Mandatory Training


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GP Training

Requirements  & Resources

Link to the deanery website can be found below:

For an overview on your training please download the KSS Trainee Handbook




ePortfolio, LFG Reviews & ARCP

We recommend that you use the RCGP website as the source for information relating to your training requirements. 

For help with ePortfolio & Training requirements please see the link to the RCGP Training website below:

Please see the link below for information on your Workplace Based Assessment (WPBA) requirements from the 5th August 2020:

LFG Reviews

As part of the GP Training Programme we run three Local Faculty Group meetings per year. These meetings bring together the various stakeholders and members of the training scheme with the aim to thoroughly review the programme. We gather feedback from trainees, trainers and departments and collaboratively look for solutions to any issues raised. Trainee feedback is anonymous and is delivered via the Trainee Reps for each ST year.

After the feedback section of the meeting all trainees on the programme are reviewed, trainees are not present for this part and the discussions are strictly confidential. We look at feedback from the department leads and supervisors, ePortfolio engagement and progress and other personal issues which may be taken into consideration, such as health problems or other personal factors.

The outcome of the review is shared with the trainee and their educational supervisor via email and a copy is added to your portfolio.

Please download the guides below for help on how to prepare for your LFG reviews, what we look for and what the feedback means.

File to be updated after 9th September after the teaching on this topic

Urgent and Unscheduled Care (UUSC, formerly OOH)

The requirements for Out of Hours changed in 2019. For more information on what is expected please see the RCGP webpage below:

Where do I get my UUSC experience?

  • “In-hours” practice

–Extended access appointments during evenings/weekends at your training practice

–Discuss other opportunities with your CS/ES

  • “Out of Hours” practice

–OOH GP Provider:  Care UK / IC24

–Urgent Care Centre /GP in A&E sessions

–Regional ambulance services

–Local psychiatric “crisis teams”


Shadowing teams takes TOIL from education time

  • Moving forward your practice will top slice 48 hours of TOIL from your ST3 job plan to from clinical time.

  • We used to give you Wednesday AM off as TOIL out of teaching term time to allow for 72 hours but this will no longer be the case as you may accrue Xs TOIL

  • Each practice will need to decide where the TOIL is best taken – it may be that they still give you some Wednesday AM off out of teaching term time as TOIL.

  • It might be that the remaining 24 hours can come from duty doctor / triage / extended hours within your own practice so TOIL would not be required unless outside normal working hours.

Safeguarding Requirements


Adult and Child Safeguarding

Information taken from the RCGP WPBA Handbook-

The GP curriculum states that all GPs should be competent in dealing with safeguarding. This includes recognising abuse, knowing about local arrangements for safeguarding, referring effectively and playing a part in assessment and continuing management, including prevention of further abuse. You need to satisfy the GMC and the public that you have the appropriate knowledge, clinical skills, and understanding of safeguarding to be able to apply these skills when they arise. Safeguarding training is an integral and ongoing part of your GP training and professional development as a qualified GP.


You need to have a knowledge update, which includes adult and child safeguarding, at the start or early part of each training year, i.e. in ST1, ST2 and ST3.

  • This includes key safeguarding information and appropriate action to take if there are any concerns. This evidence must be documented in your Portfolio.

  • In addition, you require a minimum of one participatory piece of learning and reflection for both adult and child safeguarding in each training year. * (*It is recognised that if a trainee does not have any placements within a specific training year which include children then although it would be still recommended for the trainees to understand and document their learning about child safeguarding, this would not be mandatory.)

  • It is recommended that demonstration of ongoing learning come from participatory and non–participatory training activities.


Participatory training activities:

  • Attending face-to-face training.

  • Group case discussion.

  • Reflection on the learning from a case you have been involved in and how this applied to your practice.

  • Webinars.

  • Attendance at safeguarding practice meetings.

  • Demonstrating how learning gained from reading the RCGP Child Safeguarding and Adult Safeguarding toolkits has been applied to your clinical practice.


Non-participatory training activities:

  • eLearning.

  • Reading the RCGP Child Safeguarding and Adult Safeguarding toolkits.

  • Relevant safeguarding guidelines in journal articles.


Both participatory and non-participatory learning which supports safeguarding needs to be linked in the Portfolio to the clinical experience group, ‘People with health disadvantages and vulnerabilities’. This learning then needs to be applied throughout training. The information on both child and adult safeguarding needs to be documented in your Portfolio for each training year and made available to the ARCP panel.

Trainees need Level 3 training in both child and adult safeguarding

Safeguarding Training can be found below:

Surrey Training Hub-

Trust eLearning website-

eLearning for Health-


Smear Test Number Training

Smear Training Guidance for GP's

Application Form for Smear Test Number


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