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
Clifford Bridge Road
ST2s meet on Thursday mornings:
John Turner Medical Centre
ST3s meet on Thursday afternoons:
John Turner Medical Centre
Whole day sessions are held at:
Dunchurch Park Hotel & Conference Centre
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.
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).