General Practice Placements

The Norfolk GP training scheme has at least 18m sent in General Practice placments.  GP placements in individual training programmes (ITPs) are arranged in geographical clusters to make logical pairings and so minimise and equalise the commuting between ITPs.

Key Facts

  • Training Practice 33
  • Trainers/Tier 3 trainers 47
  • Associate Trainers/Tier 2 trainers 41

6 months in ST1 in General Practice

  • helps you understand what a GP career is about
  • helps you to focus on the GP relevant aspects of subsequent hospital posts
  • gives you a broad experience in a wide range of conditions

Final 12 months in General Practice

  • a contrasting practice to the first
  • develop an on-going mentoring relationship with an experienced GP
  • get support and have stability whilst completing nMRCGP
Aldborough Surgery

http://aldboroughsurgery.co.uk/

Norfolk Scheme Associate Training Practice

Rural Practice

Bacon Road Medical Centre

http://www.baconroadmedicalcentre.org.uk

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice                                                   

Urban

Practice population 4730

3 Partners

1 Trainer and 2 Associate Trainers 

Birchwood Medical Practice

http://www.birchwoodsurgery.nhs.uk

Birchwood is a dispensing practice with a list size in excess of 11000 patients.  We are based in a modern purpose built premises in an expanding but rural market town.  There is quick access to Norwich by car (20 minutes) and a railway station located within a ten-minute walk from the surgery.

Our five partners share an enthusiasm for training in respect of both registrars and undergraduates.

We pride ourselves on our high level of computerisation which includes internet access from all PCs together with a bespoke electronic messaging system and scanning package.  We have a large library and excellent teaching facilities including permanently linked digital projection facilities.

The practice deals with minor surgery and minor injuries and runs a range of chronic disease clinics.  The practice employs an ECP who is based at the surgery and regular secondary care clinics operate out of the practice.

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Rural

Practice population 11000

6 partners

1 Nurse practitioner

3 Trainers

Bungay Medical Practice

http://www.bungaymedical.co.uk

Bungay Medical Practice is the sole practice in the market town of Bungay, situated on the border between Norfolk and Suffolk.  It lies in a beautiful part of East Anglia on the edge of the Norfolk Broads and 30 minutes drive from the Suffolk coast.  It is 15 miles from the City of Norwich and there is a fast rail link to London (90 minutes from Diss).  There are two good District General Hospitals in Norwich and Gorleston, and we are very closely linked to the University of East Anglia, teaching all five years of medical students.

We are a postgraduate and undergraduate teaching practice and a research practice with with approximately 10,800 patients split between Norfolk and Suffolk.  We dispense to around 3,500 patients. 

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Semi-urban/rural

Practice population 10800

Coltishall Medical Practice

http://www.coltishallsurgery.nhs.uk

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Rural

Practice population 8811

4 Partners.  2 Salaried doctors.  

3 Nurse Practitioners

Cringleford Surgery

http://www.cringlefordsurgery.co.uk/

Norfolk Scheme Associate Training Practice

Urban

Cromer Group Practice

http://www.cromergrouppractice.nhs.uk

The practice is situated in a small market town by the sea.  It is a popular tourist and retirement area that means we have a high number of temporary residents and also the practice population has a higher proportion of older people than average.

We have a strong training ethos: although we are not able to take cohorts of GP undergraduates because of restricted space, we do take single undergrads from Imperial College and we also host student pharmcists, student nurses and young people on work experience.

Our four Nurse Practitioners all work at advanced practitioner level, seeing and treating patients.  As well as our two Practice Nurses, we have Specialist Respiratory Nurse and the Health Care Assistants.

The local District Hospital is withing 300 metres and we provide medical cover for the local community hospital.

Drayton Surgery

http://www.drayton-stfaiths.co.uk

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Semi-urba/rural

Practice population 17600

8 Partners. 3 Salaried doctors

4 Nurses Practitioners

Elmham Surgery

http://www.elmhamsurgery.com/

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

East Norwich Medical Partnership

http://www.eastnorwichmedicalpartnership.co.uk/

Norfolk Scheme Associate Training Practice

Heathgate Medical Practice

http://www.heathgatemedicalpractice.co.uk

Heathgate Medical Practice is situated in Poringland, the largest in a group of villages a few miles south of Norwich.  With a fast car (watch the speed camera outside the school) or blue light ambulance you can be in the NNUH within a few minutes.

