Bucks, HP7 9NUT: 01494 762323Website:
Trainers: Dr. Raj Bajwa
Programme Director: Dr Rachel Boyce
Little Chalfont Surgery is a friendly 4-doctor, village-based practice serving just over 5600 patients in a leafy part of Buckinghamshire, situated close to Chalfont & Latimer station. We have a number of patients who commute to London daily and an increasing number of families moving out of London to more relaxed surroundings, attracted by the excellent reputation of the local schools. This is a largely affluent area with relatively little deprivation.
Little Chalfont Surgery has been a training practice since 2004. The senior partner, Dr Bajwa has been a trainer and appraiser since 2004. He has a special interest in prescribing, medical education, and evidence based healthcare. He is also the Chair of the Chiltern Clinical Commissioning Group. Dr Bajwa qualified via the local Vocational training scheme and has spent his entire career as a GP principal at Little Chalfont Surgery. Over the years, the surgery has been fortunate to have recruited excellent doctors who have all competed their ST3 training at the practice. Dr Steven Burr is our most recently appointed partner and he is scheduled to become a trainer in 2019. Dr Burr is also the CCG clinical locality lead for Amersham and Chesham. Dr Susi Kennedy, who was our very first registrar and Dr Jen Brown, one of our more recent registrars both work for four sessions per week. Dr Kennedy is the safeguarding lead and Dr Brown is the diabetes lead. We do not employ locums and give great emphasis on the importance of continuity of care for our patients.
We have two practice nurses, in house phlebotomy and offer the full range of primary care services including minor surgery, IUD insertion and chronic disease management. We work closely with our community nursing colleagues holding regular multi-disciplinary meetings to review all vulnerable adults and families on our list. There are a number of allied health professionals who see patients at the practice and in recent years we have been pleased to also host a NHS dental service for the community. We have substantially improved our premises over the years and have a large meeting training room with modern AV resources to support individual and group learning for our registrars. All our registrars are able to have a modern, spacious, air conditioned and well equipped consultation room of their own during their time with us.
The practice is fully computerised, and practically paperless, using EMIS software. Our CQC rating was good in all areas. We score highly in QoF each year, and pride ourselves both on the quality of our care and the importance of the relationships we have with our patients. We are at the forefront of the changes in modern general practice with involvement with our local clinical commissioning group whilst also seeking to pass on the values of traditional UK general practice to the next generation of doctors.