When booking an appointment you may be offered a consultation with one of our excellent training doctors. We are confident that they offer modern, effective and caring treatment.
FY2 Doctors - Foundation Year 2 Doctors
This is a fairly new scheme whereby newly qualified Doctors move onto a programme structure of diagnosis and management of patients not simply in hospitals but also in mental health and general practice. These Doctors have had at least 12 months of experience in hospital medicine after qualifying before they come to general practice.
FY2 Doctors are placed with a Practice for 4 months and will have their own surgery when they see patients. They are supervised by one of our GP Trainers during their experience of working in general practice.
S T1 Doctors
An ST1 is an experienced doctor who has been qualified for a while and has now decided to pursue general practice.
The Practice takes on an ST1 in August or February, and they are based in the Practice for 6 months. They are different from an FY2 doctor as they are not experiencing working in a GP setting; they are actually training to become a GP. As such they will have their own surgeries, but they will still be supervised by their GP trainer. However, as they become more experienced, their surgeries will be the same as any of the GPs working within the Practice. They will also attend for home visits.
Most ST1s return to the Practice for their ST3 year.
An ST3 GP registrar is a qualified Doctor and has now decided to pursue a career in General Practice.
This is their third year of GP training and will have their own surgeries, but they will still be supervised by their GP trainer. The ST3 Doctor will be with the Practice for one year.
As part of their training, some consultations are recorded and reviewed by the trainee and a partner. You may be asked to for your permission to be recorded for these training purposes, and if you have any concerns, of course you have the right to refuse.