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

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Consultation skills - Staying calm with angry patients

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Consultation skills - Consulting with family members

Monitor patients for symptoms of depression such as persistently low mood and fatigue (Photograph: J Varney)

Consultation skills: Consulting with the bereaved patient

Consultation skills - Control the length of the consultation

Consultation skills - How to deal with manipulative patients

Advice and information for GP trainees

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...

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...

GP training: The BATHE model of communication

GP training: The BATHE model of communication

An example trainee learning log highlights how the BATHE model can help GPs improve...

GP training: Gathering evidence for 'maintaining an ethical approach'
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GP training: Gathering evidence for 'maintaining an ethical approach'

An example learning log shows how trainees can use the 'four quadrants' approach,...

Identifying yourself as a GP trainee
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Identifying yourself as a GP trainee

Patients must be informed that they are seeing a GP trainee - and they have the right...

GP training: Learning from 'coffee room chats'

GP training: Learning from 'coffee room chats'

What GP trainees can learn from informal chats and how this learning can be captured...

Ensuring patient confidentiality when dealing with the media

Ensuring patient confidentiality when dealing with the media

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

Preparing for your first appraisal as a GP

Preparing for your first appraisal as a GP

Dr Prashini Naidoo provides advice for GP trainees approaching the end of their training...

Confidentiality: Disclosing patient information within the healthcare team

Confidentiality: Disclosing patient information within the healthcare team

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

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...