VTS Teaching

1. View VTS Teaching Presentations

2. Download the VTS Teaching timetables

- ST1 Timetable Page

- ST2 Timetable Page

- ST3 Timetable Page

3. About Teaching Attendance

As part of the agreement between Hospitals, Practices and Health Education England, training posts are funded with the requirement that Hospitals and Practices release trainees in training posts to attend VTS teaching. In return for the considerable funding invested per trainee Health Education England expect a high quality training experience to be provided. Practices and Hospital Specialities are exepcted to arrange rotas around the training dates which are provided a year in advance. Trainees should not be expected to swap shifts to attend training. Trainees are responsible for attending training and should not take annual leave on whole day training days. We require require 100% attendance on the whole day training days (excepting exceptional leave). During the VTS term we allow for an average minimum attendance of 70% to account for rota variation, sickness and annual leave. If you are having difficulty attending teaching please contact due to rota difficulties please refer your speciality to this guidance. If difficulties persist please inform your Training Program Directors for support and guidance.


Please note we keep an attendance register on Tuesday and Thursday half day release courses, the whole day, the modular and CSA courses which is available for Trusts and trainers to refer to. Your attendance is recorded on your ePortfolio. Please note that If you tell your team you are going to teaching ensure that you attend. Failure to do so is probity issue and disciplinary action may follow.

If there is no educational session on a particular day then you will probably find yourself doing 'the day job' unless you have agreed something in advance with your supervisor.

4. Teaching Venues


ST1s meet on Tuesday afternoons:

Clinical Sciences Building
University Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road

ST2s meet on Thursday mornings:

John Turner Medical Centre
Lakin Road
CV34 5BW

ST3s meet on Thursday afternoons:

John Turner Medical Centre
Lakin Road
CV34 5BW

Whole day sessions are held at:

Dunchurch Park Hotel & Conference Centre
Rugby Road
CV22 6QW

5. TPD Mentors

All trainees are assigned a TPD as a Mentor. If you cannot obtain an answer to your query (from either this website, the Google Group, Bianca O'Mahoney, your Educational Supervisors or the Deanery), then we suggest you try your mentor TPD.

A list of current TPDs is below. To find out which cluster your TPD looks after please follow this link: Cluster Groups

Please note: TPDs all work as GPs. Please bear with us if we are unable to respond immediately.

Practice Email Teaching Day Additional Duties
Dr Jenny Barnes Thursday am Final Year 2 Support
Dr Inderjit Karir Tuesday GEH Liaison           
Dr Ali Bryce Thursday pm Warwick Hospital Liaison
CSA Course
Dr Libby Hodges Tuesday GP02/Local Area Support Network Lead
Dr Lucy Blunt Thursday am Less Than Full Time Trainees Lead
Dr Natalie Kendrick            Thursday pm International Medical Graduates Lead
Dr Rosalind Marwaha Tuesday Academic Liason
Dr John Marlow Tuesday Website, International Medical Graduates Lead
Dr Vicki Purser Thursday am Final Year 2 Coordinator
Dr Nicholas Boeckx Tuesday Website, CSA Course, University Hospital Coventry Warwickshire Liason
Dr Dave Rapley Thursday pm GP02/Local Area Support Network Lead
Dr Alice Bird Thursday am  
Dr Cat Roberts Thursday am   Warwick Hospital Liason

6. Educational Supervisors

Your educational supervisor will normally be your ST3 trainer. You will have at least two meetings a year with your Educational Supervisor, usually in November and then in the summer, within eight weeks of your ARCP (Annual Review of Competency Panel).


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