Friday, 10 May 2019

Speed Dating for ST3s

As ARCP draws ever closer and CCT in August starts to loom, the question of what to do when GP training is over begins to occupy the mind of an ST3.

The answer it turns out is speed dating between GPST3s and local practices looking for doctors. Ably organised by Rod Sampson, we had 6 minutes at each stall in either ones or twos. There was great variety in people attending – NHS Grampian, Wick, Thurso, Taynuilt, Alness, Beauly and Inverness. Some had baking, surfboards and even gin to entice us in. There were also other options such as Forensics, Out of Hours, Returner, Retainer and Career Start GPs and introduction to RCGP First 5 group to cushion the loss of GPST day release!

It was an intense afternoon but so helpful to see a variety of what is out there after CCT and in making some good links for the future.

Thanks again to Rod and NES for organising!

Dr Catriona Jones, ST3, Caledonian Programme