GP Training Practice
The Swan Practice is proud to be an accredited training practice, involved in training qualified doctors, known as registrar doctors to complete the final stages of training before they enter General Practice. We have up to 3 registrar doctors at any one time, who stay with us between 6 months and 3 years and each is supervised by an experienced GP trainer.
On occasion, patients may be invited to give consent for the registrar doctor to video the consultation. This is an important learning tool to help the registrar doctor improve and develop their consultation skills. The recordings are deleted after being viewed by the GP trainer.
We have been a training practice since 2005 and have found that registrar doctors bring fresh ideas and enthusiasm and are valued by both the practice and the patients.
Publication of GP Net Earnings
All GP practices are required to declare the mean earnings (eg average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.
The average pay for GPs working for six months or more at The Swan Practice, in the last financial year, was £52,396 before tax and National Insurance. This is for 5 full-time, 8 part-time and 2 locum GPs.
The community midwife holds antenatal clinics and appointments for her can be made by the receptionist. If you need to contact the midwife telephone the surgery, give your name, address and telephone number and the receptionist will ask her to get in touch with you.
These nurses are Registered General Nurses with additional training who will assess and provide individual nursing care and support for patients and their families in their own homes
The role of the health visitors includes health promotion in all age groups, providing practical support to people in their homes, especially families with children under 5. Routine surveillance is offered to pre–school children in conjunction with the doctors. The Health Visitors are based at Buckingham Hospital and can be contacted by ringing 01280 826917. Messages can be left on their answer machine or at reception.
The Mental Health Team
Provides a comprehensive service for people with a variety of emotional and mental health problems. The team includes a consultant psychiatrist, community psychiatric nurses, clinical psychologist and occupational therapist. Referral is via your GP. Members of the team can be contacted by leaving a message at reception. Our healthy minds service provides counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy and signposting to other services. Referral is via your GP.