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The Wessex GP Educational Trust


The Wessex GP Educational Trust (WGPET) is a charity formed in 1990 to provide funding for educational events to assist it's members in completing their CPD cost effectively.  It continues to fund a wide range of educational events and small groups throughout the area served by Health Education Wessex (See Local Education Providers). It does not receive any public money but is fully funded from the subscriptions paid solely by its GP members. As at  January 2019 it had 1,170 members. To see all the opportunities available to members see "Member Benefits" . Following the 2019 Annual General Meeting a decision has been made to close WGPET on 31st March 2021.


Website Features:

Fully searchable courses list, with inclusion of all GP education events in Wessex (See "Events")

Links to local education support

Resources, support and signposting for various groups of GPs, including Practice Based Education

For Members Only:

Join/renew and pay membership online

Book and pay for courses online (available on some courses)

Bookmark events to easily find later (in My WGPET)

Download resources after an event such as slides and handouts (whether attended or not)

Create a list of events attended

Link personal notes from an event to a learning diary

Set up personalised alerts to be notified when certain courses/topics are added to the site

Please note that the WGPET office will no longer supply a learning log of the courses attended.  Appraisers feedback is, CPD is an important part of maintaining our professionalism and for our appraisal it is important that we keep a continuous learning log of our activities. What is most important however, is that we reflect on any CPD activity we complete and consider how it might help us with patient care. We should ask ourselves, "What are the ideas and possible changes for my practice?” This is what we should record in our appraisal CPD diary and which can be discussed during our annual appraisal. It is no longer expected that you will give endless lists of talks attended or waste time scanning in certificates of attendance. The reflection on the learning is what appraisers want to see.

With this in mind, WGPET will no longer be providing certificates of attendance for general CPD activity. It is recommended that you keep a record of any mandatory training, such as safeguarding, Equality and Diversity, as proof of attendance may be required for employers. In this instance a certificate or confirmation of completion of the training will be provided.

Contact information:

Trust Manager
Mrs Karen Whalley
Churchill House
122-124 Hursley Rd
Chandler's Ford
SO53 1JB

Tel: 02380 253874 option 3

Email: wgpet@wgpet.co.uk

Executive Committee:

In accordance with the Trust Constitution the membership of the Executive Committee is reviewed annually.

Nominations are invited from every full member of the Trust in August each year with the names announced at the Annual General Meeting which usually takes place in  October.

Executive Committee from 6th Oct 2020

Dr Edward Gibbons (Stockbridge) - Chairman 

Dr. Julian Bashforth  (Waterlooville) - Honorary Treasurer

 Dr Sonia Barros D'Sa (Winchester) - Vice Chair

Dr Antony Willman (Upavon)

Dr Jackie Caukwell  (Chandlers Ford)

Dr Sandra Reeve (Eastleigh)

Dr Caroline Carrigan (Horndean)


You can view further details concerning the charity, including the annual accounts by visiting the Charity Commission website at  CC Website  and entering WGPET's registration number 1002584.