We are an approved site for GP specialist training. Doctors in training are referred to as GP Registrars (GPRs) or Speciality Trainees. They are fully qualified and will usually have spent at least two years in hospital posts, after graduating from Medical School, before joining the local training scheme. This comprises a three year programme, including further hospital posts in departments with particular relevance for General Practice and 18 months in Primary Care.
GP Specialist Trainees
Depending on the type of placement, full time GPRs will be with us for 6 or 12 months. Although they will work independently, they are supervised by a designated GP for each of their surgeries and each have a GP Trainer whose role is to help them to develop their skills and oversee their progress. Our GP Trainers are Dr Watson, Dr Smith and Dr Winter and, currently, our GP Registrars are Dr Olu Ogunsanya, Dr Shaan Rashid and Dr Susheel Jaishanker (based at Saltaire) and Dr Samina Mahroof (based at Windhill Green).
At times you may be offered a consultation with one of our GPRs and we trust that this will be acceptable to you. You may also be asked if the consultation could be recorded for training purposes, or given the opportunity to give them feedback on your experience of the encounter. You are under no obligation to agree to any of these requests, however as a Practice we firmly believe that learning is a lifelong process for us all and hope you will support us in bringing up the next generation of GPs so that they can continue the vital work of Primary Care into the future.