We all love teaching and have been a teaching practice for nearly 20 years.  we are all involved from the admin and management team through the dispensary staff and nurses to the doctors.  Two of our previous trainees are partners, and may others are local GPs including trainers and other educators.  We like to support students looking at medicine as a career and at least 2 wh have spent time with us in their school years are now doctors and several more are at medical school.

We hope we provide first class clinical care as well.  Patient feedback suggests that we do.  As well as education we are at the forefront of general practice evolution, with two of our partners heavily involved in current developments.  So lots of heated debate and insight into politics of general practice as well.

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Semi urban/rural

Practice population 8200

5 Partners

1 Nurse Practitioner

Hellesdon Medical Practice

http://www.hellesdonmedicalpractice.co.uk

Our practice is in the suburbs of Norwich about 15 minutes from the centre and the practice area extends out into the country.  At times you may be lucky enough to get home for lunch.

We are a friendly enthusiastic practice with teaching and training a very important part of our every day practice from all staff.  We enjoy having several trainees at a time and find this very beneficial to everyone's learning.  We are also a teaching practice for Norwich Medical School and currently teach year 5.  We encourage our trainees to become involved in helping with teaching, which is very enjoyable.  Over the past few years, we have put education very strongly at the forefront of the practice ethos.  The IT uses SystemOne.

We have lively business and clinical meeting which we strongly recommend our trainees attend, as these give a valuable insight into running a practice and give trainees an idea of how partnership operates.  We also discuss and keenly debate the recent guidelines and the implication on our practice.

 

We have a strong Gold Standards Framework pathway for end of life care, with regular monthly meetings and our trainees have found great benefit from attending these and getting involved in palliative care.

We have very good feedback from our trainees, and will try our best to help you get the most from your training.

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

1 semi-urban/rural

Practice Population 9600

4 Partners

2 Nurses Practitioners

 

Holt Medical Practice

http://www.holt-practice.nhs.uk

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Semi-Urban/Rural

Practice Population 14600

9 Partners.  1 Salaried Doctor

6 Nurse Practitioners

Hoveton and Wroxham Medical Centre

http://www.hovetonandwroxhammedicalcentre.nhs.uk

We are a registered training practice with many years experience of working with more than one trainee.

The practice is based in a mainly rural area and has three small branch facilities based in the larger villages covered by the practice.

Around 8400 patients are registered with the practice but we also have a large temporary residents population during the summer months.

The practice is a PMS practice and is registered to carry out research studies.  The building was purpose built for primary care.  It offers good clinical rooms, car parking and rest room facilities.

We have a high level of achievement on QOF (Quality Outcomes Framework) and are active members of the North Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group. 

Community services, midwifery services and therapy services are also based in the building and the practice has excellent relations with these teams.

Weekly meetings are held with the clinical teams to discuss issues, case management, GSF (Gold Standard Framework) and to keep up to date with new guidance.

The practice uses the SystmOne clinical system and training on the system is included as part the comprehensive induction period.

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Semi-urban/rural

Practice population 8400

5 partners.  1 Salaried Doctors

3 Nurse Practitioners

Lawson Road Surgery

http://www.lawsonroadsurgery.co.uk

As the practice is situated within the Health Centre we have direct access to community staff and also the run the reception for the community clinics i.e. Podiatry, Physiotherapy etc.

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Urban

Practice Population 6600

4 Partners. 1 Salaried Doctor

 

Chet Valley Medical Practice - Loddon

http://www.loddondoctorssurgery.co.uk

Excellent Facilities - new purpose built building, with large teaching facility.

Motivated Partners - with broad clinical skill mix

Teaching & Learning - the whole practice is involved with teaching and training.  too many learning opportunities to list!

High Caliber - management and administration team - learn about how to run an efficient practice

Wide Range of Services offered in House - with relevant attached staff

Easy Access - from Norwich (15 minutes)

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Urban

Practice population 8300

6 Partners

Long Stratton Surgery

http://www.longstrattonsurgery.nhs.uk

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Rural

Practice population 11500

5 Partners

Ludham Surgery

http://www.ludhamsurgery.nhs.uk

Ludham and Stalham Green Surgeries is a very friendly small rural dispensing practice about 15 miles from Norwich, in the centre of the Norfolk Broads area.  Ludham Surgery is paired with Stalham Green Surgery making a total practice list of 5,500, covering a rural population in a number of local villages.  We also look after a range of old peoples homes, a mental care home and a number of holiday makers including boaters.

