Brimington Surgery was approved as a training practice several years ago. This training status requires us to show excellence across all aspects of the practice and we are proud to be developing this further.
Our newly completed extension is allowing us to expand our training and Dr Von Schreiber and Dr Lancaster have joined Dr Torkington as a qualified trainer, allowing several Registrars to be based at the surgery.
The GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who have already spent a number of years working in hospitals. Many of them are in the final months of their GP training and now need to gain further experience in General practice. They will often bring new skills and ideas having worked in areas such as Orthopaedics/Accident & Emergency/Medicine and Gynaecology.
The Registrars are always supervised by one of our existing GP's (Dr Torkington, Dr von Schreiber or Dr Lancaster) and they may even see patients jointly for more complex problems and can call upon their advice if ever needed.
The practice will be regularly assessed for its suitability for postgraduate training in general practice by the East Midlands Deanery. This process includes an inspection of medical records for quality, NOT content. If you object to your record being seen for this process then you must let the practice manager know in writing so these notes can be withdrawn. An essential component of training in all medical practice is the use of video consultations and from time to time we may ask patients to help us with this valuable aspect of training. This would of course only be done with your written agreement. All video recordings are strictly confidential and are used for teaching only.
We expect these developments will improve our services to you and enable an increased choice of doctors, reduced waiting times and help keep our existing GP's and nurses 'on their toes' with the regular influx of new doctors.
The names of our current Registrars can be found in the Practice Staff section.