GPST3 Moving on in General Practice Event 2017


Graduation Awards 2017

  • Moving on in General Practice / Life after VTS event 2017 – Wednesday 19th July @ VENUE CHANGE Park Crescent Conference Centre, 229 Great Portland Street, London, W1W 5PN.

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New for 2017 KSS GP school are joining forces with RCGP South East Thames faculty to deliver a celebratory event, with workshops and presentations of interest to fledgling GPs as they make the transition to independent practice.

We wish to celebrate the achievements of all our current ST3 GP trainees who are due to complete by August 2017 and would also welcome those who successfully completed their training since August 2016. ST1 and ST2 award winners are welcome to come to the afternoon ceremony. There will be no gowns but please dress appropriately.

This year we will also present Educational Awards to a number of educators from across KSS.


To support ST3s in their transition to independent practice we have planned a series of workshops for the morning session:

  • Appraisal and Revalidation Post-CCT
  • Money Matters – looking at financial guidance around tax issues, locum expenses for PAYE and including a Q&A
  • Developing resilience

The afternoon will include presentations from our keynote speakers:

RCGP President, Dr Terry Kemple

BMA GPC Deputy Chair, Dr Richard Vautrey

Head of Primary & Community Care Education, Prof Hilary Diack


GP Speciality Trainees’ Awards & Bursaries Guidance 2017

The HEE KSS GP Specialty School is very pleased to be able to offer a number of awards to GP Specialty trainees. The awards will be presented at the GPST3 Graduation Celebration Event on Wednesday 19th July 2017.

The awards are open to all GP Trainees who have evidence to demonstrate in one of the following categories below. There are three award categories which we would invite applications for:

Category 1 (One prize) –Service Improvement through Audit Activity (1000 words)

Category 2 (One prize) – Improvement of Patient Care through Educational Activity (500 words)

  • Examples include the: training and supervision of  other GP trainees or Paramedic Practitioners Students

Category 3 (One prize) – Patient Safety Award (500 words)

  • Examples might  include:
    • Improving Infection Control
    • Collaborative working with other professionals for example with community pharmacists to improve patient care through safe prescribing 
    • Improvement brought about as a result of a Significant Event Analysis

Category 4 Quality Improvement Project (1000 words)

  • Examples include:
    • development of new services or pathways
    • CCG-based work
    • Should lead to improvement beyond traditional practice boundaries

Section 2: The HEE KSS Head of Primary & Community Care Education will present two additional awards to the GPST3 trainees who will graduating and receive their CCT by 2nd August 2017:

Category 5 (one prize) - The highest AKT score (at first sitting)

  • Supported with comprehensive e-Portfolio evidence

Category 6 (one prize) – The highest CSA score (at first sitting)

  • Supported with comprehensive e-Portfolio evidence

Award Criteria:

GP Specialty trainees receiving an award will have received a satisfactory ARCP outcome in their latest ARCP panel.


Each prize will have a value of a £200.


We are delighted that our awards which have been sponsored by our local stakeholders including:

  1. Both Kent & Medway and Surrey & Sussex LMCs
  2. Both South East and South West RCGP Faculties
  3. The Medical Defence Union

How to submit an entry for an HEE KSS GP Specialty Trainee Award:

GP specialty trainees are invited to submit their entry using the Award Submission form, according to the criteria above, for one of the above categories and send it with a supporting letter from their Educational Supervisor and/or one of their Programme Directors.

Submission forms should be emailed to  by no later than 12:00 on Wednesday 14th June 2017.  Each submission will be acknowledged and entrants will be notified of the outcome shortly after.

Award presentation:

The awards will be presented at the GPST3 Graduation Celebration Event on Wednesday 19th July 2017 and each GP Specialty Trainee receiving an award will be asked to give a brief presentation (max. 5 minutes) about the activity for which they have received an award.

Application for Conference Bursary for 2017:

The HEE KSS GP Department is also pleased to announce that this year; there will be two conference bursaries available for those GP Specialty trainees who are submitting their work (which will be accepted) for presentation in a national academic conference.

One of the bursaries has been gifted by the RCGP Faculties of South West and South East Thames Faculties and is for a trainee who is submitting their work for presentation at the RCGP National Conference to be held in October 2017.

GP Specialty trainees should write in advance to the Head of Primary & Community Care Education (by email to, setting out their intention and to send a copy of their presentation/posters that will be presented to the conference by no later than 28th July 2017. Those GP specialty trainees who are successful in being awarded a bursary will be required to write a summary of reflection after their attendance at the conference which will be published on our website and newsletter.

Two bursaries will be awarded to the value of £200 each.