The practice dates from the 1890s, and was initially sited in a house on Gloucester Road, moving later to Ballyduggan, where it stayed until 1981, when the present surgery was opened.
The Present Surgery
The present surgery was built in 1981, and extended in 1986, 1997 and 2007, and now encompasses five doctor consulting rooms, and a nurses suite of two treatment and one phlebotomist room. We are currently renovating the surgery, to include new signage, redecoration and installation of a new telephone system. We have approximately 6500 patients registered with us. This includes 1200 resident students at Hartpury College.
We have all the equipment you would expect in a modern practice: ECG with computer interpretation, 24 hour blood pressure and ECG machines, and spirometer.
We offer the usual services you would expect in primary care: on the day emergency consultations, chronic illness management, health screening including NHS Healthchecks and the full range of contraceptive services.
We are a dispensing practice, dispensing to virtually all of our patients.
We have been a training practice for approximately 40 years. Dr Whittle has been a trainer since 2002, and Dr Chambers qualified as a trainer in 2014. GP Trainees are experienced doctors who are in the practice to complete their final year of training as a General Practitioner. The practice now aims to have two trainees at any one time. Each doctor works under the supervision of their trainer.