Virtual primary care - working together to enhance primary care education across the UK

We are delighted to announce a new project launched in July 2020 in partnership between the  Society for Academic Primary Care Heads of GP Teaching Group (HoTs), the Medical Schools Council, and multi-award winning TV production company Knickerbockerglory, producers of the Channel 5 television series GPs: Behind Closed Doors.   


“Virtual Primary Care” will be available from September 2020.  Hosted on the MSC website, it will provide all UK medical schools with access to 150 professionally produced videos of a diverse range of “real life”  primary care consultations recorded in Birmingham, Bradford, Bristol, and London.


This innovative, community-based learning and teaching resource will be adaptable to the needs of each medical school user.  Every consultation will be tagged for clinical and educational content, and accompanied by an educational guide with associated learning points, references and suggested student activities. 


Intended very much to complement but not replace authentic GP placements Virtual Primary Care will provide timely support for medical schools and their students facing new challenges around learning medicine through GP experiences in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic. 


For further information please contact Dr Jane Kirby