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The Surgery will be closed from 1.00pm on the following dates to enable staff to partcipate in the 2018/19 NHS Cumbria Protected Learning Programme. 

Wednesday 16th May

Thursday 14th June

Wednesday 11th July

Wednesday 12th September

Wednesday 10th October

Wednesday 14th November

Wednesday 13th February

Thursday 14th March

If you have a medical emergency please contact NHS 111 by Tel: 111

The Surgery will re-open at 8.00am the following morning. 

GP Registrar

What is a GP Registrar?

This is a qualified doctor who has decided to embark on a career in general practice, much like a surgeon or physician in the hospital. Like these doctors part of their training involves them spending a total of 18 months working at a teaching practice. This is usually divided into a 6 month and 12 month attachment. 

How much experience do they have?

By the time you see a GP registrar they will have spent at least 5 years at medical school to qualify as a doctor. Then they will have done 2 years working in hospitals (previously known as “house jobs”. They will then start a 3 year training programme to become a GP, during which they will spend 18 months in a training practice. Often the GP Registrar will have more up to date knowledge on hospital treatment and service than we do as they have just come from a hospital job. So by the time you see this doctor they may well have been working as a doctor for 4 years. 

Why do they have to ask other GPs in the practice for advice?

There is a vast difference in the range and types of clinical cases and patients seen in general practice compared to hospital medicine. In a surgical job at the hospital a doctor will only see surgical cases every day, in general practice an average surgery may consist of a general medical case, then an ill child, then patient with a skin rash then a patient with depression etc. So there is a wide variety which can be quite challenging when you start in general practice. The GP registrars are encouraged to ask for help whenever they want for your safety and benefit so please be patient, one day these doctors will also be competent GPs!

Study_books

 

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