Half Day Release Teaching

Throughout the three years there is a Half Day Release (HDR) Teaching Programme held on Wednesday afternoons in the Education Centre, Royal Derby Hospital.

The format of the HDR is such that all GP StRs who start in a particular year remain together (wherever possible) during the scheme as a tutor group with a Course Organiser/Programme Director as the named Tutor throughout the three years of training.

Attendance at the Half Day Release is mandatory and is part of your study leave allowance.

In the first and second years the groups meet on a weekly basis to concentrate on GP related educational sessions.  These are problem based sessions in the main and highly learner centred.  These sessions are jointly run by a GP Trainer, a Specialty Consultant and a GP StR, with subjects covered relevant to that specialty, but with special emphasis placed on the GP perspective.

In the third year there are weekly sessions covering many clinical and management topics using GP Trainers and outside resources as appropriate.  The syllabus is mainly problem/scenario based.

Assessment of the HDR sessions is carried out at the end of each afternoon and the GP StRs are involved in the planning of future programmes.

Details of the HDR programmes are available to all current Derby GP Registrars on the VLE Moodle site .

For current GP trainees, the programme details can be found on the links below.  You will need an enrolment key to access the information.  This will have been emailed to you, but please contact the office if you have not received it.

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2019-2020 For ST1 year group - www.vle.eastmidlandsdeanery.nhs.uk/course/view.php?id=1153

2019-2020 For ST2 year group - www.vle.eastmidlandsdeanery.nhs.uk/course/view.php?id=1154

2019-2020 For ST3 year group - www.vle.eastmidlandsdeanery.nhs.uk/course/view.php?id=1155

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