Urgent News about blood tests - 27.08.21

There is a national shortage of blood bottles which is expected to last until at least 17th September 2021. We have been advised by the NHS to postpone all non-urgent blood tests. We will advise you if we feel that you urgently require a blood test and advise you when the situation changes. This situation is out of our control; thank you for your patience.

COVID 19 Update August 2021

July 19th 2021 is when all restrictions for COVID were removed. The practice is a high risk environment and we are keen to maintain a safe and healthy place for you to be. Please help us to keep you and those around you safe.  Masks - the continued wearing of masks is current government guidance and is strongly recommended. Please wear your mask if you come into the practice for any reason.  Social distancing - we will continue to promote social distance awareness.  Please use chairs available in the waiting area, which are separated for distance purposes. If there is no seating left, please consider waiting outside until one becomes available.  Hand Sanitiser - this will continue to be provided. Please use when entering the building and when leaving.  Your help with keeping us safe is appreciated. Many thanks.

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We are proud and privileged to be an Accredited Training Practice.  This means that we are responsible for the training of new and existing Doctors at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. 

Any Doctors who are training at the Practice will work under the supervision of one of our GP's and will endeavour to work to the same high standards as the rest of our team.  The types of training doctors that you might encounter include:


These are Doctors who have completed a minimum of 2 years work as a doctor and have chosen to trains as GP's.  The training programme is 3 years in duration and you may see registrars in their 1st (ST1), 2nd (ST2) or 3rd (ST3) year of training.  They stay with the Practice for between 6 months and 1 year.  They are allocated between 10 and 20 minutes to consult with patients and will initially be closely supervised by a GP until they have demonstrated their competence.  Before they qualify as GP's they will have to undertake further examinations and demonstrate to us that they are able to practice to an excellent standard. 

Registrar Doctors working at the Practice need to video consultations for training purposes.  When the doctor is videoing you will be informed of this when you book your appointment and your written consent to take part in the video consultation will always be asked for before your consultation.

Foundation Year 2 (FY2)

These are Doctors who have already completed a minimum of 1 year of work as a qualified doctor under close supervision.  During this time they will have had to satisfy their supervisor of their competence to progress further in their career.  They are close to deciding which path to take in their career and work with the Practice to experience General Practice before making their decision.  They stay with us for 4 months. 

They are usually allocated 20 minute appointments to talk to, and if appropriate examine patients before issuing any treatment.  They will be closely supervised by a GP until they have demonstrated their competence.

Medical Students

As a teaching practice, medical students spend part of their training programme with us from Birmingham University. The Practice is also involved with medical research.

We value your co-operation with all of the above, but we understand if you do not want to be involved.


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