Amersham Health Centre

Chiltern Avenue
Amersham
Bucks, HP6 5AY

T: 01494 434344

Website: www.amershamhealthcentre.co.uk

Trainer: Dr. Clare Gabe,

Programme Director: Dr Alex Bates


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Practice Information

The building was purpose built in the 1970s and has been extensively renovated. As our Registrar you will have your own spacious consulting room. Clinical staff includes two whole time partners, four part time partners, a nurse-practitioner, two minor illness nurses, four practice nurses, a health care assistant, and attached teams of district nurses and health visitors. The practice runs clinics for Diabetes, Asthma and COPD, Hypertension and CHD, Child Health, Minor Surgery, Family Planning, and Smoking Cessation.

We are committed to making the training year an enjoyable one for you and ensuring that you are supernumerary to the practice’s needs. We take pride in offering exceptional standards of care, reflected in the attainment of a high Quality points score, and want you to experience General Practice at its best. You will be encouraged and helped to take the College membership examination.

The practice uses VISION, a windows-based programme, and has been ‘paperless’ since 2001. You will be given ample training at the beginning of your attachment.

After an initial two week induction period you will see patients with 20 minute appointment times. When you are ready, appointment times are increased to 10 minutes with a free 10 minute catch-up period every hour. Tutorials occupy the whole of one morning every week. There is a joint surgery with the trainer for one hour a week and de-briefing sessions with the partners after every morning surgery. The varied skill mix at the Health Centre provides you with many learning opportunities and you will be able to attend the partners’ weekly business meetings, monthly Primary Health Care Team meetings, and regular half day training sessions for the whole team. You will be encouraged to present a session in the Minor Illness training programme.

To meet the Oxford Region requirements, our Registrar joins a trainer for approximately 12 Harmoni sessions during the year, none over-night.