The Somerset GP Education Trust (SGPET) was established in 2008 and is committed to supporting Somerset GPs in their learning, work and professional development through the provision and coordination of a wide range of educational activities throughout Somerset. We recognise the importance of this to GPs themselves, the practices they work in, and patients receiving care. We also fully appreciate the links between continuing education and revalidation, career progression and professional wellbeing.

SGPET are also pleased to have introduced a wider Practice Nurse Education Programme in 2012. The continuing growth and awareness of the programme is really encouraging as is the feedback received, it has become a valued resource to practices in the Somerset area.  

SGPET is a joint initiative between Somerset LMC and SGPET and the committee members are - Dr Harry Yoxall, LMC Medical Director, Jill Hellens, LMC Executive Director, Dr Steve Holmes, Somerset GP Education Associate Director, Dr Tony Wright, Chairman, Dr Martyn Hughes, Vice Chairman, 6 area GP Educators and Somerset LMC's Nurse Advisor, Paula Messenger, who share the development and reflect the important contribution this organisation makes to general practice in Somerset.

Like all GP Education trusts SGPET is a membership organisation with an annual subscription rate. For the year from April 1st 2017 this is  £150.00 for all GPs. If all the GPs within a practice join, any employed member of their practice team can attend relevant SGPET events without incurring a charge.

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