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Practice Training Dates

Click HERE to view the dates the Practice will be closed for training.


Appointments

Fed up of the long wait time? So are we! Please help us to help you - if you are unable to attend your appointment or no longer need it, please contact the surgery immediately so that your appointment is available for your neighbour.

If every person who did not need their appointment any more cancelled it, then there would be at least 58 extra GP appointments and 54 nurse appointments available per month!


Wasted Medicine

Every year millions of pounds worth of prescription medication is wasted across West Cheshire alone. Over the entire country, this is a huge amount of money.

If you are taking medication, please consider the following:

  • Only order what you need
  • Check what's in your prescription bag before you leave the pharmacy
  • Finish your course of medication, even if you start to feel better
  • Don't stockpile medication
  • Review your medicines regularly with your pharmacist and/or GP

We currently have Medical Students working with us.

Medical students may be required to sit in during consultations. If you do not feel comfortable with this, please inform a member of staff when you book your appointment or as soon as possible on arrival. 

For more information on the other type of students we have, please Click Here
Read our Meeting Medical Students leaflet for more information


Are your contact details correct?

Please inform us of any changes to your contact details as soon as possible. If we do not hold your correct contact information (address, telephone number and email address) we will not be able to contact you regarding results, referrals and review appointments. We can even send you text reminders for your existing appointments if we have your mobile number.

Update your contact details / Update your clinical records


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We are a Teaching Practice

GP Training

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Northgate Village Surgery has been a Training Practice for many years with regards to GP registrars, Foundation GP's and Medical Students.

Medical Students

As our surgery is a teaching practice we occasionally have groups of medical students working with us to further their education. During their time with us, they are required to sit in during appointments from time to time. 

A medical student is a doctor in training; they are not yet qualified as a doctor but are here to see patients under the direct supervision of their GP trainer. You may see the student and then the GP trainer within your appointment.
Part of their training requires them to observe and see patients under supervision and nurses and other members of the team often have students working with them. At no time are you under any obligation to agree to this. If you do not feel comfortable with a medical student present during your appointment, please inform a member of staff when you book your appointment or as soon as possible on arrival. 

As a consequence, occasionally your permission may be asked for two doctors to be present at your consultation or for your consultation to be recorded on video. These recordings are used in strict confidence for training or examination purposes only and are erased after use.


Read our Meeting Medical Students leaflet for more information

Foundation Doctors

We also have junior foundation doctors. 
Foundation doctors are qualified doctors gaining valuable GP experience before they make their decision in what area they are going to specialise in - if they decide to specialise in General Practice they will go onto being a GP Registrar. 
You will see the Foundation doctor alone during your appointment as they are qualified to treat you, although they may seek extra support from their GP trainer.

GP Registrars 

We also have additional doctors called registrars who usually work with us for a year, helping them become fully qualified GP's. 
Registrars also 
consult with patients alone as they are qualified doctors specialising in General Practice. They are in training to become a fully qualified GP. They may also seek extra advice from their colleagues.

Graduate Student Nurse

In 2017 we were pleased to have our first Graduate Student Nurse training here at Northgate Village Surgery. The Nurse has kindly written a short piece on what it means to be a Student here at the Practice.

"As a Student Nurse in Primary Care it can be very daunting, the worry of patients not being happy to have you sit in on consultations and complete treatments, however, here at Northgate Village every patient I have encountered has been supportive and happy in engaging with me.

Being involved in the care all patients receive has enabled me to develop my knowledge, practice skills, and to really understand both patient and Nurse Practitioner needs and expectations. Without gaining a patients consent to be involved in the care being delivered, I would not have gained the experience to pass my degree.  

So thank you to each patient at Northgate Village Surgery. It has been a pleasure being your Student Nurse."



 
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