Trainees have their own room and terminal on our EMIS Web system.  They have two tutorials per week and post-surgery debriefs as well as protected afternoon for personal study.  We share one of our tutorials with Staithe Surgery, Stalham so that both trainers bring ideas along with a larger pool of educators.  Day release take place at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital all day on alternate Wednesdays.  

Ludham offers excellent training and relations with doctors and staff to learn effectively in nurturing environment.  Various people help with teaching including all the GPs, the Practice Manager, Clinical Data Manager, Nurses and other health care professionals.  Trainees are actively encouraged to attend a variety of meetings in the practice.  We offer opportunities to learn skills in the practice including minor surgery, cryotherapy, electrocautery, and use of various diagnostic tools e.g. spirometry.  Time is available to complete audits.  We have a website, so look us up on the web, too www.ludhamsurgery.nhs.uk

As a learning organisation, the Practice is actively involved in developing other peoples learning in the organisation.  The practice offers career opportunities to local people and has successfully trained and employed several apprentices within the practice.

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Rural

Practice Population 5500

4 Partners

 

Magdalen Medical Practice

https://magdalenmedical.nhs.uk/

We have been a training practice for more than 25 years and have seen a series of changes in the training of future GPs.  We hope to retain an element of the apprenticeship model while helping trainee negotiate communication and ethical skills as well as tjhe hurdles of the nMRCGP.

We pride ourselves on being a happy team and look forward to having future trainees commit to this ethos.

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Urban

Practice Population 12650

8 Partners

1 Nurse Practitioner

Market Surgery, Aylsham

http://www.themarketsurgery.nhs.uk

We have been a training practice since 1998 and have enjoyed being part of many registrars training.  We hope that they have enjoyed their time in Aylsham.  We have been involved with teaching students from UEA since the start of the medical school and currently teach fourth years audit students and two fifth year cohorts. We also teach Cambridge University students – years five and six.

We are a friendly, relaxed practice and aim to make our registrars feel part of the team.  We have six partners, two salaried doctors, two Physicians Associates along with a full range of staff (HCAs, practice nurse, midwife, health visitor, district nurses, Macmillan nurse, counsellor, alcohol counsellor).  All the doctors and staff are involved with the education and the partners all share debriefing, supervision and tutorials.  

Aylsham is a small market town 12 miles north of Norwich.  We look after a population of about 9800 patients from the town and the villages in about an 8 mile radius around it. 

All surgeries are supervised and debriefed and the registrars will have a weekly tutorial.  We have a weekly educational and business meeting on a Friday afternoon and bi monthly journal clubs.  We all enjoy many varied interests outside work and expect the registrars to balance their work with other interests.

We have excellent facilities.  The registrars have their own room and there is a large library/boardroom to use for tutorials and meetings.

 

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Rural

Practice Population 9800

6 Partners

2 Physician Associates

Mile End Road & Tuckswood - Castle Partnership

http://www.castle-partnership.co.uk

Well established practice with 3 surgery sites and 11 partners.  Each surgery site has around 5-6000 patients and the GP's are supported by an experienced team if nurses and Healthcare Assistants and Surgery Managers.  High disease prevalence and a very mixed population gives trainees and great opportunity to gain knowledge and experience of a wide variety of conditions and to develop patient consultation skills.

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Urban

Practice Population  17000

12 Partners

2 Nurse Practitioners

Oak Street Surgery

http://www.oakstreet.gpsurgery.net

The Oak Street Practice Team is committed to working in partnership with our GP Registrars to provide individualised, trainee centred education.  Your training will be delivered in a supportive and safe environment by GPs, who have a wide range of skills (research, occupational health, audit, appraisal, minor surgery, undergraduate teaching, out of hours supervision) to support your training and your future career direction.

