The practice has been involved in training both medical students and young doctors for many years now. This means that at times, there may be a second person sitting in with your regular doctor. If you would prefer to see them alone, please ask at reception (where a sign should also be displayed, warning you that some one is sitting in with your doctor).
Medical students – we have students 3 times a year, working at the practice for 7 weeks as part of their clinical training. They spend time with different team members.
F2 Trainee – these are fully qualified doctors, who are spending part of their second postgraduate training year working in General Practice. They are allowed to see and treat patients alone, though are fully supervised and debriefed by the partners. Supervision is led by Dr Hopkins.
GP Registrar – these are doctors who have completed their initial postgraduate training (F2 above), and are now starting to specialise in General Practice. They spend a year working in practice as part of their rotation, supervised by a trainer. They have worked in several hospital posts already, so often bring high levels of experience to their work, and by the end of their placement act similarly to a partner.
Video – GP registrars will sometimes ask your permission to video your consultation with them. You will usually be warned at the time of booking your appointment. This forms part of their training and assessment, will only be viewed by their trainer, and is used to offer them advice on how to improve their consulting. So thank-you for your assisitance. If you prefer, you can always see the doctor without being Filmed, just inform reception.
Current Trainee Doctors
Dr. Anna Watkinson-Powell – GP Registrar
Dr. Heather Coyler- GP Registrar
Dr. Jennifer Burgess – GP Registrar
Dr. Vishal Patel – F2 Doctor
Dr. Chris Nettleship – F2 Doctor