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Sherwood Forest GP Specialist Training Programme

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How Case-based Discussion (CbD) works

The CbD tool has been designed to be used in both hospital and GP settings. CbDs can be carried out by GP trainers, educational supervisors or clinical supervisors – it depends on the deanery.


Selecting cases for CbD

As a GP trainee, you’re responsible for selecting cases, requesting a CbD and ensuring the paperwork is completed properly. You and your trainer should ensure that your ePortfolio reflects a balance of cases, including:

Cases should also reflect different contexts: surgery, home visits and out-of-hours contacts. You can’t include cases that have already been used as a debrief.


Specialty training years one and two (ST1 and ST2)

In ST1 and ST2, you’ll select two cases. You present the clinical entries and relevant records to your clinical supervisor or educational supervisor one week before the discussion. Your clinical or educational supervisor selects one of these cases for discussion.


Specialty training year three (ST3)

In ST3, you’ll present four cases to your trainer or educational supervisor one week before the discussion. They will select one or two for discussion.


You and your ES may find this tool useful for running CBDs