Gwent and South Powys GP Training Scheme
Gwent and South Powys GP Training Scheme

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.


Abersychan Surgery, Abersychan, Pontypool

Beechwood Surgery, Newport

Blaenavon Medical Practice, Blaenavon, Torfaen

Brecon Medical Group Practice, Brecon

Chapelwood Surgery, Rogerstone

Clark Avenue Surgery, Cwmbran

Cwmbran Village Surgery, Cwmbran

Dixton Surgery, Monmouth

Fairwater Surgery, Cwmbran

Glanrhyd Surgery, Riverside, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale

Grange Clinic, Malpas

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

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.


Abersychan Surgery

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Grange Clinic

Westfield Avenue



South Wales

NP20 6EX

Tel : 01633 855521

Fax : 01633 859490

Email :





Practice Profile and Local Information


The Grange Clinic is the oldest established practice in Newport, originally founded in 1924.

The Practice’s current patient list size is 8,200, covering a defined area including Malpas and Bettws.

The Practice is 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.

Newport also has excellent local amenities, including leisure facilities, shopping centres and restaurants.


GP’s of the practice today consist of

    Dr Michael Redmore  B.Med.Sci BM BS DRCOG MRCGP DPCR (Partner)

Dr Elizabeth Templeton  BSc MB BCh DRCOG Dip Ther DFSRH (Partner)

Dr Cerian Jones  BM DRCOG DFSRH MRCGP (Partner)

Dr Sharon Bone  BMBS MRCGP

Dr Bethan Reed (to be confirmed)


Educational Opportunities

Dr Michael Redmore and Dr Cerian Jones are GP Trainers and facilitate all aspects of GP training at the practice.

At The Grange Clinic 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.

The varied skills, experience and interests that the GP’s and other clinical staff hold at The Grange Clinic, provides Registrars with a very diverse and supported opportunity to gain valuable experience in different areas of patient care within a practice.

The practice itself has an extensive library and internet access facilities, that provides Registrars with resources that relate to all aspects of General Practice, Healthcare and the NHS.

We aim to offer prospective Registrars a comprehensive package of learning and support, of which will assist them with their individual needs


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 an open access surgery each week day morning between 8 a.m. - 10 a.m.

There is an appointment only afternoon session.


Other Patient Services Available


Child Health Clinic and Immunisations

Antenatal and Post Natal Clinic

Nurse Led Clinics e.g. Diabetes, C.H.D., Asthma

Minor Surgery

Mental Health Counselling

Travel Vaccinations

Annual Flu Clinic


The Practice Team


Practice Manager – Julie Atyeo

Admin Support Staff – Carla Fouweather / Val Tew

I.T. Administrator – Rob Murphy

Medical Secretary’s – Jane Coleman / Angela Cox

Practice Nurse - Karen Vennard RGN, RSCN, Bsc Hons, Practice Nurse Prescriber, Clinical Assessment & Diagnostics

Practice Nurse - Allison Camilleri  RGN Diploma

Practice Nurse - Sue Stone RGN Level 2, NNEB

Phlebotomists – Shane Jones / Gillian Davies

Phlebotomist / HCA – Karen Griffiths

Receptionists – Jeanette Davies, Katrina Taylor, Sharon Hemmings,

Linda Flight, Breeda Sheedy & Claire Webb.




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Abersychan Surgery

Old Road



Torfaen. NP4 7BH


Practice Profile

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

371-373 Chepstow Road


South Wales


Telephone 01633 277771

Fax 01633 290631



Adrian Carr

Neil Statham

Practice Profile


Dr. A. E. Gray

Dr. A. W. R. Carr

Dr. N. A. Statham

Dr. J. M. Lavric

Dr. K. U. Griffiths

Dr. J. L. Abbey

Dr. E. W. Jones

Dr. M. I. Echeveste




MONDAY 9.00 – 11.00


SURGERY 2.00 – 4.00




SURGERY 2.00 – 4.00



FRIDAY 9.00-11.00 11.30-12.30 TUTORIAL 12.30 ONWARDS 2.00 – 4.00 SURGERY


One day a week will be taken with on call: the afternoon surgery will be for urgent cases only. The day will rotate on a weekly basis i.e. Monday to Tuesday and so on.


