Performance Support for Doctors in Training

 13/09/2022 - 16/09/2022    


 4 CPD Approved

Focusing on managing doctors in difficulty and difficult doctors

Book Now Closing date: 12 September 2022


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This half day course aimed at senior clinicians, responsible officers, clinical directors, medical directors and clinical leads, focuses on managing doctors in difficulty and difficult doctors.

Through national updates, case studies and in depth interactive sessions, this course will support you to identify concerns early, diagnose the issues and ensure effective intervention and support doctors who are experiencing difficulty or demonstrating difficult behaviours.


Aims & Objectives


The course will introduce delegates to the management of trainees with difficulties. Specific guidance will be given in relation to the requirements of GMC, recognition and management of issues, and strategies to overcome commonly encountered barriers


Learning Outcomes


  • State the requirements of the GMC in identifying and managing trainees with difficulties.
  • Identify those features which may indicate a trainee with difficulties.
  • List possible barriers to effective intervention.
  • Name the formal processes and procedures required when managing trainees with difficulties.


Live sessions


The course will have 2 live sessions, one intro session (1 hour) and then a final 2 hour session.

  • 19.00 – 20.00 on 13 September– Introduction to Course
  • 13.00 – 15.00 on 16 September – Discussion/closing session 
GDC development outcomes: 

A, B & D


10 May

13:00 - 13:15

Registration, tea and coffee

10 May

13:15 - 13:30

Welcome and Introduction

10 May

13:30 - 14:10

Features and possible causes of trainee facing difficulty

10 May

14:10 - 14:50

Management of a trainee in difficulty

10 May

14:50 - 15:10

Refreshment break

10 May

15:10 - 15:50

Case studies

10 May

15:50 - 16:55

Giving difficult feedback - a practical guide

10 May

16:55 - 17:00






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Karen Ross


 Email Coordinator