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Training Practice

As a training practice we have medical students and training doctors working in the surgery. You may have an appointment at the surgery or receive a home visit from them.

GP Trainees

These are doctors who are completing their training to become GPs by spending a year in General practice having worked in hospitals for some years. They work with us under the supervision of their trainer Dr Pattar, Dr Montgomerie or Dr Rahuf.

From time to time, they work in joint surgeries with a Partner as part of their training. We also make video recordings of some of their consultations to review their performance. You will always be asked if you consent to see a trainee, to have two doctors in your consultation or to have your consultation videoed.

Medical Students

Medical students spend five years at university. In their second year they spend time in General practice. It is very useful for them to gain experience from meeting patients in the surgery and at home. It helps them understand the impact of illness on peoples’ lives far better than they can achieve in hospitals.

They are not qualified doctors and cannot prescribe. All their work with patients is supervised closely. Dr Kalra is responsible for medical student training.

Video Consultations

A very important part of the training of doctors is to use videotaped recordings of consultations to assess the doctor’s competence and to help them develop their consultation skills. Video recordings of consultations are used for assessment and may be viewed outside the practice by assessors who do not know the doctor or the patient.

Every consultation that is video-recorded is done with the informed consent of the patient. That means that the patient understands that the recording is being made, the purposes for which it will be used, who will see it and how long it will remain in existence. No coercion will be used to persuade the patient to agree to the recording.

Community Midwives

The community midwives hold booking clinics, antenatal clinics, parent craft classes and do home visits as required. They are able to advise about normal pregnancy, childbirth, the postnatal period and deal with any related problems that may arise.

Health Visitors

The health visitors offer advice on all aspects of preventative healthcare and postnatal support including home visits, immunisation promotion and family education. They are involved with child health promotion and parent craft. They run weekly drop-in clinics for parents with children of pre-school age. Where appropriate, they will liaise with doctors, midwives, district nurses, social workers and other agencies. For further information on clinic times or to make an appointment, please contact either surgery.

Attached Staff

Speech And Language Therapist

There is a speech and language therapist based at Rothwell Medical Centre. She deals with speech and language problems in infants and young children. She can be seen either by self-referral or referral by your doctor or health visitor.


Physiotherapy services are provided at Desborough Surgery. Appointments follow referral by your doctor or by the self-referral scheme. (Call 01536 493643 between 1.00 and 5.00pm weekdays. For recent muscle, joint and bone problems only.) The surgery receptionists cannot book appointments for you.

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