What is the first point of contact for most people to access healthcare?
What two specialties deal with patients who are unsorted?
Accident and emergency
What do GPs act as?
Gatekeeper, assessing patient patients and referring selected ones onto secondary services
What medical college oversees GP training?
Royal College of General Practitioner
What is the Royal College of General Practitioners?
Medical college responsible for overseeing GP training
What the 5 areas of capability set out by the RCGP?
1) Knowing yourself and relating to others
2) Applying clinical knowledge and skill
3) Managing complex and long term care
4) Working well in organisations and systems of care
5) Caring for the whole person and the wider community
What does RCGP stand for?
Royal College of General Practitioners
What aspects are undering 'knowning yourself and relating to others'?
Fitness to practice
What aspects are under 'applying clinical knowledge and skill'?
Data gathering and interpretation
Decision making and management
What aspects are under 'managing complex and long term care'?
Working in a team to ensure optimal care
What aspects are under 'working well in organisations and systems of care'?
Leadership and organisation skills
Personal learning, teaching and competence
What aspects are under 'caring for the whole person and wider community'?
Holistic approach to patients
Building relationships with the community
What are 3 general essential features of you as a doctor?
What are contextual features?
Understanding own context as a doctor and how it may influence the quality of your care
What are attitudinal features?
Personal capabilities, values, feelings and ethics
What are important factors for contextual features of a doctor?
Environment you work
Financial and regulatory frameworks
What are scientific features?
Need to adopt a critical and evidence based approach to your work
When does applications for GP training take place?
How long is GP training?
3 years of specialty training
What do GPs have to undertake each year to keep their lisence?
Annual appraisal with an external GP appraiser
What do GPs have to undertake each 5 years to keep their lisence?
How often does revalidation of GPs take place?
Every 5 years
How is general practice also an academic specialty?
Some people will wngage in active research based in primary care
What are the 3 categories of the services provided by GPs?
What are essential services?
Ones that all practices must provide
What are examples of essential services?
Management of unwell patients
Chronic disease management
What are additional services?
All practices are expected to provide these but can opt out
What are examples of additional services?
Child health surveillance
What are enhanced services?
Ones commisioned locally by the NHS board on the basis of patient need
What are examples of enhanced services?
Specialised sexual health services
Care of MS patients
Anticipatory care plans