- Started in 2008 by the LMC and local GP educators to put on education meetings for GP members.
- In 2016 Community Education Provider Networks (CEPNs) were created across England as a national drive to help develop the workforce
- SGPET continued to provide most of the education for Somerset’s CEPN
- In line with national guidance, in 2019 Somerset’s CEPN became Somerset Training Hub
- The Training Hub and SGPET work closely together to ensure the education and training offered to primary care in Somerset meets the needs of the expanding workforce roles
- Annual GP subscriptions funded programmes for practice nurses from 2012.
- Additional funding from Health Education England SW and Somerset Training Hub, to include ARRS new roles means that SGPET is now the main provider of education in Somerset for the whole general practice workforce.
- SGPET provides a large number and range of face to face and online educational events through the year which you can find and search for on the SGPET Courses- Future Events calendar.
- Increasing numbers of courses are now recorded and can be found in Past Events which, with the wide-ranging e-learning resources on the Anytime Learning page means that SGPET can help you learn wherever and whenever you want.
So, whether you are a - GP wanting to keep up to date, an apprentice HCA wanting to find out more about diabetes, a new Health Coach or MSK physiotherapist wanting to learn with other local colleagues, a lead nurse wanting practical advice and support or a paramedic wanting to improve consultations skills- then SGPET has the events and resources and people to help you.
- Our team of educators is multi-professional, our admin team in the LMC is experienced, helpful and understands Somerset primary care and we now have a new Knowledge and Library Specialist, KLS.
- Every week the team produce the SGPET Weekly Update which highlights upcoming events, signposts to new online resources, has a regular Professional Wellbeing article and often shares learning from our educator team.
- All our activities and resources are free to GP members, staff of participating practices and ARRS new roles supported by the Training Hub. Non-members can attend individual meetings with a meeting fee payment
- In recognition of the level of support and investment from HEE, and in order to invest in the future of local general practice, all Somerset GP ST1, 2 and 3 doctors will be honorary members while they are carrying out their GP training.
- We welcome all ideas about how we can develop our events and resources and are always on the lookout for people who want to share an area of expertise or achievement with colleagues through us.
These are challenging times for general practice and the support from colleagues and the LMC and the benefits of learning can help us considerably. Somerset GP Education Trust aims to be an important part of general practice life in Somerset. The LMC and the education team are working hard to ensure this and your support and membership are important.
How SGPET works
The Somerset GP Tutors and Somerset LMC Nurse Advisor organise and provide a full programme of educational activities to help you meet your learning needs. We fully appreciate that Somerset GPs and Practice Nurses/HCAs have a wide range of factors governing how, where and what time they prefer to carry out their learning and what we plan does try to takes all of these into account, however we cannot provide sessions to cover all your training needs in all areas of Somerset.
Somerset LMC provides administration and financial management for SGPET from its Taunton office.
Dr Tony WrightSGPET Chairman Polden Surgery, Bridgwater 01278 722077 email@example.com
Dr Chris KollmeierLangport Surgery
Dr Ian BoylandPreston Grove Medical Centre, SGPET Vice Chairman
Dr Lucy EdwardsPreston Grove Medical Centre
Our SGPET team
Dr Tony Wright, (SGPET Chairman) Polden Surgery, Bridgwater firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr Ian Boyland (SGPET Vice Chairman) Preston Grove Medical Centre, email@example.com
- Anne Marie Young, Penn Hill Surgery (Educator) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Dr Lucy Edwards, Preston Grove Medical Centre (Educator) Lmc.email@example.com
- Dr Chris Kollmeier, Langport Surgery (Educator) Lmc.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Alex Milliner, Burnham Medical Centre (Educator) Lmc.email@example.com
- Joanne Taylor, Glastonbury Surgery (Educator) Lmc.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Paula Messenger (Somerset LMC/SGPET Nurse Advisor) Paula.email@example.com
- David Long (Somerset LMC/SGPET Respiratory Adviser) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Claire Winchester (Executive Admin & Finance Officer) email@example.com
- Jo Bojarska (Executive Officer) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Angela Lees (Education and Training Administrator) Angela.email@example.com
- James Winter (Education and Training Administrator) firstname.lastname@example.org
How much does it cost to be an SGPET member?
Like all GP education trusts SGPET is a membership organisation with annual subscriptions. In an effort to keep the cost of membership reasonable and at the same time wanting to avoid the complicated fee structures of some Trusts we do set an annual subscription rate for the education year 01 April – 31 March, further details can be found on our Membership Page .