tips on improving my consultation skills. Learnt from all the cases ,Highly useful session, particularly when put in the hot seat and consulting with actors/actresses. I had the case of the patient presenting for PSA results. Useful feedback from actors and TPD's. Can walk away with plenty to work on. However, better performance than the week prior so some improvement already. ,Watching peers consult and picking up tips e.g. useful phrases to use during consultations,Useful to practice CSA cases and to watch others. The feedback from TPDs included very useful learning points ,Role play session with actor - excellent to get feedback from trainer and actor as often difficult to get feedback from a patient's perspective. ,really appreciated the practice for CSA,The best teaching session we have had all year (I wasn't there last week), thank you to the actors who did a great job. Really useful session, I got a lot out of it and I will change some things about my consultations based on my feedback. Thanks to the TPD team, I know we cannot afford to have actors every week, however more sessions similar to this would be greatly received (even though I hate being watched),The use of actors,Having the opportunity to have my consultation skills assessed and gauge my performance against that of my peers. To see colleague's consultation styles.,the actors,observing others consult and feedback,observing others consult and feedback,Again, this session is absolutely amazing. Very 'painful' but extremely useful. I had a second go with the actor today and already felt more comfortable than last week. It is a great environment to practise CSA cases and the selection and variety I thought was fantastic.,all of it! ,Again some challenging cases and plenty of learning points! PCOS and erectile dysfunction were particularly good learning points.
Appreciated summary of learning points at end. Always useful to hear others thoughts, and take-home messages!,It will help me in improving my consultation skills,Good insight into csa,Really helpful to get feedback on my consultation skills and also to observe others and see multiple cases in a controlled environment.,Practising consultation skills,A lot of clinical management learning needs identified,practicing a consultation in 10 minutes,Helpful to see different consultation styles,Learning from others' consultation styles. useful tips on improving our consultation skills and avoiding common pitfalls. ,Very useful feedback from TPDs regarding consultations,Good to have actors as simulated patients, more realistic than when role playing with peers,Feedback from tpds ,It was useful to practice a consultation, under CSA ruled.,Feedback after doing the consultation,Watching others consulting and learning from their good skills and mistakes, and also being put on the spot to demonstrate your own skills,The variety of cases,Really helpful CSA style practice consultations with the TPDs providing feedback
|2018-05-08-Date-ST1s-1||Medical Complexity||22||4.5||4.6||.,More case studies to work through ,More cases,useful session with some good discussion points and learning points. ,A jug of water, due to the heat.,perhaps another case in the afternoon that we could go through in small groups, it was particularly useful and interesting,N/A,N/A,maybe if we could have discussed co morbidities in our own patients. Also would like to mention that the TPDs whispering in the back of the room were a bit of a distraction, its not the first time this has happened. Its a smaller lecture room,None,NA,more cases,It was well thought out and cannot think of any.,Nil,Some guidance on when to stops medications. ,Would have liked more focus on the patients we went to see, or more cases. ,More work through examples,more discusion / case examples of medication review,N/a,N/a,not sure,more focussed on practice as a gp||Highlighting the evidence base behindany of the interventions present in our guidelines. Reassurance that we will have automy as a GP to stop certain medications where benefit to patients is likely to be minimal.,Interesting to have a different approach to the subject- I thought it made us think more and evaluate what we were doing/ suggesting ,Thinking about polypharmacy,Useful to go over polypharmacy and the impact on patients and reiterating that medications can be weaned down. Useful discussion about over diagnosis and the problems associated,I enjoyed the interactive aspect of the session. I liked discussing the 'grey area' of GP management, and talking about reducing medications. I like the sound of the Eden Alternative Chase memorial NH.,I throughly enjoyed the discussion around cases,Learning about the relationship between falls risks and polypharmacy,Relationship between polypharmacy and falls,learning about polypharmacy and how to tailor treatment for each individual,The case review: polypharmacy ,Useful case examples ,case example,The alert as regards polypharmacy and medically complex cases.,Interactive group learning,Polypharmacy ,Really relevant, good to see evidence behind not overtreating and overinvestigating, good case,CBD,STARTT / STOP medication review,Case based discussions ,Case based discussions ,Relating the discussions to the previous home visit,good presentation by john marlow with good content|
|2018-05-03-Date-ST3s-1||Cv,interviews and portfolio carriers||51||3.5||3.9||More interactive ,-,-,Nil,None,It was ok,More learning, potentially around opportunities outside traditional routes. It seems a bit strange to interview each other when we have no experience of being an interviewer or what is expected from the other side of the table! ,Not sure,More details,Have qualified speakers on cv as the speakers cv was quite poor ,Did not need the interview sessions ,Not having to fill in mandatory feedback for attendance. Physical attendance at training should count towards attendance. Also have to fill in the same incessant questions each time in feedback i.e months of training, year of training, gp placement etc this does not change on weekly basis.,In future going into summer it might be nicer to skip the tea break and get away a little earlier? ,-,The TPDs acting out an interview would be good,None ,Nil,Examples of ideal answers,Nil,Better structured. ,Structured session ,More structure ,More structure,It would have been much more useful and relevant two weeks earlier, when I submitted my CV and had an interview.,Nothing,Initial lecture doesn’t need interactive element,handout on what should be included on cv,Perhaps more interactive ,Different sample cvs to be made available. An acted out interview would be brilliant ,It went well,Bit basic but relevant,More examples of CVs to see,-,More structured.,Parking at venue is inadequate,The group interview was not well organised ,More example CVs to critique?,No benefit from the group work. Would have been better getting advice about improving our CVs and what employers are looking for from the trainers. Interview technique would have been better with more structured guidance. ,.,Less on CV, less group work.,The second half was a bit of a waste of time. ,Nil,second half of session could've been more structured,it was good,Talks from new gps about how they applied ,-,.,n/a,It could potentially be incorporated into another session,It was fine,More structure||Example CV writing and interview discussion ,What NOT to include in CV,-,Very good interview prep and know what goes into a excellent CV,Knowing how to write a good CV,Discussing about interviews ,Looking at potential interview questions ,Structure of cv,CV,Meeting friends ,Seeing example CV ,.,The take-away tool kits/ CV content ,Learning what is important for Medical CVs,Seeing real CVs and the group sessions,Role of interviews, handouts very helpful to prepare answers to questions that may be asked,Practice sessions and discussions,Discussing interview answers,How to make concise cv,Shorter session. Time wasting. Some of us haven’t done CSA. Not useful for me now till next year ,Looking at CV,Didn’t find particularly helpful,Interview qns,Comparing and giving feedback with a fellow GPST3 on each other's CVs.,All of it,Enjoyed the role play scenarios,seeing examples of CV's and interviews,Practicing for job interview.,Seeing the how best to write a CV,Resume format ,Good to see other tv's and what to include,Practice interview questions,interview question,Introduction to CV writing and discussion about interviews ,Review of CV,Examples of CV shown,Reading examples of CVs, interview workshop,The first session with a powerpoint about CV do's and Don'ts was definitely most useful. ,Discussing what to include into CV,List of likely interview questions and where to obtain them very useful. Also prompt finish.,Brief list of what to include in cv,Reviewing CVs,seeing TPDs' CVs,How to make effective eportfolio, what options do we have after training to work as eg salaried, partner, locum etc,Interview practice ,-,CVs,n/a,We looked at possible and common questions asked at job interviews,All of it,Cv|
|2018-05-03-Date-ST2s-1||Consultation skills||38||4.5||4.7||Faultless,Smaller groups and more actors ,No suggestions,Not sure,Smaller groups for the first session would have been better,Practising more than one case per candidate if the time allows.,nil,Smaller groups so it was less intimidating!,Further opportunity- as planned for next week,Short discussion about management for these cases?,Great session and can't think of any way it could be improved really. Everyone in my group had a turn and the range of cases was great - identified lots of knowledge gaps and things to work on in consulting skills.,If we can be divided in to smaller groups so that trained can have more than one go,Was quite slow watching everyone, more short breaks would have been good.,NA,nil,None,No suggestions,No new ideas,n/a,Have more of these sessions please,I don't like doing actor consultations in front of large groups of peers,.,Longer sessions ,n/a,smaller groups ,To see the actors crib sheets afterwards - some were so closed whatever the doctor said or did and it is difficult to know if they missed something to open them up or if that was the brief, to give away nothing despite drs best efforts.,I think it would have been helpful for the four groups of trainees to come up with a list of 3 'take-home' learning points or things to work on. For example, revising the SPIKES model to break bad news, or learning about HRT counselling etc. I think this would help stimulate more learning logs and PDPs for the eportfolio,nil,Less people in groups watching ,Possibly if marked with CSA marking scheme. Although perhaps this could cause anxiety if did not go well at early stage,No suggestions ,It can be quite anxiety provoking and stressful doing a consultaionnin front of so many people. Ideally less people observing ,Can’t think of anything ,More teaching regarding points to talk about in the management,None ,Looking forward for more practise cessions in future.,Nil,It was done well and good feedback||Great experience and really well run,Actors and feedback ,Watching different consultations,.,Getting to practice individually,Today's session was very useful for my CSA preparation: The constructive feedback we got from the TPDs and the actors (patients) has helped us to identify what we did well and also the areas of improvement that we need to work on. Also, putting as in a similar environment to the proper CSA exam would help us to cope better with the level of stress and anxiety we experience while on the hot spot.|
I have also learnt from observing my colleagues consultations, their various approaches and the feedback they got from the TPDs.,getting feedback from my consultation ,Getting feedback and getting to observe others consultation styles,Actors and watching each other's consultation styles,Mock cases with actors very useful ,Watching others consult and observing their feedback, and also being observed myself and receiving feedback. It's a nerve-wracking experience but very necessary and useful, and I am very glad I've had it. I'll be very keen to do more CSA practice after this as I found that I can do it and come out in one piece afterwards!,The whole session,Nerve racking but useful to go through csa cases,Great feedback from TPD's,sitting in the 'hot' chair as well as watching my colleagues during their consultations,Csa experience,Real csa cases,Feedback from TPD about the consultation ,Realistic mock up of CSA type consultation. Really useful feedback provided by actress and tutor. Gives me lots of things to improve in preparation for CSA and real life. ,Tailored feedback. Opportunity to learn from otherd,Feedback on consultation skills,Feedback ,Feedback ,excellent,feedback from trainers and peers,Seeing potential CSA cases and how others may tackle them,Real pressure situation with the 4 actors, who were excellent. Very convincing characters, and it was very valuable to see how different each case could be in how it was portrayed by them.
Really useful to watch other trainees and see their consultation styles, and see what worked and what didn't work so well. Helpful to then give feedback, and hear views of the TPDs and other trainees,role play and feedback was fantastic,Having a go doing a consultation with an actor,Great session, enjoyed opportunity to have consult observed by TPD with feedback. Also feeling of being watched in simulated consult was good as representative of CSA.,Carrying out consultation on common presentations ,The feedback received after doing the consultations ,Feedback from the cases,Live practice sessions,None ,PRACTISE cessions with actors were amazing. Learned about my mistakes.,Actors,Learning about areas that I need to focus on in my consultations. Watching others as well I learnt from their good and bad
|2018-05-01-Date-ST1s-1||Understanding our Elders and Managing Medical Complexity||22||4.6||4.5||No improvements,Nil,Nil,MOre discussion,N/A,More frequent out to practice sessions!,More management involvement with a patient.,nil,More participation maybe doing the session ,Some more sessions like that,Flexibility over timing of sessions, Nil,Very useful,It was simply superb. I am grateful for the Deanery to arrange this early in the training,NA,No improvements,Longer hours.,Cut short as needed to be back in ED,None ,.,not sure,perhaps shadowing a session instead||I met a lady in the community and we chatted for approx 45mins,The teaching session involved sitting in with the duty doctor and my ES. Excellent session as highlighted the importance of a focused assessment in a timed fashion.,Going to the patient’s house and getting to experience a home visit ,PRISMA7 scoring, Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment, STOPP START medication review tool,Learning about the importance of polypharmacy and collateral histories,Sitting in with the GP provided me with a much-needed reminder of the work of a GP compared to the secondary care placements I have been in this year so far. I saw a range of cases with the GP, and we discussed various aspects of care, including referral pathways and new guidance regarding AF and warfarinisation. ,Chat about targets for CBDs in GP eportfolio. Holistic assessment of a patient.,Sitting in GP practice and getting a feel for managing medical complexity in 10 minutes,Good to experience general practice ,Nice to get some time in GP,Another chance to meet staff and patients at my ST3 base,Medical complexity,Great to meet patients as people and findiht about their lives.,Understand the situation affecting the elders,Sitting in on the surgery and observing my trainer with different patients,Meeting a patient in their own home,Having time to listen to the patient.,Home visit,Meeting supervisor again, meeting other partners, familiarisation with the practice ,discussion about eportfolio,The home visit,meeting esr to catch up|
|2018-04-24-Date-ST3s-1||NB medical Education||49||4.6||4.7||More interaction ,.,Not at all,If further teaching sessions match the quality of this afternoons sessions. ,Was confusing about which guidelines to follow- SIGN, NICE, other guidelines etc.,Despite the decision that the previous edition of the course book was too thick, I would actually have liked all the topic updates to be included in printed form, as I find this easier to read and absorb.,Provide more similar sessions regularly ,No, much better than last years Red Whale GP update presentations ,None,Nil,-,People taking dessert before they finished their main at lunch! Animals! The day was great, couldn’t have been improved,Not sure,-,It was a good day . Maybe have more of such days.,I preferred the red whale gp update course,To cover more topics to run over 2 days even if this means 2 consecutive Tuesdays.,I DO NOT THINK THERE IS ANY NEED FOR IMPROVEMENT,Good format - difficult to find a way to improve,Nil,More case based discussions,I enjoyed this session,Nil,n/a,None,It was an informative day, probably discuss cases in groups,There was a lot to cover, so if it could be arranged over two sessions in the future that would be fine,Less talking over the speaker from people behind me,It would have been easier if it was split on 2 days.,Nil,Well organised course. Perhaps more topics from men's health and ophtalmology.,N/A,Needed to be a little more varied on delivery. Hard to concentrate for a full day of facts delivered in lecture format. More interactivity or shorter sessions interspersed with light relief would have been helpful,Nothing,As usual long queues for food.,NA,One presenter made a small mistake re: gout prophylaxis but will email to advise.,Nil,It would have been nice to have the handout well organised topically ,Was very good. No improvements I can think of.,nil,Nope I can think of at the moment,None I can think of,N/a,Include more group sessions,-,More teaching sessions like this - perhaps consolidation in usual ST3 teaching over next few weeks. Trainees could present on take home messages,Better lunch,n/a||Clear and concise presentation ,Learning new guidelines,Bite size,The second half of the day was excellent. It was quite refreshing to be taught by someone with talent. I,Going through updated guidelines,All topics were very relevant to my everyday practice. Well presented, clearly explained update. I'm glad it was included as a routine part of the teaching programme, rather than needing to be paid for.,Update of current guidelines in common conditions we come across in GP practice ,The handbook,Good talks,Really clear concise update on common gp conditions,-,Great structure, loved it,Good variety of topics and tried to keep the pace up. Speakers knowledgeable and well prepared.,The KISS guidelines summaries. ,Clear concise summaries,Work book,All aspects pretty relevant so all stands out.,THE OVERALL TEACHING WAS GOOD,Particularly new guidelines re Acne and PPIs,The GP Hot topic book,Updates on new guidelines eg Asthma,All of it,Case discussions,everything was useful,GP wellbeing,The first part of the day- especially found the information on diabetes reversal interesting,The new trends in the assessment and management of the common conditions we encounter in general practice,Broad coverage, great for returning to work after maternity leave,the whole day was very useful, Excellent presentation.,Topics covered,New guidelines for hypertension and asthma.,While day,Handout book,I enjoyed the presentation of the speakers,All very well presented. ,I found this course really helpful and it refreshed my knowledge of many new updates ,Amazing day with good presenters, book is really helpful.,Topic on lyme disease,Discussion on hypertension , particularly secondary causes,Up to date guidelines and management of common presentations,All of it,All aspects,All aspects,All very useful, fantastic session ,The case based discussion especially in the first half of the session,Condensation of the numerous guidelines and relevant updates to them,Latest guidelines,New guidelines applicable to practice ,covering clinical topics|
|2018-04-24-Date-ST2s-1||Gp update course||53||4.5||4.7||More on nice and less on european guidelines,Nothing,More space. Too cramped. Desks would be good so we can make notes. ,Would be great to have more days like this.,-,split into t2 days , it felt rushed,Lots of background noise despite being asked to keep it to a minimum ,-,Speakers were wonderful. I found that course very useful.,Few points:|
1) Frustrating that multiple people in audience were conversing throughout much of the presentations, so it was hard to hear the presenter at times. I wonder if having the volume a bit higher may have helped with this?
2) Venue needs to help out with distributing drinks during coffee breaks, as both times my colleagues and I missed out on hot drinks due the mad rush for drinks from only two machines!
,Nil.,Really found it very useful,It was perfect.,Very difficult to improve except very little seating space due to high attendance. A bit like sitting in a ryan air plan for a day!,No suggestions,No suggestions,The morning presenter was quite dry and you could hear the audience getting restless. The afternoon presenter was much more charismatic.
On a personal level, having AKT the day after this exam, I found it very confusing to be told new reference ranges, new antibiotic strategies etc that I haven't learnt for the exam and wont (hopefully!) be on it because many of them haven't come into practice yet. Not sure how this can be avoided as the date is set to be the best date for everyone but I hope it wont be detrimental to the exam result!,It was alright,Quite an intense day, but given the vast quantity of information they need to give us it is unlikely possible to make it less intense.
Very uncomfortable chairs for such a long day on a pregnant back!,n/a,Not sure,more of such days,None,so much to cram in but unavoidable. maybe a 2 day conference?,nil,I found the morning session very confusing. It really wasn't helpful the day before AKT to hear contradictory guidelines to what i had learnt. The afternoon was better. Preferred the red whale day last year. ,Less talk about the NB organisation and introduction. It took a long time and another topic could have been covered instead. ,less time spend on evidence we are going to ignore. didnt feel like it was aimed at trainees. ,NA,no suggestions,I don't feel the topics could have been covered faster, would have been nice if "colleagues" could resist talking in the audience.,Good enough,More variation in speakers,Good,No suggestions,Fekt like a good balance of learning and eating. Could always be improved with more time and possibly small group stuff,N/A - really good session,n/a,Each talk at 1h30 mins is a little long to concentrate, especially if not an interactive session. ,NA,The way the course was done is good to this style of teaching.No need to change any thing.,More interactive ,A lot of information to take in in one top (also quite poor timing as day before AKT!),The timing of the session as it was the day before AKT I was already quite stressed. The new guidelines that were being discussed and the niceguidlines I had been learning were different which was confusing. ,n.a,n/a,Nil,.,I usually ask for more case discussions on study days like this but all of the presentations had case discussions which was invaluable to someone like me who learns well from clinical cases and putting a 'face' to a new fact learned.
I think maybe having a bit more interactivity might have helped with keeping our interest but overall we probably managed to cover more areas without including this, and generally the whole room managed to hold their attention for the whole day. So maybe this is not essential.,none,More clinically relevant information instead of statistics.,It couldnt!,More case based examples
|Update on guidelines and practices on common diseases, and book provided,All of it - great summaries of multiple topics and new recommendations ,Gout,Really useful, short bites about relevant topics,-,the presentation , using case examples,Good hand out ,very relevant and useful for my AKT tomorrow!,Quick revision of all latest guidelines, very informative and interesting.,Really good overview of new changes to guidance and how to best implement changes, or which ones to take with apprehension, such as the contreversial new US guidelines on hypertension|
Well structured format based around cases which was easier and more engaging to work through rather than regurgitating the guidelines. ,The updates regarding all different topics were excellent. Ahmed in particular was brilliant in his knowledge base, delivery and presentation. Well done to the team. Great book also, and much appreciated that this was free. Lots more like this and we will massively benefit, if it is possible to arrange this twice a year it would be amazing!,Engaging presenters, useful topics, good handbook,
It was an excellent update about the relevant and most recent guidelines regarding the diagnosis and management of several conditions that we often come across in primary care. Also great ideas for clinical audits in primary care.,It was great to cover some clinical topics and up to date guidance. I think we should have more of this style of teaching in the VTS scheme. Speakers were excellent.,The minor illnesses hot topic and atrial fibrillation,The cases,The book will be helpful to go to.,General update,Really useful full day teaching session, highlighted important changes to guidance and a lot of things that I do not know.
Really grateful that this was organised, thank you.,all,I found this course very useful to keep my general knowledge up to date,the book and online resources,Updated guidelines summaries ,the specific cases put it all into context,Fantastic opportunity to learn about latest guidelines in managing conditions that present regularly to our practice. ,Asthma update ,Really relevant and concise,afternoon session was better,HIGHLY RELEVANT MATERIAL. GREAT RESOURCE PROVIDED,Common and relevant conditions, discussing up to date guidance. The best teaching day we have had,Lots of relevant topics covered, the handbook is great for AKT and CSA prep,All aspects,The KISS pages are great,Presentations,Most of the hot topics were relevant and up to date,I enjoyed the update course. It covered some really interesting subjects and felt like an enjoyable day.,Workbook, presentation style and app were excellent. Really good use of a whole day teaching. This is much more what would be useful, rather than small groups and CSA like cases - as this is not what our formal teaching as individual year groups is for?,AF/anticoagulation talk was extremely useful, Migraine and MSK/gout were also very good. Overall this such a useful and helpful session as it is extremely relevant and saves a lot of our time. ,The book is very useful summary of guidelines. Very eloquent and knowledgeable presenters. Basing each talk around the cases was helpful ,Well selected subjects,Antiplatlet on patients taking anticoagulation treatment ,The up to date handouts and book,Useful bitesize updates,The venue. The break down of the session. Going through the cases and especially the book.,All,Liked the short lectures,Coverage of a number of common topics ,.,All of the presentations regarding new guidelines for management were useful; most of them challenged existing practice and helped to advise us on new medications or evidence suggesting changes in practice are advised.
The discussion about incidental findings of high platelets in patients was particularly interesting, as it showed that such a seemingly insignificant detail could suggest such a high risk of being diagnosed with cancer in the next year.,really good updates,The book,Going through new guidelines,NICE guidelines refresher
|2018-04-24-Date-ST1s-1||Whole day teaching||39||4.7||4.9||Na ,Coloured version ,Coloured booklet ,NA,Possibly could be split into 2 sessions and there was a large volume of useful information to take in.,Perhaps a longer session between morning tea and lunch. Lots of people struggle with concentration after lunch. ,NIL,Nil,Far too much material was covered. It was really rather ambitious and tried to jam everything in. Often, less is more.,None,The first case was too heavy for me, but the shorter cases after were easier to follow,It couldn’t!,shorter sessions- started losing concentration after 2pm,- ,Ended up being too lengthy towards the end,attention flagging.,no,Almost too much information all in one day. Would be nicer split into two if possible,The session was definitely too long. It felt as though the organisers were just trying to fit in as much as possible into the designated time. It may have been better to cover less topics, but provide more time for questions and discussion; or even simply, finishing earlier. In addition, the lecture-style deliverance was difficult to deliver in a room where all chairs are on the same level. Room should have been either tiered seating, or round table seating like it has been on previous VTS days. Not only would it allow for better viewing, but also interaction amongst small groups.,No improvement required - excellent course and the course materials will make good when preparing for the AKT Exam,Some guidelines a bit vague/contradicting each other, unsure which to use. Also 2ould have been helpful if he had local knowledge about ccg etc - ie he discussed the freestyle libre system but didn’t know if it was available here or not. Not that helpful in real life.,More interactive. ,No comment,Not at all ,N/a,More interaction ,Maybe incorporating some questions to make us think rather than just listening ,Please keep up the good work and request more such study days as more things change so often.. (new medicines.. new guidelines.. new research.. new theories.. ),Tiered seating, less time sitting still - found it very hard to concentrate as could not see the presentation and there were lots of people talking,Great. Run it again next year!,More coffee dispensers, otherwise overall very good,-,Slight information overload ,Smaller sections as lots of information but all sessions were extremely useful,Nil,Nothing ,EXCELLENT MEETING,Coffee machines in the presentation hall, either side,very cold in the lecture room,Lots of information - difficult to take in and remember||Guidelines, EBM, common topics seen in GP practice. ,Course book,Free Booklet,Fantastic sessions all throughout. Really useful updates given on so many different topics,Well presented. Very informative. Very good updating knowledge for common problems seen in primary care.,All of it was very useful. Short succinct cases. Relevant to clinical practice and up to date.,Hot topic on how to manage Atrial fibrillation,All of it, the book especially,Ahmed Rashid was a good speaker,All very useful,The clinical aspect of management and questions asked,This was best the days teaching I have experienced since I started as a junior doctor in 2009. Fantastic. Learnt so much. Would highly recommend making this an annual thing if t can be afforded in any way. ,up to date guidelines -concise and clear,All of it. Case based approach made the learning more interesting and easy to keep up with.|
Relevant and most recent guidelines were dicussed. There were opportunities to discuss with the presenters.
