General Practice Nurse (GPN) Trainee Programme 2018/2019

27 August 2017

If anybody has an interest in teaching medical students, there is an opportunity to do so on a course I am helping to co-ordinate at the Royal Free, called Preparation for Practice. No formal teaching qualifications are necessary, but if that is something you wish to pursue, we may be able to assist with this at UCL.

What is PFP about? 

Preparation for Practice is a week-long course in 5th year that is essentially about FY1 readiness. This looks at the primary/secondary care interface, community care and practical skills (ABGs and prescribing). 

The week is structured around five patient stories beginning with them being ‘seen' in a fictional Monday morning GP surgery, before you ‘see' them again on a Friday afternoon. Those cases include people who are acutely unwell who need discussion and referral to secondary care. In the second session, you are following these patients up after their discharge from secondary care. 

The material covered may be addressed in the student’s end of year SBA paper and OSCE stations and of course most relevant for the Final Year apprenticeship attachments and working life! 

Time Commitment & Dates 

We need three teachers per session to deliver teaching on a Monday and/or Friday. If you can do both that’s great, but it is not essential. 

Both of these take place in the morning from 0930-1230 at the Royal Free. This is a  interactive lecture format and the slides will be prepared for you and these can be circulated nearer the time to assist with your preparation. 

The priority would be to confirm teachers for the October and November sessions. We need 2-3 teachers for 16th October and  1 for 20th October

It does run throughout the year, so please also get in touch for any other dates you might be interested in. 

PFP will run on: 

October 16th and 20th

November 13th and 17th 

December 11th - 15th

January 29th and February 2nd 

February 26th and March 2nd 

March 26th  and April 6th  (longer week accommodates the Easter break) 

May 7th and 11th  (provisional)

June 4th and 8th

July 2nd and 6th 

Please feel free to get in touch ( if you have any questions.