St Chads Surgery
Tel: 01761 413334
Practice manager: Charles Richardson charles.richardson@gp-L81025.nhs.uk
St Chads and Chilcompton Surgery serves the communities of Norton Radstock, Paulton and Chilcompton, approximately 10 miles southwest of Bath. It is the biggest practice in Bath and Northeast Somerset with a current practice population of around 12,500 patients. The main site is a modern, purpose-built premises in the centre of Midsomer Norton. Chilcompton Surgery is also purpose-built, including a busy dispensary and is situated 3 miles from Midsomer Norton. We have 8 partners and one assistant as well as a supportive and experienced nursing team and excellent clerical support. We work hard to nurture a friendly, “family” feel to the surgery.
St Chads and Chilcompton surgery is busy by any standards. The Norton Radstock area covers a broad spectrum of social needs and being a trainee here will expose you to a wide and diverse experience of general practice. We provide in-house facilities for minor surgery, a well woman clinic (including coil fitting and implant insertion), a joint injection clinic, drug shared care, diabetes and cardiac failure outreach services, physiotherapy, counselling, wound management and an INR clinic. Out-of Hours sessions are covered locally before midnight at Paulton Hospital and in Bath after midnight. Our clinical IT system is System One. We consistently score highly for QOF. We have an active and very supportive patient participation group and good, friendly relations with other local practices.
All of our partners have areas of special interest including sports medicine, homeopathy, women’s health, mental health, elderly care, gastroenterology, travel health, substance abuse, practice-based commissioning and membership of the local consortium. We have a very active interest in primary care and pharmaceutical trials work and have a dedicated research team.
Training at St Chads and Chilcompton
St Chads and Chilcompton surgery has a long and proud tradition of training. We have been described as a "flagship training practice" by the Deanery. Our objective is to offer the trainee a sound and broad "real life" apprenticeship in general practice in a safe, nurturing and supportive environment. We receive consistently excellent feedback from our previous trainees. We are proud to boast that no registrar from St Chads has ever failed the MRCGP and many have received distinctions. Within the last 5 years we have broadened and increased our training capacity to include medical students, F2, ST1, 2 and 3 trainees and GPs returning to practice after time out. Building alterations made to the St Chads site in 2010 enable us to take up to 3 trainees at a time.
All of our trainers are passionate about primary care education. All offer different teaching styles and approaches; a trainee at St Chads can expect to receive tutorials and educational input from all three as well as from other members of the PHCT. We feel strongly that training should be undertaken in a safe and supportive environment and will ensure that all trainees feel confident that they have senior clinical cover at all times. Our pragmatic and sensible approach to training ensures that all trainees leaving St Chads and Chilcompton Surgery will be ready and able to cope with whatever their future career in general practice holds.
For further information or enquires please contact us on the above phone numbers, fax or email addresses.