Teaching and training information

Our postgraduate GP training programme draws on the Royal College of General Practice curriculum. Throughout the programme you’ll develop essential skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • The epidemiology of primary care and its relationship with secondary care in acute trusts
  • General practice duties including GP commissioning, primary care research and teaching, healthcare leadership and management and public health
  • Reflective practice and self-directed learning
  • How to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Medical audit skills
  • Critical assessment of relevant research.

Clinical and non-clinical training

Hands on care

You’ll gain lots of experience while undertaking a series of work placements. You’ll spend 18 months working in secondary care and 18 months working in the community and general practice. Throughout this time, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to network with other trainees from a range of specialisms and gain a wide prospective of healthcare in the UK.

Weekly training session

Every week you’ll be expected to attend a half-day training session at the Academic Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London. These sessions will cover present-day hot topics as well as a broad range of subjects drawn from the curriculum, including:

  • GP consultation skills
  • Ethics
  • Primary care
  • Research
  • Teaching and healthcare policy.

Meet with your programme directors

Throughout the academic term you’ll meet with your programme directors, Dr Martin Block and Dr Samia Hasan, on a weekly basis. The sessions will:

  • Reflect the Royal College of General Practitioners curriculum
  • Prepare you for the vocation of general practice
  • Cover a broad range of topics both clinical and non-clinical including:
    o Public health
    o Health inequalities
    o Preventative care
    o Cross cultural medicines
    o Patient self-management
    o Healthcare policy
    o Commissioning
    o Management and leadership.
  • Include informative lectures run by talented experts from the Trust, Imperial College and beyond. For instance we regularly work with the Imperial College School of Business and the local GP consortia to help enrich your knowledge of healthcare management
  • Provide an opportunity to interact with College trainees in surgery, medicine and psychiatry.
    At each meeting you’ll be encouraged to provide programme feedback. Your feedback helps us to continually improve training.


Training will help prepare you for the MRCGP specialty examination at the end of the programme.

  • Imperial College Healthcare
    Lead Provider

    We provide pioneering core, specialty and GP medical postgraduate training across North West London.

    To support you throughout your professional development, we have a range of integrated training options across 28 specialties, which are led by expert faculty staff.

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