We are actively involved in training doctors who wish to specialise in general practice. These doctors, known as GP registrars, have worked in hospitals prior to deciding to choose a career in general practice. They are fully qualified doctors but getting specialised training to become a GP. Initially they may be sitting in with other doctors before running surgeries themselves. Registrars may be with us anything from 6 - 12 months.
We are also a training practice for Foundation Year 2 doctors and medical students.
We are participating in the NHS led research through PCRN (Primary Care Research Network). If suitable, you will be asked by doctors or nurses to participate in these trials. It's not compulsory to sign up but we appreciate your help, as it will not only benefit you, but will help to improve treatment/diagnosis across the NHS (worldwide in some instances).
Please be reassured that consent of the patient is sought prior to any research activities being undertaken. If you would like to participate or want to know more about the current research projects we are participating in, please contact either Diane, our Research Lead nurse, or Dr Edara, our Research Lead and Primary Care Research Network GP lead for Kirklees area.
Currently we are recruiting patients into Early Arthritis Study; so if you suffer from any new onset joint pain, you may be asked by your doctor to participate in this study. This will help to detect rheumatoid arthritis in the early stages and improve quality of life and treatment outcomes.