We value diversity and what your experience can offer us in our practice improvement activities; from day one you are part of our team, innovating and passionate to deliver high quality, patient centred care to our diverse population in inner city of Norwich.  This can be a challenging population to treat, however we achieved 'outstanding' from the CQC for our of vulnerable groups and those with complex needs.  The Oak Street team values its culture of support, diversity and openness, while aspires to professional excellence.  Although we work hard we share coffeee together every morning and enjoy fun activities as a team!

Orchard Surgery

http://www.orchardsurgerydereham.co.uk

Come and join our happy practice

We can offer:

  • Appreciative patients (yes, really!)
  • Spacious, purpose built premises
  • Helpful, happy staff
  • Good coffee!

We are:

  • Passionate about caring for our 10,600 patients
  • Enthusiastic SystmOne users
  • Actively involved in research projects
  • 20 minutes to the Norwich Southern Bypass

We are seven experience, approachable GP partners.  We meet daily for coffee, and to discuss issues we may have come across in our clinics.  We try very hard to share the workload evenly.  We operate by discussion and consensus and believe that our open approach is a great strength.

Our nurse team have particular clinical interest in diabetes and respiratory issues.

We have experienced, knowledgeable managers running our administration functions.

We work in close collaboration with four other mid Norfolk Practices on a number of projects for the benefit of the local population.  We have regular meetings with the local Community Geriatrician and Dementia Specialist Nurse, and local community and Palliative Care Services.

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Semi-urban/rural

Practice population 10700

7 Partners

1 Nurse Practitioner

Paston Surgery

http://www.pastonsurgery.nhs.uk

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Rural

Practice Population 6500

3 Partners

4 Salaried GP's

1 Nurse Practitioners

Roundwell Medical Practice

http://www.roundwellmedicalcentre.co.uk/

We are a young and vibrant practice new to training but with an experienced trainer.  We have state of the art premises with two dedicated registrar rooms within close proximity to Norwich and the NNUH.  We have an onsite pharmacy and an efficient appointment system.  We operate with System One as our IT system.

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Urban

Practice Population 12000

6 Partners.  3 Salaried Doctors

1 Nurse Practitioner

 

Sheringham Medical Practice

http://www.sheringhammedical.nhs.uk

Sheringham Medical Practice is a very friendly rural dispensing practice about 20 miles from Norwich.  The practice has 9,400 patients covering a rural population in a number of local villages.  We also look after a range of nursing and residential homes, mental health care homes and have a high number of temporary residents.

Trainees have their own room and we have a large meeting room where the meetings take place.  The registrars have 2.5 hrs per week tutorial and debriefs after each surgery which are shared between all GP's and Nurse Practitioners.  The registrars attends GPSTS teaching at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital all day on alternate Wednesdays and has a protected day of study when not attending.

Sheringham offers excellent training and relations with doctors and staff to learn effectively in a nurturing environment.  Various people help with teaching including all the GPs, the Practice Manager, Nurses and other health care professionals.  Trainees are actively encouraged to attend a variety of meetings in the practice.  We offer opportunities to learn skills in the practice including minor surgery, cryotherapy, elecrocautery, and use of various diagnostic tools e.g. spirometry.  Time is available to complete audits.  

As a learning organisation, the Practice is actively involved in developing other learners in the organisation.  The practice offers career opportunities to local young people and has successfully trained and employed several apprentices within the practice.

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Rural

Practice Population 10000

4 Partners.  3 Salaried Doctors

St Stephens Medical Practice

http://www.ststephensgate.com

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Urban

Practice Population 12900

10 Partners

4 Nurse Practitioners

 

Staithe Surgery

http://www.staithesurgery.co.uk

Staithe Surgery is a rural training and dispensing practice with a list size of around 7545 patients, working from an excellent purpose built surgery in the small market town of Stalham.  We cover a fairly wide area, and see a large number of holiday visitors, as we are fortunate to live and work in a beautiful part of the country, close to the Norfolk Broads and 5 miles from the coast with it's lovely beaches.  With the many resources available at the surgery, we aim to provide medical care of the highest quality.

We have a diverse group of friendly, professional and administrative staff working very closely together as a team.  We all meet frequently on an informal basis, and also have more formal regular meetings throughout the practice to discuss relevant issues and plan surgery policy.  The partners meet regularly and enjoy an excellent and mutually supportive working relationship.  We feel good communication at all levels within the practice is vital, as it enhances the quality of patient care, efficiency and the satisfaction we derive from our work.

