Whittington Moor Surgery is an approved training practice and is committed to providing an environment for learning and personal development. Dr Church and Dr R Taylor are approved GP Trainers with the Chesterfield GP Specialty Training Programme which is linked to the East Midlands Deanery. GP Registrars and Medical Students are a very welcome part of our medical team and we value their contribution to the practice and the stimulus they provide. Being a training practice means we have met the required standards to provide training for future doctors.

Training offers significant benefits to the doctors, staff and patients of the surgery. For the doctors and staff there is the regular influx of young doctors with fresh ideas and renewed enthusiasm for medicine. For the patients the presence of additional doctors who are completing their GP training offers easier access to appointments.

An essential component of training in all medical practice is the use of video and joint consultations. We hope that all our patients will be willing to take part in these educational surgeries to help us all in improving and maintaining our medical and consultation skills. All video recordings are strictly confidential and are used for teaching only. If you feel uncomfortable about this, please inform the receptionist who can arrange for you to be seen alone.

Practice Nurse, District Nurse Students

We also have practice nurse, district nurse students from time to time. If you do not wish to have these students sit in on your consultation with the nurse or health visitor, please let them or a receptionist know in advance and arrangements can be made for you to see the nurse or health visitor alone.

Further Training for other Health Care Professionals

We sometimes have other Health Care Professionals, for example Physiotherapists or Pharmacists sitting in on consultations as part of their on-going career development.

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