We are a training Practice and as such we have GP Registrars and FY2 Doctors regularly in practice and you will be offered appointments with them. They are all qualified doctors and are all given supervision throughout their time at the practice.
Dr Ferrier is our current specialist GP trainer and Dr Burns and Dr Cotter are both FY2 supervisors. At all times all of the trainer doctors will have a nominated supervisor throughout their placement.
FY2 Doctors – Foundation Year 2 Doctors
This is a fairly new scheme whereby newly qualified Doctors move onto a structured programme of diagnosis and management of patients not simply in hospitals but also in mental health and general practice. These Doctors have had at least 12 months of experience in hospital medicine after qualifying before they come to general practice.
FY2 Doctors are placed with a Practice for 4 months and will have their own surgery when they see patients. They are supervised by one of our GP Trainers during their experience of working in general practice.
As an ST1 or ST2 doctor they are an experienced doctor who will have completed their foundation training and may have had additional areas of experience prior to deciding to specialise in general practice. In entering into the training programme they decided to train to be a GP. Similar to FY2 doctors they come for 4 month placements in general practice until they become an ST3 registrar.
An ST3 doctor will be with the practice for 1 year. They are in their final year of training prior to becoming a fully qualified GP. Over the year they increase the number of patients they see and towards the end of their training as they become more experienced will attend for home visits.