Glenridding Practice, Glenridding, Penrith CA11 0PD
Tel: 017684 82297, Fax 017684 82145, Email Jonathan.Smith@gp-a82620.nhs.uk
Trainer: Dr Jonathan K. L. Smith
Partner: Single-handed Practice
About the practice
Location: situated at the southern end of Ullswater, at the foot of the Helvellyn Massif.
A small rural isolated single-handed practice with an associate GP the practice has a low list size, of nearly 750 patients, is very friendly and relaxed, with good relations with Social services, Community Mental Health Team and Community Nursing. The practice is a PMS practice. The practice is fully computerised; using EMIS, paper free, and receives pathology results electronically.
Registrars have their own, newly built consulting room.
There is a full range of services provided.
Practice Staff: The practice employs a Practice Manager, 2 part time Dispensers/Receptionists and a part time Practice Nurse.
We endeavour to provide a high level of personal care to our isolated patients in a beautiful rural setting.
Additonal information about the training experience at Glenridding
The small list size gives a very different experience at this practice compared to an urban training practice. Because of this, GPRs who are placed here will be placed in an urban practice for their Integrated Training Posts.
For the first 4 month attachment, GPR-patient contact will occur at Glenridding, and in addition, there will be an expectation that the GPR will arrange to partake of some defined observational learning opportunities, usually at Keswick - Castlehead Medical Centre:
- Casualty in a community hospital
- Rehabilitation medicine in a community hospital
- Acupuncture clinic
- Mountain rescue team
- Chronic disease management clinics
- Clinical meetings
The GPR will arrange these sessions following discussion with Jonathan Smith with the practice manager at Keswick - Yvonne Craig
In addition. during the final 8 months of their attachment, the GPR will be placed for 2 days a week, usually at Keswick - Castlehead Medical Centre, to increase patient contact experience. The GPRs trainer and educational supervisor wil remain as Jonathan Smith during this period, and in addition day-to day support will be provided by a named trainer at Castlehead Medical Centre as needed. A formal induction to the Keswick practice will be arranged at the beginning of this final 8 month training block.
Updated TS on 24/08/2011