Both presenters were well prepared and engaging in their demeanour.
Very good learning experience ,The KISS summaries.,Good to the point lectures around useful topics.,Really relevant and useful subjects. ,Digested chunks of information about recently published papers / new evidence. The textbook looks like it will be helpful with its summaries and up to date guidance / evidence.,Evidence based guidelines,Good range of topics cover,Easy updates relevant to practice,Case based learning per topic,Small valuable nuggets of information ,Useful book,The Book ,All of it was helpful particularly areas that discussed management and guidelines ,Amazing Wonderful Thought provking Extremely relevant,The online access and book provided,Really useful update on lots of topics. Found AF session particularly helpful.,AF, Infectious Diseases,Clinical teaching,All the updates were very useful and relevant. ,Fantastic day, very informative and excellent resources from the session. ,The case presentations exploring new guidelines ,Really useful to go through updated guidelines and resources are excellent ,ALL TOPICS WERE VERY USEFUL, VERY INTERACTIVE PRESENTATIONS,Keep It Simple Summaries,Excellent for consolidation purpose, food was great,Informative, up to date
|2018-04-19-Date-ST3s-1||TRAVEL MEDICINE||44||3.7||3.7||Nothing,Nil,Nil,Better parking ,Nil,Nil,Very good,Making the writing on some of the slides (e.g. a table of various diseases) larger and therefore legible.,Nil,It was done well,-,More cases,Recently been covered in Coventry PLT ,Dr Mahmood is very softly spoken, we had to have windows open and fans on due to the heat in JTC which made it difficult to hear her clearly. ,N/A,To have had more clinical cases/questions we did as a whole group ,The scenario in the second half wasn't overly useful or relevant. ,Needs to be more enjoyable by being a more relaxed environment. ,More interactive and more relaxed session would be appreciated,More teaching sessions on relevant topics ,Not the fault of TPDs but we couldn’t really hear much of the talk due to noise outside and fans inside . |
Also I and quite a few people working in Coventry recently attended a 3 hour PLT on infectious disease / global health which was really good so this was a bit repetitive having had teaching on the topic recently. ,Better power point and less dictatic,more interactive,She needed to speak loader! ,Group work with fictional country of limited benefit. ,More effort. Better planned. Improved teaching skills. ,In the group work tailor the next months outcomes to decisions made by the groups,I would have loved the session to have included some medical evidence (published articles) as used in global health,-,Perhaps being more interactive in the first part and doing small group exercises and case studies from the start,no,Probably difficult with this topic to be honest,More discussion about primary care presentations and management, rather than secondary care assessments and management. Also, practical advice we can give to patients who will be travelling to avoid infectious diseases. ,More information on prevention of travel illnesses,Group work was good but felt a bit disjointed - some info on how NPO's work etc would have been useful.,n/a,none,Handouts,..,More interactive ,Quicker tea break to get through the activities,A print out of various illnesses would have been appropriate
,nil,keep up with the quality
|The presentation ,Going through cases. Also the where/when/what questions in assessing the returning traveller.,Going through cases. Also the where/when/what questions in assessing the returning traveller.,Tropical illnesses ,Group work,Good overview of managing infectious diseases in patients who have travelled abroad,Good,How to take a ten minute travel history. Awareness of the conflicting interests of organisations, and the challenges this might raise when attempting to improve health services. ,the cases,The group session,Realising how difficult red tape can be,Teaching regarding the feverish returning traveller,Three questions to ask in fever for the returning traveller,Discussion of the acute assessment and management of fever in the returning traveller. ,going through a ten minute travel history,Handout during tea break,The session on fever in a returning traveller was very useful,Travellers diarrhoea,Review of common signs of malaria and travelers diarrhoe,Approach to fever with travel hx,Useful review of history taking in a returning traveller ,Breaking down hx taking in this group.,returning traveller and dealing with it,Handout,Interesting talk on fever in the returning traveller. ,A unfortunately poor session. ,Really liked that group work was a bit different, really made us think!,Travel medicine as discussed during the session was very useful to me. My practice user area is dominated by people by residents who travel to Asia a lot, and typically return with complaints ranging from fever to body aches.,Helpful approach to assessing the febrile patient from abroad with examples. Final activity gave some perspective to the difficulties facing officials during an outbreak.,I found the talk about the returning traveller very useful. It is a topic I am weak on. Knowing how to better manage a pyrexial traveller and taking an adequate history was really good for my learning.,Overall,Fever in returning traveller was ok,Assessment of fever in returning travelling - the when, what, where framework was useful. ,Useful to discuss cases, and how to take a travel history,Appreciation of difficulties in coordinating global health ,group case studies,Important thing that I have learned was about the travel vaccines.,Informative,..,Fever in returning traveller and case discussion,Useful to consider the health inequalities and lack of health care system in the scenario in second half of session and compare to UK and NHS,Understanding causes of fever in the returning traveller ,Helps to improve knowledge for primary care practice,All aspects|
|2018-04-19-Date-ST2s-1||The consultantion||44||3.9||4.1||More time,NA ,Time was limited for our presentations ,None,Later on in the year and focusing more on akt,Nil,Group presentations are poorly done. It feels like we are being made to do the tutors work for them.|
We would have learnt a lot more if the tutors had done three slides each on the topics. ,Nothing,laboured some points for a bit too long, which meant I started to lose concentration and then missed the start of the next point.,The room was very hot,I feel that sessions more focused towards preparing for the AKT would be more useful at this stage as most people are still yet to sit this, rather than focusing on CSA ,More videos can be added,Nil,N/A,Better time management so we could have done all the presentations,There was quite a lot of anxiety around the AKT and maybe the session could have been focused on this or further advice or perhaps swapping the session with another.,None,Small group practice,Group work presentation restricted to management ,-,.,small group practice,more time for case presentations,perhaps exemplary videos to demonstrate different consultation styles e.g. watching a 'Neighbour' consultation or a 'Pendleton' Consultation to help see the theory in practice.,No suggestions,no particular suggestions,More interactive ,-,.,NIL,Have more examples of difficult consultations,I learn best through talking through cases so maybe examples of actual cases and how they were managed would be helpful; then reviewing their management with the application of a consultation model and better time management skills etc. ,No suggestions,Discussed some consultation models ,AKT questions,Nil,Practicing ourselves,It was a very useful session.,Did not really feel that the session moved on anywhere from previous sessions on consultation and did not really think today's session was required. Covered ground we have already been over.,There has been a switch in teaching to discussing CSA more than AKT. When we were so strongly advised not to do AKT in the first ST2 sitting, its a shame that teaching now doesn't reflect that. More than half the group have yet to do AKT and yet the teaching is much more CSA based now. The AKT questions at the end of the sessions are still very welcome.,Potentially too CSA focused for our present level, should be directed at how our consultations should be currently and where we should aim to be. Made me worry that I am not there yet only 3 months into GP land,nil,nil,It was well put together
|Watching the video consultation was very useful.,Difficult consultations and watching the video of a consultation,Useful skills to make it effective consultations ,Csa exam marking and videos for consultation techniques.,CSA mark scheme,Tips for consultations,Really excellent improvement on the previous consultation styles session. Break down of the consult, practical tips and how it relates to the CSA.|
The best part was when trainees raised their own experiences such as chaperoning or difficult consults.
,Watching Lucy in her consultation was really useful.,discussing positive and negative descriptors and specific points assessed in CSA exam,Interactive. Discussing agendas ,It was a useful session - helpful to watch videos of consultation to highlight good techniques. ,Video consultation,The difficult consultation discussion,Signposted to Consultation Skills model which incorporates different models and appears more relevant to everyday practice. ,CSA marking scheme,Tips on time management and analysis of the consultation video was really helpful.,Discussion and video of consultations ,Always usefulnto go over consultations,Watching video consultation ,-,consultation tips,always useful to go over consultation,discussing marking schemes for CSA cases,watching the video of a consultation,The CSA marking,Seeing actual consultation recorded by one of the TPD's which was very helpful to see the structure in practice,Observing consultation video,-,.,KNOWING THE CSA MARKING CRITERIA, USEFUL TRICKS/TOOLS,Tips for consulting and structure,Useful to have tips and advice on structuring consultations and time management; this will be very helpful in my GP trainee placements and for CSA practice. I also appreciated being able to use the mark scheme to mark a consultation - it helps me to know how I'm being marked if I can mark something myself.,All of it, especially the group presentation on headaches,Going through useful tips such as signposting, summarising ,Feedback from case scenarios,Interactive,Video of a good consultation,I now have a better understanding on how the CSA is marked and the 3 main domains: data gathering, clinical management and interpersonal skills. I am now more aware of the positive and negative descriptors in each of this areas and I believe that that would help me to improve my consultations skills and to pass the CSA.,Some useful tips and discussion on skills to use in consultation. Useful to observe and discuss a consulttion.,Discussing consultation models again was useful before AKT week!,Going through means to aid our consultations and which tools we can use. Signposted to other resources/VTS websites,video examples,Preparation of cases prior to session helped me remember useful key points. Really useful way of learning.,It was useful going through the theory behind consultations. It was useful obeserving a trainees consultation. It was useful to aid CSA
|2018-04-17-Date-ST1s-1||Out to ST3 practice||21||4.4||4.6||NIL,Nil,None,n/a,I did not find the session particularly useful, I have spoken to a large number of elderly patients throughout my training and although it was nice to speak to a patient about their experience and the services they use I do not feel I learnt anything I had not encountered before ,it was a session where I went to an elderly patients house for a discussion,Na,Unsure yet,if there had been a CSA styke feedabck,N/A,I didn't find this session particularly useful, it was very similar to what we did in 2nd/3rd year medical school,None,Flexibility over attendance as my ES is 'off' Tuesday afternoon,N/a,NA,Was useful,Nothing ,It should have been 'Understanding our elders' but the patient cancelled last minute.,I was on a study leave on that attending a Leadership Course. My Educational Supervisor Dr Jesper kindly accommodated the 2 study sessions happening on 17th April and 1st May into a Single Full day session at the GP Red Roofs Surgery on 30th April. In between the sessions I was given the Home visit assignment of "Getting to know our Elders" which was extremely rewarding and satisfying. I learned a lot from the sessions,.,Thoroughly enjoyable session||Wound dressings,Independant learning, GP consultation skills,Exposure to home visits,useful to get out into GP!,Good to get to know the area that I will be working in,reflection,Patient interview ,To happen on 22nd Apr,seeing different patients in surgery and what problems they face,I spent time with a frail patient in her own home. Got a really good insight into isolation and support structures,I,Developing a better understanding of social situations for patients,Meeting my ES,Being able to speak to an elderly person in their own home and environment. Despite working on Geriatrics currently it was nice to see someone outside of a hospital settign,Discussion with my trainer following my meeting with the patient was really helpful.,Good conversation and feedback from gp,Interesting to spend some talking to an older person and discussing the issues after ,Skin conditions in young patients,2 Sessions on out to practice and visit to see an elderly patient in the community,Learnt about every day case presentation,Undertook CBD about patient I visited last week|
|2018-04-12-Date-ST2s-1||Easter self-direct learning session||4||4.3||4.3||-,Nil,Probably didn't need 2 weeks on the same topic for SDL,If more of my group had turned up to contribute||Self-directed session so required team-work and organisation. ,Good to see how others would consult on this topic,This second week of SDL we focussed on the role play part of the presentation for blue group and how we might tie this in with our presentation. Was good to do role plays without the pressure of having to perform them,Learning about current guidelines for EF|
|2018-04-05-Date-ST2s-1||Self directed learning||4||4.0||3.8||Nothing,smaller group size,Nice to have some self-directed learning group time,Not enough members of group||Good group work. Developed power point. ,Useful to have self directed sessions where we connect with other members of the group,We had a case of PCOS. Worked through the themes we wanted on our 3 slides. Was helpful to work in such a large group and divide the work, then come back together to combine what we'd researched,Review of ED consultation and management|
|2018-03-29-Date-ST2s-1||Learning disability||33||4.6||4.7||Less group work,N/a,I feel it worked well, perhaps further expert patients/carers,Nothing,I think a talk from someone with another learning disability e.g fragile X ,Can't think of anything. Would be great to have more guest speakers for same reasons as above ,N/A,Nil - great session,more specifics about different conditions,NA,None ,role play on individual with learning disabilities attending for contraception, parent asking about support, etc etc. ,-,Key LDs and what we as a GP need to be aware of specifically for them in a GP setting (not diagnosis etc but more for health checks, long term issues to look out for),n/a,Thanks,None,Na,/,It was good enough,more akt prep,Nothing,Nil,More related to AKT questions and what we need to know,2nd session relied mainly on what we already knew to produce presentations, not much additional teaching/learning,nil,Nil ,No improvement,Nothing,No thing in mind ,no comment,More disabilities,It was done well by splitting giving enough time to learn in smaller groups||Talk by Sarah Roberts on real life with Down's syndrome and how we can better phrase things and care for our patients,Fantastic session. Great talk from Sarah Roberts discussing her experience of having a child with Downs syndrome ,Personal experience of a mother to a child who has Down's syndrome,Really useful small group sessions, great to consider such an interesting topic. Having the personal touch from Sarah was excellent, very insightful.,Hearing the talk about Downs syndrome,Talk from Oscar's Mum. Really great teaching session. So useful to hear about things from a patients/family/carer perspective and how their experiences with medical professionals has affected them. ,Good to split into 2 groups, each session equally helpful. The talk from the mother who's son has Down's syndrome was interesting from her personal perspective, and the other session was more practically helpful for working as a GP and the AKT,The speaker Sarah Roberts was exceptional and gave a real insight into being a parent of a child with Down's Syndrome, but also some invaluable advice for consulting and advocating for those patients.,Hearing the perspective of a mum of a child with Down's syndrome,Really enjoyed Sarah's (blogger and mum) lecture. Provided a different perspective which opened me to thinking more objectively about my transference and projections onto patients.,Sarah’s personal experience ,brilliant speaker ,Really enjoyed the talk from Sarah and the group work was very useful too to get us thinking about consulting with patients with LDs.,It was really good to hear from a mum of a child with a learning disability and to get their perspective not just that from a textbook. It made me think a lot about language used when talking to and about patients with a learning difficulty,Sarah's presentation was amazing and eye opening, small group work was also very useful,Presentation,Good insight on LD from external speaker and group discussions ,Interactive session with Sarah. Really encouraged me to reflect on how the language i use affects patients outlook. ,The story about Oscar,Downs Syndrome presentation,discussion with a mother with a child with LD,I thought both talks were really though provoking. The Don't be Sorry talk was really interesting and I think this really challenged the way I think about how I approach patients and how this may impact on their future experience. Great session, thank you!,Very good talk from Sarah, nice to see from a parent's perspective and the impact Down's syndrome of her child has on her life.,Good balance with 2 halves to the session,talk from Sarah about her experiences with Oscar,excellent to have parents caring for disability discuss the topic, very insightful,Discussion with mother. Really down to earth and easy to chat to,I really enjoyed the session with the guest speaker and learning about her experiences with medical professionals,Having a speaker. Having the opportunity to ask questions ,The talk about Down syndrome ,listening to the lady who's child had downs syndrome, it put a human face to it. also being able to present after our group work,Revisitting downs syndrome which is common,It was interesting to hear what impact our communication as doctors has on patients. Insight on how we can improve it to be better. Also learning about aspects of health checks for LDs|
|2018-03-27-Date-ST1s-1||Genetics||31||4.5||4.7||Handouts for common genetic conditions,-,Will need a further revision seminar of this topic as it's complicated. I have noticed that it's going to be available on the Teaching website which should be very useful,Maybe if we could learn more about where to refer for genetic counselling etc.,Excellent,Group presentations not so useful,More CSA practice ,More role play/CSA practice,Enjoyed the session, as teaching in genetics is limited,More sessions like this please,print outs so that we could annotate, lot of information to take in at once,More group learning and presentations,very good session,I didn’t really find that the role play at the end was very useful,Time for >1 role play,.,none,nil - good ST1 level of genetics,n/a,Lots to cover in 1 session, would like more please! Something that is often badly taught throughout training,Further role play opportunity. ,Nil,N/a,Some questions about genetics in primary care that we can expect to encounter in the AKT.,It was quite interesting and much needed,I cant honestly fault it.,more practice sessions + Q/A sessions,I got very confused with thalassaemia!!,Handout with key summaries of each condition discussed ,Nothing specific, I felt it was a very good session.,Nothing,more worked cases/pedigrees - I really like them||CSA practice identified that consultations with patient's around genetics can be more challenging than expected. Found the types of genetic inheritance and common genetic syndromes useful,Useful to appreciate the commonest clinical genetics cases in general practice and how to go about addressing the worries of families in consultations regarding this. Clear concise slides which were easy to follow (since not too much information/words) in presentation.,Given an introduction to a very difficult topic, exposure to doing a Family Pedigree Tree,I found the classification of the genetic diseases quite helpful eg. how autosomal dominant diseases normally begin with 'familial'. This has helped me to remember the inheriting pattern. I found it quite relevant to GP training as it covered the aspects of these disorder that we would see in general practice (eg monitoring thyroid in down syndrome),Overview followed by Group sessions,Good,Really good overview of common genetic conditions. CSA practice good. ,Learnt a lot about the different conditions but I found the CSA role play especially good. It was useful realising how difficult it can be to explain the genetic disorders in simple layman's terms.,The group work exercise on different conditions,Which part of genetics we need to know as a gp- first part with slides,Overview of most common conditions,The group learning and presentation, the CSA practise,team work on one genetic disorder,Understanding the level of knowledge required for GP,Overview of complications associated with different genetic conditions. CSA style role play - tips on how to explain. ,How genetics relates to GP practice. ,Re-introduction to common genetic disorders,Revision of chromosomal disorders,group activity,Good practical approach to common conditions seen in GP,Role play scenarios regarding difficult conversations about genetics that parents may present with. Going over the different hereditary conditions and having to present them back to each other,Most common genetic conditions ,Going over pedigree charts was really useful, going through some of the common genetic disorders in basic detail to recap knowledge ,Group work having to present back to the class about a specific condition; and revising how to make family genetic trees.,The sessions where we all as a group had to present a genetic disease.,presentation,Patterns of inheritance,Role play practicing explanation of genetic conditions to patients ,Session was interesting, useful and well laid out with a good balance of lecture, small group work and role play. ,Really useful learning about different genetic conditions and also talking about how to explain them,Drawing out a pedigree|
|2018-03-22-Date-ST3s-1||Dementia||37||3.8||3.8||More of the science. I worry that Gp teaching has been so washed down it lacks the theory required,Well done,Handouts of useful community options/support for elderly patients. ,Na,A handout with key information would be useful ,More interaction,.,Nil,Leaflets with info to take away,**,.,Nil,n/a,More strategies/examples from peers and tpds,Keeping it my GP focussed rather than social,Nil,Nothing ,Slides made available as I missed the start of the session due to a home visit and think what I missed was almost certainly incredibly valuable,nope,There is a real tendency in teaching to try and discuss what we would do in a perfect world and how things should be, in the current climate with GP burnout and people leaving the profession in the number they are, a bit of reality as to what we can actually do, where things are going wrong and how we can try and address this would be much more welcome. ,It was all good,A demonstration of the websites discussed, and how to find specific resources such as explanation of benefits and finances,n/a,Less financial discussion ,Make sure you know your audience,More interactive cases, discussions on managing complex cases,Session was ok, but it seems community care is a postcode lottery. ,Nil,Unsure,Would have been more beneficial if we could find the best way to deal with those individual cases,nil,good,-,More clinical facts ,Some more focus on initial assessment/investigation/management in primary care. ,handout of community services available and referral pathways,none||Found the discussion about family useful and her own personal experiences ,Journey of speakers patient and various websites etc,Finding out about LPA,Different resources for dementia and tools ,Discussion of cases ,Useful website slide,Social aspects,Good to discuss the cases,Regarding advanced planning in dementia including LPA, associated support services,Dementia support systems in the community ,.,Practical tips,n/a,Strategies such as local services to signpost patients or carers,I thought the holistic approach to caring for people with dementia was good but the level of detail for the social aspects was not needed my my opinion.,Where to signpost patients in the community e.g care navigators. ,Everything ,Huge practical relevance in our day to day job.,Just a fabe session very useful in covering many aspect of dementia and frailty ,The resources mentioned.,The presentation by Dr Smith as well as the cases,Outline of source of help for elderly patients and their carers, e.g. Age UK, carer.co.uk, unforgettable.org,the group discussion on real life dementia cases,Age UK information ,Breaking off in small groups to discuss cases and give feedback,Breakout cases,Discussions on real cases,Case senarios that were done in groups ,Practical advice for dealing with dementia problems,Different Case discussion/ management,Really good discussion,good discussion,-,Good to know what additional help we can offer patients and their families with dementia in terms of support groups and financial advice ,Thought provoking, humanised the medicine ,Useful practical advice,All aspects|
