Wellington Medical Centre

Mantle Street, Wellington, Somerset, TA21 8BD

GP Training Practice

Wellington Medical Centre is a designated training practice. Dr Gailey is a trainer. We are hoping to increase this number in due course. Dr Wynne oversees medical students here at the practice at times during the year.

GP Registrars are qualified doctors training to be General Practitioners (GPs). Medical Students are undergraduates training to be doctors.

All the partners are enthusiastic about training so doctors are supported by the whole practice. At times some consultations are recorded on video for training purposes. We usually have two registrars in post. Past trainees have enjoyed having another registrar in the practice to share clinical problems with.

Teaching from the registrar’s own trainer concentrates on consultation skills and problems, while joint tutorials with both registrars (and sometimes registrars from other practices) concentrate more on specific clinical areas.

GP registrar workload is carefully controlled to be at a level consistent with the registrar’s abilities and experience. In practice this means seeing patients alone only after an induction period, initially with 20-minute appointments (the standard for the practice is 10).

Registrars are encouraged to arrange study outside the practice where this will aim towards MRCGP, or other qualifications.

We endeavour to inform patients in advance of the presence of trainees during consultations. Whilst we hope that patients will co-operate with us to assist their learning, if they do not want trainees present during the consultation, their wishes will be respected.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The NHS and Public Health England (PHE) are extremely well prepared for outbreaks of new infectious diseases. The NHS has put in place measures to ensure the safety of all patients and NHS staff while also ensuring services are available to the public as normal.

NHS 111 has an online coronavirus service that can tell you if you need medical help and advise you what to do.

Use this service if:

  • you think you might have coronavirus
  • in the last 14 days you've been to a country or area with a high risk of coronavirus – see coronavirus advice for travellers and a list of high risk countries on nhs.uk
  • you've been in close contact with someone with coronavirus

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital. Stay indoors and avoid close contact with other people. Call 111 if you need to speak to someone.

In Scotland call your GP or NHS 24 on 111 out of hours.
In Wales call 111 (if available in your area) or 0845 46 47.
In Northern Ireland call 111.

For region specific information and advice in:

Further information and details of how to self-isolate are available on nhs.uk.