Innovative Training Post

Innovative Training Post

A non-standard GP locality training programme post, which is based in general practice and funded through the primary care directorate. ITP trainees are taken out of the training practice to attend hospital clinics allowing GP registrars to experience specialties not covered in their planned programme and cover the breadth of the general practice curriculum. ITPs are not intended to develop an individual as a GP with Special Interest (GPSI). Most ITPs are offered in the ST2 year but this may vary by programme. If the ITP is undertaken in ST3, there is an expectation that the registrar's progress has been satisfactory; otherwise, gaining experience in general practice consultations should be the primary focus. The working week is usually split equally between hospital posts and general practice, and includes planned educational activities.
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