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General Practice Training

Welcome to the Northern Ireland General Practice Specialty Training (GPST) Programme!

We hope that you enjoy your time with us. Being a GP is a great job and there are many enthusiastic talented people within our Deanery to help you during your training.

Our trainees have a track record of excellent performance in the MRCGP and our programmes offer a wide variety of training in rural and urban settings.

Our aim is to...

Prepare GPs in training to deliver excellent primary care to patients and communities.

Our training programmes offer high quality training. Trainers and programme directors meet regularly to improve standards of training to try to meet your needs. The programmes offer a wide variety of training in rural and urban settings.  There are training practices in affluent areas and areas of high deprivation, offering experience of many of the social and healthcare problems that arise from this.

New Trainees

We are putting together an Induction Booklet which should provide you with the information you need to get started in your training.

Coming Soon!

Trainee Working Group

This is your training programme and we want you to be involved. This provides an opportunity for us to help you improve your training programme. If you would like to get involved, please e-mail

Help and Support

Your Educational Supervisor is specially appointed to provide you with support and should be your first point of contact.

You could also contact your Programme Director for support or a member of the Team in the Deanery 

In addition if support or careers advice is required please contact the NIMDTA Professional Support & Wellbeing (PSW) Team:

The PSW provide services aimed at both supporting trainees when there are concerns or difficulties during their training and providing development opportunities for all trainees. Further information regarding PSW services can be found here

Remember we are here to help you succeed in your GP training. We can’t help you if we don’t know something is wrong.


Policies and Guidance related to your training can be found on our Trainee Policies and Guidance page.


Quick Links:

Annual Day of Celebration

Study Leave Support and Guidance

GP Training - Trainee Assist Pathway Programme

GP Training - The Full Programme

GP Training - ePortfolio & Exams

Out of Hours Training

GP ST3 Appraisal

GP Quality Improvement

GP Training - Appraisal and Revalidation

EQUIP (Experience in QUality ImProvement)

GP Training - News

GPNI Careers

GP Trainers and Training Practices

GP - Continuing Professional Development

GP Training - Safeguarding Resources

GP Training - Small Group Learning (SGL)

Royal College of General Practitioners - Northern Ireland (RCGPNI)

GP - Key Guidance Forms and Policies

GP Training - Balint

GP Training - Contact Information