There are currently twenty practices attached to the scheme. These are located in urban, semi-rural and rural areas of Gwent and South Powys. You will find enthusiastic trainers and
friendly staff at all the practices.
PROFILES ARE AVAILABLE FOR ALL PRACTICES AND ARE LISTED IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:
Abersychan Surgery, Abersychan, Pontypool
Beechwood Surgery, Newport
Blaenavon Medical Practice, Blaenavon, Torfaen
Brecon Medical Group Practice, Brecon
Builth and Llanwrtyd Wells Group Medical Practice
Cae Teg, Cwmbran formerly Greenmeadow and Fairwater Surgeries
Castlegate Medical Practice, Monmouth (formerly Chippenham Surgery)
Chapelwood Surgery, Rogerstone
Clark Avenue Surgery, Cwmbran
Cwmbran Village Surgery, Cwmbran
Dixton Surgery, Monmouth
Fairwater Surgery, Cwmbran
Glanrhyd Surgery, Riverside, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale
Gray Hill Surgery, Caldicot
Greenmeadow Surgery, Cwmbran
Haygarth Surgery, Hay on Wye and Talgarth
Old Station Surgery, Abergavenny
Panteg Surgery, Pontypool (no profile as yet)
Risca Surgery, Risca
St. David's Clinic, Newport
St. Julian's Medical Centre, Newport
Town Gate Practice, Chepstow
Tudor Gate Surgery, Abergavenny
Ty Bryn Surgery, Trethomas, Caerphilly
Wellspring Medical Centre, Risca
Westfield Medical Centre, formerly the Grange, Malpas)
It is scheme policy to encourage you to choose you own practice. Contact the trainers or practice manager directly and arrange to visit those practices which appeal to you. Once you and your trainer have agreed a placement, email the scheme administrator and programme director to confirm your intentions, stating the name of the practice and your trainer. This is important as some practices have more than one trainer and you need to be linked to a particular trainer who will then have access to your departmental information. Please ask your trainer to do the same. The website will then be updated.
Torfaen. NP4 7BH
Location and Practice Area
Abersychan is situated in North Torfaen. It is within easy reach of Abergavenny, Newport and Cardiff allowing for easy access to both Postgraduate Centres at Neville Hall and Royal Gwent Hospitals. Our practice area extends from Cwmavon in the north to Pontypool in the south. We have a branch surgery in Garndiffaith and a main surgery based in the village of Abersychan. We aim to provide excellent care to some of Wales most deprived communities. Currently we have a list size of around 11,000 patients and use EMIS web.
Abersychan has 9 partners.
Dr Diane Edwards
Dr Francisco Machado
Dr Stephanie Balboa
Dr Geraint Jenkins
Dr Deborah Evans
Dr Eleri Roberts
Dr Reji Paul
Dr Viggy Palaniswamy
Dr Tanya Beer
Training at Abersychan
Abersychan has a decade’s long tradition of providing GP training for registrars based in North and South Gwent. We are able to accommodate two registrars at the same time. The practice has four GP trainers and all members of the primary health care team are involved in GP training & tutorials. There is wide exposure to disease pathology and ethical issues in our typical Valleys Practice. This is good Practice for examinations and future career development. We have helped registrars in the past who need extended training and accepted Inter deanery transfers. We try to look after our registrars and feel we are a happy Practice who care for each other & work well together.
Many of our registrars have gone on to work within South Wales and also further afield. The current interests of the GPs include:-
Psychiatry, Diabetes, Cardiovascular medicine, Minor Surgery, Joint injections, Child Health Surveillance, Paediatrics, Women’s health, Prescribing, Teaching year 5 medical students from Cardiff and Imperial College, London & being on Gwent LMC
In the past our Partners have been Deputy Chairman of RCGP, VTS Gwent organiser, run All Wales New Principals courses, Cardiology GPwSI and Media doctor on “The Ferret” topical news programme.
There are 2 protected sessions within the week for GP tutorials and also in-house educational opportunities.
GP registrar duties
GP registrars are a valued part of our practice team. There is a 2 week induction and gradual introduction to duties starting at 15 minutes appointments with constant supervision initially.
There is a shared on call one afternoon every 2 weeks. You will directed to interesting house visits and cases as time progresses
during your Monday to Friday working week. There are two 4pm finishes on SDL and VTS afternoons and also one early surgery finish a week at 5 pm. SDL sessions are negotiable within the Surgery. You
are supernumerary the time table so you can take your chosen holiday dates without restriction.
Visiting our practice
If you are interested in finding out more about Abersychan or would like to visit our practice please contact our practice manager Mr Ian McLeish who will be delighted to help you.
Beechwood Surgery Newport South Wales
371-373 Chepstow Road
Telephone: 01633 277771
Fax: 01633 290631
Beechwood Surgery is a well-established, friendly and forward thinking training practice who are committed to high quality care and the continued development of our practice workforce. We are a leading Training Academy for Newport East, which includes the development of practice and undergraduate pharmacists and nurses. The Practice also provide training for Year 1, 2 and 5 Medical students.
We are situated on the east side of Newport and have a patient list size of approximately 14,300 patients. The
practice offers a comprehensive range of services from its well- equipped and fully staffed premises. We work closely with the Health Visitors, District Nurses, PCMHT and the Palliative Care Team.
We have weekly practice meetings that you are able to attend and scheduled educational and palliative meetings. We communicate regularly with full practice team communication meetings. The partners organise an annual team building event, where all the practice team participate.
We actively encourage a team approach to General Practice and you will be invited to sit in clinics and gain experience from all members of the team not just GP's.
Our team consists of:
5 GP Partners - Dr J Lavric, Dr E Jones, Dr A Price, Dr A Regulski, Dr W Jones
4 Salaried GP’s – Dr L Abraham, Dr S Oakley, Dr S Bone, Dr J Lewkowicz
Full time Practice Mental Health Practitioner
Nurse Practitioner – Karen Fulker
3 Practice Nurses/Minor illness – Emma Goom, Sally Hardy-Sharpe, Lisa Davis
Full time Practice based Pharmacist - Anthony Hall
2 Health Care Assistants – Sharon Davies, Kelly Donegan
1 Phlebotomist – Nicola Winfield
Practice Manager – Kelly Yemm
Deputy Manager – Caroline Perkins
Finance Manager – Patricia Lewis
Excellent administration team.
Appointments for patients are at 10 minute intervals. Morning surgeries run for 2.5 hours with a coffee break at 10.30am where the doctors and clinical staff meet. Trainees would also attend this break, we consider this a valuable time to debrief, offload and have a friendly chat amongst the team. Afternoon surgeries run for 2 hours, a usual day would consist of seeing 32 patients overall. We have encouraged a work life balance approach within the practice with clinic start and end times being flexible to suit family commitments.
We are the leading practice in the promotion and delivery of care navigation within Newport and are fully committed to Workflow Optimisation & appropriate redirection within General Practice and have an active involvement in the local cluster.
What we offer you
An opportunity to learn about all aspects of general practice.
Teaching from a highly multi-skilled and supportive team.