|2018-03-22-Date-ST2s-1||Primary secondary care interface||39||4.1||4.3||Na,Very good session. To promote and develop a positive and progressive attitude towards patient focussed primary and secondary interface.,-,N/A,Nil, thank you.,could have been a bit condensed,Thanks,over all it was good,n/a,Nil - really good session,More akt questions,Not sure,could perhaps have been condensed,none,more structure to analysing discharge summaries brought in ,Difficult as a very dry topic. Maybe some interactive tasks with some GP groups and secondary care groups each having a scenario for communication e.g. urgent referral call, writing a letter etc,Perhaps if hospital consultants could have joined to give input on what they want to see in a referral. ,Could have had a hospital consultant talk ,Maybe examples of go pro home visits where people have referred?,Nil,nil,nil,nil,n/a,too much general chit chat at the end. It ended up being a doctor-venting session ,longer to review these letters ,No new ideas ,Nil,Overall an informative and useful session ,It was good as is,Nil,Nothing, it was great!,Could have discussed specific topics where difficulty arises ,More AKT,.,Not that interesting need more clinical teaching,N/a,N/a,Specific follow ups||Na,Jenny who gave the teaching was excellent, lead the teaching very well, lots of nice segments and moved the conversation forward with giving the trainees a lot of time to communicate. I hope we gained a lot of insight into inter-speciality respect, professionalism and understanding for each other's roles in order to give the best care to patients.,Very interesting to hear other people's experiences of referrals/discharge letters etc,Made me think about how I word referral letters and the appropriate information to put into them. ,Great to have discussion in the group. To hear of experience in secondary care and how the perspective changes when in primary care. Good split of small and large group. ,good overview,Presentation,examples and discussion,discussing examples, summarising points important for referrals and for discharges,Really useful exercise regarding examples of good and bad discharge summaries and also the guidance provided on necessary components of both an admission and discharge letter was really helpful!,Looking at examples,Discussing ways of improving communication.,advice for referral letters, referral pathways, group discussions,Knowing different methods of communicating with secondary care and making good use of resources in GP,Good whole group discussions,It was good to hear examples from colleagues of good and bad communication. It was also interesting to here about different issues relating to communication between different trusts.,Colleagues who are now in general practice and their experiences of being on the receiving end of discharge summaries. ,Going through the discharge summaries,Discussing the criteria for a good referral letter,Useful to go through format for referral letters,going through the letters ,seeing examples of bad and good correspondence and discussing them,The improtance of good communication. Write good letters to help colleagues give an appropriate response.,good all round,goo demonstration of services in the area,reviewing examples of good and bad comminication letters,The examples of good and bad referral letters,Examining limbs ,Discussing different experiences of communication between GP and secondary care ,It was good going through examples of good and bad interactions and to think of ways in which we could improve this.,All of it,Really useful to learn about different methods of communication with secondary care.,Discussing other people experiences ,Reviewing letters from secondary care,Discussing others experiences,Was fair,Really useful session discussing common pitfalls in communication between primary and secondary care,Really useful session discussing common pitfalls in communication between primary and secondary care,revisittinf discharge summaries|
|2018-03-20-Date-ST1s-1||Breaking bad news and complaints||30||4.0||4.2||Na,Not at all,Topic has been covered extensively throughout medical school, Foundation years and at other times. Not much additional knowledge gained from session.,Expected more from an MDU Speaker,More advice about when, why and how to use a medical defence organisation,NIL,Examples of breaking bad news to get ideas for wording. Complaints lecture was not very useful ,Medicolegal advice regarding reflections would have been useful,More relevant to medicine,Nil,More advice about when, why and how to use a medical defence organisation,None,Nil,none,I felt that the breaking bad news would probably be better covered by one of the TPDs and was quite generic, I didn't feel I learnt much. Perhaps MDU would be better to cover complaints and other medicolegal problems e.g. cases seen involving GPs or GP trainees with useful learning points.,NA,The breaking bad news segment was probably a topic that has been well-covered by now. ,-,May be a "trio" session, with actor/doctor for breaking bad news, would give us opportunity to practise.,More medical related scenarios to discuss.,Role play on breaking bad news,N/A,real case scenarios,N/A,More interactive sessions such as opportunity to break bad news to each othet,If MDU are coming to do a talk would be useful to have membership advisor as well as I know a few of us have questions,Case based discussion on real complaints ,N/a,More examples,nothing all good||Good presentation,Case based studies,Tips from GP trainers which can be helpful when handling complainants.,Relevance of topic,Structured approach to breaking bad news,Complaints and how to handle them,Spikes ,Quite useful Did not cover any new topics. Would have been nice to have talked about reflections being used as evidence and how to protect yourself,Learning about complaints procedure ,Case examples ,Structured approach to breaking bad news,Relevant, built on existing knowledge,Good learning points, good group sessions,Case studies,Review of complaints procedure, worked example of how to manage a complaint.,Discussion of breaking bad news advice and also what to do in response to a complaint,Structure and process of dealing with complaints in a GP practice - although not directly relevant to us as ST1s, it was nice to have an overview of the process for once we are in that position.,Breaking bad news,Good info on both Breaking Bad News, and Handling Complaints,Discussions with colleagues about how to handle complaints.,Group discussion with regards to how to break bad news and deal with complaints.,Dealing with complaints,group sessions,Breaking bad news using SPIKES,Session on complaints,How to respond to a complaint -timings / who to ask for advice,Learning about breaking bad news,Interactive case discussions,Breaking bad news,cases discussion|
|2018-03-15-Date-ST3s-1||Frailty||47||3.8||3.9||It’s explained the problem but no solution. I am yet to be convinced that by having a frailty service outcomes are improved. I feel the issue is clinical risk. In the current environment doctors are less likely to make the bold decision needed to help the majority. If for example the patient sustains a further fall and acquires a hip fracture a number of pts family would look to prosecute, as they will feel their parent was turned away and a negative outcome resulted. Until doctors are more protected by taking responsibilities as a team it is unlikely patients will be managed with this element of risk. This is not a critism of the teaching just felt this should of been discussed more. ,Would be better to have some clinical discussion as well,-,Nil,It will help me in providing appropriate care for patients,More focus on managing frail patients on a day-to-day basis in a primary care setting,N/A,none,nil,Nil,It was an excellent session with the theory, the video and then the clinical cases discussion . Very useful.,Lots of info about the service was not so relevant to us as we don't use it. More information on admission avoidance strategies ?with case studies, would have been more relevant.,Nil,a handout on the services,.,Handouts,-,more interactive,the beginning part of the teaching with videos of other health professionals was not helpful,NA,It was good,nil,-,patients sharing experience with integrated frailty service,Nil,-,More applicability to GP practice,Nil,none,To also talk about services in Warwick as don’t usually refer to Coventry ,Covered guidelines on osteoporosis etc,We could have done it over two sessions,Including courses that trainees could consider to attain special interest certificates in elderly care,More interactive.,More teaching on the clinical side of frailty ,None,Better parking ,None ,It could have been shorter,n/a,Nil,Nil,Video of people explaining what they do, although a nice idea not really that helpful,Less introduction ,.,.,good session||Good video,Good overview of frailty team working in hospital,Light hearted and enthusiastic presenter. Excellent explanation of the application of GP experience in secondary care frailty and discussion of available resources in primary care.,Could to go through MCQ questions ,The whole presentation,Learning about the rather convoluted and confusing structure of the NHS,Overview of frailty scheme at UHCW,Talking about challenges of the frailty team in providing patient care,nil,All,The whole session was very relevant.,Awareness of frailty service in UHCW,Interactive and holistic,Learning about the different teams/ services available in the community,.,Going through questions, discussing frailty ,The running of hospital OT and physio services ,all of it,the clinical questions at the end ,Interactive, well delivered,Frailty. Avoiding or minimising hospital admission. What are the resources in the community,perspective from a GP working in hospital to reduce need for admission in frail elderly patients,Short cases with explanation of practical management , Presentation of how the NHS works.,knowing about Integrated frailty service team,Learning about frailty services locally,Talking about new initiatives in hospital such as GPs in ED, and the frailty team which aim to keep frail patients out of hospital as they lose independence the more time spent in hospital.,Knowing the structure of the new service for elderly patients,Good discussions about hospital avoidance ,None,NA,Patient experience,We do see frail patients a lot in general practice, it was really useful getting tips on how to better care for these patients.,Demonstrated good appreciation of elderly care pathways and admission prevention systems,Learning about frailty in more detail and what we as GPs can do to optimise care,Gp liaison team and what they do ,Importance of preventing avoidable hospital admission in frail patients,Clinical questions and learning more about the frailty service ,Update on the interface between primar6 and secondary care for elderly frail patients and the ources available. Explanation of the frailty service.,Recognising there’s a department in the hospital that deals with frailty ,Q&A, fro example - features of restless legs,Helpful to learn more about the hospital frailty service ,Helpful to learn more about the hospital frailty service ,Knowing what new innovations there are,Discharge process and delay,Good view on UHCW seevices,.,All aspects|
|2018-03-15-Date-ST2s-1||GP MSK||49||4.1||4.4||N,Management,nil,N/A,I think most of us are already pretty good at history and examination of MSK conditions. I certainly tend to struggle with managment i.e. when to refer to physio, when to MRI, when to consider steroid injection. Perhaps there could have been some management although admittedly difficult within time constraints.,More time,include the foot,If a GP with special interest in MSK or an orthopaedic doctor gave the teaching with a GP focussed nature, we may have gained better knowledge on specific examination techniques in picking up pathology appropriately. Otherwise very good session.,Na,none,.,N/A,na,None,probably needed less time to prepare to present examinations,more examinations,Examination techniques should be taught by senior orthopaedic.,It was good revision of the what we know between each other. The aim was to help us do more focused examination, i feel we had this result on some examinations but not the others depending on presence of an expert on each group. May be it could be a good idea to have the groups decided 1 week earlier and each group to have one trainee who has done MSK.,Some expert demonstration of ortho exam may have been helpful,nothing,None ,Nil,If the trainers had performed example cases,Watching pre-recorded consultation videos to illustrate each condition.,n/a,Inviting a specialist (orthopod) to help teach this topic,Might have been helpful to try to all practice each examination after each teaching session - in pairs maybe - but can understand that this might take too long. |
Just think it might have helped to fix them in my memory a bit better, more than just taking notes.,Some kind of concise power point/handout as to what the TPDs felt was an appropriate level of detail for an examination. As some examinations were still quite long, and I don't think were reflective of the focus that we need to achieve in general practice.,Being taught by each can lead to being taught wrong ,nil,--,Would be useful to consider management options for the common joint problems seen in primary care - i.e. when to image, best imaging options, when to refer if not improving. ,None,Nothing, it was good,Longer session on shoulder - loads to go through and it felt rushed,Well executed ,Lot to cover in one session, overall useful session ,Not sure,O,I think having sliders to consolidate common presentations of joint pathologies and management ,Slides of presentation should be made available,Unsure,how to manage common MSK conditions, useful resources such as arthritis uk,Doing all different joints in each group,Too much squeezed into one session. Difficult to learn in this way,No,felt quite protracted,Some proformas and more guidance would have been better. Some examinations were very complicated ,Having a specialist with GP interest there to clarify questions
|GP focussed exams nation special tests,Examinations,Very useful getting to practice MSK examinations ,The presentations from all the groups on how to examine and common MSK pathologies. All useful revision. Well structured and good to do some group work to get to know the other trainees a bit more. Thank you.,Some great examinations and presentations delivered by peers. Reminded me of the resources available just within my own peer group.,The examination practice ,Presenting examination skills, learning from others,Going through different examinations, and great effort from all of the trainees to put the examinations and presentations together,Interactive demonstration,Good demonstration of different Msk examination..,.,Helpful to cover one joint as a group and focus in on a gp-focussed examination as this will be very useful in CSA and practice. ,Fantastic session. every aspect useful. Particularly group work to cover joint examination. Walked away with more confident at doing joint examination. ,Learning about common MSK conditions in general practice ,hawkins-kennedy test + explanation, de quervain's,Running through tips and tricks for various MSK examinations,presentations,Shoulder examination ,Good to have peer aspect to know how I approach these examinations is appropriate,Group work working through the exams,Interactive ,Really good to do the groupwork and presentations, really aided my learning to get experiences and tips from such a diverse group of professionals and really enjoyed the format.,Group discussion about common conditions,The common Musculoskeletal Disorders we come across in primary care and useful tips for the CSA on what examination findings to look for in a particular condition.,preparing and presenting examination skills,Splitting into groups to prepare presentations for each joint,Practical run through and revision of musculoskeletal examinations and common conditions. Useful to review techniques and special tests, as well as common principles to all msk examinations - such as look, feel, move. |
Brought back memories of medical school which I'd forgotten were still there!
Great to have peer to peer teaching also and demonstrations. ,Revising the topics which I haven't done for years since medical school,N,Having others who were more experienced in the group helping to teach us,group interaction,Practical group work. Kept to a simple level ,Talks,Enjoyed the practical parts of the examinations ,Breaking down the joint examinations to go through common conditions and what we would find on the exam,Knowing the specifics of examination for specific conditions. Seeing colleagues perform the exam. Also being able to present. Makes it easy to remember,To examine the common MSK presentation in primary care,Practicing on each other,O,Going through the different common joint examinations and the common presentations in GP,The group presentations,All,watching examinations and getting tips from colleagues,Practical part of doinf joint examination,Group discussion about back pain ,Groupwork was good and discusson,small group learning,Wide coverage ,Working in groups and practicing presenting
|2018-03-13-Date-ST1s-1||Contraception||25||4.5||4.9||Nil,It would be helpful to know some common brand names of contraceptives, also, how what to consider when switching from one form to another,Nik,n/a,n/a,Short video clips of consultation for contraceptions.,N/A,a copy per person of each of the scenarios - they were useful for CSA guidance,N/a,Less focus on role play,Video clip of implants being done,Summary on powerpoint of COCP and POP,making it clearer if we could use additional resources to find out about the different contraceptives for our feedback "presentation" - seeing as a lot of us didn't know much at all!,Nil - it was a succinct session, with key points relevant to GP training, and we were signposted to alternate resources to look up other bits of info we may need.,Individual materials for each role play ,very good session,Nil,More time doing more of these sessions.,not sure,-,NA,Information on procedures like vasectomy,NIl,None,More interactive lecture on contraception||Very useful, important details for each contraception helps when patients have questions.,Discussing different type of contraceptives and indications/contraindiactions,Looking broadly at contraception options,the theory ,Contraception types, practise CSA type scenarios,Learning about the different types of contraception and having practice sessions,Identified areas for further learning ,Good recap on contraception and pointers on management of persistent PV bleeding,Excellent trio session,AKT exam Qs and lecture presentation,Every point was extremely relevant,AKT style questions, TRIO work, good extra tips such as addition of COCP/POP to implant.,introducing new topics, trio work,Group work - which meant the session wasn't just about learning information delivered on slides, but having to delve back into memory to try and recall what knowledge we did already have about the topic. In addition, role playing to prepare for real life consultations.,Csa style role play ,different contraception methods. practicing clinical scenarios,The CSA case examples ,The trios session.- CSA questions attempts with colleagues.,practice sessions, practice questions,scenarios,Going through all the different forms of contraception,TRIO,Guidelines for prescribing contraception,Very good session. Very well presented. Easy to understand and I thought it was pitched at the right level for me. Good to have practice at mock consultations,The CSA style role plays|
|2018-03-08-Date-ST3s-1||Palliative care||39||4.2||4.5||Hand out of opiate conversion table that we can keep.,Nil,Nothing.,Nil,Having handouts with the answers on to the calculations ,more scenarios,Ethical dilemma in palliative patients,Very opaite focussed, give more time to prescription of other drugs used in palliative care,It was acceptable ,Not hold teaching at venue that’s has overpowering odour of paint/epoxy that nauseates you unless you’re sat right next to the open window.,L can't fault it it was very good. ,Practicing written prescriptions perhaps ,Most of the info was not new. More practical application would have been better. ,-,Nil,it was good,Maybe we could have done more role playing since most of us were preparing for the CSA,Good,Nil,Perhaps shorter? Hand outs with conversions tables would have been useful,Pitched session more at earlier ST years. Would’ve preferred more practical tips on prescribing / accessing services,Enjoyed all aspects,Availability of slides,None,quiz,Nothing,Nil,The lecture could have been done in 1 hour,PDF of slides,Case practice in groups,-,More prescribing practice,N/A,-,.,N/A,.,N/a session was really good ,None I can think of||Useful to re-cap conversions of opiates, syringe drivers.,Good to discuss palliative care prescribing. Good to discuss the clinical cases,An reminder of how to uptitrate opiate analgesia and how to prescribe for a syringe driver.,Going over opioid titration/conversion and prescribing in palliative care.,Discussing cases, and also how to do the calculations,Practical tips,case discussion,Prescribing and opiate conversions in palliative care,Prescribing,Palliative care/end of life care drugs and doses,Overall the day was excellent and relevant. ,Liked discussing prescribing of palliative medications.,Experience of a specialist GP,-,Drug conversions,Explaining meaning of Palliative to the patient and family,We will always have to look after such patients in general practice so it was really helpful ,conversion,Basic anticipatory Meds to prescribe ,Conversions between medications.,Liked a specialist speaker,Good speaker,Review of cases,To calculate and covert opiods,morphine coversions,The format of teaching before group discussion of scenarios to assess understanding and then whole group review,Helpful advice on prescribing for palliative patients and very good suggested info resources e.g website for prescribing help/opiate conversions.,Case discussions,Drug calculation,The talk,Really useful advice regarding prescribing in palliative care and real world examples/experiences,Prescribing in palliative care,Excellent review,Going over prescribing in palliative care, and different opioids.,.,Good ‘insider tips’ from a GP with a lot of experience ,Good view of gp with specialist interest,Really useful for discussing key topics in palliative care, including morphine and equivalent dosing ,All aspects|
|2018-03-08-Date-ST2s-1||The consultation||42||4.0||4.3||Nothing,Bit more focus on akt knowledge of prescribed consultation models at this stage rather than CSA style practical consulting.,More time to practice role-play ,More akt questions,N/A - this was a really good session and reallyt hopeful,Have more of the same,n/a,None ,A different room could have been booked if it was known to be under maintenance. Glue fume didn’t help with concentration.,n/a,Information at the start on consultation models lacked depth and didn't include application points for real life consulting.,It was good to start to think about the CSA, but it would be useful to learn how many people are yet to do their AKT still and if the majority, to continue teaching centered towards this. Topics such as men's health, digestive health, ENT, eye. I'm not sure what the timetable is for the rest of the term/year if these are due to be covered, but for me who is planning AKT in April it would be helpful. Thank you. ,Would have been a fun exercise to have assigned a consultation model for a doctor to attempt to follow during the simulation.,Better feedback on role play,Nil ,I don’t think the carousel consultations were particularly useful - I found them more daunting and if you’ve just started in GP then you feel pretty deflated if you struggled,No new ideas, it is good as it is,Smaller groups,.,more practice sessions,nothing,Slightly chaotic when organising roll play but this was due to lack of space ,Nothing in particular ,Would prefer to still focus on more akt type cases/teaching sessions at present as many in the year group have not dont akt yet and it feels like we are moving on to consider csa things already. But still useful ,None,Some handouts,More practice sessions ,Actually giving us practical tips on consultation styles. I'm not sure what that point is of outlining 4 different consultation styles and then not telling us how to apply them or in which situations which style is most appropriate. I'm not convinced the tutor even knew the purpose of Balint groups. The second half of the session was doing consultations ourselves in groups of three. This is something we can do in our own time. It wasnt assessed or monitored by the tutors so I'm not sure what the value of it was. ,an easy way/tips to remember consulation models for AKT. ,Less time in role play. More time discussing consultation styles as briefly went through ,It was a good exposure of doing the consulting and seeing others. Different way of earning which helps ,-,Na,More detail about consultation models,nil,The interactive session ,As always a bit more time,I would have liked to try out at least the main consultation skills in practice and to use our small group sessions to try one consultation model, then another, to try to compare their benefits and how they suit us.|
This may just be me because I've not yet had a chance to do GP yet.,N/A,.,very dry topic for powerpoint. longer to do role play - cut short so only 2/3 managed to participate as the doctor role,More practice sessions
|Interactive and group work,Talking to others,Very useful getting to role-play and practice consultation models.,Role play,The CSA practice session was really useful and this was a really good environment to practice within. I also thought the video of the consultation regarding the angry mother was brilliant and gave me so many pointers to work on for the future.,consultation practice, watching video consultations,practising consultations,Really liked the simulations. Should do more often. ,Case based practice,n/a,Watching videos,The CSA practice in small groups. Also watching videos of other consultations and analyzing them. ,Introduced consultation models in appropriate detail. Enjoyed the consultation practice group work and video consultations.,Role play,Watching the video consultations and discussing them,Going through video consultations,The video consultation with angry mother ,Watching consultation videos,.,videos and practice session,watching the videos,Enjoyed the interactive component and doing some roll play,Learning the models and seeing their practical implication in consultation videos ,Practising cases in small groups. Much prefer doing this in small groups to larger groups which can be intimidating ,Role play,I have not really touched on this in several years since medical school, nut having just started my ST2 GP based post I thought this was extremely useful with regards some of the conversations I have had with my trainers. ,The practice sessions ,Not sure. ,role play and video interaction,Rcgp cot criteria,Good practice to be assessed by peers on how we consult and also get a chance to see others do the same. Videos were helpful to see how a consultation can happen and pick up on good and bad ,Coverage of consultation models,Video consultations ,Revising various consultation models and their individual pros and cons,Really useful to get AKT style experience,The videos,The role play was really good,As someone who hasn't done any GP placements yet and won't be until August, I found it very interesting to see how consultations can be structured and how they differ between styles. |
I have never actually thought much about this - and i can understand where this might come in useful as we have a very short amount of time to see patients in GP.
Useful also to see the consultation skills in practice in watching videos and practicing consultations ourselves.,Excellent for AKT and CSA,Role play,csa style group work carosel,Found the hints and tips useful.
