All trainees benefit from weekly teaching. Trainees learn a variety of skills needed to be a GP with a particular focus on areas relevant to working in an area of disadvantage. Trainees also develop self-care skills to support their wellbeing and have fulfilling careers.  

Sample timetable

September-December 2020

1 Induction

2 Safeguarding

3 Dermatology

4 Homeless families

With an expert mother experiencing homelessness.

5 Nutrition 

Cooking session exploring diet on a low-income.

6 Gastro

Trainee presentations on a disorder affecting the stomach.

7 Complex care

8 Making change happen

Full day teaching on a GP's role in social justice. Trainees learnt about advocating for patients and how to build an effective campaign. They also discussed their journeys into medicine and developed a pathway of career support for young people. 

9 Journal club and Balint group

10 5 ways to wellbeing

11 RCGP Certificate in the Management of Drug Misuse

12 Communication skills

Interactive session with actors.

13 Pain

With an expert patient.