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Introduction and Overview 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

The RCGP curriculum describes in detail the learning which is required in order to reach the standard to work as a General Practitioner in the modern NHS. This module will provide information on the core statement and help you understand what this means and how it relates to the day-to-day management of patients in practice. 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 systematic and dynamic framework for learning provided by the RCGP curriculum
  • Apply the framework using domains and essential features to a case study for patient care
  • Recognise the origins of the RCGP curriculum and how it was derived and constructed

The word ‘core’ is used to indicate the key importance of this statement and the fact that all the remaining statements are constructed using the same systematic framework.

Entry Requirements / Prerequisites

Before commencing this session you should:

  • Read pages 1-7 of the RCGP core curriculum statement ‘Being a General Practitioner’
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”.

Introduction and Overview course for GPs
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