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GP Training

Welcome to the Preston and Chorley GP Speciality Training programme.

We provide a 3 year Clinical and Educational programme to develop confident and competent GPs. We have an enthusiastic team of educators who provide support and guidance throughout the 3 years.

We offer clinical placements in the following specialties:

  • A&E
  • General Medicine (clinical experience in a range of sub-specialties)
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology
  • Psychiatry

We also offer GP+ posts in the following additional specialties;

  • Sexual Health (GUM)
  • Ophthalmology and ENT
  • Dermatology
  • Rheumatology
  • Palliative Care

GPST Teaching Programme

Our GPST teaching programme is held in the purpose built Health Academy Centre every week at Royal Preston Hospital. We also provide car parking for those that are based off site.

ST3 teaching is every Wednesday morning from 9.30am – 1pm

ST1 and ST2 teaching alternate on Wednesday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm

We also run ST2 masterclasses for those currently on GP Placements

Our teaching sessions are often very interactive, and we use actors as simulated patients in a lot of our sessions. In ST3 we also run several mock exams every year to help you prepare. We ask all trainees for feedback following the teaching sessions to ensure that the topics are useful and relevant.


“Lots of active participation encouraged…excellent interaction…enlightening and worth the while”

“Excellent session. Useful overview of the AKT preparation. Really helpful to go through exam technique”

“Excellent session – allowed me to see my current level of consultation skills at ST2 level”

“Both Tutors have an informal, friendly and constructive way of teaching/discussing. You guys rock!”

“Very useful to do CSA practice with an actor – feels more nerve wracking and gets you used to exam atmosphere. Good cases, useful feedback”

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