GP training

GP speciality training essentials for GP registrars. A perfect resource for the MRCGP examination, this section contains advice and information for GP trainees, including articles to help you improve your consultation skills, meet the demands of workplace-based assessment and tips to help you prepare for the CSA and AKT exams.

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Improving learning log entries in GP training: a professional conversation

Improving learning log entries in GP training: a tutorial

Using consultation models will help you to achieve the best outcomes for your patients
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Consultation models in practice

How to write GP referral letters

Improving learning log entries in GP training: a clinical encounter

Saying sorry - what does the duty of candour mean for GPs?

Advice and information for GP trainees

GP training: How to make the most of your hospital rotations

GP training: How to make the most of your hospital rotations

Dr Patrice Baptiste offers some tips for GP trainees on how to get the most from...

Consultation skills - Staying calm with angry patients
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Consultation skills - Staying calm with angry patients

Professionally placating an angry patient can have benefits for both GP and patient....

Consultation skills - Control the length of the consultation
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Consultation skills - Control the length of the consultation

Dr Mona Kular advises on the factors affecting consultation time that are within...

Consultation skills - How to deal with manipulative patients
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Consultation skills - How to deal with manipulative patients

Dr Kamilla Porter offers some pointers for helping patients who challenge your consulting...

Consultation skills - Consulting with family members
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Consultation skills - Consulting with family members

Dr Peter Tate considers effective communication where family members attend surgery...

Consultation skills: Consulting with the bereaved patient

Consultation skills: Consulting with the bereaved patient

Dr Pipin Singh explains how to to identify risk factors associated with abnormal...

GP training: Tips to help you pass the AKT

GP training: Tips to help you pass the AKT

Dr Patrice Baptiste offers some practical advice to GP trainees on how to prepare...

GP dilemma: Handling a power of attorney request
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GP dilemma: Handling a power of attorney request

How should GPs deal with power of attorney requests? Dr Rachel Birch from Medical...

How should GPs address concerns about a colleague's performance?

How should GPs address concerns about a colleague's performance?

GPs have a duty to act if they believe a colleague's poor performance could compromise...

Genetic information and confidentiality

Genetic information and confidentiality

In the latest in our series on the GMC's new confidentiality guidance, MDU medico-legal...

The transition from GP trainee to independent practice

The transition from GP trainee to independent practice

Practical advice for GP registrars approaching the end of their training. By Dr Pipin...

GP training: Writing your first medical report

GP training: Writing your first medical report

GPs are often called upon to write medical reports for patients. Dr Prashini Naidoo...

Applied Knowledge Test

Taking the applied knowledge test

The topics covered by the AKT and advice on how to prepare for the exam. By Dr Prashini...

MRCGP - AKT practice questions

Need help preparing for the applied knowledge test?

MRCGP - Revising for the AKT and CSA

Having a revision strategy and working in a group is the key to exam success, says...