A chance to experience clinics including Nurse Led chronic disease clinics, Minor Illness and Minor Surgery
4 week induction programme, where you will be working in all areas provided at the surgery
Protected time with the allocated GP trainer
We aim to offer a supportive environment to our GP trainees as you progress through your training. We are a friendly team who enjoy working together and providing excellent patient care to our close knit community.
For more information please contact the Practice Manger Kelly Yemm.
Kelly Yemm – Practice Manager
Blaenavon Medical Practice
Middle Coed Cae Road, Blaenavon, NP4 9HW
Phone: 01495 360663
Trainers: Dr Sasha Robinson & Dr Catherine Gilsenan
Other Partners: Dr Wayne Lewis, Dr Tessa Lewis
Salaried GP: Dr Rowland Hughes
Blaenavon is a World Heritage site near the summit of the Blorenge mountain south of Abergavenny and on the edge of the Brecon Beacons National Park. We are the only doctor's surgery in Blaenavon and provide clinical services for the whole of the local community.
We are a 5 partner practice. We have a list size of 6,000 patients. There is a strong ethos of teaching in the practice. As well as nurturing GP trainees the practice provides undergraduate teaching for medical students from Cardiff and Imperial Universities. One of the partners is the Gwent GP Training Programme Director so there are excellent educational links and opportunities for learning and teaching within the practice and great enthusiasm for teaching. We have two excellent Practice Nurses who run chronic disease clinics, wound care services and nurse led minor illness clinics. The Practice Nurses will be involved in your teaching programme, as will our friendly and experienced Practice Manager.
We work in a brand new, state of the art, purpose built building on a hillside location with lovely mountain views. This is a new Primary Care Resource Centre which we share with Social Services, Police, Optician, Dentist, Pharmacist and the Local Health Board. There are numerous allied health services onsite including; sexual health/contraceptive clinics, dietetics, podiatry, Health Visitors, mental health, District and School Nurses, dermatology clinics, heart failure clinics and community based physician clinics. We also have a part-time Pharmacist within the practice to help with prescribing issues. These will provide excellent learning opportunities for you as well as improving liaison and integrated patient care.
We have regular practice managment, clinical and quality improvement meeting. You will be able to attend all these meetings and get involved in audit and other quality improvement processess. We are a fully computerised practice and use EMIS web clinical system.
There is a dedicated trainee room in the practice and you will be encouraged to take a full and active role in all aspects of practice activities.
We aim to offer a supportive environment to our GP trainees as you progress through your training. We are a friendly team who enjoy working together and providing excellent patient care to our close knit community.
Practice Manager: Maria Potter firstname.lastname@example.org
Trainers: Dr Sasha Robinson email@example.com
Dr Catherine Gilsenan firstname.lastname@example.org
...........................WELCOME TO A VERY DIFFERENT PRACTICE..............................
In these days of modern practice, many GPs strive to be GPwSIs (GPs with special interests). We are the original of the species! All GPs have additional qualifications and provide specialist services for patients.
The practice has always had close links with Brecon War Memorial Hospital, our local community hospital. We are proud to look after our own in-patients there and to provide hospital services gastroenterology, anaesthetics, general surgery and palliative care. We also cover the hospital minor injuries unit and support for the emergency nurse practitioners. As a practice we operate a virtual ward system and work within an integrated medical and social care team to avoid admitting patients to hospital with daily virtual ward rounds. There are regular out-patient clinics in all specialities which provide you with an excellent opportunity to learn about most areas of practice.
We are a large team of 10 partners, 4 salaried GPs and a large complement of attached administrative and reception staff, practice nurses and healthcare assistants. The extended team of district nurses and health visitors are all based on site.
We work well as a team and maintain our sense of humour and enthusiasism.
WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?
An opportunity to learn about all aspects of general practice.
Excellent teaching from a highly skilled team.
A chance to attend any clinics to meet your learning needs.
Develop skills in cardiology, endoscopy, general surgery, minor injuries and casualty, colposcopy, minor surgery and palliative care.
We are also a family planning practical training centre and you can undertake your sessions in the practice.
One of the Programme Directors for the Gwent and South Powys GP Scheme works here, so there are lots of tips available on current issues in training (at least some say that is an advantage!).
The practice has a full range of specialist in-house clinics for all chronic diseases including diabetes, asthma, COPD and we do a lot of minor surgery procedures..... Experience all of these.
Out of Hours training for the area is currently based in Brecon and most of the clinical supervisors work in the practice.
The day hospice is located next door to the surgery.
A chance to learn a lot and have some fun at work and lots of time to explore local outdoor pursuits.
ALL THIS IN THE HEART OF THE BEAUTIFUL BRECON BEACONS!
COME AND CHECK US OUT.
Sandra Thomas, Human Resources Manager
Tel: 01874 622121
Julie Keely, GP Trainer and Programme Director, Gwent and South Powys GP Training Scheme (sadly now the correct title, but formerly known as your Course Organiser!!)
Tel: 01874 622121
WE LOOK FORWARD TO MEETING YOU.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PRACTICE SEE OUR WEBSITE
Builth & Llanwrtyd Wells Group Medical Practice
Main Surgery: The Surgery, Glandwr Park, Builth Wells, Powys. LD2 3DZ
Branch Surgery: The Surgery, Ffos Road, Llanwrtyd Wells. LD5 4RG
Practice Website: www.builthsurgery.co.uk
Telephone: 01982 552207 (All calls are covered by the reception function at the main surgery)
Trainers: Dr Carol Amos, Dr Amanda Phillips supported by the other clinicians in the practice who also undertake teaching sessions and tutorials.
The practice is situated in a rural area of Mid Wales covering an area of approximately 500 square miles, and serves a population of about 7500 people. The main surgery in the town of Builth Wells provides services for 6000 patients. The branch surgery in Llanwrtyd wells is sited 13 miles from the main surgery, it provides morning clinics and is generally used by the patient population that reside in and around that area. Outside of these two small market towns, many of our patients live in villages or farming communities.
The practice has six partners and a salaried GP. The majority of partners do not work full time; this gives the individuals the opportunity to be involved in other career pathways as well as achieving a work-life balance. A team of nursing and healthcare assistants manage their own clinics and support the doctors. There is a full complement of administration staff, and a manager who oversees the running of the business, in conjunction with the partners.
In addition to the General Medical Services and specialist clinics at the surgery, we provide GP cover for the Glan-Irfon Health & Social Care Centre, Working in partnership with - care staff, Community Nurses, Reablement, Physios, Occupational Therapists and Social Care staff, provide a flexible approach to meet the health and social care needs of the community.
The practice participates in a virtual ward model using an MDT approach to manage patients safely in the community with the aim of preventing hospital admissions.
There is not a general hospital in Powys although our patients are often able to see visiting consultants in the community hospitals in Brecon and Llandrindod and in the consulting rooms at Glanirfon, which brings the care closer to home.
What we can offer you?
An opportunity to learn about all aspects of general practice.
Teaching from a highly skilled and varied team
Opportunities to observe and take part in consultant clinics locally
The chance to work in a rural area, experiencing life without a general hospital
Experience management of emergencies and critical care in the community
Observing the contrast between nurse led clinics in the surgery and travelling out with the community team to visit house bound patients
We regular take Medical students from both Cardiff and Swansea Unviersities.