The first 2-4 weeks of the attachment is taken up with an induction programme during which the GP Registrar will spend time with all members of the Primary Healthcare Team. This will include sessions with all the 8 partners in the Practice. Following this period the GP Registrar will have a regular weekly joint surgery with the Trainer, as well as daily random and problem case analyses. There is also a formal weekly tutorial – the topics chosen will be dictated by needs analysis assessments.

Concurrently the Registrar will undertake an audit as well as video analysis of their consultations.

There is an on call commitment with a Partner once a week (Monday to Friday). This will give the Registrar excellent experience in dealing with acute medicine.

During the 6 or 12 months, there will be opportunities to participate in Minor Op, Diabetic, Ante Natal, Infant & Developmental and Acupuncture Clinics. There will also be sessions with the Chiropodist, Dietician, Clinical Nurse Specialist in Palliative Care, Treatment Room and District Nurses.

Each Thursday afternoon the Registrar will be expected to attend the Gwent & South Powys Postgraduate Course at the Royal Gwent or Nevill Hall Postgraduate Centre.


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.

Contact Details

Practice Manager: Maria Potter

Trainers: Dr Sasha Robinson

Dr Catherine Gilsenan


Brecon Medical Group Practice

Main Surgery: Ty Henry Vaughan Surgery, Bridge St. Brecon LD38AH

Branch Surgery: Sennybridge Surgery, Defynnog Rd. Sennybridge LD38RU

The Brecon Beacons

Telephone: 01874 622121
Fax: 01874 623742

Trainers: Dr Julie Keely, Dr Randeep Matharu

...........................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.


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.




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




Chapelwood Surgery


Chapel Wood Surgery


Telephone 01633 890800

Fax 01633890810


Trainers Names:

Rod Ashton

Brian Gallagher
Picture of Rogerstone Area


Practice Profile

Contacts for Vocational training purposes :

Mr Roger Forbes (manager), Dr R.Ashton (Trainer)

Partners: Male: Drs Ashton, Phillips,Gallagher, Pemberton Female: Dr Hurle

Where are we: We are the closest Gwent practice 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.

Facilities for registrars : ample parking, own consultation room in purpose built premises. EMIS PCS integrated computer system with flat screen on desk. Paperless/light office. Full ancillary and nursing support. District nurses ,Health visitors, osteopath , chiropodist, dietician , midwives and counsellor on site . Meeting room, lounge, kitchen , shower. Library. CDROMs, Videos. Suburban practice experience. Training practice since 1976.Teaching opportunities with all the partners, all with different areas of expertise. Limited travelling due to small practice area.Medical students attached which you may be involved in teaching.

Typical week.

Monday – 8.30-6 ( including a tuition session/surgery in the afternoon)

Tuesday 8.30-6

Wednesday – half day

Thursday- half day release at Postgraduate Centre

Friday 8.30-6 (including a tuition session/meeting/surgery in the afternoon).

Occasional out of hours work via the Local Health Board

Why 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.


Chippenham Surgery

Address: Chippenham Surgery, Monmouth, NP25 3EQ

Telephone 01600 713811 Fax 01600 772652


Chippenham Surgery 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 11,500 patients - and increasing. Our practice covers both town and country areas.

The partnership consists of Doctors Anne Griffiths, James Allison, Spencer Goodwin, Alison Phillips, Louise Health and Jamie Knowles and two salaried GP'S - Rebecca Fox and Elizabeth Masters. We have a nurse practitioner, an experienced team of practic nurses, health care assistants, together with an excellent complement of administrative and reception staff.

What can we offer you ?

We are an enthusiastic, dynamic and a new training practice

We have two 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 Chippenham Surgery

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

Hight 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 - Kerri Costello.


Clark Avenue Surgery

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.


Cwmbran Village Surgery


Victoria Street

Old Cwmbran


NP44 3JS

Telephone 01633 872027

Fax 01633 860234



Dr Peter Rowlands

Dr Janet Badger

Picture of Cwmbran Boating Lake


Practice Profile

Location and Practice Area

Cwmbran Village Surgery is situated in the centre of Cwmbran less than 20 minutes drive from Cardiff and 5 minutes drive from the M4. It is within easy reach of both Postgraduate Centres, based at Neville Hall Hospital, Abergavenny, and the Royal Gwent Hospital, Newport. Our practice area is largely confined to the town of Cwmbran and its surrounding villages. It enjoys the benefit of a large parking facility, and this combined with its compact geographical area, ensures easy access for our patients and a short journey time for any home visits.

