ST1 & 2 Training

Hospital training for General Practice (ST1 and ST2) is organised by nine departments, all based in Tameside General Hospital :-

  • Paediatrics
  • A & E
  • General Medicine
  • Obstetrics & Gynaecology
  • ENT
  • OrthoGeriatrics
  • Medical Assessment Unit 
  • Psychiatry
  • Rheumatology
  • Hospice 

There are currently 25 'tracks' you can choose for your training.  The Programme Director will contact you before you commence training and will try and place you on a track which is complimentary to your previous training.

Eight departments help us train GPST. The lead consultants are enthusiastic, approachable and understand the training needs of GPST.  The emphasis in your work is to learn the skills and knowledge to be a good GP rather than offer an exhausting service to the hospital. 

You will have the following GP educational opportunities:

A named GP-Trainer from the first year of training.

Consultant supervisors dedicated to teaching specific parts of the MRCGP Curriculum. Consultant supervisors and GP-Trainers are aware of these learning objectives. (see individual jobs for more details) Click this link to access GP curriclum details


Study Leave

There is a weekly session in the Post Graduate Department every Thursday morning. The study leave for these sessions is top sliced from the 30 days per year. This leaves a total of 18 study days per year (or 9 per 6 months or 6 per 4 months).

You can use your study leave to attend training sessions for established GP Principles in Tameside. These are called TARGET sessions, and there are 10 every year (half a day each)

Study leave is not a right; rather it is at the discretion of the Clinical and Educational Supervisor. Different trainees learn in different ways. There is no accepted amount for AKT exam preparation. The absolute maximum is 5 days study leave, including the exam date. 

Departmental teaching programmes features many subjects highly relevant to General Practice training.

Dr Jane Harvey, GP educator, will arrange all the teaching events, and is committed to helping you become a good GP. There are opportunities in all posts to do more than just the day work of a hospital 'SHO'.