Based in beautiful Mid-Wales there is an abundance of outdoor activities to experience and enjoy and for those that require something more sedate an arts centre and cinema. There are a number of local pubs and eateries, where you can enjoy locally produced food and become involved in the community.
The pace of life is different and can be very rewarding.
If you would like more information please contact our Practice Manager Jane Stephens on
Cae Teg, Cwmbran (Formerly Greenmeadow and Fairwater Surgeries)
Cae Teg Health Centre
Tel: 01633 864110 or 01633 869544
Email: Practice Manager: Tracey.Redwood@wales.nhs.uk or Trainer email@example.com
Drs. Mike Thurgood, Janet Badger, Bryonie Read and Sarah Hanigan.
Cae Teg Health Centre is newly merged Practice consisting of Greenmeadow Surgery and Fairwater Medical Centre. We now have 9 Partners, 2 salaried doctors, as well as an advanced nursing team, plus pharmacist and other members of the PCHT. Between us we are responsible for around 14000 patients and work over 3 separate sites – Fairwater, Greenmeadow and Thornhill. This gives us a broad range of clinical, social and economic challenges.
The Practice offers a full range of enhanced services so, as a trainee, you will be involved in minor surgery clinics, family planning, joint injections, Care Homes, chronic disease monitoring, Child Health Surveillance and “cradle to grave” care.
The Greenmeadow Surgery site is nicely located next to the Greenmeadow Community Farm in Cwmbran and is less than 10 minutes from J26 off the M4, making it easily accessible by road. There is also a railway station about 15 minutes walk away. Fairwater and Thornhill sites are less than a mile away from Greenmeadow.
We have quite a diverse range of personalities and interests in the Surgery, and there is always someone to ask for advice. We are all involved in teaching and have undergraduates, as well as Foundation doctors, ST1, 2 and 3. We also have the added bonus of having the experience of Dr Thurgood as a CSA examiner and Dr. Edwards as Professor of Research (always helpful for AKT!). Drs. EJ Allen and Badger are trainers for DFSRH and LoC for coil/implants so this is training that can be enjoyed in-house.
We like to think we are a very happy, caring and supportive team looking after the interests of our patients, and staff. There is a strong emphasis on work-life balance.
We have now supported 2 trainees towards success as “trainee of the year” (2016 and 2019), but have also helped trainees succeed who have needed to extend their training after exam disappointment, or periods of personal difficulites.
If you would like to learn more, or are interested in coming to meet us, please contact our Practice Manager, or Dr Janet Badger via email addresses above.
Castle Gate Medical Practice, Monmouth
Address: Castle Gate Medical Practice, 102 Monnow Street, Monmouth, NP25 3EQ
Branch Surgery: Chepstow Road, Raglan, Monmouthshire, NP15 2EN
Telephone 01600 713811
Castle Gate Medical Practice has been providing medical care to local patients since approximately 1840. The practice has grown to provide care for a list size currently standing at 13,700 patients (across two sites) - and increasing. Our practice covers both town and rural areas.
The partnership consists of Doctors James Allison, Spencer Goodwin, Alison Phillips, Louise Health, Jamie Knowles, Rebecca Fox, Elizabeth Masters and Jamie Watson. We have a Physician Associate, Rapid Access Nurse Practitioner, an experienced team of practice nurses, health care assistants, together with an excellent complement of administrative and reception staff.
What can we offer you?
We are an enthusiastic and dynamic training practice looking for ways to improve the care that we provide to the community.
We have three dedicated GP trainers at your disposal
8 GPs from various backgrounds and with various interests from which to tap knowledge/experience from - and remember - we've been through what you about to go through!
We have a friendly and approachable bunch of nursing, reception and admin staff to help you during your time at Castle Gate Medical Practice.
Midwife, drugs counsellor, health visitors, district nurses, palliative care nurse, long-term chronic disease nurse and counsellor all have close links with the practice.
We are a dispensing practice situated in a lovely rural part of Monmouthshire.
Monmouth is a busy bustling town with ever expanding amenities.
High prevalence of chronic disease so plenty of pathology to see and learn from.
We aim to provide the best quality patient centered care.
Ring fenced dedicated sessions for tutorials and teaching.
Regular educational meetings "in house" and external.
Community hospital with 19 inpatient beds including 5 palliative beds.
Outpatient services include physio, X-ray, day services and EMI.
Opportunity to learn family planning skills (mirena and implanon) and minor surgery.
Participate in enhanced services to include care homes, patient testing, anti-coagulation, learning disabilities, mental health, substance misuse, diabetes, extended hours, minor surgery and others
If you would like any further information or would like to visit the surgery please contact our Practice Manager – Joe Robson, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01600713811
Telephone 01633 890800
Dr Jenny Andrews
Dr Steve Clements
Picture of Rogerstone Area
Contacts for Vocational training purposes :
Mr David Harris (Manager), Trainers - Jenny Andrews & Steve Clements
Partners: Male: Drs Gallagher, Clements Female: Drs Hurle, Andrews, Hughes, Burton, Thomas
Where are we: We are a suburban practice on the edge of Newport, the closest practice in Gwent to Cardiff.
From J28 M4 head north half a mile ( towards Bassaleg) and at the first round about take the last exit marked for “Pye corner” . At the lights turn left under the railway bridge and we are on the right after 800m. 12 minutes from UHW if there’s no traffic.
Teaching and training is very important to us and all the GPs here are enthusiastic and approachable. We work as a team within the practice with experienced reception staff and nurses.
We like our trainees to become part of that whilst they are with us.
We are so close to Cardiff. We find that most registrars live in Cardiff and can get to work here without much travelling time. The Gwent VTS scheme has the best MRCGP pass rates in Wales. We are a committed and established training practice with young GP principals. Hope to see you soon.
Clark Avenue, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran, NP44 1RY
Tel: 01633 482733 Fax 01633 867758
Trainers: Dr Bryan Hughes & Dr Gareth Oelmann
We are a modern dynamic practice comprising 5 GPs covering a population of 6600 patients. We have an active primary care team and a full complement of ancillary staff.
The practice is paperless, has excellent IT facilities and has embraced the opportunities and changes of the nGMS contract. We run a full complement of weekly chronic disease clinics and regular minor surgery, contraception, cytology and child health surveillance clinics.
Cwmbran is less than 20 mins from Cardiff and 5 minutes drive from the M4. it is within easy reach of both Postgraduate Centres at Nevill Hall Hospital, Abergavenny and the Royal Gwent Hospital.
The practice comprises of modern, spacious purpose built premises with good parking facilities.
The practice is involved in early years undergraduate training for 1st year and 3rd year medical students. Dr Bryan Hughes or Dr Oelmann will be your trainer and all members of the Primary Health Care team will be actively involved in training during your time at the practice.
Your weekly rota will of course include protected time for teaching and personal development.
We hold regular educational meetings including social evening meetings and you will be welcome to attend and contribute.
You will be encouraged to take part in all aspects of practice life and to be part of the team.