GP training at Cwmbran Village Surgery

Cwmbran Village Surgery has enjoyed the process of facilitating the training of ‘Tomorrows Doctors’ since 1995. In addition to our involvement in GP Registrar training we have provided a stimulating educational environment for ‘GP Specialist Registrars’ and Undergraduate Medical Students from years 3 and 5. Though there are three ‘designated trainers’, all partners are actively and keenly involved in the education process. It will be seen from the short CVs of the partners that all are actively involved in the education process from undergraduate level through to ‘continuing professional development’ and each has there own specialist area of strength thus providing the opportunity for a good ‘all round’ educational experience.

It must be emphasized that the education process extends far beyond that provided by the partners alone and the ethos of continual learning pervades the whole of the primary health care team. Registrars joining this primary health care team will also notice the benefits of working with a stable and skilled workforce that maximizes the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach to patient care in an atmosphere that is relaxed and enjoyable. One of the underpinning philosophies of this practice is that ‘Education is Fun’ and it is a recurrent observation of many of those that have been involved in this practice. Consequently, many who have come to us for their first six months of training have requested to return for their second six months and some have even chosen to stay for good!

GP Registrars have on average 4 hourse protected teaching time per week. particular strenghts on offer within this practice include:
  • Audit and Research
  • Communication skills
  • Video assessments
  • How to pass the MRCGP Exam
  • Contraceptive training (also coils/implants)
  • Lunchtime educational meetings
  • Portfolio education/reflective learning
  • General practice surgical procedures
  • Dermatology
  • IT
  • GP politices
Partner Profiles

Cwmbran Village Surgery has 7 partners. A short profile is presented below for each partner.

Peter Rowlands
  • Special interest in Medical Education, Geriatric Medicine and ENT
  • GP Registrar trainer since 1995
  • Honorary Lecturer in Undergraduate Medicine
  • Development of the Masters Course in Primary Care
  • Diploma in Medical Education
  • Member of Further Training Practices Network (FTPN)
  • Several years experience as an Educational Supervisor
Christopher Price
  • Special interests in Surgery in Primary Care and Dermatology
  • Deputy Director, Revalidation Support Unit, Wales Deanery
  • Runs a course in GP Minor Surgery - Author of various on-line rescourse for GP Education - "Fast Facts Minor Surgery" - BMA Primary Care book of the year 2008
  • Diploma in Medical Education

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Dr S Morgan
  • Special interest in sexual and reproductive health - runs coil and implant clinics
  • special interest in Child Health
  • Staff - Liaison partner
  • Nursing liaison partner
  • F2 Cclinical and Educational Supervisor
  • Former GP Registrar at Practice
Dr Dee Leopold
  • Special Interest in Care of the Elderly and alcohol misuse
  • Former GP Registrar at the practice

Other Members of Staff:
  • Sian Whitcombe - Practice Manager
  • Suzanne Griffiths - Assistant Practice Manager
  • Sian Cryer - Practice Nurse
  • Angela Bennett - Practice Nurse
  • Lisa Jones - Practice Administrator
  • Janet Williams - Practice Administrator
  • Kay Bielski - Secretary
  • rachel Larder - HCA
  • Laura Bond - HCA
  • Jennifer Edwards - Nurse Technician/Receptionist
  • Emma Howes - Nurse Technician/Receptionist
  • Jane Lyons - Receptionish/Administrator
  • Emma Webster - Receptionist
  • Katrina Holtom - Receptionist
  • Angela Jones - Receptionist
  • Donna Timmins - Receptionist
  • Rhiannon Baugh - receptionist
  • Hannah Massey - Receptionisht
  • Rachel Morgan - Health Visitor
  • District Nurseing Team
  • Midwifery Team
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 Surgery ,

Dixton Road,


NP25 3PL

Telephone 01600 712152

Fax 01600 772634

Trainer Name

Dr Brian Harries
Monnow Bridge, Monmouth


Practice Profile

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 Goucestershire along the River Wye.

Our practice has a growing population of 3,700 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.

The Practice has three Partners. Dr Brian Harries is the Senior Partner and Trainer. He has been with Dixton Surgery since 1992 and his special interests are Sports Medicine, Drug Abuse and CHD. His two part-time partners are Dr Shiu Chan who joined the practice in 2006 and Dr Lois Harris who joined in 2008. Dr Chan's special interests are Child and Adolescent Health including Special Needs and Women's Health which are also Dr Harris interests as well as Diabetes.