|2018-03-06-Date-ST1s-1||Ophthalmology||30||4.8||4.9||-,NA,Nil,N/A,n/a,a set practical time,Nil,I thought this was a very useful session on a topic that was very useful given that we do not get a lot of exposure to ophthalmology throughout training. ,N/a,No improvements,Practical session with opthalmoscope during the session ,more practical demonstration,Practice with opthalmoscopes - most people unable to provide opthalmoscopes at this stage. ,some practice sessions would have been helpful.,practise AKT questions,AKT questions,more practicality included as a session,Nil. Very good delivery of the slides. Excellent teacher. ,Nil. Very good delivery of the slides. Excellent teacher. ,Nil,demonstration of ophthalmoscope technique,Maybe spread over two sessions to allow more practice,Nothing,N/a,Presentation power point copy for future revision,Nil,More practical work, possibly over 2 sessions?,N/A,none,Some integrated practicals||Useful run through of ophthalmology which will be faced in general practice,Timing of referrals for the different eye conditions. ,Examination tips, and tips on how to present/refer cases to an ophthalmologist so that they take you seriously! ,Clinical images for all the important opthalmological conditions,Really excellent run through ophthalmology in a format appropriate to GP training. Great presenter. Has made me feel a lot more confident about approaching an eye consultation.,key points relevant to GP,Comprehensive session on common and important eye pathologies with good practical tips for practice,Going through the images of the different retina for different conditions. Also going through red flag and things that need urgent referral. Post op complications and what to expect and how best to advice the patient was also very useful. ,Excellent teaching on eyes. Also good opportunity to get practical advice from an expert. Highly recommend. ,Starting with your ophthalmoscope at +10,Great overview of important areas for GPs in relation to eye presentations ,ophthalmologist referral,Concise, relevant information. Presented with enthusiasm. Not too complicated, pitched at very good GP level. ,The images. HE was able to explain clearly, and clearly had a well grounded background in the field.,Pictures and explanation of examination technique,Good pictures and useful content,Good examples, lots of pictures,It was very helpful being able to see slides of common eye presentations in hospital and GP. ,It was very helpful being able to see slides of common eye presentations in hospital and GP. ,Good overview of topics relevant to gp,Excellent coverage of this topic with useful and relevant teaching for GPs,Applied/Practical approach to assessment and management,Really useful looking at common presentations that we might see in general practice and when to refer ,Great lecture with clear objectives and good pictures ,Learning Essential Eye care for GPs,very relevant, good presenter,Good teaching on red flags, when ti refer and interesting cases,Red flag features and conditions requiring referral,Relevant material, great speaker, good explanation,Reasons to refer to hospital with eye presentations|
|2018-03-01-Date-ST3s-1||Self directed learning||6||3.3||3.7||As above,More clinical teaching ,Something practically useful,Teaching not cancelled - I understand it is difficult to find a venue but it is now March and we have had no face to face teaching at all this year. It will be the Easter break in 4 weeks.,Not sure,None||Self directed learning,Everything,Learning what a Balint group is ,Self directed learning - continued with Lithium Audit at my surgery all aftermoon,First line prescription for opioids ,All aspects|
|2018-03-01-Date-ST2s-1||A life in the day of a GP||53||4.1||4.2||More medical dilemmas rather than so much ethical/opinion,Akt questions on practice management ,.,I think it worked well in the time available,nil,No suggestions,more interactive ,Room less warm,.,Nothing particular ,Nothing,No ideas,Having set guidelines and best practice references from RCGP, GMC or other validated bodies with regards to certain scenarios.,Interesting cases were good but might be helpful to give idea of what other things covered in general gp day such as script signing. Admin phone calls etc,It was great! ,Na,None,N/a,Nothinh,More participation of audience in the discussion,nil,na,N/A,no,A couple more cases on difficult polypharmacy as that is something we have to do a lot. A few of the cases were very specific and would require discussion with the practice anyway,N/A - really good session,No areas for improvement identified,In run up to AKT more clinical focussed sessions might be more appropriate,this was a really good session,No,None,-,nil,-,N/a,Nil,N/A,Nothing ,discuss what the outcome was of each case discussed,Some questions were very basic.,Small group discussion around specific cases may be of further benefit. Thank you,It was good enough,It was good ,Na,More interactive ,Possibly a bit more structure/learning aims, but then the relaxed interactive format made it more enjoyable!,Nil,It was a good cover of so many cases ,more focused on ethics and the law,More cases,Thoroughly enjoyed this session and can't think how it could be improved!,More variation,Scenarios were obvious - could have been more challenging||Discussing polypharmacy,Talking through cases,Opportunity to discuss cases as group before moving on,How experienced GPs and other trainees would manage other clinical and non-clinical challenges in general practice,Very relevant to our training and nice using case examples.,All of it,Very relevant ,Scenarios,Discussion of ethical dilemmas,Found discussi g every snenario very useful ,Interactive,Time management on preferring to visit a patient who does not want to go to hospital and have suspected GI. Bleed,Talking about everyone's experiences,Discussion regarding patients who turn up late was very helpful,Very good to talk through the difficult scenarios, lots of learning points,Variety of cases discussed,Ways of managing different kinds of patient in a general practice.,Discussing ethical dilemma cases,Interactive presentation ,It wll help me in Dealing with uncertainities in GP,good group debates,Case presentations were interesting and relied on bringing in those lateral thinking skills. ,Very interesting scenarios and cases for discussion- provoked good ethical dilemmas, and all from real-life experiences! Feeling enthused at how interesting GP life is. Many of these situations we as trainees haven't encountered but are likely to over our careers- good to have thought about and discussed it to feel more prepared. Thank you,great session,Going through difficult cases and being able to think about how different people would manage them. It was good to see that cases that I would fins challenging others do too and to have a general idea on how to manage these will be useful in practice,This was a really informative session and I learnt a great deal about some of the everyday ethical issues encountered in general practice. The interactivity of this session and the real life examples really helped illustrate this.,The whole session was useful,Interesting discussion points,Very interesting case discussions,Group doscussion,Quite interactive.,-,The general advice,-,Learning to think ethically about situations that arise in practice ,To discuss the different cases and ethics/reasoning behind it. ,Really great session,Enjoyed discussing everyday dilemmas and solutions ,Discussing the different complex cases and how others would deal with each case differently,Dealing with dilemmas.,The discussions around each topic and hearing people's varying points of view,Scenario discussion,Interaction ,Interactive, practical,Cases discussed ,It was a very interesting session, and got us back into VTS teaching.,Ethical dilemmas,Useful learning on difficult scenarios and how to handle it with different option also knowing the outcome of how it was handled in practice,Discussing ethics,Case examples ,I learn very well from case discussions, focused on individual patients; use of humour or unique circumstances in each case such as the patient with the 'botfly' incident or the patient requesting just a few tablets of zopiclone as an emergency prescription having left his usual meds in Ireland...|
The way the cases were discussed were brilliant and definitely help to stick in one's mind. It also helps to get an idea of what GP will actually be like - especially for me as I've done 4 hospital placements so far and no GP jobs yet.,The ethical issue discussions,Going through scenarios and discussing the ethical elements
|2018-02-27-Date-ST1s-1||ARCP||32||4.2||4.6||NA,N/A,-,Nil,-,I think too much time was dedicated to going over PDPs and learning logs again. This was covered comprehensively at the start of the ST1 year and I don't feel it was necessary to go over it all again.,The session was very useful and I would recommend this to future years. It would be useful to do more AKT style questions too. ,more practice sessions,Less AKT example questions- after about 10-15 I wasn't able to look at the screen and concentrate for much longer. ,Nil,Cant say,Nil,loved the interactive method of getting everyone involved in answering questions! ,none,quicker questions ,More explanation of correct answers to questions with some background info. ,n/a,N/A,Screen was barely visible.. wish it could have been magnified,already very good,Clearer standards of what is needed to achieve pass at ARCP,N/A,Text for the practice questions was too small.,less repetition on e-portfolio,Nil,none,N/a,Might have been helpful a little earlier if the programme,More examples of good vs bad learning logs/PDPs,A BIT MORE INFO FOR SOMEONE WHO IS NEW TO E-PORTFOLIO,We already knew how to use Pearson as it’s the same system everyone has to use for the gp entrance exam-spent a long time going through this unnecessarily ,More emphasis on medical practice/medicine (less on portfolio)||Helpful,Tips for portfolio,Quiz,Example questions for AKT,Practice AKT questions,The practice AKT questions.,Going through the portfolio and which bits are important and how best to fill out the different sections was very useful. It was also useful to go through the ARCP, how is works and what is expected. Going through some questions in the same style as AKT was a very useful indication of what to expect. ,practice sessions,Examples of AKT questions and advice to use AKT content document to aid revision/study. ARCP- making PDPs more concise and attainable.,the AKT question and answer part,Practice questions.,Reflective writing aspects - Diamond ,practice session of AKT questions,Tips on AKT and developing SMART PDPs,good recap of PDP,AKT questions,useful to complete the MCQs in this session,How to design a good PDP,Knowing about Do and Don't of ARCP, Wetting a PDP, Exam pattern,Knowledge about ARCP and required outcome,AKT session,AKT prep,Practice questions,Practise AKT questions,Knowing when to take akt and practice questions.. and overview of arcp,example PDPs and AKT questions,Going through preparation for ARCP. Being made aware of the AKT topic guide.,Portfolio section was helpful - I don't feel it's that easy I use, so goodto have some guidance. Also good to get us thinking about akt,Really good to learn how our portfolios are marked.,USEFUL INFORMATION ABOUT ARCP,Useful to be told timeline of when things would/should happen,Questions re: AKT|
|2018-02-22-Date-ST3s-1||Balint heartsink||38||3.6||3.6||.,Nil,Carry on the good work ,-,Update the British Leyland metaphor for 21st century patients! ;),maybe run a proper balint group and trainees asked to bring difficult cases to discuss with facilitor like normal balint group.,-,Room too hot. ,Perhaps divide into groups and have many groups working simultaneously,Nothing much more,Nil,it was good,Perhaps if the subject was taken a bit more seriously by Dr Rapley with fewer flippant remarks.,Balint group bit probably went on for a little long to exclude a large amount of the audience.,Understanding how to have balint sessions with colleagues,More structure,.,More interactive ,IT WOULD HAVE BEEN BETTER IF THERE WERE TWO BALLINT GROUPS RATHER THAN ONE,Late start,Clinical relevance ,Shorter session. CSA cases could have been added,More time in balint groups rather then listen to the presentation. ,.,A handout afterwards would have been good,the second half of the session, split everyone into their own groups rather than watching one group,Nothing,NA,N/a,N/a,Repeated a lot of the heartsink patient teaching we had in a previous year,WEll run,more small groups practicing it and TPD's observing these groups,Nil,Nil,.,None,None||Baking groups post cct ,Good to learn about Balint to reflect and discuss difficult cases,Flavour of what Balint group discussion looks like ,Strategies of dealing with difficult patients,Participation in a Balint group gave me insight into how this might be a worthwhile activity once I am qualified.,generaly understanding of how to use the principles of counselling in GP work on day to day basis,Considering balint groups for the future,A good session looking at different techniques to improve consultation skills and fully explore patients ICE without overmedicalising |
Nice and informal ,How a Balint group can be used to unravel difficult cases,I loved the examples that were used to explain the medical conditions,Good group work,knowing how discussion between collegues can help come up with some reasonable plans,None,Discussing ways to gather support from colleagues to deal with difficult cases/encounters,Group discussions,Useful idea of discussing challenging cases with colleagues,.,Group discussion ,DISCUSSION,Group demo,Passionate speaker,Discussion of cases with other colleagues to see their views,A balint session would of been a very useful session in particular when it is done regularly. ,observation of balling group demonstration,Useful to see balint being used in a scenario,balint groups would be a good idea to discuss challenging cases post training,Awareness of support groups,Learning about balint sessions and seeing an example of it.,Group discussion,Group discussion,Using group as way to think aloud and get feedback ,Good to understand how a Balint group works but frustrating that the aim isn't to solve a problem,example of a balint session and case discussion,Simulations,Simulations,.,Group work was good, mixing with new people,All aspects
|2018-02-20-Date-ST1s-1||The Scary Stuff & Introduction to the ePortfolio||6||4.7||4.7||Seemed very helpful, no improvements,Might have been good to talk a bit less about eportfolio and maybe about the job itself, but I appreciate it's difficult to talk about our current jobs as they are very diverse. Would have been good to see the eportfolio demonstration on the large screen.,If there is going to be a bigger intakes of trainees in Feb then would it be appropriate to have a full day induction as the people starting in August have?,Using projector/link to big screen - although to be fair I think this was an IT issue,More interactive by asking us to actually try to demonstrate an entry in real time,No||Joining the Google group for Coventry VTS,Review of using eportfolio,Really helpful overview of portfolio, especially logging on and looking at examples,Review of ePortfolio and insight into what is expected from ST1 trainees,Learnt how to use the RCGP e-portfolio,Reflective practice and tips on using the ePortfolio|
|2018-02-08-Date-Trainers-1||Srtd||47||4.4||4.4||None,Bit about leadership was rather woolly,More diversity in workshops. Same topics again and again,Great venue and lunch,Workshops ,Excellent-no improvement needed.,Better PA sound system,Less repetition ,Leadership stuff pretty dry. Also a method of giving feedback that does not involve my name and GMC number would also be a step forward,Nil,Felt pressure to comply with gmc decision/views on news case and clearly people weren’t happy to talk openly about it,session about eportfolios,Nil,visual summary of the case study outcomes ,Hard to know?,No improvement ,Nothing to add,No improvement needed,nothing,Workshops need more ideas ,Don't know,Nil,less leadership graphs/pretty pictures- my eyes just glaze over!,It was well organised and appropriate for my learning, I think it was fantastic ,None,Nil,interactive MCQ scoring with selection buttons so we can see how everyone responds is fun & helps learning.,better signposting to coffee on arrival,N/A,Other workshops,the session on social care had too much material and the objectives were not that clear,All good,Less feedback on the microphones. The sessions themselves were great.,No suggestions,I didn't particularly like the lunch,Nil- very good day.,No suggestions, session was good,Thinking about appraisal and revalidation, may be we should do a bit of relevant educational theory or peer review marking some COTs or something,audience to give their own examples of trainees if difficulty,smaller group work could have further case base discussions,Less waffle around leadership,no suggestions,excellent day. Good venue. Prefer this venue. ,Not obvious that it could be improved,-,Extremely well organised and useful session. I would wish future sessions to be similarly organised.||Discussing difficult cases - proactive and interesting. Also discussion about leadership ,New trainers workshop,Cases were very enlightening,Difficult trainees ,Intial discussion from expert panel,Expert panel on problems with registrars,Expert panel on challenging cases,Difficult cases,Challenging cases,Difficult cases with discussion ,Cases st beginning and open forum,workshops,Q&A at beginning of the day,Case studies,The clinical scenarios discussion. Upate is always helpful and today was no exception. Perry Walkers session was different, interesting and fun. ,Looking at complex cases and also leadership. Small group discussion was interesting.,Group work on difficult scenarios ,The workshop on Leadership in General Practice,Q and A session and workshops,The debate about safe reflection.,Session on dealing with difficult Trainees,Difficult cases discussion ,challenging cases with expert panel,Mindfulness - will be useful for my own "house keeping" and help patients ,The opinions of the expert panel very helpful. Also I attended the mindfulness and ST failure workshop which was has given me some food for thought ,Expert panel questions,I found the practical case discussion re probity very interesting,The cases with the expert panel.,Difficult scenarios,Q&A's case studies and liaison with other GPs,Morning,the expert panel extremely useful,Really enjoyed the Mindfulness session - like yoga but sitting up.,The sessions on how to deal with difficult situations that trainees get into,Difficult cases was excellent ,Enjoyed the afternoon session on the challenges facing the health service,Afternoon workshops on mindfulness and helping trainees after exam failure. Small group discussion in the morning sessions, discussion of bawa-garba case with panelists. Panelists were very good and insightful to have.,Leadership session was thought provoking ,Panel Case discussions re complex training cases, group discussion on medicolegal implications of recording reflection,I enjoyed the workshops about helping failing trainees and issues arouinf ltft,perhaps have a written policy in the practice regarding social media,Challenging cases panel,the mindfullness session,Open feedback discussion with Panel. ,Challenging Cases,I could only attend the afternoon due to morning surgery commitments, but found the 2 workshops I attended- new trainers and supporting trainees in difficulty helpful in attending.,The difficult cases scenarios provided an opportunity to get peer ideas and advice|
|2017-12-14-Date-ST3s-1||CSA Focus - QUIZ||17||3.6||2.8||No prizes for the losing teams!,It wss ok,.,Nil,self directed learning to enable us to do csa preparation, as travelling all the way to warwick to do a christmas/nonmedical quiz isn't valuable,MOre of the same please! ,Nil,By letting us have a Star Wars round as we would have won!,Na,NA,Training related topics perhaps ,With some easy questions ,-,-,Could have added questions from other ethnic background ,.,n/a||Practicing teamwork and negotiation.,The quizzing session was ok,.,Nil,none,A good laugh and great team-building. ,All,Getting to interact with everyone in a different setting,It was fun and good team morale,Networking,Didn’t find helpful at all,Musical guessing which speciality,teamwork ,Fun session in the Christmas spirit,It was fun and change of mind ,Fun end to year,random general knowledge|
|2017-12-14-Date-ST2s-1||Emergencies and dermatology||33||4.2||4.3||More pictures ,Mock emergency consultations,Going through a few more dermatology pictures,Cases in emergenices were quite obvious management,whilst gp emergencies clearly relevant, found the derm more useful so would have preferred some extra time on derm rather than emergencies,Well done,More cases for emergencies,Problem based learning,No suggestions ,Discussion of opportunities such as pre-hospital medicine in rural area or minor injury units.,Have another dermatology session covering skin cancer,None,-,-,No thing I can think of,More time on derm and less on emergencies ,Less group work,.,Nil,We could do with more teaching on specific aspects of practice management such as the roles and responsibilities of partners vs salaried.,.,No, found it helpful,Include more AKT questions. ,Perhaps simulated sessions of emergencies but this may come in ST3,nil,N/a,Not sure,Nil,More cases could have been added,More derm topics being covered ,There were mince pie there, amazing,N/A,It couldn’t.||Dermatology pictures ,Dermatology tips,Going through emergencies and dermatology pictures,Dermatology questions,derm presentation really helpful,It was good learning from cases and information taught. Common skin conditions highlighted which was useful and relevant,Overview of how to handle emergencies and group work on emergency protocols,Group discussion,Great, informative session on EM and derm ,Interesting to see how we all consider our role in managing emergencies still based on hospital experience. Instinctively some of us opting to do things that can be done by paramedics or in hospital with no immediate benefit to doing it in the surgery,All was helpful,Dermatology in GP ,Very useful,Really useful to learn about common skin conditions,Emergencies in primary care,The dermatology ,Derm ,derm pictures,Dermatology pictures. Good to do some actual medical emergencies and discuss them,Really excellent teaching on important statistical concepts, good opportunity to do some practice calculations,.,Very useful derm,The dermatology bit is quite useful.,Going through management of emergencies in GP, acne management,acne teaching ,Skin overview,Revising different emergencies and how to manage them,Discussing emergencies in general practice,Ability to think of initial first line management before hospital referral,The derm quiz and going through common presentations and management ,Dermatology was very helpful,AKT questions,Covered common but relevant topics. Not too niche.|
|2017-12-07-Date-ST3s-1||Csa actors role play||34||4.4||4.5||Carry on with similar case discussions,Not all observers were following up verbal feedback with written feedback,Not forcing feedback to count for attendance,No,Well done can’t think of anything else,Handouts with a selection of common CSA cases and how to pass them,Not overly relevant having sat the CSA,couldnt,Having feedback on if your case would have passed a csa assessment. ,n/a,More scenarios,nil of note,Na,N/A,-,More sessions like this please,More honest and better feedback from examiners, I think you were all too kind!,n/a,-,Already very good,Nil.,Too long, organisation could be better ,NA,See above,Book 3-6 mock session back to back,It's really good-don't change,It couldn't - only by being a whole day of full CSA mock for everyone with the actors just like the real thing,Longer time for feedback,None,Everyone should get a chance to be a doctor,If trainees were allowed to do the role play with actor and observer only and not other fellow trainees sitting in front of them,nil,Would love to have such sessions,Please note this session was in 2017 and not 2018 - there is no option for 2017 now.||Different CSa cases and discussions with personal feedback ,Very useful to use professional actors and receive feedback,Actors,Role players ,Role players with feedback,Undertaking a mock CSA station with an actor,Critiquing colleagues taking part in CSA cases,actor sessions always useful, good CSA practice,Having the opportunity to practice csa cases,watching the different cases,Role plays ,the simulations,Roleplay cases very helpful ,Being able to take part as a learning facilitator, having already passed the CSA.,Good chance to practice for the CSA,Practical application,The CSA role play cases was really useful and also extremely relevant,Useful to discuss cases as someone who has gone through the experience, can help others,I preformed better this time,role play,I have passed my CSA so got involved with feeding back to my peers, which was a useful learning experience.,Role play ,Practice and feedback,Today I did self study as the teaching session was on csa exam which I have done,Practicing with real time actors,Chance to experience practicing with trained role playerz,Role playing with actors and breaking down how the consultations would be marked. What they will look for in CSA,Good practice,Role plays are always helpful for CSA practice and it helps learn and prepare for the actual exam. We had more cases and doing it for 2 weeks actually helped develop insight how to improve our consultation.,We were able to critique our own consultation styles with the CSA at the back of our minds.,role play by actors,CSA practice role plays and constructive feedback,Found really helpful practising with role players,Good CSA preparation|
|2017-12-07-Date-ST2s-1||St2 teaching||33||4.1||4.6||.,Great session, thank you.,There was no other way of doing though hard,Ensuring the information was fully correct,Some typos in presentation caused a bit of confusion,I felt like the stats part of the session was a little confusing + a few mistakes which didn't help,It was interactive but I would loved it more interactive however it is very difficult subject to make it interesting ,More examples ,Include more AKT questions.,A little bit more time to do example questions would have been good,Nothing particular,Larger statistics posters on the walls. ,More AKT questions,I found the statistics part confusing unfortunately,keep it up,Less time on statistics, although it was useful in that it showed me I definitely need to study this area.,MORE TIME TO WORK EXAMPLES TOGETHER,nil,Could be better to have a statistic specialist take the session ,More time to do stats exercises,Clarity of the presentation as there was some incorrect information ,Nil,More of similar session actualy needed,The session needed to be longer!,Very good,More questions,I found it too fast and confusing. It did not help that the tutor got a bit confused as well,N/A,To be broken into parts ,n/a,Nothing,i found the statistics confusing at times. maybe thats just me!,i found the statistics confusing at times. maybe thats just me!||Example stats questions ,Having the chance to practice the calculations ourselves. Also to explain the GP contracts- something we have never formally learnt about before. ,Learning about the terms used in Statistics. A lot to take in but helpful. Learning about GP pay and contract as well gives insight to what is ahead. ,Going through the different types of statistical terms and examples of calculations was reallyhelpful,relevant, tabulations helpful to remember in terms of completing calculations,Learning about GP pay/funding was very helpful,The statistics tables,Statistics ,The statistics revision and questions,Really helpful to get an idea of what we are expected to know for AKT and to work through some example questions. Very well explained throughout.,It was extremely useful to have session on statistics, good way of revision in groups. Thanks to vicki and specially giving out practice questions.,The statistics was useful to remind us and the GP contracts information was useful. ,Stats element,practice management and gp pay,every thing,Practice management section,STATISTICS,statistics ,Basic statistics ,To go through statistics basics,Refreshing stats,Presentation,Statistics,Going through statistics questions, putting the calculations into context,Really helpful,Statistic calculations,Handout,Really useful roleplay for home visits and telephone consultations,Everything ,Handout, practise questions ,Practice questions were great. Good handouts to continue the practicing at home ,good to work through qeustions in a group format. ,good to work through qeustions in a group format.|
|2017-12-05-Date-ST1s-1||Cancer and palliative care||24||4.5||4.7||Na,Nil,-,More seasons like these,More case based discussions around adjuvant medications and therapies,Nil,Nil,None,No improvement- this session should be given to all upcoming years. Very useful!!,-,nil,N/A,The last session felt quite long - perhaps shorter and more concise would have been bettter. Group discussions were good- but felt slightly laboured as we discussed in small groups, and then again as a whole cohort. ,n/a,None,Discuss more on who to speak to if a patient is at home and actively dying and wants to stay at home. Which other teams can be involved?,A handout with the conversions would have been useful,N/A - Very helpful session about a sometimes difficult topic.,Very good,More practice questions,Some knowledge was assumed in the second part, for example 'Respect forms'. When I did acute medicine we were still using DNACPR forms. The placements I've done since this one have not been the sort of placement where you would do these forms (e.g. obs and gynae, adult psychiatry, CAMHS) and I did not know what these forms were. A brief overview on what this form is would have been helpful before launching into how frequently we have been completing them.|
Thank you.,No changes,The dose calculations quiz was a bit annoying - without the conversions given I felt like we were all just guessing, not the most useful. ,N/A
|Topic,Drug conversion information,really useful for community based palliative care, understand our roles and what support is available to us,Whole session!,Dose conversions of opioids, the importance of early planning and discussion with patients, the role of hospices,Excellent to hear from community palliative care ,Very enlightening and educating discussion about palliative care in the community with very vibrant speakers, loved it!,Very good speakers. Very relevant,This was a fantastic teaching session covering relevant areas of palliative care for GPs/GP trainees. Found conversions for analgesia extremely useful and i'll be keeping the handout's with me for both my hospital and GP jobs. |
Was not aware of current driving legislation around medications- good to highlight this.
Prescribing for 'dying patient' in community very useful as this differed from the medications used in UHCW EOL booklet. ,Discussing end of life care and support given by gps,Both very interesting and informative. Well presented,Care review management, information to look for post cancer treatment,Prescribing palliative / anticipatory drugs in the community advice. Thinking about what support GP can give / role they play with patients who have / have had cancer. ,community prescribing,Anticipatory medications in palliative care ,really relevant to our training. useful to have two sets of speakers who were passionate about the topic.,Really good talk from palliative care consultant on recognising dying and also converting different types of pain relief into different forms,The opioid conversions and prescribing exercises were helpful, along with the novel way of recording answers. Also the patient journey through palliative care and cancer was really helpful and brought a lot of the points home with practical examples - a thoroughly well worked and useful session.,Palliative Prescribing ,Strengths of opioids,Really helpful exercise on prescribing anticipatory medications. I've had to do this in acute medicine and somehow always found it quite difficult. It was really helpful to have the rules explained re converting one opioid for another and also the practical hints about not putting frequency as hourly but 'stat prn' - really useful. ,The whole session was good but I found the Prescribing in palliative care section was the most useful. Going through drugs and doses was really helpful.,Useful to cover what services available locally.,Very good to have specialists coming in. Good explanation of drug doses
|2017-11-30-Date-ST3s-1||Advanced consulting skills||33||3.9||4.0||Not forcing feedback to count as attendance for session. Also make feedback website iPhone friendly as keeps jumping around when filling in boxes,No improvement necessary.,-,Nil,Carry on the good work ,Shared management was a little less useful,Sometimes think that no coffee break but finishing earlier SOME weeks would work well.,nil,More relevant to csa . More direct pointers,Perhaps more interactive,nil,Fairly superficial discussion around dealing with angry patients.,-,More sessions like today,The lecture on shared decision making would have been better if you could explain the difference between shared management and shared decision making. ,More AKT questions,Nothing,would prefer shorter tea break and earlier finish! ,Na,more intereactive,Nil,N/A,Nil,N/A,External Resource person preferably a CSA examiner to handle session,It is hard to see how to improve with the kind of dedication the TPD's put into these seeions,N/a,cant think of any,nil of note,n/a,Role play with actors,N/a,nil||The angry patient,Ideas and techniques for managing angry patients,Talking about how to use patients perspective to reach a shared decision rather than just giving "options",Good to learn how to deal with an angry patient,CSA related cases and scenarios & also helpful for every day life,Great fun to debrief about difficult consultation we'd had,Dealing with angry patients.,.,Few things,Found angry patient presentation helpful,Very relevant topics discussed - useful for both everyday practice and the CSA exam,-,-,Discussing how to manage difficult situations such as the angry patient,Angry patients bit by Rosalind ,Role playing exercise,Strategies for identifying and managing escalating consultations,shared decision making, tips on how to do this ,Shared management,discussion ,Csa practice about shared care,Today was a session for those due to take their csa exam - it was useful to see other people’s consulting style.,Useful management suggestions when dealing with angry patients ,N/A,Shared Decision is not laying down option,As general practitioners we must engage our patients in the decision making process, and this is what this session emphasised.,How to deal with angry patients ,The role play,the cases,prev experiences were discussed,Dealing with aggressive and challenging patients. Techniques to diffuse situation,Dealing with angry patients ,all useful|
|2017-11-30-Date-ST2s-1||Home visits and telephone consultation||35||4.2||4.5||No,Home visits seemed more or a chat, didn't feel that informative,No thing to say ,I didn't find the home visit section that beneficial. Not sure how to improve. Maybe shorter and discuss more cases,might be useful to have nearer the start of term for trainees on gp placement first,It was excellent,if was done well,Include more scenarios.,Not sure,More AKT prep,More personal experiences / resources to read. ,N/A,nil,more focussed tips on Home visit,-,.,More situational experiences ,More discussion,none,-,Really enjoyed it, liked the split session format,Not sure,Difficult to say, as is a bit of a difficult subject,Nothing,More guidance from tutors on what should be covered and good tips formally,Doing it at the beginning. Half way through my GP rotation is a bit late. ,More role play exercises,nil,Would be interesting to discuss skype consultations which may become part of routine practice in the near future.,Nil,Great session,It was done well,Nil,I don't think it could have,It was a good overview||Interactive,Telephone triage tips,Telephone triage and awareness of the things that may cause unsatisfactory outcome of the consultation ,Telephone consultation,Good tips in telephone session,Home visit advice,Tips on telephone triage. ,What needs to be in my home visit bag.|
What is needed for a successful telephone consultation.,Interesting, useful and relevant,Tips for Home visits,Very good to have formal teaching on both - and tips on how to make life easier when visiting. Good review on common pitfalls of telephone triage. ,All of it; great teaching,Advice of TC,TELEPHONE CONSULTATION,Discussion about usual things needed in a home visit bag,Role plays,practical problem solving,Role play,all aspects,Discussion,Really useful to have tips from tpds ,It good that you are teaching this subject, specially I found telephone consultation tips very useful. I am trying to smile now during consultations and be to listen more to have patient has to say,Highlighted pitfalls, giving good practical advice,Good role play,Sharing experiences of home visits,What to put in the bag,Learning about telephone consultations was very helpful,It was good to hear practical stories to prepare me for starting my ST2 GP post soon.,Discussing advantages and disadvantages of telephone consultations. Discussing preparation for home visits and realising variation in contents of doctors bag.,Going through how to go through a history on the phone,Very relevant to practical aspects of GP training and day to day work.,It was important to learn how one can make home visits and telephone call for triage effective and assess severity of illness/condition. How to do a home given the limited resources and how one can get more information by being in their house,Practice telephone consultations,Excellent teaching on nuisance bleeding - important to know about for real life general practice..,The AKT questions
|2017-11-28-Date-ST1s-1||GP Curriculum||26||4.0||4.2||Quicker pace,Slightly shorter as there was a lot of important information but in high volume,Some more examples of where to signpost patients in different scenarios that may not be easily deducible or accessible,N/A,It would have been useful if we could actually be given examples of how to cover the GP curriculum for our eportfolios ,No current additional information,N/A,Nil ,I can't come up with anything. It was really good. ,Nil,Nil,unsure,Instead of just vaguely touching upon community resources, it would have been better if time was spent in the session actually telling us about local resources. I have never worked in the community in this area, it would have been interesting to know i.e. how many district nurses there are, the hours they work, how community palliative care works, name of support groups etc. I realise you cannot provide an exhaustive list but I think practical aspects of community resources would have been more helpful than guessing drug prices/incidence rates.,Too much role plays/interactive cases, it got a bit boring and tiring. The session felt a little jumbled, I wasn’t entirely sure what we were meant to have learned.,I can't think of anyway,Quite slow paced.,Nothing ,More focused,More practice with motivational interviewing but I understand there were time constraints. Really enjoyed the session,Unfortunately got rushed at end, possible to whittle down a bit?,Had to jump through last slides - maybe whittle it down a bit,Didn't seem to be linked to the title of the teaching at all. It felt like the teaching didn't really have a theme, bits on lots of different topics. Didn't learn anything about the curriculum ,Enjoyed it but too intensive for a single teaching.,More group sessions,Some of the slides were difficult to focus from the projector,N/A||NNT information ,Looking at the new aspects of the curriculum. Practising motivational interviewing ,Really appreciated the example on motivational questioning as these are some difficult scenarios I've encountered previously in GP,Interactive and group work,Discussing difficult scenarios ( obesity in chldren, smoking cessation),Good cases and discussions. Engaging session.,Useful website resource (NNT), role play,Learning resources for risk vs benefits of drugs and cost effective prescribing ,All of it: Really useful examples on communication. Got the point across with the conference example about how doctors can "mean well" when bombarding patients with information they might not want or need. This was one of the best teaching sessions I've attended. Thank you. ,Really good illustration of curriculum using case based scenarios made the teaching more relevant.,Really good illustration of curriculum using case based scenarios made the teaching more relevant.,discussing case studies,.,Good at explaining some areas of the cirriculum I didn’t really know what they were or how to show I have covered them.,Considering the wider context of a GP's role in the community and ways to get involved.|
Tips for undertaking a motivational interview.,Covers a lot of useful information regarding curriculum.