Elaine Wharmby Practice Manager 01633 482733
Dr Bryan Hughes, Trainer
Dr Gareth Oelmann, Trainer
Please feel free to contact for more information or to arrange a visit.
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Visiting our Practice
If you are interested in finding out more about Cwmbran Village Surgery or would like to visit our practice please contact our practice manager, Sian Whitcombe or request to speak Dr. Peter Rowlands, Dr. Janet Badger (Tel. No. 01633 871177)
DIXTON ROAD SURGERY
Telephone 01600 712152
Dr Brian Harries
Dr Alex Porter
Dixton Surgery is a busy, dispensing practice situated on the edge of Monmouth. We are a border practice, so have patients and secondary care providers in both Wales and England. We are a rural practice so have a large practice area covering a large part of the beautiful north Monmouthshire countryside entering into Herefordshire and Gloucestershire along the River Wye.
Our practice has a growing population of approximately 5,000 patients, with an interesting mix of town and country, the young and old, the wealthy and the poor. We are high QOF achievers, we offer a wide selection of Local, Directed and Enhanced Services. The Practice shares the clinical leadership and medical staffing of the local hospital (Monnow Vale Community Hospital) where we provide inpatient care for about five patients at a time. We serve three large Care Homes and also a large Forensic Psychiatric Hospital which can provide some unique learning opportunities.
The Practice has three Clinical Partners. Dr Brian Harries is the Senior Partner and Trainer and has been with Dixton Surgery since 1992. Dr Alex Porter (also a GP trainer) who joined the practice in 2015 and Dr Emma Baker who joined in 2014 as a registrar and has remained since. Dr Baker is also happy to take an active role with GP Registrars.
Mrs Sarah Harries is the Management Partner and has worked at the surgery since 1994. She has helped many Registrars through their placement and will be happy to talk to you about the surgery. Her email address is Sarah.Harries7@wales.nhs.uk
Our premises are rather compact but well planned and up to date. The Registrar has their own consulting room. Although we currently use EMIS Web we will be migrating to our new clinical system provider, Microtest in June 2019.
Registrars are welcomed as a valuable member of the clinical team and are expected to provide general practitioner services alongside the Partners, Nurse Practitioner (Independent Prescriber) and Practice Nurses. The Trainers will ensure that the pace and content of the training is appropriate, and provides guidance and encouragement throughout the placement. Those with special interests are encouraged and supported with development.
Please see our website for more information about us together with contact details.
A scene near Cwmbran
Dr R.K. Sharma (Tutor for year 1 medical students)
Dr M.C. Thurgood (trainer & nMRCGP examiner)
Dr E.J. Allen (Foundation year 2 supervisor)
Dr Briony Read
We welcome an informal visit if you are interested in training here.
Cwmbran is just north of Newport in easy reach of Newport, Cardiff & Abergavenny. There are good road links to the M4.
Fairwater Medical Centre is an established training practice of 6 years experience. List size 6100. Workload is not light but certainly manageable.
Registrar will have:
• their own consulting room.
• regular on call day during hours.
The practice has:
• well woman clinic offering training for the family planning certificate.
• child health surveillance clinic.
• asthma clinic.
• diabetic clinic.
• joint injection clinic.
• ante-natal clinic.
• minor surgery clinic & training in minor surgery.
The practice is fully computerised (paperless consulting)
Gray Hill Surgery
Woodstock Way, Caldicot. Monmouthshire. NP26 5AB
Telephone 01291 420282
Fax 01292 425852
Nick Jones, Ida Houghton, Glyn Owen
What you want to know
We are a very dynamic and enthusiastic practice and are one of the largest practices in Wales with 11 partners & as such have huge amount of facilities and experience. Despite being large we meet very regularly and all get on extremely well!
We also have our own practice pharmacist Rachel Beckett, who also gets involved in teaching!
We work from 2 sites: Gray Hill Surgery (Caldicot- main surgery) & Dorset House (Magor- branch surgery)
QUALIFICATIONS AND MAIN INTERESTS
DR E MOORE (F) MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP 1986/UK legal issues (staffing, contracts, practice agreements)
DR J RACKHAM (M) MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG DCH 1991/UK One of the Diabetic lead doctors
DR A GRAY (M) MBBCh FDS RCS BDS MRCGP 1992/UK Clinical Futures clinical systems lead, Drug abuse. Minor ops
DR N JONES (M) MBBCh DCH DRCOG MRCGP 1992/UK GP Trainer, Tutor for Medical students & hypertensive lead.
DR I HOUGHTON (F) LRCP LRCS LRCPS DCH DRCOG DFFP MRCGP 1995/UK GP Trainer, Tutor for Medical students, Family planning.
DR G OWEN (M) BM DRCOG MRCP MRCPCH MRCGP 1993/UK GP Trainer, Child health, Diabetes, Practice finances
DR A FERGUSON (F) BM MRCGP DRCOG DFFP 1995/UK Practice finances, Diabetes.
DR B SALT (F) MB ChB MRCGP DCH DFFP 1999/UK Drug abuse, Diabetes.
DR S REYNOLDS (F) MB BCH DRCOG MRCGP 2000/UK
DR NICOLA GEORGE (F) BMBS MRCGP 2009/UK
DR ADITHYA REDDY (F) MBBS MRCGP DRCOG DFSRH
ADDITIONALLY WE HAVE SALARIED GPs AND A PHARMACIST WORKING IN THE PRACTICE
Location & Practice Area
We are located just off the M4 between Newport and Chepstow. Magor is only 20min drive from Cardiff and Caldicot 30min.
We have approximately 20,000 patients in a semi rural area on the doorstep of the beautiful Wye valley. We have a very mixed population which will allow you to see a range of patients.
Training at Caldicot
We have 3 enthusiastic Trainers who will organize the Training within the practice. You will have and introductory period followed by surgeries with plenty of consulting time initially, which will be gradually reduced to 10min appointments.
There will be regular protected teaching time within the practice.
Each surgery you will have an allocated GP who will have time to review any problems you may have.
Reviews of your surgeries to aid with your development will regularly occur.
We have Final year Medical students regularly attached to the practice.
We are an advanced Training Practice and a member of the Further Practice Training Network involved in supporting I&R (Induction and refresher) and remedial GPs
Your Timetable can be altered to fit in with your requirements but usually we start at 8.30pm
If full time your week will include 7 Clinical sessions and 3 Teaching/ SDL sessions or pro rata if LTFT
We usually split the teaching and SDL sessions so rather than having a 4h teaching session and a 4 h SDL session in one week we do:
One afternoon 2h teaching followed by 2h SDL
Another afternoon 2h teaching followed by 2h SDL
Thur pm half day release
Tel: 01633 864110
Trainers: Dr. Janet Badger (Trainer since 2003) & Dr. Sarah Hanigan (Trainer since 2016)
Practice Manager Wendy Hussey email@example.com
Greenmeadow Surgery is one of the newest Practices to the Gwent Scheme, having received approval for training in 2015. The current team took over the Practice in 2014 and since then has been working hard to develop it, whilst maintaining the friendly and intimate atmosphere the patients have always enjoyed. We now provide a full range of Enhanced Services including Minor Surgery, joint injections, Contraceptive Services (including coils and implants) and are very involved in teaching both under graduate and post-graduate students.
