Information for GP teachers

Welcome to the teaching part of the CAPC website.

COVID-19 Update: Clinical placements in General Practice have been suspended for the rest of the academic year. We are now recruiting practices for the 2020-21 academic year starting in September. We appreciate that there is still a great deal of uncertainty and we are hoping practices will have the flexibility to adapt to online teaching if required (with appropriate training). 


Did you know:

  • over 150 practices across the region take University of Bristol medical students
  • 75% of GP registrars are more likely to apply for a salaried job that includes regular teaching as part of the job role
  • teaching improves morale amongst GPs and practice staff
  • teaching helps you stay up to date
  • we run a free CPD progamme for our teachers
  • you can keep up to date through our newsletters 
  • email to join the team


  • Recruitment is now live for the 2020-21 academic year. If you haven't received an invite and would like to teach at your practice, please email
  • Coronavirus - see here for information given to students



The opportunity to teach medical students was one of the main things that attracted me to a job at Pioneer Medical. This year I'm teaching 1st year medical students in practice. It really adds variety to the week and they bring a fresh perspective to my work. Patients seem to love having the students visit them at home.

Dr Polly Duncan, Bristol GP

They keep me on my toes clinically and never cease to fill me with optimism about the future of the profession amidst all the negativity. It's quality time discussing clinical issues with fellow professionals who haven't had time to get as cynical as me and my peers yet! How very refreshing and energising.

Dr Andrew Eaton, Somerset GP

See below to find out more about the teaching in each year

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