We are delighted to announce that Caldergreen Medical Practice has been accredited by NHS Education for Scotland as a GP Registrar training practice. From August 2023, our first GP Specialty Trainee, Dr Emmett McLaughlin, will join the Caldergreen team.
GP trainees (often called GP Registrars) are junior doctors who have decided to pursue a career in General Practice. At the very least, they have completed 2 years of post-graduate training rotating through various specialties.
GP specialty training is a 3 year programme. In their first year of training (ST1), trainees spend 6 months with the practice. Registrars have an allocated Educational Supervisor who oversees their training, but all clinicians in the practice will be involved in their education. The second year of training (ST2) is spent mainly in hospital specialties, and then the trainee returns to us for a full 12 months in their final year of training (ST3).
During their training, GP Registrars have to pass two examinations as well as completing mandatory work for their portfolio, which is reviewed by their Educational Supervisor. Patients play a significant role in the training of new GPs, and you may be asked to allow your consultation to be observed or recorded so that they can improve the consultation skills.
This is an excellent opportunity for us to ensure sustainability and continuity of NHS Primary Care by training the GPs of the future.