Training and Education

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.


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 cateract proceadure4s 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.

  • We also teach 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.

Dr Deol 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 observing with other doctors whilst they are in training.


All the doctors at Vida Healthcare take part in looking after the junior doctors in training. If you are finding it difficult to get an appointment with your chosen doctor whilst they are supervising the junior doctors, booking in to see one of the trainee doctors will enable you to be reviewed by your own doctor, whilst also helping the trainee doctors in their training process.


We feel that having junior doctors in the practice helps them learn 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.

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. .



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