Both Dr Chan and Dr Harris are are tutors for Medical Students.

Our premises are small and cramped but are well planned and up to date and the Registrar has their own consulting room. The practice uses Emis PCS.

Registrars are welcomed as a valuable member of the clinical team and are expected to provide general practitioner services alongside the Partners, Nurse Practitioner and Practice Nurses. Dr Harries ensures 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.

Sarah Harries is the Practice Manager who has worked at the surgery since 2004. She has helped many Registrars through their placement at the surgery and will be happy to talk to you about the surgery.

Please see our website for more information about us together with contact details.


Fairwater Surgery


Fairwater Surgery

Fairwater Medical Centre



NP44 4TA

Telephone 01633 869544

Trainer Name

Dr M Thurgood

A scene near Cwmbran


Practice Profile

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)


Glan Rhyd Surgery, Riverside, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale, Blaenau Gwent, NP23 5NT

Tel: 01495 301210

Trainers, Dr Paul Treasure (MB BS Lon MRCGP MSc Psych)

Dr Clifford Jones (MBBCh MRCGP 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.

Working from a purpose-built building, our practice team consists of five partners, one salaried GP, a nurse practitioner, 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 highter than average levels of deprivation and chronic disease. So 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 the strategic matters of practice life as well as giving us an opportunity to take some time out of the busyness of the day to day activity. You would be welcome to attend these meetings as a Registrar. 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, a GP Facilitator in Palliative Care and a Primary Care Clinical Director. The clinical interests of the GPs include:-

Palliative Care, Psychiatry, Diabetes, Dermatology/Minor Surgery, Joint injections, Child Health Surveillance/Paediatrics

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 Graeme Hunter our Business Manager or one of the Trainers.

Paul Treasure

Cliff Jones

For more information please visit our Practice Website


Gray Hill Sugery

Caldictot Castle

Address :

Woodstock Way



NP26 5DB

Telephone 01291 420282

Fax 01292 425852

Trainer Name

Nick Jones


Practice Profile

What you want to know

We are a very dynamic young and enthusiastic practice and are one of the largest practices in Wales with 12 partners & as such have huge amount of facilities and experience. Despite being large we meet very regularly and all get on extremely well!

We work from 2 sites: Gray Hill Surgery (Caldicot- main surgery) & Dorset House (Magor- branch surgery)

We also have several outpatient outreach clinics run from the practice in Gynaecology, Surgery and Orthopaedics as well as many other clinics on site eg physiotherapy, osteopathy, cardiac rehab, and drug rehab, to name but a few.



DR P JONES (M) MB BCh DRCOG 1967/UK Ex- trainer for many years, IHD lead

DR P McCARTHY (M) MB BCh Dip Ther 1970/UK Prescribing lead and mental health. Minor ops

DR K GEDMAN (M) MB BCh MRCGP 1977/UK Also ex trainer lead in stroke and vaccination programs. Minor ops

DR G WILSON (M) MB BCh MRCGP 1979/UK Ex trainer too lead in asthma / COPD

DR E MOORE (F) MB ChB DRCOG MRCGP 1986/UK Joint IHD lead and legal issues [contracts practice agreements] Family planning

DR J RACKHAM (M) MB ChB MRCGP DRCOG DCH 1991/UK One of the Diabetic lead doctors has and interest in Training

DR A GRAY (M) MB BCh FDS RCS BDS MRCGP 1992/UK LHB board member, drug abuse and epilepsy lead. Minor ops

DR N JONES (M) MB BCh DCH DRCOG MRCGP 1992/UK GP Trainer, Tutor for Medical students & hypertensive & PDP lead. Minor ops


1995/UK GP Trainer (2006-7) family planning, Cancer & DMARD Lead

DR G OWEN (M) BM DRCOG MRCP MRCPCH MRCGP 1993/UK Child health, Diabetes, Practice finances

DR A FERGUSON (F) BM MRCGP DRCOG DFFP 1995/UK Practice finances, Diabetes, Family planning

DR B SALT (F) MB ChB MRCGP DCH DFFP 1999/UK Drug abuse, renal failure lead, diabetes

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 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 ex trainers still working in the practice and 2 new 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.

