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


Builth and Llanwrtyd Wells Group Medical Practice



Castlegate Medical Practice, Monmouth (formerly Chippenham Surgery)

Chapelwood Surgery, Rogerstone

Clark Avenue Surgery, Cwmbran

Cwmbran Village Surgery, Cwmbran

Dixton Surgery, Monmouth

Glanrhyd Surgery, Riverside, Beaufort, Ebbw Vale

Gray Hill Surgery, Caldicot

Haygarth Surgery, Hay on Wye and Talgarth


Meddygfa Cwm Rhymni Practice (no profile as yet)


Nant Dowlais Health Centre (Fairwater, Cwmbran)

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.


Abersychan Surgery

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

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Beechwood Surgery Newport South Wales


Beechwood Surgery

371-373 Chepstow Road
South Wales
NP19 8HL
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:

  • 4 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.

Contact Details:

Kelly Yemm – Practice Manager

Direct Line: 01633 636407





Blaenavon Medical Practice

Trainer: Dr Catherine Gilsenan MBBCH (Cardiff 2004) MRCGP (2009) DRCOG

Other Partners:             Dr Ami Conway, Dr Lora Keeling, Dr Tessa Lewis and Dr Charlie Williams
Salaried GP:                 Dr Wayne Lewis

Practice Manager:        Maria Potter

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 6,500 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. 2 of our GP Partners were former trainees at the practice and have joined the team in 2020 following CCT. There are wonderful opportunities for learning and teaching within the practice and a great enthusiasm for teaching. We have three 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 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, Pharmacy, third sector organisations and the Local Health Board. There are numerous allied health services onsite including; sexual health/contraceptive clinics, dietetics, podiatry, Health Visitors, mental health, District Nurses and School Nurses, dermatology clinics, heart failure clinics and community based physician clinics. These will provide excellent learning opportunities for you as well as improving liaison and integrated patient care.

We have regular practice management, clinical and quality improvement meetings. You will be able to attend all these meetings and get involved in audit and other quality improvement processes. We are a fully computerised practice and use EMIS web clinical system, Docman and Lexacom.

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.

Please get in touch if you would like to visit us.


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, Dr. James King 


...........................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 specific clinic and non-clinical interests 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 in the practice and in the community. 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 specialties which provide you with an excellent opportunity to learn about most areas of practice.

We are a large team of 9 partners, 4 salaried GPs, and a large complement of attached administrative and reception staff, practice nurses and healthcare assistants, and pharmacists. 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 enthusiasm.



A tailor-made individual curriculum coverage plan 


Regular protected teaching to address your individual learning needs based on your experience, educational wants and needs 


An opportunity to learn about all aspects of general practice.

The opportunity to become involved in teaching medical students with tutorials to help achieve their competency in this area of the RCGP curriculum

Excellent teaching from a highly skilled team

A chance to attend any clinics to meet your learning needs in the local community hospital.

Develop skills in cardiology, endoscopy, general surgery,  care of the elderly, minor injuries and casualty, colposcopy, minor surgery and palliative care.

We are also a family planning practical training centre and you can undertake your practical 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






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:

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 or Dr Carol Amos, GP tutor and Trainer


 Castle Gate Medical Practice, Monmouth (formerly Chippenham Surgery)


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,, 01600713811


Chapelwood Surgery


ChapelWood Surgery


Telephone 01633 890800

Fax 01633890810


Trainers Names:

Dr Jenny Andrews
Dr Steve Clements

Picture of Rogerstone Area


Practice Profile

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.

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.


Clark Avenue Surgery



Trainers: Dr Bryan Hughes, Dr Gareth Oelmann, Dr Alison Whyte



David Fulker, Practice Manager, Tel 01633 482733

The Practice

We are a modern dynamic practice comprising 7 GPs covering a population of 9800 patients. We have an active primary care team including an experienced practice nursing team, practice clinical pharmacist and Advanced Nurse Practitioner as well as a full complement of ancillary staff.
The practice is paperless, has excellent IT facilities and continues to embrace all opportunities to develop and enhance the care we provide.

