Medical education

Training for Qualified Doctors 

We have doctors working with us who are training to be GPs. They are already fully qualified doctors but are working under supervision from a senior GP to develop the skills especially to general practice. Our training doctors are FY2, ST1, ST2 or ST3 level.

Our GP trainer for our FY2 Doctors is Dr Julian Poulton, and our GP trainers for our ST1, ST2, ST3 Doctors are: Dr Joanna Nash, Dr Andrew Dickinson and Dr Jenny Chell.

What is an FY2 Doctor?

A Foundation doctor (FY1 or FY2 also known as a house officer) is a grade of medical practitioner in the United Kingdom undertaking the Foundation Programme – a two-year, general postgraduate medical training programme which forms the bridge between medical school and specialist/general practice training.

What is an ST1/ST2/ST3 Doctor? 

A specialty registrar (StR) at times referred to as a registrar, is a junior doctor who has completed their foundation training but is still in training in a specialty area of medicine. In the case of the ST doctors in our mediccal centre, they have chosen to specialise in General Practice and are between 1-3 years of their 3 year training path to become a qualified General Practitioner.

Student Health Professionals

The practice is involved in teaching a variety of health professionals. From time-to-time we have student nurses and doctors working with us. Wherever possible, we try to include them in the practice team, and they may spend time sitting in consultations with the nurses or doctors. They are bound by the same rules of professionalism and confidentiality as the rest of the team. We will always inform you when a student might be present during your consultation. You can opt out at any time, and this will not affect your care in any way.

It is helpful for students to gain experience in talking with patients and examining them. We greatly appreciate our patients’ participation in training the next generation of nurses and doctors.

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