What does the TTP currently provide for Nottinghamshire GP Trainees?
The TTP Tutors are a small team of qualified GPs with a special interest in education. Each ‘Locality Group’ is allocated a TTP Tutor to support them in planning and structuring their self-directed Locality sessions to ensure that these meet their learning needs. In addition, the TTP Tutors will run a number of facilitated Locality sessions throughout the academic year on key non-clinical topics that are not covered elsewhere during GP training. These topics are decided upon with input from both the trainees and the Tutor team and the overriding aim is to help to prepare the trainees for life as a fully qualified GP. The TTP Tutor is also available to provide informal mentoring and pastoral support to their Locality trainees.
Currently the TTP is currently only operational for trainees on the Nottingham GP Speciality Training Scheme. We do also have established links with the Sherwood GP Speciality Training Scheme and we are keen to provide support to trainees across the county.
The Trainee Transition Programme is one of many schemes/initiatives provided by the Phoenix Programme which are available to all GPs across Nottinghamshire. We would encourage trainees to register with the Phoenix Programme as early as possible in order to be kept up to date with local opportunities for support, training and career development.
The Phoenix Programme, RCGP and the Derbyshire GP Taskforce held a joint virtual conference in June 2020 for ST3s about to qualify. The conference ‘From ST to GP – Getting Your Career Going’ was recorded as is available on the East Midlands GP Education YouTube page.