This assessment tests your consulting and communication skills. It is intended to be like an everyday surgery in any general practice. They are held in London and are set in a consulting room with actors playing the role of patients who will come in for 10 minute appointments.
Detailed information regarding the simulated surgery is available in the Simulated Surgery Guidance Notes document.
What to expect at the Simulated surgery - Simulated surgery
For some information about resources you could use to help prepare for the new Induction and Refresher (I&R) learning needs assessments, please read this document.
Simulated surgery sessions are held at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in London (NW1). Dates for these sessions are listed belo
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 January 2019
Registration and payment must be received by 19 December 2018
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2019
Registration and payment must be received by 26 March 2019
Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2019
Registration and payment must be received by 12 June 2019
Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2019
Registration and payment must be received by 20 September 2019
Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 January 2020
Registration and payment must be received by 19 December 2019
*Please note the above dates are subject to change. Additional Simulated surgery dates will be added to the programme to meet the needs of increased recruitment arising through the International GP Recruitment programme (please re check dates as required)
Number of permissible attempts and associated costs
Applicants are permitted a maximum of four attempts at the simulated surgery assessment. A successful attempt at the simulated surgery assessment is valid for a maximum of 12 months from the date of the assessment.
Registration to take Simulated Surgery assessment:
Simulated Surgery registration form
Depending up on your MCQ result/attempt guidelines, all the candidates are required to complete the Learning needs assessment registration form, approved by the relevant HEE I&R scheme Lead and submit to NRO firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates can book onto the Simulated Surgery at the same time as the MCQ assessments, and, for first time attempts only at the MCQ and/or the Simulated Surgery, local HEE offices are able to book candidates up to 5 working days before the relevant assessment in exceptional situations.
Upon receiving the approved learning needs assessment form, NRO releases the simulated surgery booking confirmation to candidates via email.
Results: will be released to the candidates, from their respective HEE local I&R scheme lead within 10 working days; please do not contact National Recruitment office.
Resitting: If unsuccessful and would like to re-take the simulated surgery, candidates need to liaise with their respective HEE local I&R scheme Lead and submit approved learning needs assessment registration form to NRO.