You will have access to the internet at each PC a well stocked library video equipment and be allocated your own room!

We also have Final year Medical students regularly attached to the practice.

Timetable Morning 8.45-10.45pm Teaching sessions Afternoon 3.30-5.40pm

Monday Surgery ( possible house calls ) Fortnightly PDP meeting


Tuesday Surgery ( possible house calls )

Half Day

Wednesday Surgery ( possible house calls ) Teaching


Thursday Surgery ( possible house calls )

VTS half Day

Friday Surgery ( possible house calls ) Practice meeting then Teaching Surgery

Greenmeadow Surgery



Practice Profile

Greenmeadow Surgery

Greenmeadow Way


NP44 3XQ

Tel: 01633 864110




Trainers: Dr. Janet Badger (Trainer since 2003) & Dr. Sarah Hanigan (Trainer since 2016)

Practice Manager Wendy Hussey


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

It may also be helpful to speak with our current, or former trainee. This can be easily arranged.



Haygarth Practice


Hay Medical Centre, Forest Road,

Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, HR3 5DS

Telephone 01497 822100

Fax 01497 822110


Trainer Name

Dr Julie Grigg

For more information about this practice please visit their website
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.


Grange Clinic

Address: The Grange Clinic
Trainer: Mike Redmore

Malpas Road


South Wales

Telephone 01633 855521
Photo of Newport Castle and Bridge


Practice Profile


The Grange Clinic is the oldest established practice in Newport. It was founded in 1924 by the late Dr Henry Anthony Keane, who started his practice from his home at 77 Malpas Road, Newport.

The purpose built clinic at Westfield Avenue opened its doors to receive the first patients on the 1st of July 1989.


The Partnership today consists of Dr David Sweeney, Dr Michael Redmore, Dr Joanne Rowe and Dr Liam Taylor

Dr David Sweeney – B Med Sci BM, BS, DRCOG, MRCGP

Dr Sweeney qualified at Nottingham Medical School in 1981 and then attended the

South Gwent VTS. He entered General Practice in 1985 and became Senior Partner in 1996.

His main interests are:-
  • Respiratory Medicine
  • Gastro-intestinal Medicine
  • Clinical Research
  • Financial management aspects of General Practice.
  • Responsible for the planning and development of the new premises.
Dr Michael Redmore – B Med Sci, BM, BS, DRCOG, MRCGP, DFFP, DPCR

Dr Redmore was born in Newport, attended Nottingham Medical School and trained on South Gwent VTS. He have been a partner since 1987 following the retirement of Dr Donaghy.

His interests include:-
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Palliative Care
  • Medical Education.
  • He is a member of the Primary Care Rheumatology Society
Dr Joanne Rowe - MB, ChB, DRCOG, DFFP

Dr Rowe qualified in Bristol in 1986 and trained in General Practice locally. She joined the practice in 1992.

Special Interests include:
  • Family Planning. – (Currently holds the post of S.C.M.O. Cardiff Community Health Trust/Women’s Health).
Dr Liam Taylor – MB, BCh, BAO, DCH, DGM, DRCOG, Dip Ther, MRCGP

Dr Taylor qualified in Belfast in 1990 and trained in General Practice in Northern Ireland and Newport. He joined the practice in 1996 as a replacement for the late Dr Alan Davies.

He has a particular interest in:-
  • Information Technology
  • Minor surgery
  • Prescribing.
  • He is a GP member of Newport Local Health Board with particular involvement in Clinical Governance and Primary Care Development. He is also a member of the Local Medical Committee.
Educational Opportunities

Dr Redmore is a GP Trainer and facilitates all aspects of GP Training in the practice

The Grange Clinic has an extensive practice library with resources relating to all aspects of General Practice, Healthcare and the NHS. These resources are updated regularly.

The NHS Net and Internet are accessible from every computer in the practice including Electronic BNF, Oxford Clinical Mentor and electronic Oxford Textbook of Medicine.

The practice prides itself in the way in which if has embraced Information Technology and is virtually paperless utilising the Emis software. To support the IT system we have a member of staff with special responsibility for IT Training.

We aim to offer prospective registrars a comprehensive package of learning opportunities with emphasis on the assessment of each individual’s differing needs.

We would welcome informal visits to the practice by prospective registrars. To arrange this please contact Julie Atyeo on 01633 855521.


