General Practitioner Registrars and Students
Our practice is a proud training and teaching practice.
Dr Narayanan is our qualified GP trainer and she undertakes the training of our Registrars. Our Registrars are fully qualified and have a great deal of hospital experience. Registrars are usually attached to our practice for 6 to 12 months and patients find their fresh, enthusiastic approach adds to the health care we provide. The Registrars usually become GPs after completing their training and are encouraged to seek advice when required from their supervisors and the other more experienced GPs in the practice.
We also teach Medical students from Newcastle University. Dr Gorman is the Medical Education Lead. Teaching in a general practice setting helps students to develop communication and examination skills and it also helps them to understand how illness can affect patients. When you make an appointment, you may be asked if you would consult with one or two of our students. You will always see a qualified doctor at the appointment also. We also invite in some volunteer patients to speak with our students. If you are interested in getting involved, please let us know. Without your support these students would struggle to learn what they need to become the doctors we will rely on in the future.
The practice may have Doctors attached to it, usually for six months, for post graduation training. These Doctors are fully qualified and are gaining experience before becoming full time General Practitioners.
PROTECTED LEARNING TIME
The surgery will close on the 3rd Thursday of each month for protected learning time.