We run a full complement of ancillary clinics and work closely with allied health teams and are an active member of the NCN. 

Dr Hughes, Dr Oelmann and Dr Whyte are GP trainers and the practice team also have a number of extended roles including Dr Oelmann's political roles at local and national level. Dr Hughes is an RCGP examiner and undergraduate tutor at Cardiff University and Dr Whyte and Dr Carnell are also involved with undergraduate education for the school of Medicine at Cardiff.


Cwmbran is less than 20 minutes’ drive 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, Newport.

The practice comprises modern, spacious purposes built premises with good parking facilities.



Dr Bryan Hughes, Dr Gareth Oelmann and Dr Alison Whyte are the GP trainers at the practice 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 become part of the team.




David Fulker, Practice Manager, Tel 01633 482733


Dr Bryan Hughes


Dr Gareth Oelmann



Dr Alison Whyte




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
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

Trainers Names
Dr Brian Harries

Dr Alex Porter


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 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

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.



Gray Hill Surgery



Woodstock Way, Caldicot. Monmouthshire. NP26 5AB

Telephone 01291 420282  

Fax 01292 425852                                                                                         

GP Trainers:

Nick Jones, Ida Houghton, Glyn Owen


Practice Profile

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)



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.







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


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

Cliff Jones

For more information please visit our Practice Website



Haygarth Practice


Hay Medical Centre, Forest Road,

Hay-on-Wye, Hereford, HR3 5DS

Telephone 01497 822100

Fax 01497 822110


Trainer Name

Dr Luke Shutts

For more information about this practice please visit their website

View from Hay on Wye

We are a pro-active, well established, friendly, dispensing, innovative, training GP Practice with 6 GP partners. We provide primary care services for approximately 8,500 patients in a rural practice area of approximately 400 square miles.


Our Practice is set in a beautiful rural location nestling on the Welsh–English Border of Powys and Herefordshire and is within easy reach of the Brecon Beacons and Black Mountains. We have one surgery in Hay-on-Wye which is famed for its Literary Festival which takes place in May and for being one of the greatest second hand book centre’s in the world. We also have a second site in Talgarth which is the ancient capital of Brycheiniog, with its ancient Tower House and restored water mill and bakery.  Local produce is available in abundance around the locality in shops and the many excellent restaurants.  There are many opportunities to undertake adventurous land, air and water based activities in the immediate area.  There is excellent and varied housing, good schools, and many other areas of interest within easy reach.  Road and rail links are good, with the local train stations based at Hereford, Abergavenny.  Cardiff, Swansea and Birmingham are all within driving distance.

Training in Haygarth is tailored very much to your learning styles and learning needs. Registrars are completely supernumerary and have 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 all have different interests and strengths. We have a great record in helping GP registrars gain the confidence to pass RCGP examinations.

Amongst our partners we have varied and wide ranging special interests including Palliative Care,  Chronic Pain, Intellectual Disability, Diabetes and Medical Education.  Partners also perform Cryotherapy, Joint Injections as well as working in the Community resource Team and local Community Hospital at Bronllys.

In addition to the GP partners, our clinical team consists of one salaried GP, an ANP, and a Primary Care Nurse Specialist in Womens Health, five Practice Nurses, three Health Care Assistants, and three part-time phlebotomists.  We also have a Long Term Condition Practitioner and a Physicians Associate is due to start in Autumn 2021. We also take final year medical students from Cardiff and Swansea Universities. 

Haygarth Doctors is part of a cluster group along with three other practices in South Powys, named the ‘Red Kite’.  This allows the practice to benefit from further attached staff such as in-house pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.  This is an exciting new phase in general practice which is likely to expand to offer many other services to our patients in the future.

We think it is a great place to work; in fact many of our partners are ex GP registrars of 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.


