The Old Forge Surgery
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Location(s): » Gale Farm Surgery (Old Forge) » The Old Forge Surgery
Trainer(s): » Clare Anderton
The Practice works from two cost rent buildings and looks after patients from all walks of life. Gale Farm Surgery in Acomb has 9000 patients and The Old Forge Surgery in Poppleton has 4000 patients. Both buildings have purpose built GP registrar accommodation, are fully computerised and provide complete medical services.
The practice has a close knit primary health care team with attached health visitors, district nurses and midwives. The practice provides its own counselling, physiotherapy, dietetic and chiropody services. Our practice nurses give support to health promotion campaigns as well as running clinics for the management of asthma diabetes and coronary heart disease. We do a large amount of minor surgery, cryosurgery and joint injections and provide full contraceptive services. We organise our own in house continuing medical education and actively participate in audit.
We are also house the Practice-Based Commissioning group Ebor who provide services such as Ophthalmology and Dermatology.
The practice has a very strong commitment to GP training and medical education. There are three trainers. Dr Bell Syer and Dr Anderton train GPSTrs and Dr Bush FY2 doctors. Dr Bush is FY2 GP co-ordinator, and is also closely involved with the Ebor group. Dr Bush is also a facilitator at York’s biannual Minor Surgery course. Dr Bell-Syer is also a GP mentor. Dr Anderton is county GMS rep for the LMC as well as sitting on both York and North Yorkshire Safeguarding Children committees. She is also a member of the Cervical Screening group.
The GP registrars gain a wide range of experience by working at both Gale Farm Surgery and Poppleton, which is part dispensing. Each registrar will be assigned to a specific trainer although all the practice helps with training. Most of the teaching will be on a one to one basis, but group teaching can be arranged if it is beneficial to the registrars.
Some registrars are able to spend a year in the practice - the first six months as a full time registrar, then the next six months doing General Practice and Palliative Care in conjunction with St Leonard’s Hospice.
Registrars get experience of on call duties within the practice during the day and out of hours helping the doctors in the practice that do OOH work.
A furnished self contained flat is available at The Old Forge Surgery for any registrar who wishes to use it.
More practice details are available on: http://www.york-gps.co.uk
Name: » Clare Anderton
Clare Anderton is an active member at this location.