Practice-based small group learning (PBSGL) for CPD

A pilot with general practice trainees to support the transition to independent practice

Jonathan Rial, Samantha Scallan

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Abstract

The paper describes a small-scale enquiry with UK-based general practice specialty trainees (GPSTs) at the time of transition from training to independent practice. It aimed to identify whether they were supported in making this transition through attending practice-based small group learning (PBSGL) sessions. Participants in the study reported that the sessions helped them to consolidate their learning from their third year of training (GPST3), improved their ability to identify and use evidence in practice, and shifted the focus of their learning needs away from the two UK general practice postgraduate exams (Applied Knowledge Test or AKT; and Clinical Skills Assessment or CSA) and towards 'real world' practice. The two pilot groups have become established as means of peer support and continue to meet, with small changes in composition. The work has led to the wider roll out of PBSGL for newly qualified GPs across Wessex.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-177
Number of pages5
JournalEducation for Primary Care
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2013

Keywords

  • CPD
  • Eearly years
  • First5
  • General practice specialty trainees
  • Independent practice
  • PBSGL
  • Practice-based small group learning
  • Transition

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Practice-based small group learning (PBSGL) for CPD : A pilot with general practice trainees to support the transition to independent practice. / Rial, Jonathan; Scallan, Samantha.

In: Education for Primary Care, Vol. 24, No. 3, 01.01.2013, p. 173-177.

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