Get READY for your General Practice Induction
Before the start of your Hub placement in GP, we will invite you to an Induction morning which is either held at the university or at a local Training Practice. This usually takes place on the first day that your placement is due to start. One or more members of our Primary Care Workforce and Training Hub team will be there to talk to you about what you will be expected to do on placement and to answer any questions that you may have. We often have Lead Link Lecturers from the university there too, to talk through the documentation that you will need to complete.
To help you prepare for your GP Induction, we have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions:
Do I need to tell my placement practice that I will be attending my GP Induction?
Your placement practice will have been informed that you will be attending a GP Induction session and they will be expecting you to travel across to start your placement with them immediately afterwards.
Do I need to bring anything with me to my GP Induction?
You will not need anything specifically for the Induction session, but you will be travelling across to your GP placement immediately afterwards so you should plan accordingly and bring with you anything that you will need on placement.
The Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub has produced a GP Induction Pack which will be emailed out to you after your GP Induction. This document will recap the information that you will be given during the session and will have a list of key contact numbers in case you need them during your time on placement.
What kind of areas will be covered during the GP Induction morning?
The Induction session usually give you an overview of General Practice from one of the Primary Care Workforce & Training Hub Lead Nurses or a university Lead Link Lecturer. You will look at meeting your competencies in GP, accessing clinical systems, reporting sickness and absence and where to access any support that you need on placement. You may find it helpful to think about your preconceptions of General Practice Nursing and to think of any questions that you want to ask prior to the session. You will also look at the ‘business’ side of General Practice and the implications for staff working in primary care.
We hope that you enjoy your placement in General Practice and that you are inspired to possibly consider General Practice nursing as a future career. A new 1-year Primary Care Nurse Training Scheme is launching from September 2019 that enables newly qualified nurses to undertake GP-specific training while working on rotations in General Practice across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw. If you want to find out more about this, please click here.