Currently we have a list size of just over 6100 patients and have a medical team of 5 GP Partners and 1 Salaried GP. We also have the full complement of Nursing, HCA and Admin staff.
The Surgery is nicely located next to the Greenmeadow Community Farm in Cwmbran and is less than 10 minutes from J26 off the M4, making it easily accessible by road. There is also a railway station about 15 minutes walk away.
We have quite a diverse range of personalities and interests in the Surgery. Everyone takes part in training in order to give the trainee the fullest experience possible. We also have a Counsellor, Midwife and Pharmacist attached to the Practice. They are equally happy to share their knowledge and experience.
We have regular weekly educational meetings covering clinical topics, management, significant events, audits, prescribing and updates. Some of these will be multidisciplinary team meetings, such as Safeguarding Children, and Palliative Care. The trainee will have protected time to attend these.
As with all GPs, we are all Generalists, but Specialist interests include:
Dr. Sarah Hanigan - Training, Minor Surgery, Asthma/COPD, Staff lead
Dr. Adrian Edwards (Prof) - Men's Health, Cardiac, Research, Shared Decision Making, QOF, Management
Dr. Lucy Allen - Prescribing, Safeguarding Children, Women's Health & Contraception, Neurology, Finances, Undergraduate Teaching (1st & 2nd year students)
Dr. Janet Badger - Training, Cancer & Palliative Care, Women's Health & Contraception (Trainer for coils & implants), Child & Adolescent Health
Dr. Laura Mackenzie - Undergraduate Teaching (5th year students), Diabetes, Learning Disabilities, Dermatology, CSA skills
Dr.Siân Morgan (salaried GP) - Women's Health, Communication Skills
We like to think we are a very happy, caring and supportive team looking after the interests of our patients, and staff. There is a strong emphasis on work-life balance. If you would like to learn more, or are interested in coming to meet us, please contact our Practice Manager, Mrs. Amanda Duddridge on 01633 864110, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
It may also be helpful to speak with our current, or former trainee. This can be easily arranged.
Glan Rhyd Surgery
Tel: 01495 301210
Trainers, Dr Paul
Treasure (MB BS Lon MRCGP MSc Psych)
Dr Clifford Jones (MBBCh FRCGP DRCOG)
Glan Rhyd Surgery is a busy and dynamic practice situated at the top of the Welsh Valleys. With a growing practice list of over 8,500 patients and a young five doctor partnership, we are positive about the future, with all of its challenges, and so Glan Rhyd Surgery is an exciting place to work and train. We have a stable and close knit team of doctors – the last time a doctor left the practice was almost a decade ago!
Working from a purpose-built building, our practice team consists of five partners, two salaried GPs, a pharmacist, two practice nurses, a healthcare assistant and a dedicated team of administrators who strive to deliver quality patient care at all times.
Ebbw Vale and the surrounding area has higher than average levels of deprivation and chronic disease. It's an excellent place to work if you want to gain experience in long term condition management and palliative care.
The partners and management team meet weekly to talk about clinical and business aspects of practice life as well as giving us an opportunity to take some time out of the busyness of the day to day activity. The Registrar is included in all clinical meetings and discussion regarding the running of the practice (as are our salaried GPs).
The breadth of interests and experience of the practice team mean the practice is able to offer a unique training experience for trainees. Included within the practice team are GP Appraiser, two Medical Student tutors, a National GP Cancer Lead and NHS Wales Lead Clinician for Value Based Health Care. The clinical interests of the GPs include:-
Palliative Care, Psychiatry, Diabetes, Dermatology/Minor Surgery, Joint injections, Child Health Surveillance/Paediatrics, Contraception (IUS/IUD/Implants)
If you are interested in coming for an informal visit or would like further information then please contact us in the 01495 301210 and speak to Helen Thomas, Practice Manager or one of the Trainers.
Paul Treasure email@example.com
View from Hay on Wye
Hay-on-Wye is a small, eccentric town perched just over the border in South Wales set agains the backdrop of the Black Mountains and the meandering River Wye. Twinned with Timbuktu, Hay-on-Wye used to have a self-declared "King" who named his horse "Prime Minister". Our GP practice whilst no living up to the eccentricities of the town is a fun place to work with an excellent track record in GP training spanning over 25 years and a team of staff that bake like Mary Berry.
Training in Haygarth is tailored very much to your learning styles and learning needs. Registrars are completely supernumerary and have 30 mins dedicated hot review time with a named doctor after each routine surgery. Tutorials are also in protected time and varied according to the stage of training. Our three experienced trainers, one of whom is a RCGP examiner, all have different interests and strenghts. We have a great record in helping GP registrars gain the confidence to pass the CSA exam.
Amoung our partners we have spcial interests including Palliative Care, Dermatology, Asthma, Medical Politics, Intellectual Disability and Diabetes. Partners also perform Minor Surgery, Cryotherapy, Joint Injections and work in the Community resource Team and local Cottage Hospital at Bronllys.
We think it is a great place to work, in fact 5 of our 6 partners are ex GP registrars in the practice. If you would like to come and meet us informally we have a team coffee break at 11 am every weekday and you would be very welcome to join us.
Old Station Surgery
Practice profile and local information
Old Station Surgery is a 5 partner practice situated in the market town of Abergavenny on the edge of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park. We have a list size of 10,500 patients. Old Station Surgery is a spacious purpose built premises, we are a dispensing practice and soon to undergo a refurbishment to the building. There are excellent parking facilities on site for both doctors and patient.
Abergavenny has very good rail and road links and is within easy commuting distance to Cardiff, Newport, Bristol and Birmingham.
Dr Megan Rose (Partner) - MB ChB 1998
Dr Douglas Campbell (Partner) - MB BS 1988
Dr Lauretta Hughes (Partner) - MB ChB 2008
Dr Rachel Hughes (Partner) – MB ChB 2010
Dr Ellis Hughes (Partner) – MB ChB 2010
Dr Sarah Williams (Salaried GP) - MB BCh 2008
Dr Billie Murphy (Salaried GP) - MB ChB 1987
Sarah Bayliss (Advanced Nurse Practitioner)
Surgery Opening Hours
Monday – Friday 08.00 – 18.30
Extended hours 2 x per week (Early morning surgery from 07.30 and Late Evening Surgery until 19.30)
Contraceptive Services including Coil Clinics
Mental Health Counselling
Antenatal and Postnatal Clinics
Specialist Nurse clinics for Diabetes, Coronary heart disease, Asthma, COPD and Hypertension
GPs with special interest in Palliative Care, Mental Health, Women’s health, Men’s Health
We are a dynamic and innovative practice. We have an excellent primary health care team who have a broad mix of skills and experience.
Dr Megan Rose and Dr Lauretta Hughes are GP trainers, however all members of the health care team are involved in supervising trainees.
As well as supporting GP trainees the practice provides undergraduate teaching for Cardiff medical students.
The practice is fully computerised. The trainee will have access to the library and a dedicated registrar consulting room. We have a weekly clinical meeting which all members of the team are invited to attend. This may consist of a short clinical presentation by an external speaker, or one of the team, or a presentation of an audit or significant event.
