Summary of training requirements for GPs
A minimum of 2 hours per year / 6 hours over 3 years for all front line staff dealing with children.
GPs are required to be at level 3 within 1 year.
If currently at level 2, GPs should be working towards level 3.
If currently at level 3, GPs should do 2 hours per year with some multidisicplinary work to maintain their status PLUS specific level 3 training every 3 years.
GPs should ensure their staff are trained too - see Somerset LMC guidance
Experiential learning template. Feb 2015 (DC&IoS area team)
Roles and competences for health care staff (Intercollegiate document)
Toolkit for General Practice (RCGP)
Guidance on safeguarding training (Somerset LMC, February 2016)
Working together to safeguard children (HM Government, March 2015)
Training courses:To register you will need an NHS.net email address.
No NHS.net email address? Request a learning account from firstname.lastname@example.org.
Locums: When the website asks "select your region followed by your trust" select “Health Education South West” then "Locum GPs – safeguarding training”.