Our current list size is 6,850, covering a defined practice area including Malpas, Bettws, Brynglas and certain outskirt areas of Newport and Cwmbran.


Morning:- 9.00am to 10.30am Monday to Friday

Afternoon:- 15.00 to 17.30 (appointments only).

The Grange Clinic operates an open access surgery in the mornings and patients will see a GP of their choice if they attend in the first hour.

Afternoon surgery is by appointment only.

  • Child Health Clinic – Child Health Surveillance and Immunisations.
  • Ante-Natal and Post-Natal Clinic.
  • Nurse led Chronic Disease Management Clinics.
  • Minor Surgery.
  • Contraception.
  • Mental Health Counselling.
  • Diabetic Clinic.
  • Podiatry Clinic.
  • Travel Clinic.

The Doctors are supported in their work by a dedicated team of staff including. Both doctors and staff endeavour to provide a patient centred quality service at all times.

Practice Manager

Julie Atyeo

Julie started work at the practice in 1990, as a Computer Operator, took responsibility for the management of the Fund Holding Scheme in 1993 and was promoted to Practice Manager in 1997.

She holds a Diploma in Practice Management and Health Services Management. She has also undertaken a Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care Management.

Her particular interests are Information Technology and the training and development of the Practice team.

Practice Nurses

Sue Phelps


Helen Bellandi Reception Supervisor

Lorna John Receptionists

Shane Jones

Anne Jones

Wendy Bowden

Jackie Vernon

Claire Cox

Tina Morgan

Practice Secretary

Natalie Crisp IT Trainer

Rob Murphy Health Visitors

Olive Parton

Jennifer Harrhy

District Nurses

Susan Rogers Tanya Parker

Claire Powell


Old Station Surgery

Old Station Surgery

Brecon Road




Tel: 01873 859000



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.


The GP’s

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)

Practice Services

  • Contraceptive Services including Coil Clinics

  • Minor Surgery

  • Joint Injections

  • 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


Educational Opportunities

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



Risca Surgery


Risca Surgery

St Mary Street


Telephone 01633 613131

Trainers Names

Dr Sue. Emerson

Dr Nigel. Farr
Near Risca


Practice Profile

The attractive villages of Risca and Crosskeys nestle in the lower Ebbw Valley, north west of Newport. They are both settled communities, where the main employers are the steel plant at Llanwern, and light industries.

Risca Surgery consists of eight partners, of which two are trainers-one male and one female . We also take medical students from both Cardiff and Royal Free Hospital medical schools.

The practice occupies a cost-rent building completed in July 89.

One of the partners is an ex medical director of the LHB.

We undertake all the usual clinics, e.g. child surveillance, minor surgery, diabetic, asthma and hypertension. A recently built extension to the treatment area has enabled us to increase the number of out-reach clinics we hold at our surgery, including sigmoidoscopies, counselling, and orthopaedics. The treatment room is also fully equipped so we can undertake a wide range of investigations, and procedures ourselves. There is also the usual access to X-ray, pathology, and physiotherapy services.

We have attached staff e.g. Midwives, Health Visitors, and District nurses who are based in our surgery.

We are fully computerised and have a well stocked library. In the library there is also a computer terminal for teaching purposes which is connected to the Internet and Medline as well as Internet access on our desktop. We also have both video recording and play back facilities which are used for teaching.

On-call is shared with another local practice , being approximately 1:10 , with deputising taking over at midnight and covering weekends. On-call accommodation is available if required.

The practice philosophy on teaching is that the teaching should be structured towards the needs of the registrar and hopefully the hospital component of the training can be more tailored towards the needs of the future general practitioner. We feel that a lot of the consultant based training can be undertaken from within the confines of the practice itself.

We feel the registrar is in the practice to learn and gain experience in all areas of general practice and is not seen as merely an extra pair of hands but becomes an integral member of the primary health care team.

If you are interested contact : Dr Sue Emerson or Pam Groves Phone 01633 613131


St. David's Clinic

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

For more information please visit our Practice Website.


St. Julians Medical Centre


St Julians Medcal Centre

13a Stafford Road


South Wales

NP19 7DQ

Telephone 01633 251304

Fax 01633 251304


Trainers Names

Dr Malcolm Brown and Dr Rhodri Evans

Newport Suspension Bridge


Practice Profile

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

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Town Gate Practice Chepstow


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 -

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 –

Dr Gemma Bryning -


Tudor Gate Surgery

Address :

Tudor Street,




Telephone 01873 855991

Fax 01873 850162

Trainers Names

Dr Sarah Neville and Dr Jenny Jones


Skirrid, Abergavenny


Practice Profile

Dr Monica Chidgey

Dr Jenny Jones

Dr. Sarah Neville

Dr Howell Simpkins

Dr Thomas Close

Surgery Opening Times

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

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.


