Bournemouth University GP

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Bournemouth University GP

The GP Centre is the “area office” for Dorset of the Wessex Deanery. We are based in Royal London House at Bournemouth University and have been able to build and have links with other Primary Care Educational Teams within the University.

The GP Centre is responsible for the management, provision and support of all aspects of Postgraduate GP Education that occurs in Dorset.

GP Training

To become a general practitioner (GP) and receive your “Certificate of Completion of Training” (CCT) from the GMC (General Medical Council), the trainee needs to complete a 2 year foundation programme, followed by 18 months working in hospital posts followed by 18 months in a general practice attachment. The GP Centre is responsible for the management, supervision and development of the vocational training schemes across Dorset, which includes acute hospital trusts in Bournemouth, Poole, Christchurch, Dorchester and St Ann’s.

The General Practitioner’s Website provides an easily accessible guide to all aspects of General Practice education and a activities in Dorset.

StethoscopeResearch presentations

RCGP Conference

2011:

(Aurelia Butcher) Liverpool & the Wessex MEF Conference – A Handbook for GP Trainees: Resources Available for CPD and Enhancing Patient Care (poster). A Butcher, I Wyer, C Wedderburn

(Caroline Rickard) Liverpool – Poster presentation -A Comparison of the Learning Experiences of Full-Time Trainees and Less Than Full-Time Trainees in General Practice

2012:

(Alex Jones) Glasgow – Supporting Newly Qualified GPs: An Educational Programme in Dorset

2013:

(Emer Forde) GP Training in practice skills & procedures

(Emer Forde) Interprofessional Education in Primary Care – poster presentation

2014:

(Emer Forde, Temi Odetoyinbo, Emily Monks, Asmita Mistry, Edward Farrell & Clare Wedderburn) Knowledge & Attitudes towards Dementia in Primary Health Care Teams

(Emer Forde, Clare Wedderburn) GP Training in Practical Skills & procedures

(Emer Forde, Clare Wedderburn) How Practical are GPs? Implications for GP Training

AMEE Conference

2011:

(David Boyd) Vienna – Does a full day GP trainee release course at ST1 & ST2 add value? A mixed methodology enquiry of a new approach in Dorset

(Aurelia Butcher) Vienna -A Handbook for GP Trainees: Resources Available for CPD and Enhancing Patient Care (poster). A Butcher, I Wyer, C Wedderburn

2012:

(Aurelia Butcher)Lyon – Supporting Newly Qualified GPs for Continuing Professional Development (poster). A Butcher, A Davies, C Wedderburn

2013:

(Clare Wedderburn/Emer Forde) – Fellow: Practice Skills NQGPs & Trainers Posters

(Clare Wedderburn/Emer Forde) – Working together, Learning together: a study of Interprofessional Education in Primary Care – poster presentation

(Clare Wedderburn/ Emer Forde) GP Trainers’ Confidence in Teaching Practical Skills and Procedures – poster presentation

Jill Choudhury (Improving communication skills for International Medical Graduates – poster presentation)

WONCA

2012:

(James La Bouchardiere) – Creation of a secondary care clinic database – facilitating the organisation of specialist clinic experience

(James La Bouchardiere) – Learning Opportunities for GP Trainees in the more obscure parts of the curriculum – Why do trainees automatically favour secondary care?

OTTAWA

2011:

(Andrew Longley) – Enriching Training for General Practice: an evaluation of a pilot programme of general practice clinics in specialty training year 1

2012:

(Aurelia Butcher) Kuala Lumpur – Coverage of the RCGP Curriculum Using Small Group Work (poster). A Butcher, C Wedderburn

Wessex MEF Conference:

2011:

(David Boyd, Nov) Fixing a broken mirror? The impact of a reflective writing workshop for GP trainees’

2012:

(Simon Low) Kuala Lumpur – Assessment of GP Trainees and the perceived benefits of a mock exam to help trainees prepare for the final part of their MRCGP

Research publications

Education for Primary Care (Green Journal)

2011:

(David Boyd) Fixing a broken mirror? The impact of a reflective writing workshop for GP trainees’

2012:

(Caroline Rickard, Jul) A Comparison of the Learning Experiences of Full-Time Trainees and Less-Than-Full-Time Trainees in General Practice’

(Tabitha Smith, Jul) A Comparison of the Learning Experiences of Full-Time Trainees and Less-Than-Full-Time Trainees in General Practice’

(Clare Wedderburn, Dec) The views and experiences of female GPs on professional practice and career support

2013:

(Simon Low, May) ‘Evaluation of a Mock Simulated GP Surgery Exam – Identification of Factors Associate with Performance’

Innovait Journal

2012:

(David Boyd, Feb) Childhood Food Allergy

(Aurelia Butcher, Jul) Tinnitus: Diagnosis and Management. A Butcher, M Davies. InnovAiT Vol 5

BJGP

2012:

(Clare Wedderburn) Br J Gen Pract 2012; 62:441-442 Follow the yellow brick road: integrated care – can we do better?