Nant Dowlais Health Centre, Fairwater, Cwmbran

Nant Dowlais Health Centre

Fairwater Square



Greenmeadow Way


NP44 4TA

Tel: 01633 864110 or 01633 869544


Email: Practice Manager: 



Drs. Bryonie Read and Sarah Hanigan.


Fairwater 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 via email addresses above.



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



Risca Surgery

St Mary Street


Telephone 01633 613131

Trainers Names

Dr. Amy Owen

Dr. Nigel. Farr

Practice Profile

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



St. David's Clinic


St David’s Surgery won best Gwent GP Practice of the Year Award in the South Wales Argus Health and Care Awards 2018.  “They were nominated for going above and beyond when it comes to the health of people living in the community"


We were also nominated for best GP Practice in Wales by RCGP Wales 2019.


St. David's Clinic and Gaer Clinic

Address: St David's Clinic, Belle Vue Terrace, Newport, NP20 2LB

Tel: 01633 251133

Fax: 01633 221096

Trainers - Dr Vijay Anand and Dr Alina McGarrigle

St David's Clinic is a 7 partners practice with approximately 15,500 patients located to the west of the river Usk and close to the Royal Gwent Hospital.

We have been a training practice for 45 years and have two trainers Dr Vijay Anand 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 paramedic system.  Trainees are allocated daily visits.

We are in a purpose built surgery and have branch surgery in Gaer with capacity for two trainees each with their own room.

Our practice team consists of

Seven Partners, five Salaried GPs, two paramedics, excellent team of nurses and HCAs and currently two pharmacists.

Molly Jelley is our Practice Manager

Caroline Podmore is our Deputy Practice Manager

We also work closely with the Health Visitors, District Nurses, hospice hospital, PCMHT and the Palliative Care Team.

We have regular clinical meetings that you are able to attend and 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 high QOF scores and we have received positive feedback form our previous trainees.

The GP interests include-

Dr Alina McGarrigle: Cardiology, GP Trainer, and Prescribing.

Dr Raj Ganesan: Diabetes, minor surgery

Dr Rhos Davies: Honorary Clinical Tutor, Joint injections

Dr Vijay Anand: Gastroenterology, GP trainer, Joint injections

Dr Peter Speirs: Diabetes and Joint injection

Dr Brenda Ferrao: Prescribing

Dr Jamie Naughton: Palliative care

If you are interest in coming for an informal visit or looking for further information, please contact either our Deputy Practice Manager Molly Jelley or one of the Trainers.

Tel: 01633 251133 or email
Molly Jelley

For more information, please visit our Practice Website.



St. Julians Medical Centre

St Julian’s Medical Centre

Address: 13a Stafford Road, Newport. NP19 7DQ

Tel. 01633 251304



Trainers’ names: Drs Malcolm Brown and Rhodri Evans


Practice profile:

Doctors: Dr Graeme Yule, Dr Janet Evans, Dr Malcolm Brown, Dr Rhodri Evans, Dr Rebecca Hunter, Dr Stephen Jones, Dr Aruna Sanikop (Salaried)

Advanced Nurse Practitioners: Ms Lisa Brock, Ms Victoria Hughes, Mrs Jo Phillips

Pharmacist: Mr Andrew Hayward

Practice Manager: Miss Lynne Barry

Deputy Practice Manager: Mrs Emma Hughes


We are a 6 partner practice (4 ¾ whole time equivalent) in North East Newport, located just off Caerleon Road, near to junction 25 of the M4. We look after 13,600 patients, and the practice demographic is interesting and mixed, ranging from the affluent areas of Caerleon to the more deprived central Newport. With 3 ANPs, a pharmacist, 5 nurses and 2 HCAs, we are a multi-disciplinary team, and we offer the full range of chronic disease and acute services. The partners all have different clinical interests, including diabetes, sexual health and substance misuse. Our senior partner, Dr Yule, is the lead for our cluster/NCN – Newport East, and also a Clinical Futures lead for ABHB.

