Bucks, HP11 2RZ
T: 01494 526500
F: 01494 450237
Trainers:Dr Rashmi Sawhney, Dr Zoe Rogers
Programme Director: Dr Mark Reed
Our practice is the oldest training practice in High Wycombe, situated within a two minute walk of the new Eden Centre and about a ten minute walk from Wycombe Hospital. We care for approximately 10,000 patients, with 15% of these from Asian and Afro-Caribbean communities and this adds a dimension to our medical practice not found in other Chiltern Scheme practices. We are always looking at innovative ideas and, as a PMS practice, were the first to incorporate Nurse Practitioners into the primary health care team.
Technology is fully employed to provide a paperless environment using Vision, Docman scanning and digital dictation with voice recognition.
We operate an Advanced Access appointment system where the majority of our appointments are booked on the day and patients are therefore able to see a GP or Nurse Practitioner without delay. Forward booking of appointments is also available if required. Out-of-hours work is covered by HARMONI.
The primary health care team is an enthusiastic, dynamic and committed bunch of people who work well together. We like to think that caring is our raison d’€tre, and this philosophy extends to looking after each other. Regular team meetings and whole team awaydays are a feature of practice life and there is a small committee that arranges social events outside of surgery hours. The partners and practice manager meet weekly to discuss business issues and regularly in the early morning over breakfast for strategic planning. Our aim is to work hard and play hard and it is not unheard of having registrar tutorials at the local Starbucks!
Our registrars have protected teaching time in the form of tutorials, not just with their trainer but with all the practice staff. We have an extensive skill mix of personal interest inhouse and this provides an excellent grounding in general practice. We encourage active and full participation in all aspects of practice life and promote self reflection as a cornerstone of learning. The whole primary care team is encouraged to be involved in teaching, offering support, tuition and feed-back on a continual basis.
One thing is guaranteed. Not only will you leave your year feeling fit and ready to undertake the world of general practice on your own, but you will have had a fantastic time getting there!