The Shapes Toolkit is a series of coaching and productivity tools that can be used to help GPs, Practice Managers and other members of the Primary Care team become more resourceful and resilient in the workplace.

As part of the Shapes Ambassadors programme, peer facilitators will be trained to use the Shapes Toolkit to provide ongoing peer group coaching support to GPs in the area to promote resilience, networking, collaboration and support.


The Shapes Ambassadors training programme is delivered as a 2-day interactive workshop followed by two online Group Supervision sessions over the following 6 months.

  • Day 1 – Shapes Toolkit
  • Day 2 – Shapes Ambassadors Training

If you have already completed the Shapes Toolkit then you only need to attend Day 2.

The Shapes Toolkit resources provide downloadable tools that can be used again and again to help with conversations in the workplace.


Following this workshop and group supervision sessions, delegates will be able to:

  • Run a Peer Group Coaching session – a ‘buzz group’ using the ‘Shapes’ toolkit
  • Understand how each Shape could apply to specific situations
  • Continue to run a programme of peer learning and support around resilience and wellbeing

Consequently, they will be empowered to be more proactive, productive and resourceful.

Target Group

This programme is being delivered as part of our wider GP Support Hub offer to local GPs in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

This programme has been tailored to First 5 and Mid-Career GPs.

If you are a local GP to Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, please register and sign up as per the guidance.

If you are a GP trainee, please select your VTS scheme during registration:

  • Cambridge VTS – ‘A001’
  • West Cambs VTS – ‘A002’
  • Peterborough VTS – ‘A003’

If you are a Locum GP working within Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, please select practice code ‘A004’ during registration.

If you are a currently on a career break, please select practice code ‘A005’ during registration.