Posted February 13th 2020 (10 days ago)

Foundation School Bulletin

Discover GP Conference

The Discover GP conferences 2020 are specifically tailored for medical students and foundation doctors to showcase the exciting, dynamic and rewarding career that is general practice.

The conference series will explore the role of GPs as changemakers in the 21st century through four key themes which are particularly pertinent to the world of general practice as it stands in 2020:

1. Social and health inequalities
2. Climate change and the environment
3. Social prescribing and alternate modes of care
4. Technology and the future of general practice

Join us in Bristol where we will focus on climate change and the environment through a varied programme of interactive skill-based sessions including consultation skills, practical guidance on career pathways and available opportunities, and interact with several high-profile GPs on topics spanning social prescribing, research in general practice, and the exciting opportunities in partnership. Meet GP trainees and newly-qualified GPs showcasing a wide variety of career possibilities and get direct insight into your next steps as a medical student or foundation doctor. You will come away inspired and empowered to make change.

• Tickets include lunch and travel (on an opt-in basis - please see for more details and to request. Travel requests will close on Weds 12th February).
Poster Competition
Submit an abstract for the annual Discover GP poster competition. Posters entered into the Bristol competition will also be entered into a national competition. Find out more and submit your abstract at by 30 January 2020.

This conference is offered at a discounted rate for student and foundation doctor members of RCGP. Membership is free of charge, apply now at

Travel is included with your ticket on an opt-in basis. However, it is vital that you complete the form at to request travel if you require it. Travel requests will close on Weds 12th February

  • Being held at University of Bristol, 12 Priory Road, Bristol, England BS8 1UQ
  • 22 February 2020 9.30am to 6.00pm

 The booking link is below:



Many NHS staff workers are feeling overworked and stress is becoming an epidemic within the NHS community, particularly within foundation doctors.

A final year medical student at the University of Sheffield has been running synchronised indoor cycling classes to the beat for medical students as a form of stress relief and they are incredibly popular. The aim is to use indoor cycling classes to create a UK wide stress relief tool for all NHS workers.

We are hoping to do some market research to see if this would be something people would be interested in. We would really appreciate your help on this journey to improve NHS staff wellbeing.

If you're interested please complete the following survey .


Foundation doctor taster day in general practice

09.30 - 16.30 Dillington House Conference Centre, Nr Ilminster, TA19 9DX

Whether you are thinking about a career in general practice or not this Trust approved Taster experience day will help you be sure and be valuable whatever your future direction.
Dillington is a lovely mansion house venue only 10 miles from the M5 and the day is designed to be informative, useful and very enjoyable. The varied programme includes:

  • Personal accounts from a range of GP trainees and established GPs illustrating the nature, scope and variety of working as a GP
  • Highlights of the professional and personal benefits on offer in general practice
  • Practical demonstrations of the challenges and rewards associated with caring for patients in today’s general practice
  • Advice and tips about how to successfully apply for GP training
  • Signposts to the opportunities for GP Training in the South-West and beyond
  • Help in arranging sessions of 'work experience' in general practice

Please reserve a place by emailing Joanna Bojarska at:
This day is organised by Somerset Training Hub, Somerset LMC and SGPE