Contacts and Links

Other links: - all about the MRCGP exam

East of England Deanery - the Eastern Deanery general practice page, start here, this is where you apply for the scheme


Clinical Skills Unit - Cambridge - Yomi McEwen and Jonathan Silverman's website for all things related to teaching communication skills

Southend Hospital - Our local general hospital, where the SHO posts are based

NHS South Essex - PCT - Our local primary care trust covering Southend

USEFUL RESOURCES: - Lots of useful patient information leaflets to printout - Information about the nMRCGP exam

NHS Evidence - National Library for Health – has links to Bandolier, BNF, NICE, Cochrane, Prodigy etc - Excellent teaching resources from Well Close surgery.

BMJ Learning - Up to date and evidence based learning resources on a large number of areas. - Advice for GP trainers and GP registrars including GP Registrar appointment form and GP Registrar contract.

Basildon VTS - Useful downloads from Basildon VTS website. - Essex Faculty of RCGP


BBC Radio 4 - Case Notes - Large number of wonderful half hour programmes to listen to on subjects in primary care. - Audio summaries of selected reviews from the Cochrane Library - Summaries of Patient-Oriented Evidence that Matters. - about ten half hour programmes to listen to on psychiatric subjects


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