Bucks, HP8 4QG
T: 01494 874006
Dr. Ran Hettiaratchi
We are an eight-partner practice (5 full-time equivalent partners & a 3 session salaried doctor) based across two sites in Chalfont St Peter and Chalfont St Giles with a patient population of over 12,000. The GPs have cardiology, respiratory, men’s health (urology), forensic medicine, dermatology, diabetes, women’s health (Gynaecology) and minor surgery interests. We are fortunate to have a tremendous nursing team with many specialist skills – we offer nurse led diabetes, asthma and COPD clinics but also see a huge amount of chronic diseases in our regular consultations.
Our practice has a very friendly atmosphere (with most of our staff having served at the practice for a considerable time) which contributes to an open and favourable learning environment, offering a wealth of learning opportunities as our patients offer diverse medical and psychological learning experiences. The practice population is representative of the general population but does have a tendency towards the affluent elderly patients and families, which includes nursing and residential homes. We also look after the residents at the National Society of Epilepsy (NSE). We also have many young families, children with learning disabilities and families that are currently involved with social services.
You will have an organised two week induction period. The induction timetable is designed to familiarise you with the members of our practice healthcare team and gain an understanding of their roles. You will gain an understanding on how the healthcare team learn from and support each other as well as share medical knowledge and expertise. You spend time shadowing and viewing all the GPs and nurses in consultation to obtain insights into their different consultation styles, personalities and strengths.
In addition to the compulsory GP teaching, you will have supervisor protected time (e.g. for WPBA, progress reviews and debriefing time after consultations). Additionally, further educational sessions will include structured and planned educational activities such as weekly tutorials, audits and CBDs. You will also be encouraged to attend our practice meetings as well as have exposure with the local clinical commissioning group (CCG).
We are all passionate about GP training and are fully committed to support and train future GPs to become safe, caring, competent and enthusiastic doctors.