Teaching & Research

Teaching

Our Practice supports doctors in training.  We regularly host Foundation Year 2 doctors who spend four months in general practice as part of their training.  They are an integral part of our team.

These doctors receive Clincal Supervision from Dr Drew and Dr Finlay.  You may be offered an appointment with these doctors and we appreciate your help with their learning.

Research

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Clinical Research Network (CRN) supports researchers and the life sciences industry in developing, setting up and deliverying high quality health and social care research to time and target within the NHS. There are 15 Local Clinical Research Networks (LCRNs) across England and each LCRN delivers research across 30 clinical specialties.  CRN support also extends into research taking place outside of NHS settings.

The NIHR Clinical Research Network Kent, Surrey and Sussex is hosted by Royal Surrey County Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.  We partner with NHS providers across the region.  This includes hospital Trusts (acute, community and mental health), GP surgeries, pharmacies and other healthcare providers.  We offer a range of services across the research delivery pathway.

This General Practice is working with the Clinical Research  Network, Kent Surrey Sussex to take part in research. Benefits of research are:

  • Better treatment outcomes for patients
  • Feedback fromm PPGs in other research active practices suggests that patients are also interested in taking part in research
  • Can help with QOF
  • Support for clinical reserach has been recognised in the CQC inspection framework
  • Benefits of research to practices has been highlighted in the 5 year framework for GP contract reform to implement The NHS Long Term Plan.