For over 30 years we have been a training practice for future GPs. The doctors who train with us (GP registrars) are all fully qualified with several years’ experience as hospital doctors. Registrars are attached to the Health Centre and see patients by appointment like the other doctors.
You may find the registrar sitting in with other doctors or nurses during their surgeries and sometimes the consultations may be video recorded. You will be told beforehand and asked to give your consent; you may decline but please try to help us in training the GPs of the future.
Medical and Nursing Students
We teach medical and nursing students and from time to time they sit in on surgeries to gain experience in general practice. You will be told beforehand if there is a student, and if you prefer to see the doctor alone please tell the receptionist.
We are part of the Bristol Primary Care Research and Development Consortium. The practice hosts research in collaboration with various NHS organisations. We have been actively involved in various programmes including management of depression, children with fever, sexually transmitted disease, antibiotic resistance, blood pressure and diabetes, respiratory research, affective and anxiety disorders, sexual health.
We contribute to the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD). Contributing data to CPRD ensures our patient population is represented in research evidence informing clinical guidance and best practice.