We pride ourselves in meeting every lunchtime after surgery. This is generally an informal gathering where we discuss various clinical and non-clinical issues. It is also the forum for our bi-monthly palliative care meetings, safeguarding meetings and meetings with other professionals/agencies who intersect with our work in the surgery. Trainees are expected to join us for these meetings, apart from days when there are VTS activities, and previous trainees have all found them to be of great value to their training.

If you are interested in visiting us, or wish to have an informal conversation, then please contact our practice manager, Miss Lynne Barry.



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 Practice

The Blorenge

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.



The Doctors

Dr Sarah Neville

Dr Thomas Close


Dr Shadi Abdel-Gadir


Dr Alisa Lloyd


Dr Rosie Edwards




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 Sarah Neville (Partner)
  • Dr Thomas Close  (Partner)
  • Dr Shadi Abdel-Gadir  (Partner)
  • Dr Alisa Lloyd  (Partner)


  • Dr Rosie Edwards (Salaried GP)

Training at Tudor Gate Surgery

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 Close are our trainers.

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

  • Linda Young (Lead)                                         Kim Curtis
  • Jill Pritchard                                                     Diane Summers
  • Alison Heath

  • Florence Asante


    Practice Manager

    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.

    Health Professionals

    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.

    The Computer

    We use Vision 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-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.

    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.



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 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.

Dr Rhiannon Kalynka – Rhiannon joined Ty Bryn in 2019. She has experience in gynaecology.   

Contact Details

Siaron West, Alun Edwards or Amanda Samuel - Practice Manager 02920 868011

Have a look at our website and Facebook page !



Wellspring Medical Centre


Park Road




01633 612438



Katy Finch & Gareth Jordan



Dr Stuart Thomas

Dr Ann Frost

Dr Katy Finch (trainer)

Dr Kasim Ramzan

Dr Bethan Thomas



Dr Gareth Jordan (trainer)

Dr Charlotte Curson

PRACTICE MANAGER:  Amanda Duddridge   Amanda.Duddridge@wales.nhs,uk

PRACTICE NURSES:  Shaunny Severn & Michelle Kibbey


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. Five out of the seven Doctors at the practice are ex-trainees of the practice. The practice is also involved with teaching medical students from Cardiff University and mentoring Pharmacists for independent prescribing qualifications.

The list size is about 9000, the majority of patients living within a two 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 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 time period 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). We also use e-consult and Accu-Rx for email and text and video call consultations.

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.The doctors and nurses meet daily over coffee which the trainee attends (yes this really does happen!). We consider this a valuable time to debrief, 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. 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 within the nursing team. They undertake all aspects of clinical work, such as dressings, cervical smears, injections, vaccinations, ECGs, health promotion and much more. They are also involved in providing long-term (chronic) conditions support for patients with diabetes, asthma and COPD.  

Our Advanced Nurse Practitioner (ANP) is an independent prescriber who provides a minor illness service for the practice, offers contraception and HRT support for women, and supports people with more complex diabetes who usually require focused medications management. She helps the practice achieve a range of enhanced services, including learning disability annual health checks, dementia reviews, enhanced access and QAIF etc. She also leads the nursing team, which is newly formed and still developing its ways of working.

There are 2 Health Care Assistants (HCAs) at Wellspring. They currently undertake phlebotomy and record physical observations such as BP, height and weight. They will soon be able to perform ECGs, give IM injections, undertake diabetes foot examinations and more.


Our medical secretary team 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 a physiotherapist and cluster pharmacist attached to the surgery.

Prospective trainees are welcome to phone or email Katy 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)


Dr Elizabeth Templeton (Senior partner)



Westfield Avenue


Dr Cerian Jones (Partner)




NP20 6EY

Dr Sarah Mules (Partner)

MB BCh MRCGP (2006) DFFP (2007)

Dr Bethan Morris (Sal GP)



Tel:  01633 855521













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.



Educational Opportunities


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

Travel Vaccinations

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




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