Presented very well,Really useful to go through the current and future curriculum and go through some cases to demonstrate and practice aspects ,Nice insights into General Practice,Role play - difficult scenario ,the NNT.com / DS1500 fasttrack benefits / Symptom Sorter book,(might be recorded twice - I think I put the wrong date in) www.thennt.com / DS1500 form / Symptom Sorter book / Motivational Interviewing,Found the brief discussion about motivational interviewing really interesting.,Discussion amongst colleagues and questions based discussion.,Group sessions,Interactive,Numbers needed to treat website, motivational interviewing role play
|2017-11-23-Date-ST3s-1||CSA focus-role play||41||4.3||4.4||Nil,It would be useful to have feedback on whether the cases would have passed a CSA exam.,n/a,.,Similar session, random groups,A larger number of smaller groups, so there is more opportunity for each trainee t practice with an actor,Couldn't,Giving us a copy of the case and mark scheme for our own records,It's good anyway. ,By written feed back,Perhaps smaller groups ,None,Keep up the good work ,NA,N/a,smaller groups to practice,-,it was done well,Nothing,Very well run,nil,Run it as a mock session with each candidate doing > 6 in roll with those real time actors,N/a,Have csa examiners present. There are many present in the area that have not been invited ,n/a,Maybe slighter smaller groups as some didn’t do it.,It was excellent ,maybe we could do it over two sessions,It might help if all of the ‘volunteers’ are selected at the very start of the session. ,Not forcing feedback to count as attendance,-,The groups worked well,Better organised feed back,To have written feedback ,NA,.,As above it was excellent. I can not fault it apart from trying to find a parking space for almost an hour.,Na ,Smaller groups,N/A,Smaller groups||Good to practice role play with actors ,Having feedback on the CSA cases and what was in the mark scheme. ,everything,.,role play,Learning how to management a pregnant patient exposed to chickenpox,Individual roleplay,The CSA role play cases were excellent, extremely helpful and relevant.,Role playing actors and feedback ,Practicing with the patients, helped to see our weaknesses.,Practising with the actors and receiving feedback ,Role play with feed back,Real actors role play and help with other trainees who has already passed CSA,CSA practice,Practical application ,watching the cases,-,the entire session was geared towards csa , with god feedback and insight,Highlighted knowledge gaps,As I've already taken CSA I went round the circuits giving feedback which was really enlightening. ,Really useful to see how actors respond to certain questions asked.,Done to simulate a real csa exam,As I have passed my csa in my case today’s session was not useful,Actors,Good to learn from each other and be exposed to each others consulting styles.,The role play,I liked the patient with chest pain/AF, as it enhanced my knowledge on the subject ,the role play. my colleagues seemed to be quite ready for the exam, i was able to compare my own readiness with theirs.,Learning how to organise and help teach. A great experience. ,Actor session,Use of actors and medium sized groups,To continuously practice csa cases,The role players were good,Practising consults and getting feedback on areas for improvement,I have passed CSA so was asked to be involved in giving feedback to others, which was a really good learning experience. ,Role plays,The whole teaching session was excellent. The actors, the feed back and the exam experience was very good.,Actors good,The feedback,N/A,Practical experience of role play was useful for the CSA|
|2017-11-23-Date-ST2s-1||Gynaecology||29||4.5||4.7||More topics in another session please,N/A,maybe a step up from part 1 with regards to contraception e.g. quick starting, trouble shooting and emergency contraception - but understand quite tight for time!,More AKT prep,problem based learning,Well done ,none,Can't think of anything it was really useful, thanks ,-,probably more detail on the cervical screening programme and examples of CSA cases on this subject,It was pretty good ,not include the acting session about menstrual cycle, it was quite amusing but no sure it added to learning!,Nil,No particular suggestions ,.,Perhaps some practice consultations, but this may be covered next year.,I would keep it as it was,Perhaps a bit more time on the consultation examples,It was perfect,enjoyed thoroughly,.,I don't think it could,Not sure,No,.,It was well presented and loved the menstrual cycle illustration with ourselves and balloons. ,Screening for other gynea cancers,Nil,A lot covered in one session maybe over two teaching sessions||Going through the menstrual cycle and screening for gynae pathology/cancers. Also the cervix pictures were very informative!,All round excellence,good practical ways of remembering key points,Practical cases,scenarios and questions,Very wisely chosen Topic ,teaching style was good and interactive.,Overview of menstrual cycle, AKT questions ,Very relevant to primary care and there were good tips on how to manage common presentations (e.g. problems with periods!),Going back to the basics and what symptoms people with have with problems at different times in the cycle. AKT questions were very good,Group discussions ,PCOS, amenorrhoea,, PMT,Covering all the topic ca we did,Nuisance bleeding , learning about the causes. Practical exercise of menstrual cycle was not only fun but helped me remember the volatile subject ,menopause discussion, irregular bleeding,The human uterus and menstrual cycle was a good 'ice breaker'. Another great teaching session from a knowledgeable tutor with real-life experience. Appropriate information presented well. Thank you.,HUMEN UTERUS,clear that Lucy really has a passion for the topic and this shows in how she teaches it. ,Everything,Covering dyane issues in a very interactive session,.,Really useful session full of practical knowledge,It was good to revise the basics about amenorrhea and menstrual cycle,Interctive,Managing nuisance bleeding,It was learning about the different types of pv bleeding that present and how if affects women. Managing in primary care. How to manage premature menopause. How to manage PCOS. Main presentations in primary care hence important to learn about them,Smear screening, side effects of ocp,I liked the interactive womb. Felt it was good to let the boys have first go with everything. PMS was very informative,Overview of gynae problems and the basics|
|2017-11-21-Date-ST1s-1||Communication skills||23||3.8||4.2||Maybe a couple short videos in the first half of an example of a good/ bad consultation ,Nil,nil,Nil,Maybe some examples of how you would do a consultation in the different styles - I don’t really understand how the theory can be used in practice.,Possibly more cases time allowing,a little less chat, more example,NONE,Perhaps a 4th consultation that 2 volunteers do in front of the whole group, and then we can have group feedback. Also would be helpful to have some feedback from trainers during our practice sessions, perhaps if they came round and listened to us and gave their comments....?|
Thank you,The first hour was quite dry. Would some videos of different consultation models in action illustrate the key points better?,NIl,Practice of difficult consultation scenarios,Too much ,Less powerpoint,More focus on how to deal with difficult consultations,Nil,quite repetitive,More time for the colleagues based sessions.,viewing styles rather than talking them through,Seeing the trainers do a consultation with all the elements on the list in the 10 mins just as an example of a good consultation. ,N/a,TPDs to pop into group sessions occasionally for constructive fedbacks,Probably would be better to have such a session closer to GP posts
|Communciation skills scenarios and receiving feedback,Different consultation models and theory,Analysing good and bad consultations and the various consultation models available.,Practicing the consultations in groups - very difficult to let people speak for a whole minute,Good to discuss consultation styles, not really come across this yet,Thinking about how to speak to patients and opening lines,Consultation models, and CSA practice,THE HAND OUTS FOR PRACTICE WERE MOST USEFUL,It was very useful to practice the consultations in groups ,The small group work,Practising the scenarios with feedback,The differences between GP and Hospital consultation and the importance for avoiding unnecessary hospital admissions. ,Interactive session,The groupwork,Practise consultations,Thinking in groups about what makes a good consultation.,The practice consultations. handout of consultation models,The session with colleagues,Good theoretical knowledge of consultations styles,The structured breakdown of how to approach a consultation and the role play activity,Simulations in groups,Group sessions,Group-work|
|2017-11-14-Date-ST3s-1||Dealing with complexity whole day teaching||66||4.0||4.0||More GP centred oncology lecture,Nine,nil,not pressganging people into public speaking with microphone,More group interaction ,With the oncology one maybe more dilemmas ,None. ,The session was quite good actually,It was an excellent session and I was happy to come back after a little by brwak.,No particular improvement required.,Nil,Enjoyed it the way it was,Couldn’t ,I felt that the oncology session was very secondary care based and not very useful to us as GPs. i.e gene therapy and decisions after assessment in A+E to admit or not, our role is to decide whether to send them to A+E in the first place.,nil,it was good,nil,Target outcomes, ? expectation to take away from cancer lecture.,-,I don't think it could. It was the best all day teaching I have attended in 4 years,n/a,none,More useful sessions like this ,It’s was well organised,I felt that the session on oncology was a little too tertiary and not relevant to our training, though it would have been excellent for a medicine crowd.,Not sure,Perhaps some more time with the RCGP chair ,Give longer sessions for inspirational speeches,Nothing specific,More relevant oncological emergencies encountered in GP or palliative care topic,More practical cases ,Nil ,Nil,Not duplicating the over diagnosis/evidence session from previous ST3 teaching,Some of the handouts of the presentation were too small to read,more clinical content,nil,Breaking bad news video-shown before at previous teaching sessions.,Less specialism - the cancer talk wasn't too relevant as seemed to consist of 'what would you do in hospital' rather than 'what would you do in primary care',More interactive. Out of the box thinking.,More group exercises,More complex cases,n/a,mandatory feedback should NOT be used as a marker of attendance. physical attendance at an event should be used to measure attendance. I am unsure if i have already filled feedback in and may have wasted my time filling in a second time.,It was thoroughly making sense session to me as a GP, not sure what could’ve improved. ,it went very well,Sound quality very poor difficult to hear some of the guess speakers,Discussing more general practice problems ,Nil,Having a handout for feedback on all cases, and more cases to discuss ,n/a,More external/expert speakers,needed more realistic things around managing complaints- handling uncertainty- polypharmacy- understanding and explaining risk and risk managment,Nothing,More on cancer updates/emergencies ,I felt that the oncology presentation wasn't very focused on General Practice,N/A,Really liked it overall,nil,More focused sessions like the oncology lectures,N/A,More focus on oncological emergencies in primary care,Group work,Can't think of anything, was a good session,Nil,nil||Oncology lecture, HSL lecture,Oncology,understanding the complexities as it affects both patients and doctors,group work with cases, discussing about medication use,Practicing breaking bad news,Overall great, one of the best all day sessions. Great to here from all the speakers. Good Work Dave.,Helen Stokes-Lampard was great, very inspirational! Also found the evidence session with cases helpful to everyday practice and oncology session really interesting. ,Managing complexities in general practice, evidence on the use of calcium and vitamin D,All the sessions today were excellent and relevant. ,It was great to listen to the President of the Royal College - very inspiring and thought-provoking. The overview of cancer treatments was very informative, and the session on breaking bad news was very useful.,The various talkers,All the sessions,Enjoyed helen stokes lampard talk very inspiring ,Breaking bad news session was really helpful and relevant. Additionally the session on cases explaining relative risks to patients and managing CVS risk, osteoporosis risk,Over diagnosis session|
Oncology session,it was good to learn about the complexityies in general practice and over diagnosis as well.,Dr Penny' session on cancer origins etc,Not directly relevant but I found Prof. Stokes-Lampard talk one of the most interesting sessions that we have had in the nearly 5 years I have been on the VTS.,Good outside speakers.,The oncology presentation and talk by the chair of RCGP were excellent,Prod Stokes Lampard and her enthusiasm,Q & A with RCGP Chair,Very good session on the complexity of oncology,The talk from Helen stokes lampard,Presentation on too much medicine very useful and insightful,Lecture from the oncologist was really helpful. Also, liked the talk on evidence behind medication. When weighing up if a patient should be commenced on a statin this information is really useful and will definately bear this in mind when starting patients on medication.,Professor Helen’s speech was so inspiring ,Inspirational speech by College chair,the opening talk, plus a talk regarding the strategy of staying in gray and "doing nothing",Case discussion on overinvestigation and over treatment,Guideline not tramlines , oncological dilemma ,Discussing medical complexity complexes and when guidelines may not be in the patients best interest ,Good talk on oncology cases. Good to review evidence based medicine.,Oncology presentation,Breaking bad news, oncology,the presentation on oncology treatment ,Prof HSL talk was very interesting,Overdiagnosis.,Talk from Helen,Linking and meet up with other trainees,Learning about the challenges of managing complaxities in primary care setting ,About complexities and cases,oncology emergencies,group work medical complexity cases,All of it is very useful, the Q&A session with the chair of RCGP, making sense of chaos and complexity, Overdiagnosis and making sense of evidence, complexity of cancer.,the talk by Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard,Dr O'Brien's talk very Good,Overdiagnosis and treatment ,Breaking bad news,Discussing cases as a group,Prof Stokes Lampard,Outside speakers very good, esp Helen,thinking about rigidity with guidelines,Found Helens talk motivating,Complexity of cancer lecture and great talk from President of RCGP,Useful discussion on "Too Much Medicine",The part about analysing evidence and using it to benefit the patient,Loved the talk by Dr Helen, what an inspirational speaker.,lecture by college president,The oncology lectures were brilliant ,Wicked problems,oncological emergencies,Overdiagnosis and making sense of evidence,Having the talk from the chair of the RCGP - very engaging speaker, gave us some motivation!,Session with HSL was helpful and informative,quiz
|2017-11-14-Date-ST2s-1||Whole day ST teaching||48||4.2||4.1||Na,I thought the oncology session was not primary care focused and the content did not give me any learning points.,Cancer talk not so relevant?,making it more interactive,More detail in oncology session,more focus on primary care perspective of oncology,Very well done,more snacks,Include more clinical topics.,Keep oncology more GP related ,More interactive cancer session,None,no oncology,More clinical scenarios ,More case vignettes,None recommendations ,No new ideas,no need for further talk on breaking bad news, we have covered this so many times,Generally more time,The oncology talk was great for medical trainees I felt, not catered for GP trainees.,nil,I feel the oncology lecture towards the end was in too much detail and not that relevant to us as GPs.,I was set at one of the tables at the back and unfortunately could not hear some of the presenters, namely Prof Stokes-Lampard and Dr Penny.,Oncolgy teaching would be useful to have a more GP focus - what action do you want us to take with oncological cases, what support should we be giving?,The oncology chat was too long and it was easy to lose concentration,.,More examples of good practice in the difficult situations. Having done GP previously would also be useful as I have not yet so it was difficult to put myself in that mindset,None,I’m not sure ,I am not a fan of Dave Rapley's style of presentation and feel his presnetations lack focus,Nothing,Less group discussions,Perhaps not that helpful to those not yet in primary care,N/A,very good session,I felt like some of the content has been covered before in previous teaching.,Presenters from other specialty should make the presentation more relevant to GPs,The Oncology lecture felt misplaced and perhaps too esoteric. ,The oncology session I felt was less relevant to my traininh,Nil,Oncology lecture seemed targeted to speciality and not what would be needed in GP,n/a,PROBABLY COMPLEXITY FROM A TRAINEE POINT OF VIEW ,Further focus on how to meet the "managing medical complexity" competency in our portfolio,More specific sessions like above would have been useful. ,Very good and well prepared ,Talk on oncology appeared too specialised,cancer teaching was too detailed||Really good speakers,The session on over diagnosis and too much medicine from Dr O'Brien was excellent and changed how I think about the role of GPs and looking beyond guidelines.,Rcgp chair talk was inspiring!,discussion was good,Oncology ,evidence related to management decision and discussion around it was very useful,Case base discussion ,listening to HSL,Clinical oncology topics and how to break bad news,Discussion with Helen Stokes Lampard,Helen stokes lampard talk and q&a,Helen’s presentation,PM session with Rapley,Group work on evidence based practice ,Case scenarios. Cancer talk,Dealing with complexity with individual care plan rather than following guidelines,Breaking bad ,discussion about overtreatment,All very helpful,Discussing the patient scenarios,The case based discussion on evidence of therapy and a motivational speech by the chair of RCGP,The talk from Dr O Brien about over diagnosing and making sense of evidence,Dr Penny's lecture about development of oncology treatment and difficult dilemmas of oncology care. Breaking bad news scenario. ,Really good to have the opportunity to listen to Prof S-L ,I found the complexity chat very helpful. ,Overdiagnosis talk ,The cancer session was really useful and informative. ,All of it,Going through the different cases. The oncology talk.,The session by Dr O'Brien (?) on over diagnosis and justification of treatment,Good group work,Helen Stokes-Lampard ,Liked the passion of the speakers,UNderstanding how the eportfolio is assessed by the TPDs using a set criteria before ARCP,Very practicle example of complexity and how to create management plan depending on individual patient than just following guidelines,Great to hear from the RCGP chair, inspiring., Over diagnosis and making sense of evidence presentation and workshop.,Really interesting to hear where gp practice is heading in the near future and how she developed her career to becoming head of the RCGP from Professor Stokes-Lampard.|
Also really enjoyed the session about new statistics challenging our guidelines, that they aren't 'tramlines' but indeed guidelines and that every patient is different,The RCGP talk and seeing what else can be done with a career in general practice,The talk by Helen was inspiring and the talk on over prescribing was important and interesting ,Role play consultations on how to discuss patients overall health and risk factors, ,Uplifting speech by Helen Stokes lampard,ONCOLOGY LECTURE,Excellent to hear from Prof Stokes-Lampard,Enjoyed the case discussions - thinking practically when applying guidelines to patients at work. ,Interactive ,Discussion about decision making,Evidence based teaching and session with royal college head
|2017-11-14-Date-ST1s-1||GP WHOLE DAY TEACHING||37||4.6||4.6||LESS SPECIALIST INFORMATION,NA,Some practice clinical scenarios with some of us acting as a GP and others as a patient rather than just discussion of cases- although this is difficult with such large numbers of people as there was today.,I think the first part of the oncology session was a bit complex for what we need to know,nothing,It was perfect,Session on oncology was too detailed and not relevant to GPs. |
All of the years were there, but no tasks were scheduled to promote getting to know each other or sharing experiences - it was a shame this opportunity was missed. ,More practical sessions in the afternoon.,N/a,I would have liked to hear more personal experiences from the speakers, it would have made interesting listening!,not so long for lunch.,The cancer treatment session didn’t seem particularly relevant to GP as it was in a lot of detail. ,More pertinent examples e.g. if patient has declining renal function but ACEi advised by renal and cardiology.,Complexity of cancer talk was really interesting but maybe a little too detailed with regards to mechanisms of immunotherapy and chemotherapy?,None identified. The was an appropriate number of clinical cases for discussion
,The first session on cancer led by the oncologist contained a lot of material that wasn't appropriate for VTS learning. It would have been better with a more primary care focus - e.g. things we should look out for in primary care, ways in which we can support patients.. etc,N/A,Nothing ,n/a,More groups discussion sessions.,none,Would be helpful to hear from more GPs, although the GPs who did speak were very informative.,More cases,NA,Nil,n/a,In the discussions about the contract and GP forward view etc. with Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard, as an ST1 who has not done GP practice yet, I found it a bit confusing as to what everyone was actually taking about. I think similarly to the bit about having some business experience, it would have been good to have some idea of what the current GP contract actually is like, what's been changed, and what exactly in reference to that she is currently working on to update/change etc.
Also I did feel that the breaking bad news session was very much a repeat of multiple sessions we'd had before, maybe useful to mention in passing, but not really worthy of a whole session on it with practice cases.,Cancer lecture was quite detailed ,no i thought it was very good,Oncology session could have been targeted more at General Practice,More teaching on how to approach breaking bad news.,Cancer talk should have been more relevant to all levels,N/A,Oncology talk was interesting but not really aimed at right audience, was more aimed at hospital doctors. Would have been better if cases were more similar to those patients seen in general practice ,Nil,More Interactive sessions,activities to encourage networking amongst different year groups
|PRACTICAL CASES,The talk on oncology was extremely interesting and Dr Penny is obviously passionate and very knowledgeable. ,Helen Stokes-Lampard Q&A. Oncology section with examples was interesting,The communication skills. Meeting Professor Stokes.,excellent speakers today. very informative. ,Cancer lectures ,Motivation comments from chair. Evidence based cases. ,Really enjoyed the speech from Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard. ,Oncology session,I found the session on evidence based medicine quite interesting. It made me think about patients on an individual and unique basis, also how guidelines are there to 'guide' only and doctors can tailor treatments.,Good reviews on oncology and overdiagnosis, Good talk from RCGP Chair,Really good to have the RCGP chair there. The teaching on evidence based medicine was very thought provoking ,Talk by the chair of RCGP was very inspiring|
Cases to look at complexity in reality,The complexity of GP training, inspirational talk by Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard. Overdiagnosis groupwork especially helpful.,A great teaching session, breaking bad news was very useful as well as the oncology session.,Dr O'Brien's session regarding medication choices, and NNT.,Too much evidence lecture - very relevant and enjoyable,Really enjoyed Helen stokes lampard's talk,update in oncology, cases,Breaking bad news sessions.,Over diagnosis and making sense of the evidence,It was inspiring to hear the Chair speak yesterday. I found the case discussions on cancer very helpful.,Oncology talk,Enjoyed Dr Helen Stokes-Lampard's speech which was quite inspirational. Also enjoyed interactive workshop sessions.,Palliative care in community, update from Helen, socialising/ networking with st2&3s,useful learning, inspirational talk from Helen ,The too much medicine presentation was brilliant, very insightful, practical and gave me a new way of looking at GP. Good cases to discuss and interesting to address them from the point of view of trying to do less rather than more.
