Induction & Refresher Scheme Preparation Resources for new entry assessments

 

 

Here is some information about resources you could use to help prepare for the new Induction and Refresher (I&R) entry exams. You will need to make a decision about which resources to use from the above or from any others you find. Please note that the Professional Support Unit does not endorse any particular site and there may be other useful websites which are not on the list. 

The I&R scheme is administered at national level. 

The web link is: http://gprecruitment.hee.nhs.uk/Induction-Refresher

For concerns and queries about the scheme contact: iandr@hee.nhs.uk

The I&R Scheme entry point MCQ assessment will have two parts: Clinical Problem Solving (CPS) and Situational Judgement Test (SJT). The clinical problem solving part will assess your clinical knowledge based on clinical guidelines. The situational judgment part will assess your knowledge in ethical dilemmas. Remember the subject areas to be covered in the I&R Scheme entry point MCQ. Practice your speed at home using an alarm clock or a kitchen timer for instance. There are different types of questions in this MCQ assessment (e.g. single best answer, multiple best answer etc...). Remember to practise the right type of questions. 

Here is a list of website resources updated April 2015. The links should all work directly by clicking on them from the PDF version of this letter or by copying and pasting them into your browser. 

 

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Practising questions: http://www.passmedicine.com/gpst/index.php 

2

GMC guidelines of Good Medical Practice, in preparation for Situational Judgement Test: http://www.gmc-uk.org/guidance/good_medical_practice.asp

3

http://www.mcqbank.co.uk/ 

4

http://careers.bmj.com/careers/advice/view-article.html?id=20000563 

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Clinical guidelines: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance

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Clinical guidelines: http://cks.nice.org.uk/#?char=A

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Good book for ethical dilemmas although for foundation doctors, very useful to have an idea of the questions. Try to apply the same principles to a primary care setting:http://www.amazon.co.uk/Stage-Shortlisting-Situational-Judgement-Professional/dp/1905812132/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1364990523&sr=8-5.

 

In preparing for the simulated surgery exam you could review UK general practice models of consultation and doing a communication skills course. There are also some very good e-learning modules in the BMJ website.  

Simulated Surgery Assessment Resources:

 

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Consultation models: http://www.patient.co.uk/doctor/consultation-analysis

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Consultation models (Calgary-Cambridge): http://www.skillscascade.com/handouts/CalgaryCambridgeGuide.pdf

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The Inner consultation: http://www.amazon.co.uk/The-Inner-Consultation-Effective-Consulting/dp/1857756797

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BMJ learning modules on communication skills with Roger Neighbour (3 modules):http://learning.bmj.com/learning/module-intro/advanced-communication-skills-.html?moduleId=10032210&searchTerm=%E2%80%9CAdvanced%20communication%20skills%E2%80%9D&page=1&locale=en_GB

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Communication skills courses in the Professional Support Unit:  http://www.londondeanery.ac.uk/professional-development/professional-support-unit/communication-skills

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Read patient information leaflets: www.patient.co.uk

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http://www.medical-interviews.co.uk/prod_name/gpst-selection-courses.aspx?gclid=CIiapZ6FnawCFYEZ4QodOzpc_Q 

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If possible sit in a surgery with a UK GP

 

Updated: 7.04.15 

Dr Elena Barquero

This document has been produced by the Professional Support Unit supporting HEE North West, North Central & East and South London