GP Lectures Offers Doctors a New Way of Learning

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GP Lectures, an online medical lectures service, has been launched to provide a new way of learning and help doctors with Continuing Professional Development ahead of Revalidation.

Dr Gary Rogers - Director of GP Lectures

This is an exciting opportunity for GP’s to take their education into their own hands and decide on the time and place of their learning.

GP Lectures provides lectures streamed from the internet, allowing GPs to select a personal training programme to reflect their own learning needs.

There are currently 80 different videos to choose from with more being added daily, including practice management topics and lectures recorded by hospital consultants.

Leading medical experts feature in the videos including Doctor Willy Notcutt, Chair of the British Pain Society Philosophy and Ethics SIG. Also, Dr Paul Guyler, Advisor to The National Priority Project for Stroke Prevention. And Professor Garry John, Chair of the IFCC Working Group on Standardization of HbA1c

Each lecture is filmed in a professional television studio and lasts approximately 20 minutes with hour-long screenings split into shorter videos. All users receive certification as evidence of learning and this counts towards CPD points at Revalidation.

The new service was the brainchild of Doctor Gary Rogers who identified that online medical lectures could help with the growing requirement for doctors to continually update their knowledge.

He adds; “This is an exciting opportunity for GP’s to take their education into their own hands and decide on the time and place of their learning.

I believe online technology will play an ever-increasing role in medical education, offering an alternative to traditional large-group lectures. The service is extremely conveniant as it allows doctors to be in complete control of what lectures they watch – fitting their learning around their reflective needs.”

With over 1000 users registered to http://www.GPLectures.co.uk since it went live, more lectures are being added daily.

Dr Philippe Grunstein who features in the lectures, adds; “GPLectures provides fantastic material for GPs and certainly for the junior Doctors from SHOs to SpRs. Consultants would enjoy it as well as it’s a great tool to update their knowledge out of their specialty.”

The e-lectures can be viewed on desktops and laptops and can also be screened to multiple audiences, benefiting the entire medical practice.

Lectures are all priced at £10 per hour, depending on their length and registered GPs can watch them repeatedly for no extra cost at a single sitting. Medical students have free, limited access to the service.

To preview the service for free, please visit http://www.GPLectures.co.uk and click register.

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