Wareham Surgery is a “Training Practice”. Our Trainees (ST2s or ST3s) are fully-qualified doctors who have chosen General Practice as their career, and who, since gaining their degree in Medicine, will already have had at least three years of experience working as doctors in various hospital specialties. They are usually attached to your surgery for 6-12 months. They can provide care of the same standard as that given by the other doctors within the practice, but also enjoy close clinical supervision by GP Partners at the practice, and will refer to the partner who is their Trainer if necessary.
ST2 trainees will have been qualified doctors for at least three years after completing their Medicine degree, gaining experience in general practice, after working as doctors in various hospital specialities.
ST3 trainees will have been qualified doctors for at least four years after completing their Medicine degree (two Foundation Years, followed by two years of GP vocational training, including six months already in a different GP practice). They are in their final stage of postgraduate training to become an independent GP.
As part of their assessment in training, GP Trainees have to sometimes video-record consultations. These recordings are strictly confidential and only seen by doctors involved in their assessment. Video-recording of consultations is only ever done with your express written consent, and you may choose to withhold such consent without giving any reason or affecting your care in any way.
Dr Nathan Francis and Dr Hannah Francis are approved GP Trainers, and will be responsible for the supervision of all GP Trainees.
It is not always possible for our doctors to cover all surgeries and we may occasionally need to call in the services of a locum doctor. They will always be fully qualified and they will have access to all your medical information.