1st Edition

The General Practice Journey The Future of Educational Management in Primary Care

By Tim Swanick, Neil Jackson Copyright 2003

    This comprehensive book provides up-to-date information examining the breadth and depth of postgraduate general practice education at the outset of the 21st century. It includes many keynote contributions from representatives of the Department of Health, undergraduate medicine and the Royal College of General Practitioners.


    The journey of general practice is challenging and eventful, from undergraduate education through vocational training and on to the Higher Professional Education (HPE). This book provides guidance for readers to benefit from the changing structures of general practice by sharing knowledge and best practice on eduction and professional development.


    It is essential reading for all general practitioners involved in training and all members of the primary healthcare team facing change and opportunities within their organisations.

    Current concerns in education management of general practice. Exploring the interface between undergraduate and postgraduate general practice education. Creating relevant SHO posts for general practice training. Recruitment and selection for general practice — sharing good practice. ’Crisis What Crisis’ GP recruitment and retention — the college view. Increasing GP training capacity: sharing experiences. Senior Registrars in general practice in Kent, Surrey and Sussex. Flexible training for general practice. Practicalities in delivering Higher Professional Education in the London Deanery. Workforce Development Confederations and the development of the GP workforce * Whither the GP tutor? Continuing Professional Development for remote and rural GP’s: the role of telemedicine. Accredited Professional Development. GP appraisals and revalidation: the role of the educationalist. Using appreciative inquiry as a method of appraising the new GP retainer scheme. An educational approach to significant event analysis and risk management in primary care. Under performing doctors and the deanery role. The assessment of underperformance - towards a toolkit for local use * New directions for general practice education.


    Swanick, Tim ; Jackson, Neil