Training Practice

Walderslade Village Surgery is an accredited Advanced Training Practice with the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Deanery (KSS). We take doctors training to become GPs within the Medway vocational training scheme. Most stay with the practice for a year, and carry out normal GP consultations under the supervision of our GP trainers, Dr Shum and Dr Lall. These GP registrars are based mainly at the Walderslade or Lordswood sites, although they may work from other sites from time to time.

The practice also teaches medical students from King’s College London and St George’s Medical School, London. More recently we have also been one of the first practices in the country to take part in an innovative program to train paramedic practitioners. These are paramedics who are given enhanced training to enable them to deal with a range of common medical conditions, thus enhancing their effectiveness when responding to emergency calls.

Finally, most of our nursing staff have also had extended training in common medical conditions, similar to nurse practitioners. They also teach nurses in training from local universities.

The practice thus has a strong ethos in training and contributing to the future of health care provisions. We wish to thank our patients in advance for their help and cooperation in this, as from time to time you may be asked if you would mind speaking to a medical student or other trainees when you come for your appointment.