As a practice we have always tried to take advantage of changes in the Health Service for the benefit of our patients.  As we are 18 miles from the nearest hospital we try to be as self-sufficient as possible by providing many services within the surgery.

Our registrars have their own room with access to our clinical system, SystmOne.  They have two tutorials a week, one on an individual basis with one of our trainers and the other is a joint tutorial, which is shared between us and Stalham Green & Ludham Surgery.  

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Rural

Practice Population 7545

4 Partners.  1 Salaried Doctor

2 Nurse Practitioners

The Coastal Villages Practice

http://www.coastaldoctors.co.uk

Hemsby Surgery

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Semi-urban/rural

Practice Population 18000

7 Partners. 3 Salaried Doctors

3 Nurse Practitioners.

North Caister Medical Centre

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Urban

2 Partners.  1 Salaried Doctor

1 Nurse Practitioner

 

 

Theatre Royal Surgery

http://www.theatresurgery.com

Theatre Royal Surgery is an experienced training practice currently teaching UEA medical students and with an FY2 placement.  We've welcomed students from Europe and further afield and everyone at the practice very much supports and enjoys the teaching process.

We have a strong collaborative ties with the four other mid Norfolk practices and work with them and our community and secondary care colleagues on a number of projects to benefit patient population.

The Partners in the practice have particular clinical interests in sexual health, emergency care medicine and prescribing.  The Community Geriatrician holds regular outreach clinics in the practice and we also have monthly clinics from the diabetic specialist team and weekly ante natal midwifery sessions.  The practice employs an Emergency Care Practitioner who works with us on four days each week.  An experienced paramedic, his sessions offer a new dimension to our clinical care.

The doctors in our practice are supported by an excellent, experienced and friendly team of clinical and administrative staff.  We use TPP practices.

Norfolk Scheme Assocate Training Practice

Practice Population 9100

4 Partners

Trinity And Bowthorpe Medical Practice

http://trinityandbowthorpe.co.uk

Over the years the practice has expanded and continues to do so.  We operate from two sites.  The Surgery at 1 Trinity Street has been a doctors surgery for almost a century whilst the health Centre was built in the early 80's and has been renovated to look after the new housing estate of Bowthorpe which is still being built on.  The practice list size currently stands at approx. 10265 and is looked after by 6 partners, 2 advance nurse practitioners and a full compliment of admin staff.

Norfolk Scheme Training Practice

Semi-Urban/rural

Practice population 10265

6 Partners

2 Nurse Practitioners

Woodcock Road Surgery

http://www.woodcockroadsurgery.nhs.uk

Woodcock Road Surgery is an urban practice with a list size of around 7800 patients which is increasing all the time. We have our own purpose built building with car park which provides a pleasant environment to work in.  Our practice area is relatively small and covers a fairly densely populated area with a wide range of patients from the nearby areas of Mile Cross, Old Catton and Hellesdon.  This doe include some areas of high deprivation which is both challenging at times and very rewarding.  We aim to provide medical care of the highest quality.

We fell the exposure to a variety of clinical conditions in physical health, mental health and social issues will challenge trainees but also provide a solid foundation for their future careers.

We have an excellent team f administration staff and nursing staff and we all work well together.  The practice is very well managed by our practice manager Sally-Ann Hornby and we feel our practice is a friendly, well-supported place to work.

Norfolk scheme Associate Training Practice

Urban

Practice Population 7721

4 Partners. 1 Salaried Doctor

 

Wymondham Medical Practice

http://www.wymmed.co.uk

We are a non dispensing, PMS moving to GMS practice with personal lists within the catchment area of South Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group.

We have 13 GP consulting rooms and an up to date Nursing wing, which was extended in April 2004 and May 2013 and now provides 10 consulting rooms and 2 treatment bays.

On site there is an independent pharmacy and a NHS Dental Practice, both of whom are tenants of the Partnership.

We have attached midwifes, and Macmillan nurse whilst the local health centre provides community paediatrics, district nurses, health visitors, physiotherapists, speech therapists, dietitians and chiropodists in support of our community.

Norfolk Scheme Associate Training Pracitce

Semi-urban/rural

Practice Population 18500

10 Partners.  3 Salaried doctors

4 Nurse Practitioners

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