We are an approved training practice for Foundation doctors, medical students and GP registrars. Dr Madeleine Taylor and Dr Zeb Mebrahtu are accredited GP trainers who have undertaken specialist training through Wessex Deanery and can supervise FY1 and FY2 (foundation) doctors who have some hospital experience but spend several months in primary care for training. The other clinicians in the practice will also supervise these trainees in an informal manner.
Dr Taylor, Dr Mebrahtu, and Dr Rebecca Paterson supervise, train and work closely with GP registrars who have completed hospital training and decided to specialise as GPs. These doctors will often need to record consultations as part of their training to become fully qualified GPs but as patients you will always be asked for consent first. They often bring a wealth of experience to the practice and we can have several with us at a time.
Dr Taylor also supervises the practice physiotherapists and Dr Mebrahtu provides teaching for the senior nurses and pharmacists.
The medical students tend to be with us for a few weeks and work closely with our GPs, often observing or assisting during consultations. Second and third year student nurses are with us for periods of six to eight weeks. They observe or assist with practice nurse consultations and eventually run their own clinics.