Clinical oncology session was interesting and definitely useful but very sad, especially post-lunch, think almost everyone kind of lost hope. It might have been better to put it before lunch so that we could at least have food to cheer us up a bit. ,Medical complexity ,Good to go through complex cases and discussions about polypharmacy,Inspiring talk from Helen Stokes-Lampaerd,Professor Helen's speech was very inspiring. ,Helen’s talk was really inspiring,Role play on breaking bad news,Talk from Helen stokes Lampard was excellent, talk on decisions of when treating is beneficial was very relevant and interesting,Helens speech was very good. Found the oncology teaching also pitched at the right level with good amount of information ,Interactive sessions,Dr O'Briens talk and having Helen Stokes Lampard
|2017-11-09-Date-ST3s-1||CSA with dr robin simpson||46||3.4||3.4||N/a,More medically focused... or watching Star Wars before trying to explain it!,THE SESSION WENT WELL,Topics that were relevant to curriculum would be more useful,More CSA based teachings ,More non medical topics,nil,Some of the presentations were a little dull but otherwise lots of useful information. ,N/A,For all the topics/ presentations to be relevant to GP,None ,Do not know,I struggle to see the value of any topic acceptable peer delivered presentations.,Teaching on Startrek/Starwars was not useful at all,Already very good session,Just make the presentations st3 relevant not so much of a free reign,Making all clinically relevant,Time limit on group presentations some went on tooooooo long,More structure to the session, relevant presentations, more direction of teaching topics from trainees / TPDs,It was a good session,Not to do trainee presentations,NA,Disorganised session ,Strict time limits for presentations,Perhaps only doing clinical or subjects realted to training,I did not enjoy the non medical presentations, not enjoyable topic,none,nil,n/a,N/A,More clinically relevant ,Clearer planning on number of presentations and timings,Not sure,Given the wide scope of criteria for presentations, not all presentations were helpul to training,Better parking ,More focused,Nil,-,n/a,was an excellent time,Presentations on useful or relevant topics ,Presentations should be required to have a subject linked to medicine!,Presentations on non medical topics were not helpful to professional development,N/A,being generally more organised with timings and order of presentations,,smaller presenting groups||CSA ,Freedom of expression,HOW TO PREPARE FOR CSA, WHAT COURSES TO ATTEND, WHEN IT IS BENEFICIAL TO ATTEND,The presentation of CSA preparation was useful, and fitness to flying,CSA group, transgender clinics, fit to fly guidance , sleep apnoea and biased clinical trial reports ,Enjoyed the variety of topics,good revision of cases- CSA talk by colleagues who have completed it was useful- useful tips learned,STAR WARS!,Innovative presentations and interesting,Csa presentation,The csa exam presentation,Some presentations were more useful than others,Occasionally useful presentation,Group that presented revision tips for CSA and what helped them pass,Issues and consultations of trans genders,A few bits and bobs like the food themed diseases,Some presentations with clinical content served as revision,Learning from others,CSA information, fitness to fly,Our groups presentation on transgender patients , CSA presentation and flying guidelines,Working in teams ,Great trainer presentations covering topics we had chosen so very helpful. Apart from Starwars!!,Useful to hear from others ,The presentation on publication bias,Enjoyed and found helpful,Certain presentations were useful eg those that were medical/Csa related,we did presentation on transgender which was good to learn also the presentation on CSA preparation guidance by another group was very informative.,Talking about salary GP positions etc.,I enjoyed the varied presentations (although felt Star Wars was a waste of our time!). I really felt the presentation on publication bias was quite eye opening,Fabulous varied session and nice for peopole to have the opportunity to show their personalities. I would enjoy more sessions like this,Learning abiut trials,Great fun to see the ingenuity of colleagues when it came to topic choice,Some of the presentations were really good and relevant to practice. It was a good experience, working in a group and then presenting as well.,The presentation on "All Trials" was very helpful,Talk on CSA exam from trainees who passed ,CSA ,Successful trainees sharing their experience on passing exams,really interesting presentations from the other trainees - I thought the one on studies and drugs and the evidence used for them was very interesting. |
Also the presentation on transgender patients in GP was very informative.
I now know more about star wars too. ,Having practice teaching to peers,The wide variety of topics from different trainee groups,Presentation on how to prepare CSA,Learn more through having to prepare for a presentation,Some of the presentations on medical topics were useful,Talk on clinical Trials evidence,Helpful to be given the opportunity to present, we did a presentation on medical signs related to foods. ,Working together in groups to present
|2017-11-09-Date-ST2s-1||Eportfolio session||29||4.1||4.4||Having it earlier on in the year would have been a lot more useful,already too good,Having more examples of good learning logs,It was a bit of a repeat from the same session in ST1 so I’m doing all this already and if people aren’t doing these things then what have they been doing for the past 18 months? We should know most of this because we have all been through 1 ARCP already.,nil,-,None,nil,To be done early in the year,-,Nothing,No suggestions,We've heard it all before ,.,Very well done ,Not/a,Been informed of these deadlines at start of ST2!,Hold it earlier in st2 year,less stressfull,This session could have been sooner, excellent session.,None,Having specific dates ,N/a,We’ve had many sessions on eportfolio so there’s no need to have over 2 hours discussing the same things again and again. What we need is good quality clinical teaching using case studies of common presentations in GP practice. That would help us develop as clinicians. ,all very good, can't think of any improvements,To have it earlier in the year,Too much focus on learning logs,Further information about if called to arcp preperation,Too much group work time||Answers to questions about portfolio,e-portfolio discussion in groups,the examples of poor and good learning logs.,Copy of the “marking” / tick box proforma for ARCP,talking through portfolio and ARCP in small groups,Discussions,Useful tips on arcp preparation, requirement for OOH, writing good log entries ,Being able to ask questions about portfolio,OOH e learning requirements ,-,All questions answered. Small groups to work through portfolio was good. ,Ability to review requirements for ARCP,Refresher of common pitalls,Going through examples of good and bad reflections,Very interactive ,Group work with individual circumstances,Timeline for deadlines,Useful tips on eportfolio,going through DOPS/CEPS, working out which areas I need to improve in my eportfolio,Going through all of the important things for our ESR and ARCP. Very informative and Q+A section very helpful,Eportfolio Q&A,Talking about what is required and deadlines for e portfolio ,Understanding how eportfolio are assessed prior to ARCP,Finding out how to enter CEPS into eportfolio ,fantastic video role play. Important local resources highlighted,Excellent session explaining what is required for eportfolio and passing ARCP. Explained very well my the TPDs.,Good reminder of what was needed,List of requirements,The crib sheet for what to do|
|2017-11-07-Date-ST3s-1||CSA Focus " An examiner perspective"||5||3.8||4.4||I was really looking forward to this session but was disappointed. I felt confused by the talk, felt my consultation skills and exam perspective has affected. It would be a lot better if the examiner would tell us what to do rather what not to and if we could practise some cases with him with the relevant feedback. I didn't find doing the exercise in group helpful. Some of the things he said were conflicting. Would love to have another similar session where I could clear my worries, as didn't have much time for questions/answers.,The various sub groups should work on all the domains together,It was planned very well.,Highly unlikely,Unsure||Having a CSA examiner,Getting to think about the various aspects of the expectations of the CSA exam,The talk and the cases,We had the Brigadier General who is an examiner with the RCGP, he was able to help us go inside the mind of the examiner. I believe this will go a long way in helping me prepare for the CSA.,Food related medical conditions and fitness to fly|
|2017-11-07-Date-ST1s-1||Men's health||14||4.5||4.7||I feel there was more that the trainer wanted to cover, so maybe having another session on Men's health would be useful later in the year. ,nil,More time on AKT questions,Bit longer time for quiz at end,-,More time in clinic,Slightly shorter cases and shorter group discussion.,Handout with summary for each condition,I think description on what is to be covered prior to the session- to enable reading prior to the teaching session. I find this helps with taking in more information. ,thought it was great,didn't have enough time to complete,Maybe too much covered in 1 topic,perhaps spending longer on AKT questions - as it was useful to see how learning all this would be relevant to the exam,Nil||The role play scenarios with doctor-patient, and the practice group discussions re treatments etc.,Good summary of main topics|
Good use of exam scenareos,The practice scenarios,LUTS, NICE guidelines, PSA discussions,all of it!,Meeting supervisor,CSA practice was really helpful. Also AKT questions and interactivity of the session was excellent.,Case studies and current guideance on screening/men's health conditions,Practice questions ,Going through common mens heath problems with management. Good CSA run through.,all useful,Lots of topics not covered elsewhere eg testicular and scrotal problems, erectile dysfunction history takings etc,I really enjoyed how the session was run! It was fun, and interactive. Short snippets of lots of common mens health issues and highlighting health issues. The small group summaries of common problems was useful also,Going through common presentations of testicular problems and relevant management
|2017-11-02-Date-ST3s-1||CSA Focus - Clinical Skills Assessment Case Writing||34||4.1||4.2||Perhaps to be provided with a clearer example of the candidate's, role player's and examiner's notes for a single case, to give us a better structure on which to base our own.,Examples of cases from people who have sat it recently (e.g. Out of sync / recently qUalified GPs,N\A,Nothing to suggest,Having this session before the CSA exam ewould have been very helpful for me. ,videos of cases to watch,-,Lay more emphasis on how we can pass the CSA not how to set exams,Lay more emphasis on how we can pass the CSA not how to set exams,it was ok,Nil,Not sure was really good,Shortened the session,-,Improved my knowledge about consultation skills,Session was great ,None,-,.,NA,NA,N/A,it was very educative,Simply do more of them,No changes needed,Nil,A set plan for those who have already sat CSA - eg which sessions need attending/ will provide benefit. Alternatively online courses that may be relevant instead. ,more practical sessions,Smaller groups for the group work, perhaps not every group needs to present their case,N/A,N/A,Nil,Nil,More small group work||Good tips on likely case topics to prioritise in revision, such as paediatric and sexual health cases. Creating our own cases prompted insight into the practical limits of what could be expected of me as a CSA candidate.,Discussion of CSA case planning,Seeing and experiencing from examiners view ,Going through the CSA exam structure, thinking of cases, plans for revision, reviewing the curriculum and mark scheme.,Very good speaker who was brilliant at encouraging participation,Discussing possible cases for CSA, and having a handout to take from the session,Informative perspective to the CSA exam, was excellent to have an outside speaker.,Explaining how questions are set,Explaining how questions are set,discussing the structure and format of the csa,New skills,Learnt of structure of CSA and tricky scenario that can come up ,The presentation at the begining,To realise what examiners are looking at in different cases,Discussions about management and interpersonal skills,Thinking about how cases are set, and what volume of information is reasonable to give a role player and expect a candidate to unveil ,CSA Exam,Good information about types of CSA cases expected,case writing,To understand how CSA cases come together can help prepare me for taking the exam,What the exam is like. Writing cases,Group sessions of writing CSA cases,what the expectations are in a csa,writing the case,Insight about use of open questions and marking,The scenarios,Case writing was interesting,sahring management plan with patient,Useful to think of CSA exam in terms of how cases may be written, and what the examiner is looking for,Making up the case scenarios,Interaction with the Brigadier - ,CSA skills,CSA based session, helpful to understand more regarding marking and waht's expected,Identifying what the CSA exam is looking for from the case by thinking of cases demonstrating it ourselves|
|2017-11-02-Date-ST2s-1||Palliative Care||35||4.4||4.5||More specific subtopics for each group to avoid overlap and repetition ,Longer session on various topics,Include more AKT questions.,-,Best session we have had so far,Nothing particular to mention ,Summary sheet of resources and links,Better time management ,All session are very good,Very good session,not so strict with timings; let the group present their efforts; we should not be being assessed on our teaching ability, we should be allowed to share what we have learned,Possible a handout would be useful or a chance to do some working out ourselves. ,More questions,It would be better if the presentation were added to google group,It was done the way it should have,No suggestions,None,nil,More AKT questions,More specific briefs for the presentations would have been helpful to avoid repetition; approaching palliative care conversations in non-cancer diagnoses would also be helpful,More role play/ a chance for us to have a practice at consultation skills,a formal summary from TPDs on palliative care,Less repetition,More handouts, being more specific about what should and shouldn't be covered by groups so theres less crossover,More info on syringe drivers ,By allowing more time for the presentations,no,Nil,Copies of presentations ,some of the cases overlapped which caused the presentations to overlap - focus the cases to more specific areas,Gained lot of information, can’t think of any improvements to be added,It was well done as we learn easily buy researching ourselves at times and diversity to how teaching is done,Conversion of opioids,Slower drug calculations and a powerpoint to learn from,better briefing of the presentation headings to avoid overlap||Group presentations were good ,Presentations on different aspects and mock AKT questions,Pain management in end of life care. Common causes of confusion or agitation in the dying phase and opioid conversion doses.,Presentations,Community services for palliative care, bereavement services, advanced care planning and opioid dosing,Improving holistic approach , Case studies ,Breaking bad news,Case based learning,Websites and resources for the subject, morphine calculations,calculations re. pall care drugs,Really good learning about the specifics of prescribing in palliative care, and the tools to identify patients. The discussion of real scenarios in general practice and hospices helped me think about how these would be applied in the future. ,AKT questions,Palliative management of symptoms including SOB,We prepared for the following week's presentation,All of it,Excellent presentations on useful tools for identifying and managing palliative care patients. Good tutorial on opiod dosages and conversions. ,calculating opiod doses,Learning about how to convert opaite doses as I always find this confusing,Good presentations, helpful resources,Different presenters,understanding services available for palliative care, drug conversion,Palliative drugs,Useful to have learnt from breakout groups, to hear from others working in palliative care. ,Opioid calculations ,Red team's presentation,good,Working through the drug calculations and also resources available for referral.,Generally very helpful when managing palliative care patients,Breaking the different sections into group teaching - allowed me to focus throughout and gave insight into other peoples perspectives on palliative care.,Variety of presentation on aspects of palliative care,Learning about the tools to use for palliative care. CASTLE register and how it helps. Bereavement and how to note if it is abnormal. Different cases of how palliative care is given. ,Opioid titration,Great presentations. Holistic care,i found it helpful to work through and create the presentation. makes the knowledge stick better|
|2017-11-02-Date-ST1s-1||Out to practice session||8||4.1||4.1||Nil,n/a,n/a,Finishing so close to 1700 mean a lot of trouble leaving car park.,illustrated slides,May be less group work and more focus on relevant points in men’s health ,Finished all of the topics rather than doing another consultation.,More time to get through all the aspects||Experience of gp surgery,nice to meet the staff, and see how the practice works,seeing GP patients,Excellent presentation, very interactive, useful topic,covering common conditions,A good range of problems discussed,Really relevant and useful topic that I didn't have much prior knowledge of,different presenations of mens health issues|
|2017-10-31-Date-ST2s-1||St2 teaching||7||4.9||4.7||.,Nothing,More akt q,There was some overlap between the group presentations, could this have been avoided by giving everyone a copy of all the cases.,Nothing,very good presentations,-||Urgent care cases,Group interative session,Resources for palliative care,Details about further information sources for palliative care guidance ,Palliative care medications and also what support groups are available ,Palliative medication/pain,-|
|2017-10-31-Date-ST1s-1||Out to practice||15||4.5||4.6||-,more of these,Maybe talked to other trainees at the practice,nil,N/A - brilliant ,N/a,none,N/A,more time there,Nil,Na,It was perfect,My GP trainer was not available on the 31st October to do this session. Therefore we re-organised it for a different day. Therefore I went on the morning of the 3rd October.,None. Note:attended session on 10/11/17 not 31/10/17 as scheduled due to study leave. ,-||Useful to meet supervisor and practice. And see what is expected of me,Seeing patients with a GP,Discussed salient points of training as GP,Sitting in with the practice nurse and observing cervical smears,View a really good GP in practice and watch a real variety of presentations and have constructive teaching about assessment and management.,Good to meet the gps I will be with in st3,actually witnessing consultations in practice,Introduction to practice, meeting supervisor ,visiting the practice, meeting future colleagues,Calculating opioids doses, bereavement resources, assessing whether patient has reached end of life,Interactive,I loved the Mr man illustrations and all the group work. ,I met all the team in the GP practice. I spent time with different members of the team. I shadowed my GP trainer during some of his clinic and I saw a patient which was supervised by my GP trainer.,Meet CS. Orientation to 3rd practice. Roles within GP surgery. ,Sitting in clinic, meeting with educational supervisor|
|2017-10-26-Date-ST2s-1||Gynae basics||4||4.3||4.3||Nil else - was really good,Good session done well. ,Nil,I attended the self directed session but following session I was on nights so was unable to learn from other groups||Going through menopause and HRT in a clear and logical manor. Allowed me to understand where to begin! Really useful to have the different methods of contraception and facts about them around the room as allowed me to put things together more easily and therefore remember. ,It was a good session on palliative care and how to have discussions around that area. What service and treatment to provide in different symptoms especially for pain. Resources available were a very useful tool ,Good group working,Discussion around the topic with my colleagues and learning more about different types of palliative are|
|2017-10-19-Date-ST2s-1||Urgent care/medical emergencies||37||3.9||4.1||Far less time talking about GP fellowship in urgent care ,nil,Less time spent on the presentation from the fellows in urgent care, I think they portrayed the message initially and then laboured the point- could have been more focussed. Perhaps this talk would be better to ST3s, as at the moment we are focussed on the exams which is appropriate for this stage in training. |
Perhaps some scenarios/ sim-man situations where you have to actually administer IM benpen or adrenaline as this is an area where we would feel less confident. To set up scenarios in a GP surgery or home visit.,More interactive ,The last points about fellowship may needed more clarification ,the last part where the Fellows talked about Urgent care was interesting but rather repetitive. I am afraid that they lost us well before the end of the session.,More AKT-style questions would have been useful,Less talking my the presenter is the end ,it was fine,Less info about fellowships, perhaps just signposting ad brief details ,-,More AKT questions,Nothing as of now I can add, but definitely a situation as a GP to be prepared for emergencies, to look at the emergency cupboard.,Less about acute medicine,The video used in the presentation could be changed,More time on cases,nil,None,Senerio based discussions,Less about the emergency fellowship ,Throwing more light on dealing with those situations in practical world ,it was good,n/a,No NHS King's Trust videos,the entire second half was not relevant and could have been covered in a handout,Perhaps some AKT questions,Last session felt like it could have been more organised,More practical questions ,no,It was great interactive session,less chat about the acute med fellowship,More scenarios,less tlking at the end,Im not sure that it could,Nil,Nil,I wanted medical content and most of it was discussing portfolio careers. It was not very helpful and I was disappointed
|Cases,the nature of urgent care and case based discussions,To go through GP emergency situations, also to try and understand the structure of the NHS,Case studies ,The senario ethical dilemma discussion ,discussing cases was very interesting and eye opening, it was very useful to put our gp hats on and interesting to see how we all struggled to even imagine how we would manage these patients without hospital equipment and support,Very interactive and thought provoking,Very nice choice of topic ,discussion about future career options within GP,Interactive case scenarios ,Emergency cases,Going through structure of the NHS ,Approach to different emergency scenarios, ethical dilemmas, as a GP to act in patients best interest, to look into child protection when child is involved. |
NHS England, Kings fund, thought provoking as to how the funding is allocated or managed.
