The clinicians of the practice occasionally attend training organised by the local CCG to keep themselves up to date with the latest requirements. On these days the practice is closed for the afternoon with urgent cover by NHS 111 organised by the CCG. The practice reopens the following morning as normal.
Coachmans Medical practice has been approved for GP and medical student training and each year one or more fully qualified doctors with experience in hospital medicine may spend time with the practice as part of their preparation to become general practitioners. They share all aspects of patient care and the partners welcome their contribution to the team.
Occasionally, medical students, district nurses in training, pharmacy students and student community midwives may also spend time with the practice.
The practice is also visited at times by other doctors, representing KSS GP Deanery, who oversee standards of training within the practice and inspect patient records during the visit. Please notify reception if you wish to exclude your medical records from this process.
For information on what to do when the surgery is closed for training, click here.