GPs value their colleagues over their working environment and workload – why are GP Practice colleagues so valuable?
What is commissioning and how can I help in my GP job?
Starting your career as a GP is an exciting time and here at Prospect Health we work with a variety of practices who offer newly qualified GPs great first jobs. The first few months in a new GP job can be fast paced, information overload and at times stressful but within six months or so, the majority of new GPs find their rhythm and naturally; some start to think about what’s next?
Stress is defined as a ‘state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances.’
It’s no secret that General Practice is under immense pressure and there aren’t yet enough GPs available to meet the demands of a growing, ageing population.
The aim of your first appraisal as a newly qualified GP is to be a formative and developmental experience. You do need to prepare for it and there are things you can do to make sure it runs smoothly and you benefit from the experience.
The aim of the e-Portfolio is to provide evidence of a GP Registrar’s learning and development so that it can be assessed by the ARCP Panel, is available for clinical governance and so that the GP can reflect and learn from their experiences.
Becoming a GP Training Practice has many benefits for your practice, your team and your patients. Do not be disillusioned, becoming a GP Training Practice is not an easy accreditation to earn and your local deanery is your first port of call when researching the specific criteria they require you to meet.
The Clinical Skills Assessment of the MRCGP examinations is considered by some GPs as the most nerve wracking and hardest to study for element of the examinations.
Interviews are nerve wracking and as a newly qualified GP chances are your next interview will be for a role you really, really want so the pressure is on to show off your skills, knowledge and experience.