It is a course aimed at those who have gained medical qualifications and experience in medicine outside the UK. A bespoke course, highly rated by learners, aims to equip trainees with knowledge of NHS and working in UK as a GP. This course aims to build an understanding of unique and challenging aspects of primary care in the UK. The course covers aspects of English law that apply to general practice, the framework of primary care and caring for patients in the community.

A seven day course aimed at international medical graduates (IMGs) in ST1

We aim to improve your consulting skills through role play and video analysis of consultations. Closing the Gap is held over 12 sessions in ST1 with 6 sessions in Autumn (Sept-Nov) and 6 sessions in Spring (March-June). It is timetabled so that half the course will coincide with your GP attachment.

By the end of the course trainees will have:
1. Have engaged in discussion about challenging aspects of Primary Care
2. Have engaged in case discussion
3. Have studied videos of their consultations to develop consultation skills
4. Have participated in role play  


Module 1
1a Fitnotes and the welfare state
2a Explanation

Module 2
2a Waiting for god
2b End of life care

Module 3
3a Sexual health
3b Empathy

Module 4
4a Teenagers and adolescent health
4b Sharing management  1 / Sharing Management 2

Module 5
5a Domestic violence
5b Uncertainty 1 / Uncertainty 2

Module 6
6a Learning disabilities and vunerable adults
6b Ethics

Module 7

This content may change and is flexible to meet the demands of the group. Each module is designed to be a stand alone session so the trainee can access a module next year even if they miss it this year.