General practice and community placements

General Practice Placements

As a new student, your initial placements in Years 1 and 2 will focus on the development of skills, integration of learning and development of teamworking and leadership skills.

Towards the end of Year 3 you will have a four-week, full-time block in general practice which provides an opportunity for you to consolidate your basic clinical skills.

In Year 4, you will have an innovative four-week block to help you to develop your clinical reasoning skills.

In Year 5, you will have a ten-week block in general practice which will focus on the consolidation of your clinical skills; integration of your learning through a focus on patient journeys, end of life care and development of your teamwork skills.

Community, 'third sector' and 'social care' placements

‘Third sector’ is a collective term for charities, voluntary organisations, non-profit and non-governmental organisations. They encompass a broad range of organisations which make an invaluable contribution to supporting patients and health care. Our Placements Manager arranges a broad range of placements in support of Clinical Skills, Individual, Community and Population and Professional Developments curriculum themes.

Map of our general practice and community placements

GP and Community Placements map June 2019