Finally the Specialist interest and post CCT fellowship, how to merge or interlace primary with secondary care.,Cases,The AKT session was good,Case discussions,case based discussions and insight into urgent care,Interactive presentations and overview of NHS structure,Group discussion,Emergency scenarios ,Dealing with uncertainties specially involving life threatening situations with less resources,Handling emergency, and to think what extra we can achieve to help us more in primary care,Good cases,AKT questions,Discussion of cases of emergency faced by GPs,Very good overview of various methods of contraception, UKMEC and useful scenarios to stimulate us to think about using the UKMEC in practice.,Really enjoyed the external speakers, liked the structure of the session.,Hrt,good interactive teaching on handling gp emergencies,Learning to deal with emergencies and uncertainties ,discussion re. cases,Discuss scenarios,case studies on emergencies,Did not pitch at too a high a level, also covered the basics. This is a subject I think many (including myuself) struggle with,Learning from other group members,Learning about what services are available in the locality,Very little unfortuantely
|2017-10-19-Date-ST1s-1||Mental health||4||4.3||4.5||Possibly too much covered in one session,Would have liked to do a whole day,I felt it was quite soon after the last visit to the practice so maybe could have been in November,NA||Going through guidelines and getting to practice consultations,Learning more about reflection and log entries,Being able to meet my educational supervisor again and agree a date to meet before ESR,Being able to see patients and discuss the management with the GP supervisor|
|2017-10-17-Date-ST1s-1||Out to practice day||21||4.7||4.8||nl,NIL,NA,Worked very well,Nil,more out to GP practice days,All sessions was enlightening,so can't think of any.,Nil,N/A,Needed longer observation with HCA and GP- will gain this with further visits out to my ST3 practice,n/a,Please see above.,N/A,More of such sessions,Whole day session,n/a,More clinic time,Good experience,It was left fairly open to organise - lots of variation ,Nil ,N/a||Seeing a GP in practice,It was very exciting sitting and watching the GP partner attending to patient’s,Meeting ST3 tutors,Meet educational supervisor and other doctors in practice ,Introduction to practise ,Sitting in clinic,All aspects.,Learning about the practise ,getting to meet all my edication supervisor, meeting other GPs at my practice for ST3,Shown the GP practice, facilities and staff to help familiarise myself.,all of it,Emailed my ES on Monday morning to check whether I could still attend today’s session. Informed this was not possible anymore so am going to rearrange for a Monday in the next few weeks to go to the practice. Would have rearranged to sit with another GP, but previous afternoon out at practice was with another GP as ES busy.,Got to see patients in GP for first time,All aspects.,Getting exposure in a GP setting, observing my supervisor,seeing GP patients, lots of time for discussion and teaching in between, interesting cases booked.,Meeting other members of staff i will be working with,Good to see how the practise runs and general GP consultations.,Meeting the ST3 practice,Good to get a feel of what GP entails and a good introduction to primary care,Speaking to Educational supervisor about E-Portfolio|
|2017-10-12-Date-ST3s-1||CSA Focus - Video Case Marking||32||3.9||4.0||Unfortunately, I am still preparing for the AKT, so a session on this would have been more relevant to me at this time than on the CSA.,Smaller groups watching videos on computers,It was good ,Aim to watch more videos,see more cases ,Seeing more good examples and fewer bad,Was good and can’t think of way to improve upon. ,-,.,Na,Only a slight thing but quality of the recording of Dave's video could be better I.e struggled to hear patient and car and on top of fish tank.,i think it was well done,Would be beneficial if there were videos of good consultations.,Nil,Trainees videos good and bad ,N/A - v useful,More cases,not sure watching CSA cases that would be a fail was very helpful,It ran ok,More videos,Nil,Practicing cases,It went well for me,Nil,n/a,I have passed CS exam in October this year. I learnt new things about CSA cases.,I had already seen the videos and marked them as part of a CSA course.,No,I have been to the same session last year, would be great if different set of cases were discussed, however it may only apply to trainees who are out of sync,Separate content if passed CSA,.,not sure||Watching videos less-than-perfect consultations was useful, in that they helped me to think about ways in which I could improve my own consultations.,Looking at how they were marked,Discussing videos ,Examiners perspective of a good consultation,the deaf case was interesting and useful,The debrief discussions were most helpful,CSA cases and mankind scheme etc,Experience marking cases.,Good to see actual CSA role plays and go through the marking scheme ,Understanding how csa is marked,Good to see how a qualified GP consults on camera,observing different consultation styles,Found helpful, how the marking is done for CSA.,Marking and comparing to what the candidate was scored ,Videos were quite helpful ,Understanding the marking scheme,Reviewing the mock CSA cases was really helpful, it gave me some ideas of where to start with CSA prep,watching CSA cases of good consultation,Videos,the video ratings,Critiquing videos,Watching some sample videos ,It was helpful to watch Dave Rapley's video consultations and mark them with the marking scheme, see areas of positives and negatives and relate them to Mr practice. The rcgp videos were also great especially the fact that it made me aware of difficult consultations such as consultations with patient who is deaf. I learnt some valuable tips on how to manage similar situation whether in exam or in daily practice. ,Analysing videos,csa focus,The talk about making cases relevant to CSA exam was good.,Discussing CSA as a debrief as had just sat the exam,I thought it was really useful to watch CSA cases and mark them. I had done this session last year (LTFT) and having done the CSA my judgement of the cases werte much better.,Marking CSA cases,Completed CSA so limited value,Could be useful to think from examiner's point of view as to how CSA cases are marked, and to review marking scheme,To get more clear idea of CSA and skills to improve with different resources such as role play, practice as a CSA exam in routine surgery and feedback from seniors|
|2017-10-12-Date-ST2s-1||Gynaecology||44||4.5||4.6||Well good session!,nil,NA,none,Might be helpful to have a bit more on the alternatives to HRT and approach to convincing people to wean off,None,Do more AKT questions.,.,I thought it was all very useful,well done ,No comment ,Was good, I don’t think could add anything more in time given,More akt questions or ,by practising more AKT questions,unsure,It was great interactive session,was perfect,Can't think of anything ,Some more AKT questions (but I understand this was limited by time),Perhaps a little more on common first line contraception in terms of brand names,Nil,not sure,Follow up session as planned,Maybe a handout with a few key points?,I loved the way it was done. The only thing I could think of was handout, but I think FSRH is the appropriate, always updated, handout for this session. So I would prefer NOT to give handouts. ,none,Videos of consultations,Nothing,more guidance actual HRT scripts,More AKT questions,Maybe by going through different cases,perfect,No thoughts,The session good enough, no suggestion,showing some 'good' consultations ,More questions,Im afraid I did not find the teaching sessions useful. I found them to be didactic in nature, and at times prejudiced. ,na,It was brilliant,N/A - this was self directed,The discussion about careers in acute care was a little disorganised,Nil,I still found the HRT stuff a bit confusing. Obviously there was not a lot of time so everything was a bit speedy||Going over UKMEC and Contraception ,UKMEC contraception interactive group game was particularly useful ,AKT question practice. Also the knowledge about contraception ,Learning about HRT,Really good session, good interactive way to think about contraception.,Interactive good overview,Basic knowledge about the different contraceptive methods including UKMEC 2016 and HRT.,Ukmec criteria ,Contraception and HRT,Interactive and all questions were answered appropriately ,It was interactive ,All of it was very useful, is an interactive session.,Akt questions ,GROUP tutorial,scenarios and really useful flow chart for hrt,Learning about contraception and HRT,Contraception and HRT,HRT prescribing information. Contraception scenarios looking at UKMEC guidelines ,It was very interactive and relevant to GP. ,The simple decision tree for HRT ,Identifying and learning important aspects of different contraceptives,HRT stuff,Great teaching session from very knowledgeable TPD. Interactive, good use of visual aids. Clear information, clinically relevant to practice. ,Overview of difficult topic. Good level of detail. Informative. Interactive. Excellent session!,Contraception ,UK MEC guidelines and HRT,Methods of contraception ,Very interactive,useful overview,Questions practice,I found the chat on HRT very useful as it's a tricky subject and I learned really good tips. I also found really helpful to see how the contraceptive methods look like in real life.,HRT ,Learning about prescribing HRT,The session was very interactive,akt questions at the end,discussion after the videos,AKT questions,The most helpful part of the session was meeting others in my year group, spending some quality time in my new tutor group and learning about each others backgrounds,Interactive group work ,How to start contraception and HRT depending on each individual.It was a clear teaching on how to do so. ,Good planning session for the following week's presentations,The case based discussion,Useful to know common down fall topics,Most of it was very good and well explained.|
|2017-10-10-Date-ST1s-1||Mental health in primary care||30||4.4||4.6||More knowledge work,Advice on useful guidelines/resources to read ,be aware not to read off slides at the start, some slides a bit wordy,Perhaps a handout at the end with a summary of common mental health conditions and national guidance on step wise suggested management. Although this information was clear on the slides if we wanted to access it,More time for trio session csa practice and more scenarios,A bit less power point, or maybe a video example of a patient interaction, especially with the Eating Disorder Patient,More cases time allowing,n/a,was lovely overall, i loved it,More cases to discuss,I would have liked to see a video of a consultation in mental health,Maybe having a slide going through each of the 3 specific cases and suggestions of how to manage it,More time on the teaching session,I'm glad the whole session was spent on Depression and Anxiety but would really like another session covering the other slides,N/A,This session was very good. It may have been helpful to see one of the GPs show us how they would deal with one of the consultations that we were given as a CSA as a role play so we could see how they would deal with it in 10 minutes.,Possibly a video showing consultations in mental health- possibly showing a consultation that misses alot of important areas and one that is done well.,Fantastic session, cant really say. ,More trio sessions!,Nil,I was really happy with the session today ,Nil,-,Less power point,No suggestion ,More focus on mental health pathology and treatment,perhaps a little longer in the groups to discuss cases,more group sessions,more practice sessions,More interesting cases to read about and learn from, maybe even some to take away and read about.||Cases,Practising CSA examples,practicing CSA consultations,Discussion around current guidelines for treatment for mental health conditions and relevant resources we can utilise in the community,Trio sessions,Trio sessions,The trio work session,Role playing,I enjoyed the group work,Case reviews were useful as well as the practice consultations.,Doing role play in trio's,The scenarios and trio work. An overview of the illness before we did the trio work was good.,Introduction to CSA format,The three person scenareos,Trio role play scenarios,I thought the CSA style practice consultation was very helpful. The presentation was really helpful covering the most common mental health problems that we will see in GP and covering topics e.g. anorexia which I haven't received much teaching on. ,The 3 person CSA section was very useful to start getting a grasp on what is expected of us. Would be useful to continue to have similar sessions at different stages during our training.,The role acting session.,Interactive trio sessions,CSA practice, really good speaker and useful clinical scenarios.,The CSA role play activity,Real patient experiences ,Real life cases,Feedback from peers on consultation style,Slide summaries,Group practice,Really useful to look at real life cases and the outcome of the consultations,group sessions,These practice sessions,Case discussions - to help us see what a GP might be up against in mental health and scenarios to practice were useful|
|2017-10-05-Date-ST3s-1||CSA Focus - Trio Work||44||4.0||4.2||As I will be sitting my AKT this month, I would have preferred an AKT-focussed session, with CSA-focused sessions later in the academic year.,Provided list of examples we could go away and practice ,Just a bit more going through the scenarios ,It was good,New CSA cases as some of those used identical to last years session!,Carry on same ,None.,Perhaps break goldfish bowl groups out into slightly smaller sizes, maybe dividing by 3 rather than 2 if possible with trainer numbers,more practice like this please,smaller fishbowl groups (perhaps 4 not 2),More of this trio work,The 'Goldfish bowl' work I found unhelpful and uncomfortable. A dr and patient were chosen and observed by others which is fine and we're used to this to an extent but switching doctors I found quite disruptive. There was also a part where a trainee was switched in and became a little stuck on where to go, I think it would have been more productive to perhaps help with some guidance on where to go, perhaps helping with a suggestion of opening questions/ focus on social history rather than switching him out straight away. I personally don't find this sort of thing helpful at all though I understand that it was thought switching would take the pressure off a single person being the doctor. ,.,Maybe the goldfish part could have been split into slightly smaller groups,Nil of note,Csa videos ,The 'Fish Bowel' part is not as useful as trio work.,-,Very well organised ,-,A lot of info in the cases, not easy to get it all covered in 10 mins e.g. diabetes diagnosis,swapping doctors during the group (fishbowl) csa cases did not work well, best not to swap doctors mid-consultation,trio work only, not gold fish bowl type. 4 rooms, with a TPD in each observing, offering feedback and answering queries,More time to practice and discuss the feedback,More trio work with TPD oversight,Overall good session .. ,Exam focus less relevant for me as I've sat CSA. ,More Role players,Better parking,A little outline of cases after the trio practice so that we know what exactly is expected in exams.,Not convinced about the value of large group observed role plays. Feedback was of dubious quality. Smaller groups with TPD input would work better. ,More time for trio sessions,Well delivered,N/A,IF we could perhaps have another such session in the near future because it was very helpful indeed.,Perhaps more such sessions,No suggestions,Today I did self directed study as the session was practice for csa which I have completed ,by having TPD supervise the group and giving personal feedback,To see model consultations of what we should do,Having one doctor do a full case,n/a,Good session,Nil||Feedback from the TPD after my session as 'the doctor' during the trio session was valuable, and has highlighted a weak area to focus on improving.,Learning about types of csa cases I.e third party and telephone encounters ,CSA practice,,Refresh on CSA learning ,,Trio work and discussing management and communication skills.,Good to have a mix of intimate practice in small groups then a goldfish bowl style,good role play practice- good feedback from TPDS and colleagues-covered tricky topics and cases,CSA practice in trio work ,The trio work and david rapley's feedback,Trio work is really useful and it was helpful to have TPDs observing and helping feedback. Siva was really helpful and encouraging. ,Cases,Practical can training,,Cases with group ,Good CSA practice ,CSA format and practice ,CSA cases preparation ,Trio work was quite useful. ,Types of cases that could be expected at CSA,csa in groups of 3,trio work,Useful to practice consultations. However not as beneficial for those who have done the CSA,Trio work,Structured feedback about my consultation ,Useful to see other people's consulting styles,,,Practicing in trios- the scenarios were really good.,Small group work.,Colleague and TPD feedback very constructive,Learning about marking assessment and focus,Seeing what the examiners use to mark and practice using those criteria,We were all given the chance to role-play some CSA cases. I was able to be the doctor, the patient and also an observer hence I was able to view at least three cases from three different viewpoints. After this we then had another session with the TPD's who gave us exam-style feedback for the cases.,Enjoyed practising the CSA cases, especially found the feedback helpful from a trainee in our trio who has already passed the exam.,Exam preparation, encouraging to get into groups for CSA preparation,Today I did self directed study as the session was practice for csa which I have completed ,the cases were common in the CSA exam and relevant to our training,Practicing ,The group CSA practice,csa focus,CSA prespective learning helpful to get a good guidance to face exam,Trio work, useful to be able to work with colleagues and gain experience in marking strategies for CSA|
|2017-10-05-Date-ST2s-1||Akt teaching||44||4.4||4.6||Na,.,NA,.,Practice more AKT questions.,Up to date guudelines. The dvla ones were 2009,It was good anyway ,None, nicely covered topic on AKT,More question practice,Very well done,T2DM was a bit of a difficult topic to summarise on a small 'revision card',Possibly have had smaller groups covering a smaller area each.,It was very good, Helen had made that 3 hours very effective to get most out of few important topics which trainee had stuggled in the past, and we also had little handbook to go home with which was really good.,No thing I can add,No improvement ,nil,Bit of acknowledgement that not all of us are incapable of planning for an exam. The initial presentation was not relevant to me, and I feel it should have been optional as all the info is on the RCGP website.,More questions,Up to date written guidelines,Can't think of anything,Tutorials on difficult topics,Less time with presentations- felt like it was just transcribinf information ,Accurate guidelines ,Might have been easier to have known areas beforehand to prepare before session.,It was well presented and very interactive good learning oppurtunity,None,I think the groups should have prepared their presentations/revision notes in advance as in the end they were a bit rushed and are not of a sufficient standard to revise from.,No comment ,None,It was done well. ,It couldn't!,No,AKT style questions,Nothing,I would prefer it to be lecture based more accurate and focused teaching ,Can't think of anything,Some topics were crammable hence didn't need discussing in detail such as immunisation/ child development,Presentations of topics by other groups seemed rushed, though I liked the concept. Wish there was an info bundle of the cheat sheets given to each group, so that the stuff to revise was easier to find in one place! Would it be possible for useful links and/or documents to be posted onto the Google group? ,none,--,Nil,It was ok ,Another session like this as was v useful , on vital topics such as psoriasis, hypertension,Nil||Interactive,Group work in areas poorly covered by candidates ,Interactive group work especially the parts about infertility ,,Knowing the areas of difficulties in the latest AKT exam.,,Researching and presenting a topic relevant and important to primary care & exams,All of it, planning, preparing and doing Applied knowledge test, group presentation on given subjects, AKT, general practice oriented.,AKT tips and questions, very helpful to be more aware of the exam. ,All relevant for AKT ,Presentation from Kate Farrar was very helpful,The advice about AKT,When is the best time to take AKT,,Great to have the background knowledge of how the exam works, then group work was a great learning experience allowing us to focus on topics done badly. Brilliant to be given a revision tool too. ,The focussed learning on topics that previous trainees found difficult in exams,The groupwork. I liked the idea of a revision guide, although it was never going to be good quality based on 25 mins of preparation, as well as some not fully up to date guidelines. ,Practice questions,Practice qs,The little booklets. Highlighting the poorly understood areas on the AKT exam was also very helpful,Summarising guidelines and practise questions,Presentation on AKT. Useful points on the things that were not done well. Also useful revision booklet ,General info re akt,Hearing of trainees experience of what works and what doesn't in terms of AKT,Pretty much everything,,Advice from external speaker having recently passed AKT.|
Focus on specific topics that are known to be difficult in AKT.,Group work and the produced document,Interactive learning ,Learning from others about AKT experience and learning about the difficult areas was helpful to direct reading. Also getting the booklets was super.,Great idea to have a recent finisher come to talk. Some really useful tips on how to access recent years weak spots. Thought the group work was well thought out and the booklet is really useful!,Knowing about common akt pitfalls,Summary sheets,Better understood format and what is expected,When to apply for Akt and the topics people struggle with ,Known about structure of akt and important subjects we need to make sure to cover for the exam,On different topics such as amenorrhoea,Going through the 6 topics as this highlighted areas I need to brush up on! ,AKT questions and group works,Very helpful. Well tailored. Felt I learned and 'relearned' some important material,Coverage of paediatric tooics,Good team work preparing for the presenation,Steroid ladder, diabetic medication side effects, copd and asthma managment,Exam technique
|2017-10-03-Date-ST1s-1||Dermatology bingo||28||4.6||4.8||Na,N/a,n/a,Was a very good session! Keep up the skin bingo, it's much appreciated as an added element of interest!,too much information in one go,Nil, great session.,Case vignettes,seen more slides,Nil,Lovely teaching. Very important topics always to be seen in practice. Cannot think of any. Thank you.,more detailed aspects of management of common conditions - more info regarding the steroid ladder etc,N/a,more screens. Clearer pictures,-,Very useful ,Having specific slides (outside of bingo) for top 5 or 10 common and serious dermatology related conditions and their management e,g meningococcal, melanomas. And then also going through random ones with bingo,Although, the bingo was great and I did enjoy it, the presentation slides were quite wordy and there was a lot of information to take in! Perhaps something to make the actual dermatology conditions more interactive. ,longer session,Would have liked to get through all the presentations as only got through half,Would be really helpful to do again/refresher when we are actually doing general practice, as hard to learn without seeing derm patients,n/a,Difficult to absorb so much detail but i'm not sure how that could be changed,Will be useful to do it again at another point,Better projection quality,N/A,More interactive with regards to the derm cases. I find it hard to retain lots of information just presented to me, I need more interaction to secure the knowledge,I enjoyed the bingo but to start with I would have liked to go through the basic explanations of how to describe skin lesions as this would have helped when writing referral letters as a GP,N/a||Going through common conditions,Really relevant and brief insight to lots of derm,really liked the bingo! All was really useful for GP,Skin bingo definitely made things much more interesting and kept my interest. I also liked the interactive element - really encouraged us to try and spot diagnose!,interactive and fun,Good visual examples of common dermatological conditions. Short, concise explanations of the pertinent features of management of common skin conditions and also the inventive way of presenting with Bingo was brilliant!,Spot diagnosis quiz. Info how a GP manages a condition. ,illustrations,The picture slides and explanations,The slides,Lots of images and good advice regarding pattern recognition,Great pattern recognition,,pictures,Dermatology extremely useful and relevant. The more practice the better,All of it,The pictures of dermatology conditions and learning how to pattern recognise,looking through images of the top 75 conditions,Looking at different dermatology presentations and talking through management ,Lots of topics covered, and also treatment alternatives in case first line doesn't work,Nice Interactive Style, lots of images, very useful,Good use of pictures,Really relevant topic with lots of useful information in a very engaging way.,Helpful to see lots of pictures of different conditions. Bingo was good fun!,Good photographs of the conditions with key points summarised nicely,Common derm presenations, diagnosis and treatment. Bingo made it more fun,Going through how to identify the common skin problems and management options. Enjoyed bingo,Overall good|
|2017-09-28-Date-ST3s-1||Voices||59||4.1||4.4||More speakers would have been more useful,More guidance on useful phrases to use,More interactive with examples of well managed MUS in primary care.,Was very good. No complaints or suggestions.,It's already good ,Could have brought own cases to discuss ,Nil,Updating the VTS Diary with the correct title of each teaching session,nil,n/q,Better Time management,Start on time. Less chat.,Discussion about what protection we have when these patients complian despite best efforts,Well taught ,Group work not that helpful,Parking! ,Nil,Parking is sooooo bad,Excellent session,na,Better time management,More concise,There was a lot of background chat which was distracting, please could the TPBs try and bring this up this week. ,Demonstration of a consultation about medically unexplained symptoms - phrases to use that can help facilitate ,Videos ,Perhaps the session could have spanned two half days or a whole day ,More time on how to manage MUS,N/a,Warning that the planned presentation was cancelled.,Role play didn't really add to the session,-,Perhaps delivered over two sessions so the presenters didn't feel so rushed. There was lots of useful info.,not sure,n/a,presentation was very word-heavy,More csa scenarios,Took much longer, could have been done within a shorter time,Just right,Not sure that role play in that setting best delivery model as too many groups in the room,Nothing,Too much material to absorb from the presentations,It was a very informative session. Nothing to be improved as it went well,By having real role players,-,Good session thank you,-,Further handouts about it.,.,I think CSA,Less of the role play,more case discussion,Nil of note,None,Less small group discussion, I didn't feel this worked very well in this context.,none,Seeing more videos which are not obvious pass or fails,Was expecting Robin Simpson and changed last minute.,do not think any extra could have been added,.||Other senior colleagues' advice on their initial career path,Discussing cases and appropriate phrases to use in these situations,I realised how frequent MUS are and I will try to encorporate some discussed techniques into my consultations.,Roleplay and learning how to deal with MUS,Communication skills with medically unexplained patients ,Good overview of types MUS,Strategies to communicating with patients who have MUS,Good explanation of how to manage a patient with medically unexplained symptoms.,good to hear advice and tips how to manage these patient's from the 2 talkers- good to role play and practice these techniques,really good to have quality outside speakers teaching relevant topics,Communication techniques ,Handout,Role play,,Mus topic,,How to manage pts with these symptoms ,Good insight into MUS,Using validation of patient's symptoms as a tool,How to approach the conaultation when faced with patients with symptoms which are not attributed to a physical cause,Acknowledging symptoms are real to the patient and they are affecting their life.,New topic to discuss and consider ,Strategies for discussing MUS in the consultation,lecture,How to deal with patients with unexplained symptoms. Good cases. ,We had two doctors speak to us about managing patients with medically unexplained symptoms, it was very useful. We role-played a few scenarios in which the patients had numerous symptoms that were medically medically unexplained.,Information on how to manage MUS,It was good to talk through different ways of managing consultations,Confidence to state to pt that their symptoms might not always be able to be explained using a medical model.,Easy to recognise the traits amongst a large cohort of patients. ,Was useful to hear from outside speakers with expertise in this area. ,Tips on how to approach such patients....and knowing that a lot of secondary care clinicians would hopefully work with us to help such patients.,appreciating that everyone faces these situations and it's important to have an holistic approachh,,practice cases/scenarios,Lecture,Strategies for dealing with MUS,Learning about this condition and management stratergies,Tips for managing patients with MUS and consultation skills applied to this.,The lecture on MUS was interesting,Phrases which can be used to handle difficult MUS patients. Simulations about the MUS patients.,The discussions around how to improve our communication/ consultation with patients who present with MUS to avoid mixed messages. Also I found the case discussions very helpful,,Discussion of MUS and how we can manage these patients was helpful to everyday practice. ,Considering ways to explain diagnosis to patients,Very helpful to discuss symptoms which can lead to heart-sink presentations and ways to manage patients symptoms without causing harm and while paying attention to their needs.,How to tackle MUS,,,The description of the symptom,The talk was very interesting and helpful advise given about patients with MUS, this isn't a topic we discuss often so it was quite useful,,Managing MUS always tricky, so any help and guidance much appreciated,How to consult / manage patients with MUS. Strategies for preventing over-investigation / unnecessary referral,Dealing with difficult questions,Seeing the marking sheets for csa,Confidence to suggest that some symptoms might not be explained medically.,overview of CSA day, what to expect on the day, Instruction to RP/ examiners, brief discussion of different cases, group work,.|
|2017-09-28-Date-ST2s-1||ST2 - Paediatrics||42||4.0||4.4||Picking more specific topics to present on due to the limited time available,Less power point presentations - more interactive,access to hand outs,More CSA style presentations,Structured teaching from trainers on a set topic would have been even more helpful,n/a,handouts to take away,was good, as had input from TPDs on how are they managed in the community,very well done,Doing more AKT questions,I thought it was a really useful session but perhaps could be improved by not having such a broad area to cover,At times some presentations were a little too long,Liked all of it, group work presentations very good.,Less broad subjects ,perhaps if given more time for each group presentations,More AKT style questions (but this will be covered in next week's session),nil,Can't think of anything,nil,Time was limiting to information that could have been given out especially videos and pictures ,At times PowerPoint heavy - maybe stress not to just use PowerPoint presentation ,Would've preferred keeping presenters to time, felt they exceeded 20 mins. Most useful bit was hearing tips from TPDs in how they practice.|
Would've liked more time for that bit!,Bit more structured teaching on most commonly seen presentations in the reality of GP consultations,It was too long,Fewer power points,No comment,we tried to cover too many topics in one morning which was counterproductive. It would have been far more effective for learning if we had done one topic per group. ,A lot to cover in one session,trainees to try and use as interactive methods as possible,Added more illustrative photos on some presentations ,more gp style cases ,I think it could have been more consistant. The teaching was variable. ,More interactive sessions instead of reading PowerPoint presentations, If presenters talked more loudly to be able to hear them ,Talk from a paediatrician - common referrals that can be managed in primary care,.,NA,Not quite enough time to get through AKT questions though I understand this is being covered at a later date.,Would be helpful to have a bit more guidance onto what sort of detail to include in presentations.,Access to each other's presentations, or asking groups to aubmit a list of references used, so that we can all revise more easily,Nil,More scope of topics
|Chronic abdominal pain in childhood,AKT questions and practical advice,red flags in paediatrics,Red flags in reflux/colic,Different topics of paediatrics, snippets of information of each. Also AKT style questiosn were very helpful,I actually believe that preparing the teaching session was most useful. Other groups presentations were very well prepared and delivered lot of information but sitting down, preparing and then delivering is probably the best way how to learn and retain.,,reflux, constipation,interactive ,Autism, immunisations and child development,Preparing the presentation and listening to others ,Good focus on AKT and what we need to know,All of it was essential, liked the different styles of presentations.,Discussion with GP’s ,presentations were done in different styles and format, aiding good learning,Group participation. Role-play and quizzes to help us learn!,Interactive presentations very useful for my learning. Good engagement in debate and discussion helps consolidate knowledge ,Interactive nature of presentations,Different topics by multiple groups ,How to assess a baby or child. |
How to take a good history.
