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                             Wessex Update for GP Trainees, by GP Trainees

    Focus: AKT
The AKT (Applied Knowledge Test)
is part of the MRCGP. It is an exam
taken on a computer in a driving test
centre that tests a GP trainee’s applied
knowledge of the curriculum.

Currently the AKT can be taken
                                                    Welcome to Wessex!
during ST1, 2 or 3 of GP training. It is
valid for 3 years; i.e. a trainee must
                                                  Hello to the new GP ST1s
achieve their CCT (certificate of            I’m Aurelia – your Wessex AiT Rep & ST2 in Bournemouth.
completion of training) within 3 years
of passing the AKT.                          As you may know, GP trainees now have to be members of the
The criteria above may change soon           Royal College of GPs – we are therefore called Associates in
to take into account part-time trainees      Training (AiTs).
and time out of training e.g. maternity
leave…so watch this space.                   I am the Wessex AiT Representative and sit on a national
    AKT Revision Resources                   committee of Reps from each deanery. My primary function is
 has some                 to be here for you. So please don’t hesitate to contact me with
    practice questions and a                 any questions/concerns at, or request to
    presentation on how to                   become a member of the Wessex Google Group I’ve set up for
    prepare for the exam                     Wessex AiTs:
   Wessex offers a subsidised
    one-day AKT revision course             Upcoming Courses in Wessex
 has
    a bank of over 2000 practice            Tomorrows Teachers    CSA Course Oct’10     AKT Preparation
    questions, offers competitive          How to optimise        01264 355013          01264 355013
    subscription rates and is well-        learning & teaching                          Revision course for
                                                                  Revision course for
    pitched to the level of the            in the workplace.
    AKT                                    Belinda.Gustar@nesc    the CSA. Email:       the AKT. Email:
 THE LOREM IPSUMS                                                                       SUMMER 2012

                                                                   Useful links
                                                      A list of various sites and groups that you may
                                                      find useful. If you know of any that should be
                                                      listed here, email

                                                   AiT Google group
                                                   For all Wessex AiTs and newly qualified GPs. Info and
                                                     useful links / contacts.

                                                  Wessex Faculty RCGP
                                                  For information about the Wessex Faculty of the
                                                  RCGP: who we are, contact details, upcoming courses,
                                                  how to get involved, local publications, etc.
                                         (England faculties, Wessex)

Wessex Courses Centre
The NESC website is due for a bit of an overhaul, but
you can still find almost anything you could want to
know about postgraduate medical training and
education in wessex here.

Royal College of GPs
The national hub of information for GPs, from
courses to contact info, from continuing education to
international committees.
There is a dedicated AiT area within the website
tailored to the needs of trainees and also a section for
newly qualified GPs outlining the special support
packages open to them from the RCGP.

THE LOREM IPSUMS                                                                    SUMMER 2012

Contact Us
This newsletter is brought to you by the AiT Rep for Wessex,:
Aurelia Butcher, a GP trainee in Bournemouth. For further
details on anything written in this newsletter, please see
contact details below.
The Reps for each patch within the Wessex Deanery are also
listed below – please do not hesitate to get
in touch!
Aurelia Butcher:-
Wessex AiT Rep:
Poole, Bournemouth & Dorchester
Patch Rep:

Alex(andra) Macdonald:-
Wessex AiT Deputy Rep:
Portsmouth & Isle of Wight Patch Rep:

Alice Mavrogordato:-
Southampton Patch Rep:

Richard Crane:-
Winchester, Salisbury & Basingstoke
Patch Rep:                 One last thing…
                                      Professional subscriptions are costly and can add up to a
                                      sizeable chunk out of your pay packet… but did you know
                                      they are reclaimable against tax?
                                      The RCGP AiT Committee has produced a special
                                      document for AiTs to complete and return to the tax office
                                      to claim back for these expenses.
                                      Follow the link below:

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