Crookston Medical Centre - Trainee Information Page
New Specialist Trainees
Congratulations on your successful application for GP Specialist Training.
If you are planning a career in General Practice in the West of Scotland and would like to work in a dynamic, modern and innovative medical practice in a convenient location in the South West of Glasgow we would be delighted if you choose Crookston Medical Centre as your Training Practice.
Dr. William Graham and Dr. Gary Watson are currently the educational supervisors in the Practice
Dr. Graham has been a GP Trainer since 2001. He is a member of the Faculty Development Alliance, a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Member of the Faculty of Sport and Exercise Medicine.
Dr. Gary Watson completed the Scottish Prospective Educational Supervisors Course in 2013 and is a highly knowledgeable and enthusiastic GP Trainer. He is a Member of the Royal College of Physicians as well as the RCGP and is currently completing an MSc. in Sports Medicine at Bath University.Dr. Adrian Hazell and Dr. Stella McMillan have plans to complete the GP Trainers Course in the near future eventually raising the number of GP Trainers in the Practice to four.
All of our GPs are keen to help and assist with the training process and you should find everyone approachable and willing to provide advice for any medical problems.
At Crookston we offer a protective training environment and an excellent introduction to urban General Practice with a wide demographic and cultural mix of patients that mirrors the city of Glasgow. The practice is well organized and highly efficient. We have an excellent clinical team and good working relationships. All of the doctors, nurses, administrative staff, district nurses and health visitors are keen to be involved and supportive of the training process. We have been a training practice since 2001 and we are proud to have been involved with training over 40 young doctors at various stages in their career. We train doctors at Foundation Year 2 level as well as Specialist Trainees and we are also delighted to assist with the training of nurses on clinical attachments with the District Nursing, Health Visiting and Midwifery courses as well as nurses who would like to specialize in Practice Nursing.
Many of our Specialist Trainees have gone on to work in our practice – either as permanent members of our team or on long term locums covering maternity leave. The fact that they appear keen to do so is a testament to our supportive and enthusiastic working relationships.
We have appended useful hyperlinks to illustrate what is involved in the GP Training process both for the Doctors Online Training System for FY2s and the E-Portfolio for Specialist Trainees.
- Royal College of General Practitioners
RCGP Curriculum Website www.rcgp.org.uk
- West of Scotland NES- www.westgpst.scot.nhs.uk
- E-Portfolio and Training Tips for Specialist trainees
Bradford VTS www.bradfordvts.co.uk
- Pennine VTS www.pennine-gp-training.co.uk
- Peninsula VTS www.peninsuladeanery.nhs.uk
- Wessex VTS www.wessexdeanery.nhs.uk
- York and Humber VTS www.yorksandhumberdeanery.nhs.uk
We have also appended comments from our recent Specialist Trainees (with their express consent of course – and no arm twisting)
Dr. Vicky Cochrane GPST 2012
“It’s great to have your own room in a modern attractive building with friendly and helpful staff. General Practice offers a great opportunity for continuity of care and the daily meetings in the practice for coffee break and lunch are good for team spirit and a forum for discussing work issues and social life.”
Dr. Sonia Champanieri FY2 2012
“The practice gives you a great opportunity to improve your consultation skills. The trainer is very supportive. The attached staff are excellent and I enjoy the multi-disciplinary team meetings that are held weekly”