3.7 Teaching, Mentoring and Clinical Supervision

This section of our curriculum guide refers to statement 3.6, Research and Academic Activity, produced by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).

The research undertaken in primary care enables GPs to test and improve clinical practice, and organise services to ensure the most effective care for their patients. The process of research, and implementing change as a result of the findings, involves whole teams and their patients, and requires a range of skills from GPs. Academic activity by GPs also comprises teaching and reflective practice, which are essential to the future of general practice as an academic specialty.

Here we have collated key articles from our journals to help you meet the curriculum requirements in this area.

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How to write GP referral letters

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GP training: Writing up your teaching or presentation as a learning log

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GP training: Teaching as a GP trainee

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Being a GP with a special interest

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Invest to save: encouraging self-care awareness in GPs

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GP careers: Teaching undergraduate students

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Data sharing: HIV status and confidentiality

Dr William Ford-Young explains that confidentiality around HIV is still a concern...

Practice dilemma: A difficult patient wants to register with your practice

A patient with multiple health problems refuses to be seen by female or Asian doctors.

Career development: Taking on the role of GP appraiser

The challenges faced by GP appraisers and how to overcome them.

Career development: Becoming a GP trainer

A look at the benefits of becoming an educational supervisor.