Brunel Medical Practice (Babbacombe Surgery)
Address: St Albans Rd, Torquay TQ1 3SL Phone:01803 312233
Trainer: Dr Andy Vian
We are the largest practice in Torbay serving 15,600 patients over 3 sites. We cover Babbacombe, St Marychurch and Shiphay. We have a diverse patient group with over 2,200 patients aged over 75 years so our co-morbidity clinics are well attended. Over 11,500 of our patients are under 65 years of age so there will be no problems covering the curriculum.
I feel very lucky and privileged to be a GP. It is such a dynamic field of medicine with many opportunities to explore your interests. Whichever team you finally decide to work with, one aspect will be common to all; enthusiasm, commitment and a desire to better oneself will reap its rewards many times over in your career path.
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Chelston Hall Surgery
Address: Old Mill Rd, Torquay, Devon TQ2 6HW Phone:01803 605359
Trainers: Dr Helen Paley and Dr Philipp Buschtoens
Chilcote Surgery (Chatto Road Practice)
Address: 104 Chatto Road, Torquay, TQ1 4HY Tel: 01803 316333
Trainer: Dr Timothy Butler and Dr Emma Allsop
We care for over 12000 patients across 2 sites – Dewerstone/Hampton Avenue and Chatto Road (where our Trainees are usually based).
Since June 2013, we have operated the ‘Dr First’ system for GP appointments which means the GP partners make their own appointments with patients after speaking to them on the telephone. This arrangement enables all patients to have appointments the same day they contact the surgery, whether they are urgent or not.
We are part of the Riviera Federation of practices (with Brunel, Parkhill and Southover).
We also host medical students.
We have been awarded a GPST Quality Panel rating of excellent for the last 2 years which we are very proud of.
Trainees are welcome to contact Sue Finch (Practice Manager), Dr Butler or Dr Allsop if they would like to come and look around the practice.
Croft Hall Surgery
Address: 19 Croft Rd, Torquay TQ2 5UA Phone:01803 298441
Trainers: Dr Eleanor Rowe; Dr Tracey Collins and Dr Anisio Veloso
Croft Hall is an 8,000 patient practice near the harbour in Torquay.
We are part of Harbour Medical Group which has a 30,000 patient footprint covering Chelston/ Abbey and Barton Surgeries.
Currently we are working as a federation but hope to merge fully in October 2017.
We currently have 2 trainers, Dr Tracey Collins and Dr Ellie Rowe and will be joined by Dr Anisio Veloso in August 2017.
Dr Humera Sultan supervises 5th year medical students from Peninsula University so the practice has a very strong educational ethos.
We have recently established an ‘On the Day Team’ of GPs and nurse practitioners who cover all emergency work and requests for on the day appointments. In addition we have a paramedic who does most home visits.
The ‘On the Day Team’ is soon to be joined by a pharmacist who will supervise all medication reviews.
As a GP trainee at Croft Hall you will have a varied work pattern which includes face to face consultations, telephone triage and also working for ‘On The Day Team’ which gives you the opportunity of working with a wider team of health care professionals.
You will have regular joint surgeries with your educational supervisor which allows for instant feedback on your progress and protected time for reflection, assessments and shared learning.
We also have regular practice clinical and business meetings and significant event reviews were you will have the chance to present your project work.
We have received excellent feedback from our previous trainees who have commended our comprehensive induction programme, including handbook, educational environment and instant feedback.
We have wide range of patients so you will get plenty of exposure to challenging cases.
We gauge your duties and responsibilities depending on your experience and also stage of training. Towards the end of your year you will have the opportunity to be exposed to a ‘partner’ workload.
In addition any duty doctor sessions you will be asked to do will be fully supervised.