We hope that the variety of different experience, skills and interests of the GPs and practice team will provide registrars with a well-rounded and enjoyable learning experience.
We are committed to a protected tutorial every week with your trainer in order to help maximise learning and identify ongoing needs.
We aim to provide a supportive learning environment to all our GP trainees. You are welcome to come and meet us at the surgery at any time. We are a friendly practice and feel we have much to offer you in training for your medical career.
Photo of Abergavenny Castle
St Mary Street
Telephone 01633 613131
Dr. Amy Owen
Dr. Nigel. Farr
Risca Surgery: The attractive villages of Risca and Crosskeys nestle in the lower Ebbw Valley, North West of Newport. Our branch Practice in Crumlin is in Caerphilly Borough County, five miles west of Pontypool.
Risca Surgery and North Celynen Practice consists of nine partners, of which two are trainers-one male and one female. We also take medical students.
We have a full primary health care team which includes 3 Advanced Nurse Practitioner,2 Senior Practice Nurse, 4 experienced nurses, highly qualified Health Care Assistants as well as a highly experienced Managerial and Administrative Team.
We work in purpose built, modern surgeries, based in Risca and Crumlin. We have a large Practice population across the two sites: 14,500 Patients in Risca Surgery and 9,500 in North Celynen Practice. We are consistently High QOF Achievers. We offer patients core general medical services and provide a variety of enhanced series such as minor surgery. We have a varied team consisting of three Advanced Nurse Practitioners, a team of experienced Practice Nurses and Healthcare Assistants. We also have an excellent managerial and admin support team. We work closely with District Nurses, Health Visitors and Palliative Care teams.
The teaching is designed to meet the needs of the
registrar. We prioritise a weekly tutorial. The Registrars are invited to join weekly team meetings. We feel the registrar is in the practice to learn and gain experience in all areas of general
practice and is an integral member of our primary care team.
If you are interested contact: Practice Manager, Claire Bowen: 01633 613131
Address: St David's Clinic, Belle Vue Terrace, Newport, NP20 2LB
Tel: 01633 251133
Fax: 01633 221096
Trainers - Dr Suzan Oakley
- Dr Alina McGarrigle
St David's Clinic is a 6 partner practice with approximately 11,000 patients located to the west of the river Usk and close to the Royal Gwent Hospita.
We have been a training practice for 45 years and have 2 trainers Dr Suzan Oakley and Dr Alina McGarrigle.
We are a busy practice that aims to provide high quality, family based medical care to our patients. We offer a range of pre-bookable and same day appointments and although we have a visiting GP system Trainees are allocated daily visits.
We are in a purpose built surgery and have capacity for 2 trainees each with their own room.
Our practice team consists of :
6 Partners, 2 Nurses, 3 HCAs and currently 1 retainer.
Janet Sandercock is our Practice Manager.
We also work closely with the Health Visitors, District Nurses, PCMHT and the Palliative Care Team.
We have weekly clinical meetings that you are able to attend and also a monthly business meeting which you can attend when appropriate.
We actively encourage a team approach to General Practice and you will be invited to sit in clinics and gain experience from all members of the team not just GP's.
We continue to achieve hight QOF scores and Dr Suzan Oakley is the QOF and also QP/NCN lead for the practice.
The Partners interests include:-
Dr Alina McGarrigle: Cardiology, Post Graduate Training, Prescribing Lead.
Dr Raj Ganesan: Diabetes, minor surgery
Dr Suzan Oakley: Postgraduate Training, Family planning including IUCD and implant fitting, Mental Health, Learning Disabilites, QOF and QP/NCN lead.
Dr Rhos Davies: Honorary Clinical Tutor, Joint injections
Dr Waseem Malik: Diabetes, Child Protection
Dr Ruth Gilbert: Family Planning including IUCD fitting, Palliative Care.
If you are interest in coming for an informal visit or looking for further information please contact either our Practice Manager Janet Sandercock or one of the Trainers.
Tel: 01633 251133 or email Janet.Sandercock@wales.nhs.uk
For more information please visit our Practice Website.
Newport Suspension Bridge
St Julian's Medical Centre Doctors:
Dr Sanna Saleh
Dr Graeme Yule
Dr Ray Monsell
Dr Janet Evans
Dr Malcolm Brown
Dr Rhodri Evans
Dr Rebecca Hunter
We are a 7 partner practice (6 whole time equivalent) with an interesting, mixed patient demographic who live mostly between Caerleon and the centre of Newport. The doctors have a variety of interests, including the usual chronic diseases and family planning. We also hold the contracts for the Newport Drugs Clinic and the Gwent GP Alternative Treatment Centre. 2 of the GPs are police surgeons and 1 is a leading light in SE Wales BASICS. The practice also train medical students. We welcome visits from interested trainees - please contact our Practice Manager Ms Lynne Barry
Towngate Practice, Chepstow
Main Surgery - Towngate Practice, Tempest
Way, Chepstow Community Hospital,
Chepstow, NP16 6 TH
Tel. 01291 440065
Branch Surgery - Sedbury Surgery, Beachley Rd, Sedbury, Chepstow, NP16 7AA
Tel. 01291 626041
Web site - www.towngatepractice.net
Trainers - Dr Alison Van Buren , Dr Gemma Bryning
Other GP partners - Dr Sarah Smith, Dr Andrew Thomas, Dr Debbie Monk.
Location. Chepstow is a small town on the eastern border of south east Wales. With the beautiful river Wye as the boundary between Wales and England we are most definitely a border practice! Our main surgery is in Monmouthshire, and our recently expanded branch surgery is in Gloucestershire.
There are good links to the M48, and M4 - and therefore Newport, Bristol and Cardiff. It is ideally situated to explore the Wye Valley and Forest of Dean.
Practice. We are one of three practices in Chepstow, and have about 9000 patients. With a large practice area, we cover a mix of rural, semi–rural and urban populations, and this ensures a good variety of general practice experience.
Our main surgery is within Chepstow Community Hospital, which was opened in March 2000. Thus we work from a modern, purpose built premises. Many of the allied health services are also based here, such as district nurses, health visitors, counsellors, and physiotherapy; as well as secondary care outpatient clinics in various specialties. These are all very convenient for teaching during your GP post.
We have recently expanded our branch surgery to give us a larger, more modern base from which to serve the expanding population of Chepstow.
We have many other staff working in our team; clinical staff including salaried GPs, practice nurses, health care assistants, practice pharmacist and dispensers; and the very important non clinical staff who enable the practice to function.
We offer patients core general medical services, and a variety of enhanced series such as contraception (IUCDs, contraceptive implants), and minor surgery.
Training The practice has been a training practice since the 1970s, and with the teaching of final year medical students from Cardiff University has a strong commitment to training. Dr Alison Van Buren completed her own training at the practice in 1995, and has been a partner since then. She finally bit the bullet and became a trainer herself in 2010. Dr Gemma Bryning has been with the practice since April 2011, and became a trainer in 2018. She has first hand experience of your eportfolio!
