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


(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


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


(Emer Forde) GP Training in practice skills & procedures

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


(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