Vida Healthcare prides itself in being a Training Organisation which helps teach new and upcoming doctors, nurses and administrative staff within the practice, and endeavours to maintain continued learning amongst its permanent staff.
Dr Nowers oversees all the junior doctors’ training and has day to day responsibility for the GP trainees. You may find that the trainee doctors sometimes sit in and observe with other doctors whilst they are in training. All the doctors at Vida Healthcare take part in looking after the junior doctors in training. The experience working at the practice is an important part of their development and learning and helps them develop the skills they need to become effective doctors in their future careers. We are always very thankful to our patients who are vitally instrumental in this process.
At times some consultations may be recorded. These recordings will only be viewed by doctors and are destroyed after use. You will always be asked to give written permission both before and at the end of the consultation. No examinations will be recorded. Please say if you would prefer not to be recorded when asked – this will not reflect in any way upon the care we give you
If you would like more information about our junior doctors, or would like to volunteer to see our medical students and help Vida Healthcare to train the doctors of the future, please speak to a member of our Patient Support Team on reception.
University of Cambridge Medical Students
We teach and mentor Medical Students from the University of Cambridge. They spend the majority of the academic year with us and are mentored by a group of doctors who have trained to be mentors. We teach them in all areas of Primary Care.
Patients are asked if they would like to volunteer to be interviewed by the trainee doctors as this enhances their experience greatly .We are always very grateful to our patients to them for giving up their time to engage in this activity.
University of East Anglia Nursing Students
We are fortunate enough to now train 2nd year Nursing Students from the university of East Anglia. During their time here they gain a better understanding of Primary Care with the help of their mentor.
During their placement the nurses shadow their mentors and others within our nursing team in clinics. The areas which are covered during the placement is vast and include; Cardiovascular Clinics, Respiratory, Diabetes, Immunisations and Triage clinics as well as treatment room.
In addition they also have the opportunity to be within a theatre environment during the cataract procedures held at Gayton Road Health Centre.
We also teach…
Foundation Year 2 doctors (F2 doctors); these are qualified doctors in the second year of their training. Some of these doctors are training to become General Practitioners and some are just getting experience of working in General Practice. They stay with us for 4 months and then move on to their next rotation. Dr Nowers is the doctor responsible for their day to day training.
ST3 GP trainees; these are qualified doctors who want to become GP’s. They stay with us for either 4, 8 or 12 months at a time, and we hope that some of them will consider taking a placement within Vida once they have qualified.