Heathgate Medical Practice has been an approved training Practice for over 20 years. This means that doctors who wish to work in General Practice have to spend time training in a surgery environment to gain the experience and qualifications they need to bcome a GP.
The Trainees may be doctors who have been working in hospital medicine for a number of years in a particular specilaity and are looking for a change, or doctors that have completed their core Foundation training in hospital and have always looked to become a GP.
We have two qualified GP Trainers and two Associate Trainers who mentor and support the education of the doctors in training. You may well be offered an appointment with one of the doctors who are training with us. Their clinics are reviewed by the Trainers.
The Training programme is co-ordinated out of Health Education England (East).