Training Practice

GP trainees

Chet Valley Medical Practice has been a training practice for the last 30 years. The current trainers are Dr Duthie and Dr Linda Isherwood. GP trainees spend either six or twelve months with the practice, they are fully qualified doctors who have chosen a career in general practice and are fully qualified to treat patients. As a patient you may be offered an appointment with the GP trainee, however this is always the patients choice. With written consent from the patient we may ask permission to video the consultation.

Video recording

On occasions we may ask for your consent to allow your consultation with the GP trainee to be video recorded for teaching purposes. Such a recording would normally be seen only by the GP trainee and one of the GP partners.

Video recording will only ever be done with your explicit consent. You do have the right to refuse.

Medical students

Chet Valley Medical Practice has been committed to teaching student doctors from the University of East Anglia Medical School for many years. We currently host years 1, 2, 3 and 4 throughout the academic year.

The students rotate between placements in GP surgeries, hospitals and UEA based lectures.

On the days when students are with us they gain experience with our GPs in clinics and by speaking to patients about symptoms, investigations, treatment, medications and to learn how a GP decides what course of action to take.

The students also need to practice examination skills which allows them to gain confidence when approaching patients, talking to them and explaining things.

Our students are currently taught by:

  • Dr J. Morgan
  • Dr S. Hofmann
  • Dr R. Draeger

UEA approved tutors:

  • Dr H. Harper
  • Dr K. Betts
  • Dr A. Forse
  • Dr E. Raine

If you are interested in finding out more about helping with students, please Ask a Receptionist to pass your name onto Carrie Pidd who organises the teaching for the practice.

If you are approached to meet with the students, you are not under any pressure to agree. If you decide not to help it will not impact on your future care.

Some of the conditions that students cover are:

  • Dermatology
    • Eczema, rashes
  • Respiratory
    • Asthma, COPD, chest pain, pneumonia
  • Cardiovascular
    • Varicose veins, stroke, cardiac problems
  • Haematology
    • Anaemia, leukaemia and other blood disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroenterology
  • Thyroid
  • Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Parkinsons
  • Ophthalmology
  • Renal conditions
  • Mental health
  • Paediatrics
  • Pregnancy and women’s health
  • Musculoskeletal, bones and joints
  • Basic examination skills