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GP SelfTest Frequently Asked Questions

  1. I can’t remember my password
  2. I’m having difficulty logging in to GP SelfTest
  3. I’m having difficulty accessing GP SelfTest
  4. What happens if I log-off GP SelfTest mid-way through completing a test?
  5. Is there a time limit to completing tests on GP SelfTest?
  6. How can I resit tests?
  7. How can I provide feedback on GP SelfTest?
  8. Can I highlight questions for later review?
  9. How can I review my progress and keep track of all my test results?
  10. If I am entitled to a free two week trial, does this two week period automatically start from 30 November 2016?
  11. If I am entitled to a free two week trial, does this give me full access to GP SelfTest?

 

We hope that you find the information on this page useful. If you cannot find the answer to your question here, please email e-learning@rcgp.org.uk.


 I can’t remember my password

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I’m having difficulty logging in to GP SelfTest

If you receive the error message “the credentials you provided cannot be determined to be authentic” please check that you have entered your email and/or password correctly. If you continue to receive the error message, please reset your password.

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I’m having difficulty accessing GP SelfTest

If you are logged in and cannot access GP SelfTest, please email e-learning@rcgp.org.uk. If you have queries concerning your free trial or content, please email education@rcgp.org.uk.

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What happens if I log-off GP SelfTest mid-way through completing a test?

By selecting the save and exit option, the system will automatically save your record up to the last answer you submitted. When you next log in to GP SelfTest, it will inform you what percentage of the previous test you had completed and provide you with the option to continue your last test or start a new test. You can log in and out of GP SelfTest as many times as you like, at times convenient for you.

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Is there a time limit to completing tests on GP SelfTest?

The only test on GP SelfTest that has a time limit is the AKT timed mock exam. This time limit is 3 hours 10 minutes and the time starts from the moment you start your first attempt. You must submit your answers before the time expires.

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How can I resit tests?

For all other tests, there is no time limit and you do not have to answer all questions in one session. Dependent on the subscription you have purchased, you have either six months or one year to complete tests and retake questions as many times as you like.

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How can I provide feedback on GP SelfTest?

Once you have logged into GP SelfTest, you can select the feedback option on your homepage and complete and submit a feedback form. You can also provide a star rating for each individual question in a test as well as provide comments in the free text comments box.

Feedback and further educational resources will be updated to reflect changing evidence and knowledge. We encourage you to use these functions so that GP SelfTest remains an effective learning tool for you. Answer feedback and further educational resources will continue to be updated to reflect changing evidence and knowledge.

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Can I highlight questions for later review?

Yes, by selecting the flag question option provided with each question in any given test.

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How can I review my progress and keep track of all my test results?

You can select the view current progress option at any time during a test. After you have completed a test, you are advised to download the test results and select the print option and add these to your portfolio to keep track of all your test results.

Your test results will provide you with a peer comparison and are broken down by curriculum category. Each category contains links to further relevant educational resources to aid your CPD.

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If I am entitled to a free two week trial, does this two week period automatically start from 30 November 2016?

Your free trial is activated upon your first usage so its starts once you have logged on to your RCGP account and accessed GP SelfTest. It is not a default start date from the launch of GP SelfTest on 30 November 2016 and so this free trial can be taken at any time.

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If I am entitled to a free two week trial, does this give me full access to GP SelfTest?

Yes. There is no differentiation between the content offered in the free trial and that of a GP SelfTest subscription. You will therefore be able to access the tool in full during your free trial.


Last modified: Monday, 19 December 2016, 4:32 PM