Keeping up to date is extremely important for all team members at Catherine House Surgery and the practice has a long and established history of involvement with medical education and research.
Dr Nick Cooper is Associate Professor in Clinical Education at the Peninsula Medical School and Academic Lead of the Peninsula Foundation School. He is also the national GP representative for the Diploma of Child Health examination organised through the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
The practice has a SLA Level 1 agreement with the Peninsula Medical School which means that in addition to accepting students at all stages of their training we offer special study units in primary care, attend locality meetings and provide examiners for medical school assessments.
We presently offer more placements to students than any other surgery in the region. Both Prof Nick Cooper and Dr James Cooper are designated Academic Tutors.
As part of our continued commitment to medical education we created a specific student consultation room in 2011.
Having started with the training of GP registrars 25 years ago we now also offer placements to Foundation Year 2 doctors to give fully qualified doctors a chance to experience community-based medicine prior to them choosing a specialty.
Julie Frost, one of our practice nurses, is the Diabetes Group Education Lead for the Torbay and Southern Devon Care Trust and also holds a diploma in Clinical Education.