The Good GP Training Guide is a travel guide-style book for trainees in general practice.
Written by over a hundred contributors assembled from five continents, it includes contributions from leading writers in primary care. It is written in an accessible style with down-to-earth tips and anecdotes, sometimes irreverent, from real life.
There is an emphasis on the reality of general practice.
It also contains humorous or touching vignettes with accompanying linocut artwork from the Red Roses exhibition. The book's first section covers hospital placements.
It is intended to show trainees how to get the most out of their training posts.
Beginning with basic information on behaviour required in the hospital setting, there are chapters looking at cardiology, ophthalmology, rheumatology, etc.
These chapters are split up into handy lists, covering the basics, tips on patients and PDP pointers. The second section covers GP rotations. It gives information on passing the various RCGP exams as well as realistic advice on other facets of general practice.
The third section looks at finding a job and making the transition to an independent practitioner. Options for broadening a doctor's career are looked here, with chapters on event medicine, academia, teaching, etc.
There is information on how stay out of trouble and how to use social media safely and without running foul of the GMC. The book offers the ultimate guide to the training process.
It covers the entire training experience and the practicalities of what comes after.