GP Training and the Practice
Malvern Health Centre is proud to have been recently accredited to be involved in the training of future GPs. Trainee-GPs are fully qualified Doctors who have already spent 1-3 years working in a variety of hospital posts gaining experience. They may have already held one or more training posts in another General Practice. We may also occasionally host visiting medical students, often in readiness for medical placements in poor or remote locations across the world..
Whatever stage of their career they have reached, all of our trainees and students are aware of the importance of the confidential nature of our work and are expected to adhere to our guidance governing confidentiality.
Our registrars generally spend 3-12 months with us, learning more about General Practice and family medicine. They will run surgeries each week, with a reduced number of patients and supervision available for all their decisions. We are sure they will make a valuable contribution to our team and bring fresh insights into old problems. Please treat them as one of the team.
Dr Spolton is our nominated Trainer, but the responsibilities of education are shared by all the GPs. Tutorials are held weekly and occur in "protected time". Some training is done on a cluster basis with other GP trainees from neighbouring practices. On Thursday afternoons, members of the Worcestershire VTS meet up at the local Postgraduate Medical Centre.
We like to think we are a friendly and open practice and believe very much in working as a team. The GPs hold short fortnightly clinical and business meetings at the surgery with longer evening meetings held quarterly to discuss weightier issues. We encourage the registrar to attend these.