Tracks

Currently, GP training comprises 18 months in primary care and 18 months in hospital posts.

Where possible we like you to experience a 6 month GP post early in your training. This is to help you focus on what you would wish to get out of your hospital attachments.

Hospital posts

Emergency medicine                                                            Arrowe Park Hospital

Medicine for the elderly                                                       Arrowe Park Hospital

Medical Oncology                                                                  Clatterbridge Cancer centre

Paediatrics                                                                              Arrowe Park Hospital

Psychiatry                                                                               The Stein Centre or Clatterbridge

Obstetrics and gynaecology                                                Arrowe Park Hospital

ENT with general surgery on-call                                      Arrowe Park Hospital

Paediatric A+E  with general A+E on-call                        ArrowePark Hospital

Liaison Psychiatry with general A+E on-call                  Arrowe Park Hospital

Allocating tracks

When you have been successful in your application to come to Wirral GP speciality training (congratulations!) you will be contacted by Mike Burke, training programme director. He will ask you to name your ideal 4 hospital posts to enhance your GP training. You may wish to consider your previous experience when describing this – more weight would be attached to post-foundation experience. Mike will then try as much as possible, with the hospital posts available to him to match your request. If there are not enough posts available in a particular speciality then Mike will try to achieve a fair balance for each of the successful recruits. To achieve a fair balance of posts for all it is likely that each person will be offered a substantive medicine post and an emergency medicine placement – which is one of the most useful posts for preparing to be a GP.

It is important for you to know that if you accept the rotation it will not be altered unless there are exceptional new circumstances.

You may be eligible for Accreditation of transferable competencies and if so you should follow this link.

If you intend to apply for less than full-time training you would need to apply formally for that using the HENW website.