Year 3 MB21

This page provides more information about GP teaching in Year 3

In Year 3, students have 16 days in general practice on Tuesdays. This placement consists of two blocks, each of eight whole days in a practice. Each day in practice is themed, linking closely with student’s learning in secondary care. At the end of each placement, students will take part in a ’simulated surgery’ at the local academy, facilitated by the GP.

We will release handbooks for the 2020-21 academic year here shortly

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How the placement works

Each day in practice is split into a workshop in the morning with 6 students, facilitated by the GP teacher. In the afternoon, two students undertake consulting (Effective Consulting in Practice), two students observe a surgery (Healthcare in Action) and two students follow up a patient with a long term condition (My Patient).

Workshops

Each workshop is themed and has a detailed tutorial guide. As part of each workshop, we would expect you to bring at least one patient in relevant to that day’s theme.

Effective Consulting in Practice

Two students will join you for the teaching surgery. These should be unselected patients and an opportunity for the students to practice their consultation skills. We would like each student to consult a minimum of two times during each surgery so suggest x4 30 minutes appointments.

HealthCare in Action

Each afternoon, two students will sit in with a GP/ACP observing consultations. We would suggest x3 catch up slots for a 15 patient surgery with 10 minute appointments.

Academy Day

On the final day of each block, students will take part in a simulated surgery at the academy. The GP tutors will help facilitate the session. After lunch there will be a series of brief student presentations on their PPP projects.

Payment

For teaching one block, the payment is £600 per day (£4,800 for the 8 day block). If your practice signs up to deliver all 16 days (both Block A and B), the payment is £696 per day (£11,136 per placement). Different GPs can supervise Blocks A and B.

Teaching dates

Block 1

Week

Date

Topic

1

22-Sep-20

Respiratory

2

06-Oct-20

Gastrointestinal

3

20-Oct-20

Rheumatology

4

03-Nov-20

Renal

5

17-Nov-20

Dermatology

6

01-Dec-20

Ophthalmology and ENT

7

15-Dec-20

Emergencies in General Practice

8

12-Jan-21

Academy Day

 

Block 2

Week

Date

Topic

9

02-Feb-21

Cardiovascular

10

16-Feb-21

Abdominal presentations including domestic violence

11

02-Mar-21

Neurology

12

16-Mar-21

Musculoskeletal

13

13-Apr-21

Urology

14

27-Apr-21

Breast disease

15

11-May-21

Endocrine

16

25-May-21

Academy Day

Frequently asked questions

Can more than one GP deliver the teaching? Yes, although we would prefer no more than two regular teachers per block.

Can I change the timings of the day? You can arrange this with the students. They must still receive a three hour workshop and further three hours of teaching surgery and check-in/out.

If I have a GP trainee, can they help? Yes, we are inviting GP trainees to help facilitate the simulated surgery. They could also facilitate the morning workshops for one block.

Will material for the workshop be provided? Yes, we will provide detailed material for running the workshop. Think of it as following a recipe, but feel free to innovate if you have your own ideas!

When do we get paid? Payment is retrospective – we will send out attendance and payment forms prior to the last session of the block. On receipt of these, we will pay the practice. This is the same as our teaching in all other years.

Are the students DBS checked? Yes, the year 3 students have all been DBS checked.

Have the students had information governance training? Yes, the students have had training on the importance of confidentiality and the management of patient identifiable data (PID)

What should I do if I am unable to teach for any reason? As set out in the teacher handbook (page 11) we would expect you to arrange for a colleague to deliver the session on your behalf. If this is not possible then we would ask that you rearrange the day of the teaching at a time that is agreeable to your students and the academy. It is crucial that the academy is also consulted as the secondary care teaching timetable is very full so to avoid clashes, direct discussion locally is advised. 

Do the students need to submit their 3P workbook? No, this is for their own learning only. There is no need for them to submit the workbook.

Additional helpful resources

If a patient cancels and you find yourself needing some additional teaching resources, we recommend role playing some of these vignettes from the Bradfort and Pennine VTS training websites.

https://www.pennine-gp-training.co.uk/CSA_case_scenarios.html

https://www.bradfordvts.co.uk/mrcgp/csa/csa-practise-cases/

Contacts

Academic: Dr Ciaran Conway or Dr Simon Thornton

Administrator: Kirsten Gill

 

 

 

Year 3 Key Facts

  • Tuesdays
  • 6 Students per group
  • 16 days over the year split into two, eight day blocks
  • £600-696 per day
GP3 Infographic 2020-21 (PDF, 387kB)
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