Leighton Road Surgery is a well established Vocational Training Scheme Practice accredited by Oxford Postgraduate Medical Education Deanery.
Specialist training for general practice aims to produce doctors who, on completion of training will be able to provide personal and continuing care to individuals and families in the community. They will also have the management skills relative to primary care and be able to audit their work with a view to improving performance.
The training programme commences after Foundation Programme posts (or equivalent) are completed. The requirements for general practice training are laid in UK legislation. General practice specialist training consists of 36 months in approved posts. Ultimately all those in training will spend 18 months in a general practice environment, currently deaneries offer a mixture training post opportunities with between 12 and 18 months in general practice and the rest as hospital based training posts. The final 12 months of GP specialist training is always in a general practice post.
During a GP Registrar placement, patients will be offered participation in video consultations and joint surgeries. This is purely voluntary for the patients though we do appreciate patient involvement in GP training.
Dr Farah Paruk and Dr Taru Patel are our current GP Trainers. More information about the Oxford Scheme can be found at NHS Education South Central.
The practice is also involved in a number of other training schemes including community and practice nurse training initiatives.
Leighton Road Surgery also carries out a wide range of internal training courses including health and safety, customer care, NVQs etc.