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GP practices

This page is dedicated to describing the various GP surgeries around the county.

Follow this link for an overview from the trainer perspective at each GP surgery from the Bucks NHS trust website.

Below is a description of the practices from the GP trainees.  Click on the surgery name to visit the surgery website.
 Surgery & Trainers  Description by trainees Description by Trainers
Amersham Health Centre - Dr Vimmi Passi, Dr Clare Gabe, Dr Alan Dellow

Size: 6 Partners, 1 Salaried, 3 practices nurses, 3 express nurses, large clerical staff.

Trainees: 2-3 GP VTS ST2/ST3.

Special interests: Kestral clinic for GUM in primary care, coil and implant fittings. Express (minor illness clinics).

Contract: GMS

Population: Based in Amersham town centre, mainly middle class population.

Best part: Very friendly medical and non-medical staff. Very enthusiastic helpful trainers. 3 GP trainers based at the practice and all the GPs get involved in debriefing.

Other: You have to move rooms each day but you are given your own equipment so once you know where things are in each room this doesn't seem to matter.

Amersham hospital nearby for x-rays/blood tests/ outpatients clinics.


Highfield Surgery -Hazelmere -  Dr Nigel Masters

Size: 2.5 partners, 2 salaried, 1 part time, 3 nurses, large clerical staff. Vulnerable patient nurse (pilot)

Trainees: 1 ST3

Special interests: COPD, chronic pain, circumcision

Population: 5500. Mainly middle class.

Best: Dedicated room, innovative, educational surgery


Little Chalfont Surgery - Dr Ash Aggarwal, Dr Raj Bajwa

Size: 2 partners, 1 part time retainee, 3 practice nurses

Trainees: 1ST3, 1ST1 part time

Special interests:  Diabetes, occasional minor surgery clinic.  Nurses - asthma, IUD, travel clinic, hypertension clinics.

Population: Population 4500, mainly very affluent with private health insurance and expectations to match

Best part: New purpose built surgery, with own spacious consultation room for all trainees. very friendly staff. Trainer is CSA examiner! very useful!!  Highly equipped meeting room for in house teaching, also regular in house teaching by consultants.


Millbarn Medical CentreBeaconsfield - Dr Stephen Brown, Dr Dipa Patel (part time)

Size: 5 GP partners, 4 practice nurses, 2 district nurses, 1 midwife, 1 physiotherapist (2 sessions per week), 1 health visitor, counsellor (limited)

Trainees: 1 ST2, 1 ST3

Special interests: ENT

Population:  Generally wealthy area with patients holding high expectations of healthcare and often well informed.  However, a significant population are socially deprived from local council estates and caravan parks.

Best: Friendly staff, nice area

Other: Trainer is part time so allocation for supervision of sessions may vary.


 Penn Surgery - Dr Hiliary McDermott  Link 

Pound House Surgery - Wooburn Green - Dr Elizabeth Bailey  Link 

Rectory Meadow Surgery - Amersham -Dr Andrew Sapsford, Dr Vivien Carter   Link

Riverside SurgeryHigh Wycombe - Dr John Horner, Dr Amar Sattar  Size: 10,000 patients, 2 full time partners, 3 part time partners, practice manager partner, 1 salaried GP

Trainees: 2 ST3s, 2 ST2s, FY2, A-level students occasionally

Computer: Vision

Contract: GMS

Home visits: between 1-2 per day


Simpson Centre - Beaconsfield - Dr Nicloa Widgington   
The Hall practice - Chalfont St Peter - Dr Nicola Turner, Dr Richard Foskett

Size: 4 full time partners, 1 part time partner, 1 salaried GP - all very friendly and approachable. 3 practice nurses.  Health visitors & district nurses based in the building next door and often pop over for reviews/concerns.

Trainees: Currently three registrars, 1 ST2 and 2 ST3s.

Special interests: Minor surgery, palliative care, diabetes

Population: Mainly well informed patients from affluent backgrounds

Best:  2 Trainers in the practice - Dr Foskett and Dr Turner both CSA examiners - very useful!

Other: Based at Calcot Medical Centre which also contains another GP practice.

Practice nurse clinics very useful for chronic disease management/travel advicesmears.

No registrar consulting room but there is an office upstairs which is great for team work as share with the secretaries who are always willing to help and make great cups of tea!

Chalfont & Gerrards Cross community hospital across the road from the practice - very useful can send patients for blood tests/X-rays, also variety of outpatients clinics held there - particularly useful if gaps in certain specialities e.g. Urology/ENT/Paeds

The Marlow Medical Group - Dr Andrew Hobbs   
The New Surgery - Chesham - Dr Rachel Firth   
The Practice - Great Missenden and High Wycombe - Dr Ajit Kadirgamar   
Tower House Surgery - High Wycombe - Dr Peter Lowe Size: 3 GP partners, 3 salaried GPs, 3 practice nurses, 1 phlebotomist, large admin staff, 1 CPN (drugs and alcohol), 1 midwife, district nurses off site, 1 pharmacist

Trainees: 1 ST2, 1 ST3

Special interests: Drugs and alcohol

Population: Incredibly diverse ethnically and socially. Honestly, anyone could come through the door!

Best: Incredibly high job satisfaction amongst everyone with very close teamwork. Variety.

Other: You do have to move rooms, but everyone is in same boat, so muck in!
Water Meadow Surgery - Chesham - Dr Neil Cooper, Dr Fiona Neale