Training Practice

Trainees in Practice

Undergraduate & Postgraduate Training

Darwen Healthcare has a significant commitment to teaching. Dr M Ninan, Dr M Umer are GP Trainers and Dr Q Hussain is nearing completion of his training as a GP Trainer and our newest GP Partner Dr S Hafez is now a FY2 Tutor for Foundation Year Doctors.

We have been an approved training practice for several years, taking Specialist Training doctors in their final years of training, Foundation Year Doctors and Year 1- 5 Medical Students from Manchester University and UCLAN University. Being a training practice is a mark of quality, and practices have to go through a rigorous selection process before they can accept GP ST3 (GP Registrars).

Recognition of the Training provided by Darwen Healthcare from the Royal College of General Practitioners

The RCGP wants to say thank you to you and your practice for teaching undergraduate medical students. 

This letter is being sent via your local medical school GP teaching leads, who have kindly agreed to let us mark the New Year by acknowledging and saying thanks for your input into undergraduate teaching.

To read the full letter please click the link below

200108 Letter to GP undergratuate teachers.pdf

Medical Students

We often have medical students working in the Practice, sitting in with the doctors or sometimes these students will see you before you see the doctor. We currently take Year 1-5.

All patients are free to refuse to see the medical student if they wish. For those who are happy to see the medical student, we are very grateful for your help.

Foundation Year 2 Doctors

FY2 (Foundation Year 2) doctors are young doctors who have spent a year or more working in hospitals.

Unlike GP Registrars, they may not have yet decided what type of medical career they wish to follow.

Our next FY2 is Dr. Moneeb Afiz and commences a 4 month placement on 4 December 2019.

GP ST3's

GP ST3’s are experienced doctors who have decided on a career in General Practice. Before they come to the practice they have done many years work as hospital doctors and are often really up to date with the latest advances in treatment. Our current members are Dr Ouzmah Shafiq and Dr Mussharaf Qayuum.

Student Nurse Placements

STUDENT NURSES (Student nurses Year 1- Year 3) are now allocated placements in General Practice for approximately 8-10 weeks.

Our current Student Nurse is Year 1, Krystal Grogan and is with us from 04 November 19 to 22 December 19

LIFT2 Program (FY1)

We are also part of a local LIFT program where an FY1 is placed with the practice for 2 years. Our current FY1 is Dr Lewis Palmer and he works in practice Thursday Morning and all day Friday.

Acknowledgement of Our Achievements

Darwen Healthcare has received congratulations from the Department of Undergraduate Education in Manchester  for providing excellent teaching to the Year 5 Medical Student during each academic year  from 2015. We would like to thank all our patients who gave consent for a Medical Student to be present during consultations.