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Pennine Exit Course

The Pennine Exit Course


This course is aimed primarily at GP registrars in their final ST3 year. It covers diverse topics from; how to get a job, life as a locum or salaried GP, avoiding professional isolation, career development to mock interviews! It also covers; managing the transition from GPST to GP, 'what to do when things go wrong', appraisal and recertification, interview preparation and financial planning.

Pennine's Annual EXIT Course


Now integrated with HDR over 9 HDR sessions



Where are we?

How to find us (click)



Downloads for the course



  • Managing transitions
  • How to get a job
  • Life as a locum
  • Commissioning

  • Life as a salaried GP

  • Life as a partner
  • Returners and Retainer
  • Avoiding professional isolation
  • What to look for in a new practice? - a detailed check list you can use to avoid unpleasant surprises after you take that job! 
  • Writing a CV & covering letter
  • CV maker
  • Example of a covering letter


  • Typical general interview questions - An example of some of the questions which were used in an interview
  • Scenario based Interview questions - An example of some of the case scenario questions which were used in an interview
  • Presentations at interviews
  • Navigating the first few months of your salaried post/partnership
  • Financial planning                                                   
  • Confederation                                            


Courses from the team at Pennine - Dates for your diary

CSA 2 day courses are held in January, February, September and October

Emergencies in General Practice course is held in March and June

Managing common gynaecological conditions is held in July

Contraception and HRT is held in September

Palliative Care - a pragmatic approach (TBA)


HDR News

Venue: CRH Learning Centre


Date: 26/5/15 Meeting for lunch 1pm and HDR starts 2pm 


Topic: ST1/2s COPD/Asthma ST3s Politics & Life after training


Preparation: ST3s will be giving 10 minute presentations


News & Updates


THE NEWS PAGE (click) - Keep up to date with what is happening, as it happens, whether it’s changes to the e-portfolio, MRCGP assessments or our website.


HDR HANDOUTS (click) - Missed HDR? You can now catch up by reading the handouts.


COURSES (click) - Have a look at the wide range of courses on offer for GPSTs throughout the UK.


Next Trainers' Workshop


Venue:  Hebden Bridge Group Practice (Hebden Bridge)


Date & Time:  May 14th 2015 Appraisal Food at 13:30, starts 14:00 and finishes 16:30


Future dates:  May 14th (annual appraisal) , July 15th (re-approval & a game of two halves). Sept 24th



Topic: Annual appraisal


Preparation: The appraisal form (click)


Next Trainers' Away Day


Venue: TBA


Date & Time: 18 Nov 2015


Topics:  TBA


Preparation: TBA



Educational Supervision Deadlines


The next deadline is  31/5/15 (Summative review for  ST1,2 & 3s).


See our Educational Review guidance (click) which explains the different types of reviews.

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