All the staff both clinical and non-clinical contribute to training, and enjoy doing so.
The GP training week is structured according to Deanery requirements. We have a weekly Friday lunchtime meeting of which you will be a part, which covers clinical and quality improvement topics. We are fully computerised, currently using EMIS web, but soon to change to Microtest in 2019.
We aim to offer a very friendly and supportive training environment.
Do feel free to contact us, or visit us for an informal chat. We are here to help you! General Practice is an amazing job - come and find out.
Dr Alison Van Buren – Alison.VanBuren@wales.nhs.uk
Dr Gemma Bryning - Gemma.Bryning@wales.nhs.uk
Tudor Gate Surgery
Telephone Number: 01873 855991
Fax: 01873 850162
Practice Trainers: Drs Sarah Neville and Howell Simpkins
Practice Profile & Local Information
We are one of three practices in Abergavenny, having about 8,700 patients. Tudor Gate has been in existence for many years, originally the practice was based in Tan House (now Pegasus Court). The surgery moved to its current premises in 1985 and it underwent a significant refurbishment in 2017. There is a patient car park alongside the building which has Doctor parking spaces also.
Abergavenny is a market town which is situated on the edge of the Black Mountains and Brecon Beacons National Park. The town has good rail and road links and has easy commuting to Newport, Bristol and Cardiff.
Dr Monica Chidgey
Dr Sarah Neville
Dr Howell Simpkins
Dr Thomas Close
Dr Shadi Abdel-Gadir
Monday to Friday 8 am to 6.30 pm
FEEDBACK: We would be happy to receive comments about our web site, surgery and services. Email: Sarah.Lapping@wales.nhs.uk
Please would you contact the practice manager by telephone if you require a response.
Email Disclaimer: We regret that we cannot receive requests by email for advice, prescriptions, appointments, house calls or any other request for services or information.
Training at Tudor
Tudor Gate Surgery has a long history of being a training practice. All members of the Primary Health Care Team take part in training.
Drs Neville and Simpkins are our trainers. Tudor Gate Surgery is allocated one Registrar at a time and the Registrar has their own room for the duration of their allocation.
The Registrar on first entering the practice has an induction period where they can learn about all the roles of the Primary Health Care Team. The Registrar will be allocated to the Trainer for their stay at Tudor Gate.
There will be regular tutorial time incorporated into the training schedule to ensure good learning and support is given to the needs of the trainee.
Throughout their stay the Registrar is invited to attend Practice meetings and clinical team meetings where we have various guest speakers.
Trainees are welcome to
come along to meet us here at Tudor Gate Surgery at any time. We have a good team of staff who will make you feel welcome and supported throughout this phase of your career.
The Practice Nurses Health Care Assistants
· Alison Heath
· Florence Asante
Mrs Sarah Lapping is responsible for the day to day running of the practice and supports the other team members and Doctors.
We have a very friendly team who will be happy to help the Registrar through their stay.
We work closely with our health visitor, midwife, counsellors, palliative care and district nursing teams.
We offer core general medical services to patients along with various enhanced services, including contraception, minor ops, INR and joint injections. We have a fully equipped treatment room where we perform minor surgery. Our nursing team support patients with various chronic diseases and their management, along with child vaccinations.
We use Vision computer software. All consulting rooms have access to the system.
Some medicals are not covered by the NHS eg HGV Insurance and pre-employment medicals. We are pleased to provide these services but they incur a charge. The practice secretaries can provide details.
Most travel vaccinations are outside of NHS services.
Occupational Health services are not our responsibility and unfortunately we are not able to do these even privately.
Everybody resident permanently in the UK is entitled to NHS treatment at a General Practice. A British National living abroad is now treated privately and can claim back on their insurance.
Consultations are by appointment by either telephoning, calling at the surgery or booking online. The appointment diary is usually available up to four weeks ahead. An appointment is for one person only.
We are a dispensing practice which is available for rural patients only. You have to register with us to be able to get your medication direct from us. Ask at reception if in doubt.
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We are an enthusiastic, motivated experienced group
of doctors. We believe we are able to offer a broad and enjoyable General Practice experience for any GP Registrar.
The practice is located in the village of Trethomas outside Caerphilly and is only 15 minutes from Cardiff and Newport - the closest to Cardiff in the Gwent VTS scheme. We have a branch surgery in the village of Machen. Both of our buildings are purpose built with the Trethomas surgery recently having a new extension built. The GP registrar has their own dedicated room. The practice population is approximately 10,500 patients and we cover the villages of Machen, Lower Machen, Draethen, Rudry, Waterloo and Trethomas.
We believe we are a forward thinking practice which readily embraces changes in General Practice. We have an active Primary Health Care Team including a Salaried GP, Practice Nurses and 2 Health Care Assistants. The practice runs weekly Chronic Disease Management Clinics in CHD, Diabetes and respiratory disease. Family Planning clinics and Minor Surgery sessions also take place on a weekly basis.
The practice is involved in teaching 3rd and 5th year medical students. We hold monthly educational meetings including practice audits and Significant Event Analyses. Registrars are encouraged to participate. All doctors have desktop internet access and access to the NHS Wales intranet.
Registrars will of course have regular tutorials and we try to involve all clinicians in these tutorials.
We encourage everyone to meet up at lunchtime to
discuss clinical issues and generally chew the fat.
Practice appointment times are extremely flexible and the register will be able to choose start and finish times to suit themselves within reason. Appointments are of 10 minute duration with the option to offer 15 minute appointments in the afternoon.
The GP's - Pen Pics
Dr David Bailey - Experienced GP politician - currently chair of BMA Council - a useful resource for any budding politician.
Dr Gwilym Davies - Previously a Clinical Assistant in gynaecology at the Royal Gwent and Occupational Health doctor. Gwil is a Welsh speaker.
Dr David Lewis - Clinical lead for Diabetes and sessional endoscopist at Caerphilly Miners District Hospital. Dr Lewis is not sarcastic at all.
Dr Waseem Chaudhury - "Dr Skins" - Clinical Assistant in Dermatology at the Royal Gwent Hospital and GP with Special interest in Dermatology for ABUHB. The man from whom to learn Minor Surgery and anything skin related.
Dr Tina Gordon - Previously a Clinical Assistant/GPwSI in Rheumatology and previously a GP with a Special Interest in Rheumatology. Tina will teach you how to stick needles into things.
Dr Siaron West - GP Trainer, Child Protection Lead and GPwSI in Psychosexual Health. Siaron is a conversationalist.
Dr Marilyn Palmer - Marilyn's interests include minor surgery and palliative care. Marilyn has developed the palliative care services in the surgery and is an excellent resource for this potentially difficult area of general practice training. Marilyn also has an interest in occupational health.
Dr Alun Edwards - Trainer, cardiology lead and nosey parker ! Alun is the Locality "Neighbourhood Care Network Lead for South Caerphilly". Alun is a Welsh speaker.
Dr Gaynor Penrose – Gaynor is a salaried GP and leads on medical student teaching and child development.
Dr Gethin Prior – Gethin is a salaried local GP having joined the practice in 2017 from another local practice. He brings a wealth of experience.