The Doctors 

  • Dr Monica Chidgey
  • Dr Jenny Jones
  • Dr Sarah Neville
  • Dr Howell Simpkins
  • Dr Thomas Close
  • Dr Rachel Watson
Training at Tudor Gate Surgery

Tudor Gate Surgery has a long history of being a training practice. All members (See Below) of the Primary Health Care Team take part in training.

Drs Neville and Jones are 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 one Trainer for their stay at Tudor Gate. Throughout their stay the Registrar is invited to attend Practice meetings.

The Practice Nurses
  • Linda Young
  • Suzanne Harris
  • Jill Pritchard
  • Alison Heath
Health Visitors
  • Julie Wyer

The Midwives provide the majority of ante and post natal care. The ante-natal clinics heald here in the surgery by appointment on Wednesday afternoons. They also provide care at the home where necessary and will routinely visit new mothers and babies for 10 days.

Counselling Staff

The surgery is happy to provide a counselling service by GP referral.

Practice Manager

Mr Kirsten Jones 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.

The Computer

We use Vision 360 computer software. All consulting rooms have access to the system.

Non-NHS Services

Some medicals are not covered by the NHS eg HGV Insurance and pre-emplyment 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.

Occupationa Health services are not our responsibility and unfortunately we are not able to do these even privately.

Temporary residents

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.

Dispensing Services

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.

About Abergavenny

Abergavenny is a beautiful market town set in a Valley. For more information about Abergavenny please see:


Ty Bryn Surgery

 Caerphilly Castle


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 Trehomas 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 Trehomas 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 Trehomas.

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 Managemtn 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. All doctors have desktop internet access and access to the NHS Wales intranet.


Practice appointment times are extremely flexible and the register will be able to choose start and finish times to suit themselves. Appointments are of 10 minute duration.

The GP's - Pen Pics

Dr David Bailey - Exeperience GP politician - currently Vice Chair of GPC Wales having been chair for 6 years - a useful resource for any budding politician.

Dr Gwilym Davies - Previously a Clinical Assistant in gynaecology at the Royal Gwent and Occupational Health doctor. Gwill is now an examiner for the DRCOG - possibly a useful man to know ? !

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 Caerphilly LHB. The man from whom to learn Minor Surgery.

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 - Salaried GP - 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 is an honorary lecturer on the undergraduate course.

Dr Alun Edwards - Trainer, cardiology lead and nosey park ! Alun is the Locality "Neighbourhood Care Network Lead for South Caerphilly"

Dr Gaynor Penrose - Gaynor workds 3 mornings a week and leads on teaching 3rd year medical students and child development.

Dr Pippa Meredith - Pippa is a salaried GP and has an interest in Diabetes.

Contact Details

Alun Edwards or Amanda Samuel - Practice Manager 02920 868011


Wellspring Medical Centre


Park Road




01633 612438



Katy Finch & Anne-Marie Eliades

Practice Profile


Dr Stuart Thomas

Dr Ann Frost

Dr Katy Finch

Dr Anne-Marie Eliades


PRACTICE NURSES: Jean Taylor, Lesley Mitchem

The Wellspring 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 only 2 mins walk away. We operate as a single site surgery (ie no branch surgeries). Training has been carried out in the Practice for over 40 years. The practice is also involved with teaching medical students from Cardiff University.

The list size is about 7500, 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 particulary enjoy working in. Both trainers Katy and Anne-Marie 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.

Although Risca is an urban area 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 amoung those in the early phase of computerised 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 customised 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).

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. We consider this a valuable time to debried, offload and have a friendly chat amongst the Team. Afternoon surgeries are normally from 15.00 until about 17.30. We endeavour to see patients at their appointment time and are usually able to offer non-urgent appointments within 24 hours. Patients requesting urgent appointments are seen the same day. We take pride in putting patients first and have a hight 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. We also have close links wit 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.

Prospective trainees are welcome to phone or email Katy or Anne-Marie for further information and to arrange an informal visit.

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