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Registrar and nurse changes at Henley Posted on 22 Aug 2017

Introducing a new Trainee GP

Henley is a training practice. As a training practice we accommodate and provide training for doctors during their time in speciality training. These doctors are either placed with us for 6 or 12 months then move on.


We are very pleased to introduce a new trainee to the team: Dr Bushra Tabassum. Dr Tabussum is in her 2nd year of speciality training and will be with us until February 2018.


A little reminder of what a GP trainee is: all of the GP trainees who are attached to the Practice will have completed a minimum of three years of hospital posts after qualifying as a Doctor, often more. Five years are spent as a medical student and following this all Doctors are now required to work for two years as “Foundation Doctors” before entering specialist GP training. Specialist training in General Practice is currently three years, eighteen months of which is in a range of hospital or community posts.

News of our previous Trainees: Dr Marks finished his second year of GP training at the beginning of August and he has moved on to another GP Practice to complete his final year,   Dr Latham successfully completed his GP training at the same time and has moved to another practice to work as a fully qualified GP.

Changes to the nursing team

Sarah Smith, our Nurse Practitioner has reduced her working days with us. She will now work just on a Tuesday and Friday. Sarah Smith deals with minor illnesses such as sore throats, ear and eye problems, chest infections, skin problems and the like. She is responsible for triaging requests for any urgent appointments on Tuesday and Friday mornings.


We have recruited a new nurse to the team, Janet Twizell. Janet is an experienced practice nurse and has worked in general practice for many years. Janet will work alongside Jan Newland, on a Wednesday and Thursday.


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