GP Trainees

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This page provides information on support for doctors on the Shropshire General Practitioner Vocational Training Scheme (GPVTS).

Career Pathway

Doctors who join the Shropshire GPVTS are provided with a full training and education experience, led by the local Training Programme Directors (TPDs) and work, on a rotational basis, in the local acute trust and in General Practice.

Training Hub Offers

  • Ad hoc/non-recurrent funding for additional, individual training and development
  • Advice and support for Tier 2 doctors, particularly as they reach the end of their ST3 year and are seeing employment
  • Support for seeking employment in local, STW practices
  • Advice on moving from the GPVTS into working as a Locum in the STW area

Useful Links

For additional information on life as a GP Trainee click here for a link to the “Training to become a GP” pages on the NHSE/I GP Career Support Hub. 

Useful Contacts


STW VTS Placement Team – Tim Eden and Harbaksh Singh

CCG Clinical Director – Dr Deborah Shepherd

CCG Clinical Lead for Workforce – Dr Ian Donnellan

GP Education Leads – Dr Melanie Thompson and Dr Damien Thompson

GP Mentor Leads – Dr Melanie Thompson and Dr Rachel

CCG Workforce Lead – Phil Morgan

STW Training Hub Lead – Sara Edwards

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