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About GP training
In the Northern Deanery we only appoint trainees at ST1 level. Even if you have already undertaken some training in another specialty, it is important that you undergo the full programme as the GP curriculum is different from the specialty curriculum, even if the posts are similar. We need to train GP's to work holistically, not as mini-specialists in everything!
The GMC trainee survey data shows that the Northern Deanery is in the top four nationally for the quality of trainee supervision. Throughout your GP component of the training period, you will have the highest standards of educational supervision and will attend a weekly half day release course provided by your training programme or equivalent.
Our training programmes offer high quality taught courses throughout the training period. We offer a complete range of experience in general practice from rural to inner city including a wide variety of selected and supervised hospital posts throughout the area as well as a large and growing number of integrated training posts.
"The Northern Deanery is a great place to train because it is easy to maintain a healthy work-life balance due to the fantastic training opportunities, ease of commuting and great quality of life"
About GP training
What are my career prospects?
After training, most GPs undertake a period of further work experience before settling down in partnership, working as salaried GPs, locums, career start or retainers. They often do out of hours work, become GPs with special interests, or work in prison medicine, sports medicine, the armed forces, occupational health, palliative care, the pharmaceutical industry, medical law, insurance medicals, the DSS, academic practice, teaching and training, police surgeon work, or undertake work abroad…
With current NHS reforms, the need for GPs will increase. The 2004 Chronic Care Compendium states ‘that chronic disease is the biggest problem facing healthcare systems worldwide seems unarguable.’
Chronic disease management requires a full medical, physiological and social understanding of the diseases and how they are managed. It needs an ability to understand competing ‘disease’ priorities and to be undertaken by an expert generalist overseeing the increasingly complex and fragmented care patients receive from other sources. In other words – it needs a GP!