Example rotation

During the three year programme you will train within a hospital setting, an alternative primary care or community settings and a general practice setting.

Hospital placements

In your first two years of training (ST1 and ST2) you will complete three six-month placements in a secondary care hospital. Each hospital placement is designed to help you build transferable knowledge and skills that are relevant to general practice.

You will be able to select placements that sit within the following specialties:


  • Management of long term conditions in acute, primary and community settings
  • Elderly care
  • Stroke medicine

Paediatrics & Public health:

  • Ambulatory care
  • Community paediatrics
  • On call duties


  • Psychiatric emergencies
  • Management of elderly and paediatric mental health
  • Psychological therapies

Obstetrics & Gynaecology

  • Family planning clinics
  • Sexual health clinics
  • Gynaecological outpatient clinics
  • On call duties for emergencies

Primary care placement

In your second year (ST2) you will complete a six month placement in an alternative primary care or community settings, such as a:

  • GP led urgent care centre
  • Sexual health clinic
  • Multi-disciplinary community mental health team
  • Paediatric ambulatory care unit

General practice placement

In your third year (ST3) you will complete a general practice placement where you can focus on developing consultation skills, manage a range of primary care medical problems and complete the Clinical Skills Assessment and Work Based Programme component of the MRCGP.
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