Red flags,Useful discussion around common problems presenting to GP. Really great to have the practical advice from tpds about referrals etc. ,Liked that we tackled multiple topics,Red flags and recognition of diseases,The presentations,Variety of topics covered,Immunization schedule,preparing my topic for presentation,Enjoyable and varied presentations,coverage of the topics relevant in primary care,,interactive presentations,,,The interactive presentations. ,The presentations,,Broad range of topics, good input from the groups,Really helpful presentations by the groups on an area I hadn't covered before. Excellent effort from all groups involved.,Helpful to listen to debate around topics,Snippets of information about lots of important areas in paediatrics. In particular I liked talks on failure to thrive and constipation as these are areas I find difficult to understand. The session was great for highlighting where I need to brush up on revision wise! ,Nil ,Change of speekers, our own colleagues sometimes know whats more relevent
|2017-09-26-Date-ST1s-1||ST1 teaching||26||4.0||4.2||n/a,Nil,More tools, inclusion of personal values and goals into the presentation,Learning more about other people's techniques,more discussion, less powerpoint,A bit more about when to plan courses/extra placements etc,none,Could have spent less time on the generic time management elements. E.g. Ways to consult in GP in 10mins,-,n/a,Nil. Really good session.,Not sure this subject warranted a whole session, could have talked about something else as well,Good teaching,needed for all areas of life. Well done. Cannot think of any.,It good as it was,more clinical examples,It was good,Worked well,more interactive activities,good session,More focus on things we can do differently vs why time management is important and necessary ,Video examples,N/a,No suggestions,more practice,-,n/a||placement planning,Making us think about a 3 year plan and discussing when it is a good time todo particular aspects of our qualifications,Group discussion about values and goals (we went a bit off topic). Also models of task priorities.,Theories behind time management,considering how best to make use of limited time, group discussion with the (non)mentors,The chats at the end where we could get some ideas about when to start thinking about GPSI and exams etc,case review in groups,Thinking about what type of planner you are. How you view time ,Consideration of my time management,Addressing the need for time management and prompting us to take steps to address this,Thinking about concepts of time and how I view time was really helpful and also the clinical examples helped to frame this in an applicable context. The discussion after the session with our mentors when we discussed values and goals was also really beneficial.,The small groups at the end to chat about planning the next three years.,Group discussion,Looking at the planner was really useful to put things into perspective,reminder of time management techniques,The discussion with tpd,Meeting as a group at the end of the deddion,techniques for time management and talking through planning the next three years,,Stephen coveys model for prioritising,Dealing with patients coming with multiple problems,Planning the next 3 years with the 3 year calendar,,,Group discussion at the end and helping us be aware of what we have to manage day to day,useful to look at the ways in which we view our time, important and relevant to general practice and planning for the future|
|2017-09-19-Date-ST1s-1||Ethics||25||4.6||4.6||Could have gone through background info case by case, the start was a little dry maybe.,I really cant think of anything. All in all a very good and informative teaching.,Maybe more ethical dilemmas to discuss,An intro slide planing out which topics were going to be covered would have helped me understand the order in which things were presented. Otherwise great and enjoyable session!,It was a well balanced day,None of note,Not much else!,N/a,Issues such as confidentiality/gillick competence have been covered extensively in medical school and foundation programme, perhaps slides are not needed for these areas. ,Slightly more challenging scenarios ,Probably more case discussions and less time going over ethical theories, however that could be because I've done this session last year!,It was nice to work in groups and discuss the dilemmas to gain experience from our peers,-,Less PowerPoint at start. ,Role play,Slightly earlier finish as was rota-ed to continue work at 5.00 pm ,NA,N/a,Nil,Nil. Really useful session.,n/a,Nil.,No suggestions,N/a,Less group work||Case discussions,Ethical scenarios discussion.,Case scenarios,The discussions of the difficult cases was excellent,Discussing examples of ethical scenareos,The case studies,Interactive case studies and discussion of previous cases encountered,Ethical dilemmas,Complex discussions around certain ethical scenarios. Useful to think about different theories eg Utilitarianism. reassuring that "no wrong answers" allowing greater group interaction ,Examples of ethical situation and surrounding discussions,Case discussions, seeing what other people would have done,The different ethical dilemmas were all very realistic and useful to GP training,Discussing cases,Case discussion,Group Discussion,Understanding that our values and patients values may be different as they are not acting on the 4 values of ethics,Case studies and discussion,Group work scenarios,Going over competence and young adults ,Reminders of the four pillars of ethics and also the moral theories. The case based discussions were really helpful and applicable and gave me some pointers for my own practice. ,I thought the group exercises were all really good,The group activities to discuss cases.,,Discussion of ethical issues ,Revision of ethical principles|
|2017-09-14-Date-ST3s-1||GPST3 introduction||52||4.1||3.9||Less exam emphasis as not relevant to all,More focus on CSA in terms of what the exam is like/stations/patients/cases,Not a fan of mindfulness/meditation,n/a,Couldnt be better,Sports at lunchtime ,AKT questions (e.g. Random 3-4) at start of each session as we did in ST2 - for those of us yet to complete AKT,Nil,Less on learning styles/type of thinker, less on mindfulness, more relevant to current practice and future as GP,Session on mindfulness had some unnecessary repetition of the format of CSA skills given that a session would be delivered later in the day on this subject.,I have attended virtually all of the talks given today at previous times(out of sync trainee) It would be appreciated if there could be some provision for out of sync trainees such as a relevant activity to get on with at the teaching day or online learning as repeated talks about exams we have passed don't seem to have great relevance to us at the moment. ,Nothing,No need to do presentation back to the group.,Add some more formal teaching on a topic - after learning that I am a theorist, it now makes sense why I often find the very experiential teaching sessions dissatisfying. ,Difficult to improve,Encourgae formulation of CSA groups there and then, perhaps during a coffee break,More targeted towards audience.,nil,Perhaps more clinical or exam related information,Perhaps less about the admin side of General Practice which couldbe deferred to later in the year coming up to CCT.,Maybe having a section for those of us that are LTFT or out of sync and have already completed CSA and AKT|
(I was at work - in practice- during the morning session as doctor on call - this was very relevant to my teaching) ,-,Handouts of info,It was brilliant, I enjoyed it,More information about how GPs are run eg admin behind it to give us early exposure to an aspect we do not normally get very much training on ,Was well presented. Nil to suggest,n/a,Perhaps better parking arrangement but I understand that this might not be so easy,I WAS HAPPY WITH THE WAY THE SESSION WAS ORGANISED,The session could well have been done as a half day,aims and objectives of session identified at beginning,A bigger cup for my tea!,More about CSA less history,.,Everything good ,Nil,Good session,I found the exercise of 'how would you explain about reception' a bit pointless.,session was ok,Can not think of anything specific,If it were a shorter session,Just about right,Well run session and would not change anything,Having an alternative session at the end for people who have already taken AKT and CSA,Hot lunch!,More can practice,Any sort of video consultation during CSA exam ,Nil,Not possible really enjoyed it,No changes required,-,Nil
|Very interesting to learn about the evolution of GP. ,,,csa preparation ,Very interactive,Csa,What to take to CSA, emphasis on study group formation,Learning about mindfulness-good to learn 16 second meditation and CSA tips,CSA and AKT teaching,,The history of the nhs remains an interesting topic,Csa Groups learning styles,Good intro. Good group work.,Overview of csa, meditation exercises ,Getting to know the new ST3 group and TPDs / time management as a GP,CSA tips and previous experiences,CSA preparation,Meditation, relaxation methods,Loved the mindfulness session and AKT/CSA imnformation.,The CSA aspect.,As I am LTFT and have nearly completed ST3 today's session was not quite as relevant to me. ,Approach to CSA,Going through what to expect in AKT, CSA,Sessions about exam preparation and reminders about the eportfolio,,The bit about the history of General practice was refreshing. Relaxation techniques in a deemed 'stressful' ST3 was useful and the overview of CSA was excellent,covering CSA exam expectations,The 4 main types of learners. It was useful to reflect on my learning style and how it affects my practice.,TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE FOR CSA/ DAVE RAPLEY'S SESSION ON THE DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES,The session on how to cope with stress,CSA overview|
type of learner
future of GP discussions,CSA information and mindfulness and survival tis,Act CSA talk,,,What I want out of GP training and as a future GP,,Discussion on how to pass CSA - and knowing that this is going to be built on in later teaching sessions.,Looking at GP practice as a whole. Listening to other trainees views,,Exam discussion,Revision tips for exams,CSA assessment,Identifying my individual learning style/preference,The session on what it means to be a GP and group exercise on thinking about what we would like from our future careers/where we see ourselves. ,Csa teaching ,Introduction to CSA,Mindfulness,Different generations type and also the different personality types,Learning styles and information about CSA and AKT ,Mindfulness, Understanding type of learners,Useful introduction to ST3 and reviewing what to expect in CSA. The talk on mindfulness was interesting and engaging, something a little different from the norm, I will remember to pack my chocolates !
|2017-09-14-Date-ST2s-1||ST2 intro day||54||4.1||4.1||To keep up with the good work, keep aspiring the trainees.,.,Equality and diversity teaching was too focussed on stereotyping rather than other issues such as health inequalities and issues with access to care.,Nil,-,None,Perhaps by discussing the management of most of the conditions we came across.,Slightly better view of the projector screen, but this was a minor point! Overall brilliant day.,it was difficult to read some of the slides (writing too small),Change the place of the projector or the size because we could not see in the back,Less time spent on stereotypes, it got a bit boring,Minor issue- it would have been nice to have a drink at the start or at least been told beforehand that coffee/ tea would not be provided at the start. Hot drinks were provided at the start of previous whole day teaching sessions so some people presumed it would be the same and did not have breakfast before leaving home.,Although it was really nice to have lunch together, the day could of been shorter or a half day. ,change of venue for next year,none,Using a better venue ,Not sure ,Wasn't too sure of why we were shouting out stereotypes in the diversity lecture. I thought the point was to challenge them but actually it became more just about shouting the worst presumptions we could make!,More quiz! ,it was interactive,Better venue,more clinical scenarios related to diversity or population/epidemiology etc. less role play and getting to know another person.,None,Back at the hotel in Dunchurch!!|
Maybe a little less time on equality and diversity and a few extra cases in the surgery.,Cannot think if anything,Write down quiz answers in teams then discuss as sometimes went through too quickly to see the questions/have chance to discuss or reflect the answers ,I appreciate that we have seen a drop in AKT passes, but I don't personally find doing questions in teaching of any benefit at all. For me, It's not the right environment and doesn't lead to any substantial learning in the same way that doing them online does. The only reason people should fail this exam is if they don't put in the time to revise for it. We have all done so many exams in our time that if people are still struggling at this stage then they need individual help, rather than making the whole year go through the process. Alternatively, there should be an allowance for people to go off and do solo learning, if that's what works best for them. What I would like from teaching is to learn all the tips and skills that the TPDs have picked up as GPs, so that we know how to do the job, rather than how to pass written exams. This does still include CSA practice, but people should take more responsibility for their own learning, with regards to the AKT, and I don't think you guys should have to pick up the slack for us.,No improvements i can think of!,Done well ,To make the projector screen bigger (too small to see from the back),A bit more info about what should be covered in ST2/ getting the most out of the GP rotations/ Arranging OOH would have been helpful too,Nil,Less time for lunch and games,More time for introducing GP basics ,nil,Better audio visual,The venue.,Improved room arrangement so all groyp members coyld fit around a table., na,More case scenarios,More AKT practice,More Akt questions ,Set out of the room at the start could have been clearer,Facilities were difficult and not able to see/hear certain aspects,More time ,Can't think of anything,More AKT questions,.,disappointing to see budget cuts to shoestring level. we had to split tasks like washing up. hear all the time about lack of GPs, this kind of budget cuts is really not going to tempt anyone to do vts training!,more GP centered cases,--,N/A,Some irrelevent like Less on basics of ethnicity and stereotyping and sharades on disease, more on akt knowledge,Better location
|All of it, Diversity and equality, Quiz, dumb charades, interactive and group session. The TPD's work was very unique, diverse, let the serious interaction flow with fun.,,Interactive sessions avoiding long periods of one way presentations.,,The quizzes as they started me thinking about the breadth of AKT revision!,Quiz and group work/sessions,The quizzes sessions.,Going through AKT questions,Common GP topics,,GP basic cases,,It was good to network with the new ST2s for future learning, and the equality and diversity section was useful for our portfolio.,quizes,Case scenarios. Breaking the stereotype.,,Akt questions ,Enjoyed that we were all mixed into groups with people that we may not have known.,The quiz,to know about diversity, and how can we overcome that to have equal opportunity to all,Discussion on equality and diversity ,Quiz,,Simulated surgery,All quizes, consultation skills,Common presentations to GP ,Covering common conditions presenting in GP; enjoyed the group activities and getting to know some new colleagues a bit better. Speakers were all very good,Practicing AKT questions ,Learning about how equality and diversity affects our consultations and that it exists in any environment. ,The quiz questions- AKT style. I also think the idea of splitting the group into 4 sub-groups for the year is a good idea. It's a bit like houses at school- encourages performance and camaraderie. ,Enjoyed learning about the population diversity stats and the exercise on looking beneath the iceberg - was inclusive and helped challenge stereotypical thinking in a good way. Also the mock surgery session was very useful and the pointers in what to cover in a consultation. ,,AKT,,case discussions, mcqs,Overview of year learning so can prepare for sessions,Learning about stereotyping ,Understanding stereotypes and meeting group members/trainers,AKT question session,Diversity discussion,Learning about stereotypes,The Akt question quiz,Lots of time to get to know other GPVTS members I have not spoken to before,Discussion on discrimination and first impressions,knowing the team ,,discussion on dimensions of diversity, the equality act 2010, highlighting our own stereotypes. |
The quizzes were very informative and useful too,,interactivity,practice akt questions,--,Talk from the RCGP chair- great to hear from her and an inspirational speaker. As ever the venue and food were great. ,Questions,going beyond the iceberg
|2017-09-12-Date-ST1s-1||Reflections||32||4.1||4.6||More examples of good learning logs,More examples of critical thinking perhaps ,More time to do a reflection in the session,More examples of good reflections and PDPs,More time spent on this with some more examples,Session included during main induction,Nil,Maybe more excercises to practice the types of reflection, and what is suitable and what's not for the portfolio. Perhaps doing it in smaller groups and having a trainer evaluate each person's reflection directly allows feedback tailored to individuals, making the quality of their reflections thereafter much improved. Just a suggestion! ,Nothing,there was some repetition with previous sessions,Nothing to improve upon. ,N/A,Maybe another way to look at reflecting would be to look at bad and good examples and allow us to discuss what we felt was good and bad,Room better suited to group work,I think it was perfect.,lunch,I think it would have been helpful if we could be shown more ideal examples of reflective writing.,N/a,I would have liked to hear some examples of analytical and evaluative statement from real GP trainee reflections,None, it made the topic interactive, interesting and relevant.,Not much. ,Perhaps a bit longer (finishing at 5pm), using time to cover an additional topic possibly.,it was very good,Looking more at good and bad examples,Spending more time reflecting on an actual log entry.,Some more solid examples of analysis / evaluative reflections....vs descriptive reflections,Slightly longer to complete reflective log entry ,Not sure,Smaller room, if available ,Inform that reflections may be used as evidence against you in legal cases.,Pretty good session overall,Nil||Learning about analytical and evaluative statements,Differentiating descriptive writing from analytic ,,Useful to know about how to write a reflective entry and not a descriptive one.,Talk about types of reflection,Evaluative and analytical reflection,Examples of good reflective practice,Going through examples of evaluative and analytical statements. ,Format of reflections,Identifying the difference between descriptive and reflective writing,Examples of descriptive versus analytical statements in reflections. Plus the short video on critical thinking was brilliant!,Practicing the reflections - good prep for portfolio,I think the videos were really useful and I liked how we used them to practice reflecting ,Example structures of writing eportfolio,Learned how to write better reflection,Reflective writing exercise,learning about types of reflection (descriptive, analytical, evaluative etc),Interactive learning, group work,opportunity to reflect and examples of analytical and evaluative,Learning how to reflect, especially the section on analysis and evaluation.,Interactive reflection session,Nic is a very clear presenter. Great video on critical thinking.,different types of reflective log writing,Learning the difference between descriptive logs, analytical and evaluative reflection,,Analysis vs Evaluation,Learning to differentiate betweeen reflective, analytical, evaluative and descriptive writing,the paper task,Learning about the cycle of which reflection is a part of,Practical aspects,Explaining what is expected more or less from reflections and how to write them for the best way of learning from your experiences,Examples of good reflective practice and difference between analytical and evaluative|
|2017-08-15-Date-ST1s-1||St1 induction||39||4.5||4.8||If someone from the lead employer could have been present to discuss pay issues that would have been helpful. Also would have been good to know ST3 practices so that we could have discussed this with TPDs,Explanation into elearning/elfh,Nil,Examples of good and not so good eportfolio reflections,Some more interactive parts to the morning. It would have been good to make us swap seats after each session so that we could meet other trainees rather than doing them all with the same people. ,Very good layout for the day. Good to get to know other trainees. ,If the session was held one week earlier. Personal,More networking time,Possibly finding out who our ES's are/meeting them,Would be useful to know who our ES's are and what practice we will be at before the introductory day.,I donmt think it could,Nothing,I understand the importance of the epotfolio but it did feel like there was a lot of repetition. I think a tutorial followed by the 1.5h trainee session would be good.,maybe too much recap on eportfolio from morning to afternoon,A bit more formalised format to the established trainees bit on eportfolio, although it was very helpful, if faded a bit towards the end,if we found out who our ES/CS were and where our placement for ST3 was,If an itinerary was given before the day!,Handouts for the lectures, perhaps another short session with ST2s so that we can ask questions and advice from those recently having gone through the process,I think it went well,it was useful. I didn't receive email for the day and therefore hadn't signed up to gp eportfolio. ,Most slides were not in focus or unreadable from a distance,It would have been helpful to be told who are educational supervisor is. It would have been beneficial to do an interactive session with the e-portfolio to get to grips with the system. This would have given us the opportunity to ask any questions about it.,More information regarding portfolio GP careers,Having a outline of the agenda for the day prior to the day itself may have been useful in order to think of questions relevant to the material in advance. ,Eportfolio could have been discussed earlier in the day, rather than after lunch,Nil,The beginning involved plenty of information that could have been better provided with demonstrations which was left to the end,but all in all it was very Informative so can really fault it.,I honestly felt that today's session addressed enough aspects of the eportfolio without being overbearing and too repetitive, whilst still being interesting and motivating. Thank you and keep up the great work! The cookies were also outstanding and much appreciated. ,Send out a timetable beforehand. Perhaps more informal chats with ST2-3 groups talking about how they've diversified their skills / developed special interests.,Nil,Less on LTFT and academic training ,N/A,more tips and advice from St2's and ST3's who have recently gone through what we're going through now,None,Better vegetarian options for lunch. 30 min rotations for the eportfolio practical may have been too long ? 20 minutes,Flaw less,-,Still do not fully understand the coventry VTS website, though this is quite possibly due to my own ignorance.,Perhaps a bit more change to mingle||All the eportfolio aspects were very good especially the hands on session,Going through the learning log/e-portfolio small groups,SMART goals and explanations by trainees and guides to how to correctly reflect. Also the talk on being a great GP was brilliant.,Introduction to e-portfolio and opportunity to talk to current ST2-3 trainees,Introduction to the eportfolio. ,Eportfolio. ,Pointing trainees towards useful links such as meaning of acronyms as well as getting started on eportfolio,Portfolio session with current trainees,Portfolio walkthrough with current trainees,The sessions in small groups going through how to use the portfolio.,Small group Eportfolio work,Information on e portfolio,It was really useful to see what the requirements are for successful ARCP, eportfolio and ultimately completing the program,talking to trainees about eportfolio and queries about training programme,ARCP and E-portfolio talks,small group work about eportfolio, meeting the course tutors,Going through eportfolio, timeline and key dates of when certain reviews are, knowing where to find all info we need to see us through training (vts website etc),E portfolio with the other trainees,The e-Portfolio, AKT and CSA exams,useful information for training. friendly staff. approachable and relevant info.,Eportfolio introduction and demonstration,I found the sessions involving the ST2's the most helpful when we were split into smaller groups so we could ask questions more easily and we were shown the e-portfolio in greater detail. I also developed a good understanding of the expectations of us in our ST1 year.,Learning about the e-portfolio,The overview of what is expected for our e-portfolio and how to enter relevant information to complete the required sections was most useful- being able to talk to current or recently qualified GP's to ask them any questions was also extremely valuable in understanding what was required. ,eportfolio guidance,Interactive eportfolio session,E portfolio group work with trainee volunteers.,Engaging teachers whose enthusiasm and excitement/passion for GP was infectious and inspiring. Also appreciated the emphasis on eportfolio as it definitely manages my expectations regarding this and encourages me to plan ahead. ,Information regarding ePortfolio and ARCP progression.,Covering ePortfolio,EPortfolio ,Discussing the e-portfolio with current trainees (ST2/ST3),E-portfolio, group sessions,Emphasis on eportfolio ,Eportfolio explanations by trainees,learned all about e-portfolio,Eportfolio tips,useful to get to know each other and to understand the role of reflection and the rcgp portfolio. Useful to get other trainees to chow us how to use the website.,Getting to meet TPDs|
|2017-06-13-Date-ST1s-1||Communication Skills workshop||35||4.4||4.6||None,Slightly less role play,Useful in all aspects , maybe more video examples of consultations ,Extra experience watching consultations on the screen,started to get role play fatigue by the end. but generally nice interactive sessions. ,The day was great,More direct observation from course leaders,Actual Role player consultations,More sessions like this please,Well Planned and organised session with loads o learning opportunities,nil,Handouts for a few of the sessions to consolidate learning ,Difficult to improve. Best ST1 teaching session I have had.,More handouts if possible as we had to write a lot of notes. ,Today's session was very important for helping us think about how we make decisions. Although we were made aware of potential sources of bias in a consultation, we were not given any concrete advice on how best to address these.,I haven't found any new ideas for improvement, it was a great study day.,Good session, good venue - more like this please,Nil,No comments,More time to practice the above in groups ,Playing more videos illustrating more examples of good and bad consultations,Very good session overall,less role play!,As the doctor role, I found the playing cards difficult - I've got a lot of internal dialogue and it added an extra task my brain struggled with! However, the principle of it was helpful.,More role plays,more of watching consultations and feedback.,Nil ,Longer time for feedback of cases,Shorter breaks so day could have finished earlier,Nothing,More video presentations ,More videos and less role play.,more role play,Getting more group feedback ,Good session, no improvements suggested||Role playing scenarios,Good interactive session,,Decision theory,great talk on decision making and being aware of biases. ,Good consolidation of consultation models. Not too much group work,Comfortable group discussion ,breaking bad news and telephone consultation,The decision theory, role plays, also watching the video of the consultation. I enjoyed the listening part where we had to draw the kitchen- something fun!,Telephonic consultations,case based discussion were really useful,Telephone consultations and role plays for CSA practice,Excellent balance of learning/teaching methods. e.g. active role plays, interactive presentations, trainees practising and assessing and reflecting in real time.,Role playing scenarios e.g. breaking bad news, telephone consultation. ,,,Appreciated the variety of teaching tools used and the thought that had clearly gone into the sessions. I think it shows that these were topics that the teachers cared about, rather than perhaps some of our previous sessions where the topics were being covered because they are compulsory, rather than areas of interest.,Small group sessions / role play,Session on telephone consultations was very helpful in view of it now being part of each CSA exam, and the session on breaking bad news,Group practice of breaking bad news and ICE ,The case scenarios we practiced and the feedback we had from our colleagues were really useful for the CSA exam and to improve our consultation skills in general.,,Telephone triage session, decision making tools,Useful to do a number of different role plays, and interesting introductory lecture.,The role plays,role playing, watching the consultation and giving feedback. ,Critiquing the consultation on unwanted pregnancy and learning about SPIKES ,,Interesting about decision making. Consultation practise about ICE,Watching the video consultations with feedback,Communication sections ,role plays ,,examples of how to break bad news and role play,The ICE cards session was very helpful. Getting to practice CSA scenarios. ,Practice role plays|
|2017-06-06-Date-ST1s-1||At the movies||26||3.8||3.9||Not at all excellent session,Nil,Cannot think of anything,.,Not applicable ,None,It was a good to see how Alzheimer's affects people's lives,Did not find watching the film particularly useful as we often see dementia patients, would have been useful to discuss different management options available in primary care.,It was good to do something different in this session.,.,Interesting using a film as learning tool,nil,Use a variety of videos ,~Potentially ask different groups to look at a different aspect of the film?,Some popcorn,-,Unsure,Recommendations for more films that are educational,I was a little apprehensive at the start but i thoroughly enjoyed this session. The discussion at the end was very useful,I have enjoyed this movie. The message I got is that we as doctors should not just focus on the illness and forget about the patient as a human being who has is own priorities. Therefore, the importance of a holistic approach and taking into account all the factors that might influence the patient's well being.,None,Set reflective questions to be answered prior to movie,I found this session very useful and can't think of any improvements ,I think it was a great session.,-,More discussion about the movie would have been useful.||,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,|