We are not a limited partnership.
The practice became a GMS (General Medical Services) Practice on 1st April 2015.
In August 2019 the surgery became a training practice which means that we will be joined by a GP Registrar who is taking part in the Northumberland GP Training Scheme usually for a period of six months at a a time.
The GP Registrar is a qualified doctor who has already worked in different hospital departments and may have worked in other GP surgeries.
Dr Devlin will be responsible for training the GP Registrar who will be supervised at all times as part of the training process.
Occasionally consultations with the GP Registrar may be video recorded. This only happens with your
written consent and is for training purposes to try and improve consultation skills. In addition Dr Devlin and the GP Registrar may do a joint surgery when they take turns in seeing patients. This again is a training tool used in other practices and you will be informed if your appointment is in a joint surgery.
The GP Registrar will take part in all clinical activities at the surgery that the other Doctors perform.
We Teach Medical Students
We are a teaching practice for Sunderland University medical students and are proud to be involved in training tomorrow’s doctors. As a result, students may lead or observe your appointment.
Please note your care will in no way be affected by this.
Patients with Particular Needs
The Practice has suitable access for disabled patients. We also have parking space reserved for patients displaying disabled sticker.
For patients with hearing aids we have a special induction loop system in reception.
We can arrange interpretation and translation services for patients who do not speak English. Please let us know if you need this service when booking an appointment.