We are a GP training practice which means that we have trainee GP’s working in our practice for 6 or 12 month placements.
The trainees are fully qualified doctors who have already been working in hospitals for at least 2 years, and in many cases for much longer, and you may have already met them in their former roles. When working in the practice their work is supervised by our two trainers, Dr Selby and Dr Norris, who will be available for advice.
We welcome the fresh approaches our trainees bring and find it a stimulating experience to have them working with us. As part of their training these doctors will sometimes need to video their consultations: you will always be asked for your consent if videoing is planned, and you may decline if you do not want to be videoed. However, it would be greatly appreciated if you do consent, in the sure knowledge that your confidentiality will be respected and that you are contributing to the development of our future GP’s.
|The community midwives share responsibility for antenatal care with your GP and where appropriate with the hospital. They arrange antenatal care and preparation for parenthood classes and are happy to offer advice and help with any problems associated with pregnancy.|
|Community nurses are not employees of the practice but are based in the health centre and work in close co-operation with the doctors and practice staff as part of our Primary Healthcare Team.|
The district nurses offer a range of nursing services by appointment at the health centre. They also provide nursing care at home for housebound patients, support to carers and advice on continence problems.
|The health visitors provide advice and professional support service to parents and young families. They can offer advice on feeding, crying babies, postnatal depression, health education etc.|
|Other members of our primary healthcare team include audiologists, podiatrists, counsellors, speech therapists and physiotherapists.|
All of these services are based on the first floor of the health centre where you will find an Enquiries and Reception Desk who will be able to advise on how to access these services.