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GP Return to Work

14 September 2020 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Are you a GP due to return, or have recently returned, to clinical work after a prolonged period of absence (e.g. maternity leave or ill health)? Would you like to increase your clinical confidence, have updates on hot CPD topics, discuss appraisal requirements and meet others in a similar position?
This online course, run by the Primary Care Training Hub, will support GPs to return to work after a period of prolonged absence (e.g. maternity leave or ill health) and help build confidence. It offers returners the opportunity to practice telephone and online consulting skills in a simulated learning environment, take part in CPD updates on hot clinical topics, discuss appraisal requirements with an appraiser and spend time with GPs in a similar situation, building a network for peer support.

This session will provide up to 3 simulated patient consultations, an hour of CPD updates, a session on appraisal and the chance to build relationships with other GPs in Dorset who are in a similar position. The programme will count as CPD points for appraisal purposes and there will be an offer, to all participants, of ongoing coaching through the Dorset Coaching Faculty.

The course is open to all GPs and GP Trainees in Dorset who have had an absence from work of greater than three months and have either just returned, or are due to return to clinical work in the next three months.

What previous attendees have said:

“Even though the simulated consultations felt daunting they were excellent to help build confidence again! Great to network. The CPD update and appraisal talks were excellent.”

“All useful. Very constructive feedback provided from observed case studies – all very supportive environment. CPD also useful for quick updates.”

“Networking potential. Considering practicalities regarding the return to work, including approval. Useful to put consultation skills to task! Great recapitulation on some hot topics.”

“Very good patient simulated cases.”

100% of attendees found the course satisfactory or more than satisfactory.


In addition to a lunch break, additional breaks will be allowed throughout the day to avoid extensive periods in front of the screen.


Software: This is an online interactive session. Details of how to join will be sent to participants nearer the date of the event.

Booking: Please click here to book your place.


14 September 2020
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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