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Since joining with Cestria Health Centre, we are now involved in teaching medical students and GP trainees at Coxhoe. Thank you for your cooperation in this important task of training our future doctors.


    • Medical students- from Newcastle University, attend at any stage in their training from the 1st to 5th (final) year. They may be sitting in observing one of our nurses or doctors whilst you see them. You may be asked if you would be able to speak to the students or let them examine you under supervision. For final year students they may carry out the consultation under supervision of an experienced GP.

Sometimes we may ask you to help out with an exam.  If you would prefer not to have a student present during a consultation please inform reception.


    • Foundation doctors (currently just at Cestria)- these are qualified doctors post-degree who are completing a 4 month rotation with us as part of their 2nd year of training. They may then decide to be GPs or continue to work in hospital medicine. They are able to see patients independently but have regular supervision with Dr Ninan.


    • GP trainees- these are doctors at least 2 years post- qualification and have committed to a 3 year GP training programme. Part of this is spent in hospital and at least 1 year in General Practice. They are able to see patients independently and are supervised by Dr Trainor and Dr Kirk.



If you have any questions about training within our practices please speak to reception who will direct queries to the appropriate person in our team.

Thank you once again

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