Simulated surgery

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.

Simulated surgery sessions are held at the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) in London (NW1). Dates for these sessions are listed below.

  • Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 May 2017
    Registration and payment must be received by 3rd April 2017

  • Saturday 15 and Sunday 16 July 2017
    Registration and payment must be received by 24 June 2017

  • Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2017
    Registration and payment must be received by 22 September 2017

  • Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 January 2018
    Registration and payment must be received by 22 December 2017

Please note the above dates are subject to change.

Number of permissible attempts and associated costs

Applicants are permitted a maximum of four attempts at the simulated surgery assessment. The first attempt is free, subsequent attempts will be charged at £850. A successful attempt at the simulated surgery assessment is valid for a maximum of 12 months from the date of the assessment.

Preparation resources for entry assessments

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.