GP trainers face remediation role

GP trainers could face extra work helping GPs who need remediation to get through revalidation, an expert has said.

Dr Krishna Kasaraneni: trainers must not be forced away from core work

RCGP revalidation lead Professor Nigel Sparrow said the college would develop enhanced training for GPs with an interest in education, such as trainers and tutors, to offer remediation support.

However, Professor Sparrow said that any additional work this created for trainers should not affect GP trainees.

'Remediation needs to be made a very separate workstream from GP training.

'I do not want to see GP trainers taken out of GP training,' he said.

GPC trainee subcommittee chairman Dr Krishna Kasaraneni said he would be concerned if remediation took trainers away from their core role of training GPs.

'It comes down to workforce numbers and do we actually have enough trainers?'

'It is something that can be looked into but we need to be very careful to look at what we are asking them to do. Numbers would be an issue,' he said.

Dr Kasaraneni said that it was important to wait to see how many GPs would actually need remediation before committing GP trainers to the role.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins


Already registered?

Sign in

Just published

Prime minister Rishi Sunak speaking at the Conservatives party conference

Sunak announces plan to phase out smoking in England

The government has set out plans to phase out smoking in England by making it illegal...

Stethoscope on a computer keyboard

US health firm cleared for £1.2bn EMIS takeover

US health giant UnitedHealth has been officially cleared for a £1.2bn takeover of...

BMA sign

NHS England undermined safe planning for strikes, warns BMA

Doctors' leaders have hit out at NHS England in a strongly-worded letter warning...

Medicines on shelves

Dispensing practices face cashflow crisis as 'yo-yoing' fees fall sharply

Hundreds of dispensing practices across England face cashflow problems that could...

Female GP on a phone call wearing a headset

Seeing patients in person after multiple remote consultations

Dr Ellie Mein, medico-legal adviser at the Medical Defence Union (MDU), suggests...


Golden hello scheme brings in almost 3,000 new GP partners

Almost 3,000 GPs have become partners for the first time under a scheme offering...