Kalynka – Rhiannon joined Ty Bryn in 2019. She has
experience in gynaecology.
Siaron West, Alun Edwards or Amanda Samuel - Practice Manager 02920 868011
Have a look at our website and Facebook page !
Wellspring Medical Centre
Katy Finch & Anne-Marie Eliades
Dr Stuart Thomas
Dr Ann Frost
Dr Katy Finch (trainer) Katy.Finch@wales.nhs.uk
Dr Anne-Marie Eliades (trainer) Anne-Marie.Eliades@wales.nhs.uk
Dr Kasim Ramzan
Dr Bethan Thomas
Dr Gareth Jordan (trainer)
PRACTICE MANAGER: Amanda Duddridge Amanda.Duddridge@wales.nhs,uk
PRACTICE NURSES: Jean Taylor, Lesley Mitchem
Wellspring surgery is situated some 5 miles from Newport and 3 miles from the M4 (Junction 28) making it easy to access from Newport and Cardiff. There are also good train links with the train station (Risca & Pontymister) only 2 mins walk away. We operate on a single site in modern purpose built and extended surgery premises. Training has been carried out in the Practice for over 40 years. The practice is also involved with teaching medical students from Cardiff University. Dr Stuart Thomas is a local cluster lead (NCN) and Dr Anne-Marie Eliades is a Macmillan GP.
The list size is about 9000, the majority of patients living within a 2 mile radius of the surgery. We're proud of our longstanding reputation in the VTS scheme as a practice that trainees particularly enjoy working in. All the trainers Katy, Anne-Marie and Gareth undertook their training here and are keen to continue the high training standards that they gained from here years ago. Trainees are welcome and feel part of the team. Feedback from our previous trainees suggests that they enjoy the informal and friendly atmosphere and they feel supported.
Risca is an urban area with local retail parks, fast food outlets and a traditional high street and park on the surgeries doorstep but there are fine views of Twm Barlwm Mountain to the North and the more gentle green fields and woodland to the South give a rural feel to the town. New housing means we have many patients who work in Newport, Cardiff and Bristol but on the whole there is a closely knit village atmosphere.
Personal and continuing relationships are considered important at Wellspring. The GP trainee will need to have three skills vital to General Practice; tolerance, friendliness and an ability to chat - the rest we can usually teach!
Medical Records have been kept with the EMIS Computer system since 1995 making the surgery among those in the early phase of computerized practice in Wales. Trainees will benefit from viewing GP records that span this period of time and we only rarely need to look at the old cumbersome paper records. With EMIS Web software we use various customized templates which aim to simplify data-entry during consultations, enabling the GPs to spend more time face-to-face with patients. Doctors have electronic access to the BNF as well as Mentor (The Oxford Handbook of Clinical Medicine).Later in 2019 we will be migrating to the Vision Consultation system as part of the new systems available in Wales.
The Practice also uses software that aids prescribing decisions. Patients can book their appointments online.
Appointments for patients are at 10 minute intervals. Morning surgeries last from 09.00 until about 12.00. On a daily basis the doctors and nurses meet over coffee which the trainee attends (yes this really does happen!). We consider this a valuable time to debriefed, offload and have a friendly chat amongst the Team. Afternoon surgeries are normally from 15.00 until about 17.30. We endeavor to see patients at their appointment time. Patients requesting urgent appointments are seen the same day. We take pride in putting patients first and have a high level of patient satisfaction rates.
There are 2 Practice Nurses each with special areas of interest. Our medical secretary will type all our dictated letters and our wonderful admin/reception staff are always pleased to provide support. Your training with us will prepare you for GP administration but we are paper light. The administration duties are not onerous at all with a dedicated member of staff processing workflow so very few documents/post needs to be seen by the GP’s .We also have close links with members of the Community Mental Health Team who use the surgery premises for counselling and for making the first contact with patients after our referral. We also have a physiotherapist and cluster pharmacist attached to the surgery.
Prospective trainees are welcome to phone or email Katy, Anne-Marie or Gareth for further information and to arrange an informal visit. We look forward to hearing from you! You can also visit our website :
Westfield Medical Centre
(formerly Grange Clinic, Malpas)
Practice Profile and Local Information
Our Practice is the oldest established practice in Newport, originally founded in 1924 and was recently rebranded in May of this year as Westfield Medical Centre following the retirement of the longstanding senior partner.
We are a dynamic young partnership with a pleasant and welcoming practice team
The Practice’s current patient list size is 8,000, covering a defined area including Malpas and Bettws.
We are situated near Malpas Road, which is one of the main throughways for entering and exiting the M4 Motorway.
Newport has excellent rail and road links and is within easy commuting distance of Cardiff and Bristol.
The practice also has excellent local amenities, including leisure facilities, shopping centers, theatre and restaurants.
Dr Cerian Jones and Dr Sarah Mules are supportive, highly skilled GP Trainers and facilitate all aspects of our GP Registrar training.
At Westfield Medical Centre we are focused on ensuring that the practice operates using an innovative and modern approach, in order to provide efficient and effective health care services for our patients. We are committed to providing high quality care and support the continued development of our whole practice workforce.
The varied skills, experience and interests that the GP’s, ANP, Pharmacist and other clinical staff hold at Westfield Medical Centre, provides Registrars with a very diverse and supported opportunity to gain valuable experience in different areas of patient care within a practice.
We aim to offer prospective Registrars a comprehensive package of learning and support, of which will assist them with their individual needs, as well as enabling them to maintain a good work life balance as encouraged by our partners.
Surgery Opening Hours
The practice opening hours are 8 a.m. – 6.30 a.m. Monday to Friday
However on a weekly basis the practice provides an early session where patients can book appointments between 7.30 a.m. – 8 a.m. or between the later times of 6.30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
The Clinic operates a book on the day appointment system each week day morning 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.
Routine appointment only afternoon session.
As a practice we actively use Care Navigation and Reception staff have been trained effectively to provide patients with alternative care providers when relevant.
Other Patient Services Available in House
In house (Full time) Pharmacist
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Mental Health Counsellor (weekly)
Child Health Clinic and Immunisations
Antenatal and Post Natal Clinic
Nurse Led Chronic Disease Clinics e.g. Diabetes, C.H.D., Asthma
Minor Surgery Clinics
Annual Flu Clinics
Rest of the Practice Team…
Practice Manager – Mrs Stacey Clarke
Deputy Practice Manager – Miss Dawn Sullivan
Admin / Prescription Clerk – Mrs Kayleigh Stephens
Medical Secretary’s – Mrs Jane Coleman / Mrs Joan Law
Insurance Clerk – Mrs Breeda Sheehy
ANP – Mrs Pearl Tamolang
Practice Nurses – Mrs Allison Morris / Mrs Sue Stone
HCA – Mrs Karen Griffiths
Phlebotomists – Mrs Shane Jones / Mrs Gillian Davies
Reception Supervisor – Mrs Paula Matthews
Receptionists – Ms Jeanette Davies, Mrs Linda Flight, Mrs Breeda Sheedy, Mrs Tina Morgan, Mrs Diane Jordan
For further information or to arrange an informal visit, please contact Stacey Clarke