Term Timetable

Swindon/Bath Day Release Course

Autumn/Winter 2004/5









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22/23 Sept 2004 - - -

Urchfont Manor, Devizes

Pre-Urchfont reading for new GPRs

Residential course timetable

Chloe Maunsell
29 Sept 2004 Jeremy Cottrill Jorg Oertel Ros Norton

(Joint day with Swindon VTS)

Education Centre, GWH, Swindon

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Parking advice

am: acute back pain: Sonya Nightingale

sports injuries: Kevin Gruffydd-Jones

pm: Groupwork: home visiting

Jeremy Cottrill
6 Oct 2004 Amy Davies Caroline Patterson Hazel Dargie


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Parking advice

am: GUM: Kate Horn (Bill)

pm: Groupwork: health needs of asylum seekers

Runa Saha
13 Oct 2004 Vicky Stephenson Helen Blanchfield Rachel Johnson


am: community paediatrics: Rosemary Jones  (Bill)

pm: Groupwork: Critical appraisal skills

First-termers: intro; tool

Second-termers: qualitative research

Anna Kilonback
20 Oct 2004 - - -

Urchfont Manor, Devizes

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Consultation models; Consultation skills; Negotiating skills; Conflict management

Craig Hodgson
27 Oct 2004 No Course
3 Nov 2004 3-Month Appraisals of Vocational Training: PGMC, RUH, Bath

Click here for the timetable and here for an information sheet about the review.

10 Nov 2004 Sarah Stallabrass Harriet Ladenburg Hilary Talbot Education Centre, Swindon am: Medically Unexplained Symptoms: Chris Bass

pm: Groupwork: Personal Development Plans (Bill)

Zak Mohiuddin

17 Nov 2004 Ros Norton Zak Mohiuddin Ed Pinch PGMC, RUH, Bath am: HRT: Mari Ritson  (Bill )

Breast problems: Di Dalgliesh  (Bill)

pm: Groupwork: The New Contract (Martyn)

Sarah Stallabrass
24 Nov 2004 No Course
1 Dec 2004 Summative Assessment MCQ; no DRC
8 Dec 2004 Jenny Bell Craig Hodgson Caroline Patterson Education Centre, Swindon am: Large joint problems: Sunnil Deo

Chronic pain: Mike O'Connor

pm: Groupwork: Living wills & advance directives

Hazel Dargie
15 Dec 2004 James Millward Nick Ware Chloe Maunsell PGMC, RUH, Bath am: O&G: Catriona Reid & Diana Dunlop

pm: Groupwork: Complaints (Jane's group)

Amy Davies
22 Dec 2004 Rachel Johnson Anna Kilonback Vicky Stephenson PGMC, RUH, Bath am: Diabetes: Rachel Kenyon & John Valentine

See Hot Topics page for pre-course reading.

pm: Groupwork: Aggressive pts; you may also wish to read about personal safety  (Bill's group)

Helen Blanchfield
29 Dec 2004
5 Jan 2005 - - -

Dorothy House 

Link to directions

Palliative Care day timetable

Saunderson paper

Sheldon paper

Ed Pinch
12 Jan 2005 Simone Barnes Terry Syer Nick Ware Education Centre, Swindon Finance for GPs: Andrew Spokes James Millward
19 Jan 2005 - - - Education Centre, GWH, Swindon Swindon Trainers' Day Caroline Paget
26 Jan 2005 Al Ahilan Mary Browne Rakesh Patel PGMC, RUH, Bath am: Dermatology; Katherine Finucaine (Mike)

Dentistry for GPs; Phil Pettermerides

pm: Groupwork: Choosing & using Guidelines (Mike's group)

Jenny Bell
  Finishing your GPR year? Find out about BLAG, the Bath Locum and Assistant's Group, by clicking here.




All days start at 9.00 prompt; lunchtime 12.45 - 2.00; end 4.30.

Hot Topics:

1) Lead a discussion on 1 paper chosen from the preceding week’s BMJ or BJGP.

2) Lead a discussion on a medical news story from the previous week.


Present a 10-15 minute talk that will be of interest to the other GPRs and is of relevance to your medical career.  We recommend that you use PowerPoint if possible.

A basic tutorial on PowerPoint is available at: http://oregonstate.edu/instruction/ed596/ppoint/pphome.htm

Other on-line PowerPoint tutorials:



You may find this one on giving a presentation helpful:


One of the COs will give you feedback on your presentation skills using the pro-forma linked here.


Collate responses from the feedback forms for the day, and e-mail to the group (together with any social notices) by the end of the week.


If you cannot attend, e-mail or 'phone Paula (01225 824894) as soon as possible.

NB If you are not available to “perform” on the day indicated it is your responsibility to arrange a swap with a colleague, and notify Paula of the change.


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