All new ST1 trainees will need to complete the Transfer of Information form and the Registration to Postgraduate GP Training and Form R. 

Transfer of Information

All Severn GP trainees are required to complete a Transfer of Information questionnaire before the beginning of their ST1 year. The TOI process is designed to allow trainees to highlight to their Educational Supervisor any issues that might be relevant to their training.

The TOI process is a supportive process, aimed at allowing GP trainees to highlight to their local educator issues that may be of relevance to their performance as a doctor, and is also one of the processes used to safeguard patient safety.

The information contained in these forms is privileged and confidential and should not be released to any third party (including future educational supervisors) without the trainee’s explicit permission. It is envisaged that the vast majority of forms will contain very little information that would cause concern and that for the majority of trainees no action will be required.

The TOI form is designed to allow trainees to highlight issues that they feel may be pertinent and to determine how much specific information they give in regard to each of these. It is important for trainees to understand that withholding information that may impact on patient care or giving false information in regard to their academic career would be inconsistent with the GMC guidance on probity and any identification of such activity would be reportable to the GMC.

ST1 GP trainees are required to complete the TOI form and bring this with them to their first meeting with their educational supervisor. The completed form must be retained on file by the Educational Supervisor for the duration of the training. At the completion of training the form must be destroyed by the Education Supervisor.

You'll receive this in your induction packs from your GP Speciality Training Programme (patch) office.

Before You Start

  • Check if you are entered on the National Performers List.
  • Liaise with Gloucester Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust to ensure all your employment paperwork is in order and that you are Occupational Health cleared
  • Ensure you have medical indemnity in place if you are working in general practice.
  • Sign an honorary contract with the education provider where you will be working.
  • Get to know the local policies and procedures of your education provider.

Who to tell if you are ill

What should I do if I am off sick?

Trainee Dress Code

The following guidance outlines some specific issues and recommendations with respect to appropriate dress for clinical settings and examinations for doctors in training. 

The guidance relates to dress only but it remains the responsibility of all doctors to ensure that their appearance is compatible with their professional role and does not, in any way, impede the effective delivery of the roles and responsibilities of a doctor; including communication with patients, relatives, carers and other staff.

Conventionally in the UK, formal professional practice between doctors and patients is appropriately marked by a certain formality of dress. It is, therefore, legitimate to require trainees to dress in this fashion. This would exclude among others, inappropriately revealing styles, such as low-cut necklines and mini-skirts or clothes that are not clean (clearly clothes made unclean during an emergency/acute event would be an exception to this). In addition, the wearing of dangling jewellery/accessories or hairstyles that could interfere with the physical examination of or interaction with a patient are also regarded as inappropriate.