GP ST2 February 2021 – August 2021

In ST2, teaching takes place on alternate Tuesday afternoons. These sessions would usually take place in the Education Centre, but will be held using Zoom until further notice.

Trainees in a GP or GP+ placement should attend the Communication Skills course. This is run by GPs at Oaks Family Practice, and would normally take place at Crompton Health Centre; due to the pandemic, these will run using Zoom or MS Teams until further notice.

Links to sessions will be emailed out in advance, and will appear here the day before teaching is scheduled.

to avoid unwelcome visitors, participants will be verified in the waiting room so please ensure your display name matches with one of the ST2 list!

If the speaker has provided session handouts, they will be linked to from the session itself, or click here.

ST2-B February – August 2021

In this semester we focus on the Area of Capability entitled “Caring for the whole person and the wider community”:

The goal is moving beyond disease-centred care and into holistic, person-centred care.

In your ST2 post, we encourage you to try and reflect both in and out of work on the impact of health on the patient as a whole person, and as a member of a community (whether a family, a local area, a town-based population, and as a member of the human species).

If you haven’t done so already, take advantage of your hospital placement to consider how in-hospital treatment and management might be different in a GP-setting. And if you are in a GP post, be sure to look at the differences between your now advanced hospital experience and how it compares.

To support your learning, the teaching programme topics in this semester look to focus on areas of medicine that you may not have encountered within hospital, as well as on GP-focussed approaches to certain problems and issues.

We encourage you to consider teaching sessions in advance, and make use of guest speakers by asking questions and engaging in sessions.

The ST2-B Course Guide can be downloaded as a PDF here:

Course Schedule

DateTimeVenue/MediumSessionTutor
9th February1400-1600MS TeamsCommunication Skills of the ConsultationDr Julian Tomkinson
16th February1430-1630ZoomCare of the whole person
Dr Seb Pillon
23rd February1400-1600MS TeamsCommunication Skills of the ConsultationDr Julian Tomkinson
2nd March1430-1630MS TeamsPalliative Medicine
Dr Laura Edwards
9th March1400-1600MS TeamsCommunication Skills of the ConsultationDr Julian Tomkinson
16th March1430-1630Zoom  AKT-Focussed SessionDr Seb Pillon
23rd March1400-1600MS TeamsCommunication Skills of the ConsultationDr Julian Tomkinson
30th March1430-1630Zoom  GP Case Discussions  Dr Emma Saunders
6th AprilEASTER BREAK
13th April1430-1630ZoomGender MedicineIndigo Gender Service
20th April1400-1600MS TeamsCommunication Skills of the ConsultationDr Julian Tomkinson
27th April1430-1630MS TeamsPalliative MedicineDr Laura Edwards
4th May1400-1600MS TeamsCommunication Skills of the ConsultationDr Julian Tomkinson
11th May1430-1630MS TeamsMSK MedicineAna Toole
18th May1400-1600Crompton HC / MS TeamsCommunication Skills of the ConsultationDr Julian Tomkinson
25th May1430-1630 ZoomPostnatal CareDr Rebecca Cruickshank
1st June1400-1600MS TeamsCommunication Skills of the ConsultationDr Julian Tomkinson
8th June1430-1630MS TeamsResearch in General PracticeDr Maria Ahmed
15th June1400-1600MS TeamsCommunication Skills of the ConsultationDr Julian Tomkinson
22nd June1430-1630ZoomAsylum Seeker MedicineDr Sarah Kiely
29th June1400-1600MS TeamsCommunication Skills of the ConsultationDr Julian Tomkinson
6th July1430-1630ZoomRural and Shipboard MedicineDr Richard Moss & Dr Kathryn Ramsdale
13th July1400-1600MS TeamsCommunication Skills of the ConsultationDr Julian Tomkinson
20th July1430-1630Education Centre
(yes really)
End of Semester debriefDr Seb Pillon

Session Handouts