- Leigh Family Practice, Bridgewater Medical Centre, Henry Street, Leigh, WN7 2PE (map)
- 01942 481830
- Dr S Armitage
The Leigh Family Practice has a patient list of approximately 8,000. We are an APMS practice and work across three sites in Leigh. Our clinical team consists of five GPs, a nurse, a nurse practitioner and a HCA. We work alongside a supportive team of receptionists, administrative, secretarial and managerial staff. There are a wide range of services offered by the practice which a prospective trainee would be able to experience including chronic disease management, minor illness, baby clinic, family planning as well as having close links with medicine management, health visitor and specialist palliative care nurses. The team are very familiar with having GPSTs within the practice at different stages of training and the surgery is well established as an learning environment.
Trainees at the practice have a named educational supervisor to guide their progression and have regular protected time but also have the opportunity of working with all the GPS gaining experience of different ways of working.
The practice prides itself on being supportive and friendly to everyone working within the organisation and each individual, including our trainees, are considered valued members of the team. Our trainees are encouraged to attend our weekly clinical management meetings, participate in the safeguarding and palliative care meetings as well as being exposed to a wide range of patients. We provide a supportive environment in which a trainee can develop professionally and hopefully progress to becoming an independent, reflective and self- directed practitioner who is equipped to deal with the challenges of modern day General Practice.