Please note this page is not intended for Patients but for our GP Registrars in training.
The Bromley GP Training programme is based at The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH), formerly Farnborough Hospital.
The Training Experience at GSGMC
Our practice has approximately 7200 patients. We are essentially a Suburban Practice but do have many patients in the delightful semi-rural villages of Pratts Bottom, Knockholt Halstead and Chipstead. We are almost paperless. We have an above average number of patients under 5 years of age and below average number of patients aged over 75 years. At the present time we have one Trainer – Dr Peter Barker.
Registrars begin with an induction week during which time they meet, and spend time with, members of the Primary Health Care Team. You will sit in on surgeries with the partners and go out on home visits, both with partners but also the Health Visitor, Community Midwife and District Nurses. There is also the opportunity to help on Reception to experience the work of Reception Staff and to recognise some of the problems they face.
During this week you will also sit in a lot with your Trainer, initially as an Observer – discussing all aspects of consultations at suitable moments. After the first 7-10 days you will start seeing patients yourself, initially at 30-minute intervals. Over the ensuing weeks as your confidence grows, the consultation length will be rapidly reduced first to 20 minutes, then to 15 minutes and finally 10 minutes after about 3-4 months. In our Practice 10 minutes is the standard consultation length for all partners.
Registrars consult in their own room.
The weekly timetable includes protected learning time with a structured tutorial every week, one half day for self-directed learning and a half day to attend the Bromley GP Training scheme (formerly the VTS course) based at The Princess Royal University Hospital (PRUH).
You will be expected to attend at least one "out of hours sessions" (lasting between 4-6 hours) each month working at "EMDOC" – the Bromley Out of Hours Cooperative or as required for your MRCGP work place based assessment. At the present time there is no requirement to work Saturdays. After a few weeks you will be expected to be "on-call" during one day a week as "Duty Doctor".
For further information please do not hesitate to telephone Dr Peter Barker (01689 850116)
Previous Registrars at Green Street Green Medical Centre
- Dr Sanjay Grover
- Dr Nicola Maggs
- Dr Jo Mercer
- Dr Anne-Marie Faulkner
- Dr Siva Sivarajan
- Dr Yewande Ajakaiye
- Dr Arup Paul
- Dr Smitha Rao
- Dr Priyanka Kulkarni
- Dr Ban Haider
- Dr Rik Patel
- Dr Chamila Wijesinghe
- Dr Alexandra Taylor
- Dr Ashika Sequeira (ST-2)
- Dr Ejiro Edoja
- Dr Tanya Sweet
- Dr Deepali Patel (ST-1)
- Dr Zara Jawad (ST-1)
- Dr Mark Cairns
USEFUL RESOURCES FOR REGISTRARS
For details of the GP Training course, click here
All registrars need to complete the new nMRCGP which replaced Summative Assessment in August 2007. This is organised through the RCGP. New Registrars must familiarise themselves with the requirements as there are deadlines by which certain assessments must be done. Your Trainer will, of course, also offer appropriate help and advice. Click Here to visit the nMRCGP portal of the RCGP website.
For details of Bromley Hospitals, Click Here
For the broader picture of GP Training in the South East visit the London Deanery by Clicking Here
GPnotebook is a system designed to provide a concise synopsis of the entire field of clinical medicine with material organised systematically to ensure rapid retrieval of information.
The content of GPnotebook is based on clinical practice in the United Kingdom and provides a clinical reference guide for general practitioners and medical students; it may also be a useful reference resource for other health professionals. As well as being a clinical reference guide, GPnotebook also aims to be a tool for clinical education, clinical governance and continuing professional development.
This site is great for Registrars who want to look up something that doesn't come up every day. For example you can't remember whether to treat Bell's palsy with steroids, or perhaps you find a 3 year old with retractile testes and don't know whether to refer or watch.
The Bradford VTS on-line
This is a great website from the Bradford VTS that all GPRs will find useful. Apart from lots of information about training, e-portfolio etc. it also has lots of guides and hints that will help you with consultations. Worth a careful look!
A new 'Fitness to work' certificate was introduced in April 2010 to replace many of the older certificates. It is very important that you famililarise yourself with this. Full details are on the DWP website. Click Here
Medical Requirements for Driving cars and lorries - HGV/LGV
We often need to know how to advise patients about their medical condition and driving. The DVLA provides specific criteria on a broad range of medical conditions. For example - how soon can you drive after a myocardial infarction or bypass ? For how long is a driving ban after a first seizure ? Can insulin dependent diabetics hold a HGV (class 2) Licence ? Confidentiality issues etc. For answers to all these questions and more visit the medical advisors section of the DVLA website athttps://www.gov.uk/government/publications/at-a-glance
Unlike the written guidelines the DVLA send to all GPs from time to time, the website is constantly updated to provide latest advice.
Remember you will be expected to know much of the basic advice for the nMRCGP examination.
Resuscitation Council UK
Latest guidelines for adult and paediatric resuscitation. Make sure you know this!
An excellent resource for dermatological problems.
Try out this useful site for interpretation of common ecg abnormalities. It may remind you of your SHO medicine days!
National Library for Health
This NHS site contains links to evidence based reviews including the Cochrane library, Bandolier and Medline Electronic Searching plus lots of other useful information.
National Library for Health
Bandolier, Cochrane Library, DARE, HTA Database, NHS EED
Electronic Resources for GPs
The Education Centre library team have put together a very useful document which shows you what electronic resources are available and how to access them. Please click here to download this document.
You will need an "Athens Account" to access many of the resources (but not all) and you should have already got one from your hospital jobs. If not the document tells you how to register. A full range of e-resources is outlined in this document from the library team, click here.
Information about searching for electronic books can be found by clicking here
Clinical Knowledge Summaries (formerly PRODIGY)
This is a fantastic resource which all registrars are strongly advised to have a look at. The site contains a reliable source of evidence-based information and practical 'know how' about the common conditions managed in primary care. If you want to check out a condition, management and treatment, this is the site to visit.
Clinical Knowledge Summaries
This useful resource contains helpful summaries of a wide range of easily searchable current guidelines,Click Here
Other Useful Links