GP Educational Supervisors

Wessex prides itself on its educators’ professional development. Professor Johnny Lyon-Maris, Wessex GP Associate Dean for Trainer Course Development, leads on the delivery of a suite of courses for Wessex GPs and the Military of Defence, to support the GMC primary care pathway for supervision.

The following courses blend the theory and practice of medical education and feedback, are learner-focussed (not death by PowerPoint), and are delivered in a small group format: 

Clinical Supervision courses

These courses are to introduce prospective Wessex GP Clinical Supervisors to the educational theory necessary to supervise a foundation, GP trainee or retention doctor in general practice.

Modular Course for Prospective GP Trainers (prior to becoming a trainer)

This course aims to provide an opportunity to consider, in depth, the roles and responsibilities of a GP Educational Supervisor, with a view to applying to become a trainer. It helps participants to:

– Appreciate the contribution that contemporary learning theory makes to GP training

– Understand, and feel confident, in establishing another person’s educational needs and learning agenda

– Practice the various educational methods and approaches available to the GP trainer and appreciate their value

– Begin the first part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Education

New Trainer Course (at the very early stages of having a trainee)

This course assimilates the practicalities and inevitable questions that need discussing when a GP Educational Supervisor has a trainee in the practice. It covers the trainee portfolio in depth, issues relating to trainee performance, and the ability for the GP Educational Supervisor to calibrate how they are doing as a new trainer.

Experienced Trainer Course

Trainers are required to gain re-approval every 3 years. This three-day course helps experienced GP Educational Supervisors:

Review their educational needs

Meet their own and other’s educational objectives

Review the educational needs of those entering general practice (using simulated GP registrars)

Tackle current issues in general practice education

How to book

For booking information, please visit the GP Educational and Clinical Supervision page of the Learning and Development section of this website. Information about further optional courses for GPs can also be found on this page.