The Marlow Medical Group – The Doctors House


The Doctors House
Victoria Rd, Marlow
Bucks, SL7 1QWT: 01628 484666Website:

Trainers: Dr Penny Macdonald

Programme Director: Dr Mark Reed

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Practice Information

We are committed to providing our trainees with a really enjoyable year, during which they will become fully involved in all aspects of our General Practice and supported as they progress through their GP training. As a large practice of 27,300 patients, we have the advantage of offering a wide range of experience and have GPs specialising in ophthalmology, dermatology, family planning, obesity, diabetes, asthma, primary care research and COPD. We also have GPs involved in CCG, GP Federation and LMC work.

We consult from a purpose built surgery in the middle of Marlow, where our learners are based. We have branch surgeries in Lane End and Hambleden offering the trainee an opportunity to experience a variety of primary care settings during the course of their time with us.

We are fully computerised and paperless. Our clinical system is EMISWEB and we use DOCMAN for document management as well as for educational conversations in house. We also have a shared drive with helpful training support documents and records of our educational meetings and presentations.

We have a room dedicated to training, with a library, journals and an overhead projector at the Doctors House and now also have an additional training room at Lane End Surgery.

As a practice we work closely with everyone in our primary healthcare team. The health visitors and district nurses are next door in the community hospital, which also has x-ray and physiotherapy, occasional consultant surgeries, and 17 inpatient beds.

We have an excellent nursing team, offering all the usual services, as well as diabetic, asthma, COPD and travel clinics. We also have minor illness nurses. We have weekly educational meetings (including significant events and audit) and monthly practice meetings, all of which the Registrar is invited to attend. There is also the opportunity for lots of informal teaching with so many doctors around.

We run a same day emergency clinic (RAC –Rapid Access Clinic) staffed by a GP, Minor illness Nurses and a paramedic which is a great resource for experience in acute presentations. We have a fully equipped emergency room to complement this.

We have a full time Practice Pharmacist and Pharmacy Assistant to advise on medication queries, conduct reviews, manage requests and to see patients with Long Term Conditions.


Trainees are fully supported in every surgery. There is an initial induction to meet all members of staff and sit in with colleagues in surgeries. A half day per week is fully protected for in-house teaching for each trainee and the curriculum is very much tailored to the needs of the individual.

The whole practice enjoys and contributes to training and we have a great team of three trainers in house with lots of expertise and enthusiasm to support you with your training: Dr Macdonald is attached to the Wycombe scheme and Drs Kuetter and Alberts to the Windsor VTS scheme offering trainees the opportunity to work alongside trainees from another scheme. Trainees have the opportunity to work at all our sites but will do most of their work at the site where their trainer is based.

We are proud of the clinical care we offer our patients, and value the opportunity to teach this to others.