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General Practice

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Typical Schedule

  • Week 1: Monday (GP), Tuesday (GP), Wednesday (GP), Thursday (WMS Day), Friday (GP)
  • Week 2: Monday (GP), Tuesday (WMS Day), Wednesday (GP), Thursday (WMS Day), Friday (Academic Day)
  • Week 3: Monday (GP), Tuesday (GP), Wednesday (GP), Thursday (WMS Day), Friday (GP)
  • Week 4: Monday (GP), Tuesday (WMS Day), Wednesday (GP), Thursday (WMS Day), Friday (Academic Day)
  • Week 5: Monday (GP), Tuesday (GP), Wednesday (GP), Thursday (WMS Day), Friday (GP)
  • Week 6: Monday (GP), Tuesday (WMS Day), Wednesday (GP), Thursday (WMS Day), Friday (Academic Day)

Note: academic days may fall on different weeks during your rotation - this is just to highlight that Friday will alternate between GP and academic days.

GP Practices

We know that the uncertainty of where you might be based can be quite scary. Although, the list of practices may change. Just to give you a good idea of the locations of the practices that you may be placed in here are some of the towns our GP placements have taken us to.

    • Daventry
    • Pershore
    • Warwick
    • Nuneaton
    • Leamington
    • Coventry
    • Shipston
    • Solihull
    • Great Barr, Birmingham

GP Allocation Process

You will be provided with a list of all the GP practices a few weeks before the block begins where you will be asked to rank all the GP practices.

Advice from Other Students

Make use of long-breaks

In some GP practices, you may have long breaks. Use it for revision or ask the practice to see if you can shadow nurses / HCAs.

Practice your communication skills

In Phase 3, there is a greater focus on communication skills eg. counsel patients on their condition (including breaking bad news!) or explain how does certain medications work! This is good practice for your OSLERs!

Observed Student-Led Consultations

Observed student-led consultations are those consultations that are led by you and observed by your GP Practice tutor.

You will need to complete 18 observed student-led consultations for your GP block. Do this as early as you can, and use the opportunity to get feedback from your GP practice! Don't be shy!

If you have any questions about the GP block, please feel free to contact Dr Helen Gabathuler .