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Essential Features course for GPs

Speciality Classification
General Practice ( GP ) / Family Medicine
Time / Duration
30 minutes
Subject matter expert
e-Learning for Healthcare
Endorsed By
Royal College of General Practitioners

This session explores the ‘essential features’ of the RCGP curriculum that impact on a GP’s ability to deliver care to patients. As well as considering the learning outcomes, the session explores how these essential features are applied to a patient problem. This session was reviewed by Suchita Shah and last updated in October 2014.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this session you will be able to:

  • Describe the essential features of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) curriculum, and the learning outcomes derived from them
  • Apply the essential features to a case study for day-to-day patient care
  • Explain how these features may impact your work as a general practitioner

Essential features are all about making you aware of the types of things in your life that could impact your ability to perform your role as a GP, so you can recognise and take account of these. This means you can arrive at better decisions and will deliver better patient care.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Have completed session Introduction And Overview
Instructors / Speakers
Justin Allen,
Retired GP

Professor Justin Allen worked as a GP in Leicestershire from 1973 to 2003, and as a GP trainer and course organiser. He was appointed GP Postgraduate Dean from 2001 to 2006. 

He is a past President of EURACT (European Academy of Teachers in General Practice) and was one of the lead authors of the European Definition of General Practice/Family Medicine, from which the RCGP curriculum domains were derived. 

He is the guardian and one of the authors of Statement 1 – “Being a General Practitioner”.

Essential Features course for GPs
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Time / Duration
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