Training Practice

If you saw the Panorama TV programme this week you are probably as concerned as we were to see unsupported clinicians treating patients.

Just to remind you of our current set up at our surgery:

We have Advanced nurse practitioners, Clinical pharmacists and Physician’s Associates.

We have Registrars. We are supported by a number of registrars in training (registrars are fully qualified doctors).

All of these members of staff are supported by our GPs who have protected time in which to supervise, debrief and discuss cases that these members of staff see.

In the current times of GP shortages, Allied health professionals are incredibly important to be able to help our GPs to manage their workload, but of course making sure they have adequate support and supervision is incredibly important which is something that Aspen has taken very seriously for a number of years and will continue to do so.

We hope this explains our situation and reassures you that no matter who you are seen by within the practice, there are affective procedures in place to make sure that your care is safe and of a high quality.