GP Trainee Courses

Mandatory courses

Deanery Patient Safety course

ST1 Patient Safety Course

Level 3 Safeguarding (now a requirement for CCT)
Note there will be an allocated day for this in GPST3 day release, but if you do not attend you must complete the course elsewhere or by using the link below

Level 2 and Level 3 courses

Optional courses

Wessex Mental Health Course, Minstead Lodge
5-day course to provide GPs with the knowledge and skills required for Mental Health work in Primary Care.

Contact: Gill Holloway, Course Co-ordinator, Mental Health Courses Centre, 21 Grebe Close, Milford on Sea, Lymington SO41 0XA

Tel: 0750 2102 867

Email: Mental Health Courses Centre

Crash Course in Acute Paediatrics (CCAP)
Available via the Peadiatric Innovation, Education and Research Network website

Sexually Transmitted Infection Foundation course

STIF Course

RCGP Annual Primary Care conference
Further information available on the Royal College of General Practioners website.

Regular local courses listed on the Wessex GP Education Trust website.

Health Education England (Wessex)
Regular local courses listed on the Health Education England (Wessex) website

Courses advertised in journal and on the BMJ website.

Courses advertised in journal and on the RCGP website

Includes Wessex Faculty revision courses for AKT and CSA and WPBA and Wessex RCGP Minor Surgery Course

Spire Hospital
Free courses sponsored by private hospital

Email Sharon Nicholls to be placed on mailing list

Wessex Nuffield Hospital
Free courses sponsored by private hospital

Email Carolyn Hinton to be placed on mailing list

GP Update – Red Whale
Please see the GP Update website for more information. 

Hot Topics
Please refer to the Hot Topics website to find out more. 

Giving GPs a combination of in-depth clinical knowledge along with practical tips on structuring consultations, spotting symptoms, prescribing and referrals. See the website to book a seminar.

Leadership specific courses
Course opportunities to improve your leadership skills and your CV.

Lead and be led
Unique two-day residential multi-disciplinary designed to support healthcare professionals who want to learn more about the NHS and its accountability to Parliament, as well as development their leadership and management skills.  The course is fun, interactive and uses realistic team exercises to examine different leadership styles.  The course is held in Winchester. Specialist training registrars (ST3+) and managers nominated by Thames Valley and Wessex Leadership Academy (TVWLA) are eligible to attend. It is a fun, interactive and challenging course, using realistic team exercises to examine, in practice, how important different roles and leadership are to an effective team, and gives the opportunity to make corporate decisions in the face of competing demand.

Book through the Health Education England (Wessex) website.


Edward Jenner
The Edward Jenner Programme is open to all. It is totally online and can be studied at the pace of the individual.  The programme is broken down into 2 parts: Launch and Foundations.

Launch contains film, activities and discussions to take part in. It takes around 5 hours to complete.

Foundations has been designed to be completed over about 6 weeks.

A final piece of written evidence looks at your leadership difference gained from this programme. We allow you some time to gather evidence for this. Submitting your leadership difference will enter you for a Leadership Academy award in Leadership Foundations.

Each cohort starts on the first Monday of each month and runs for 150 days.

Signup at any time for instant access to the current cohort on the Edward Jenner website.