Wigan GP Training Practices

The Chandler Surgery

The Chandler Surgery, Worsley Mesnes Health Centre, Chandler House, Poolstock Lane, Wigan, WN3 5HL (map)
01942 481440
01942 820037
  • Dr S. Mohan Kumar Associate GP Director Health Education England
  • Dr K. Ward Primary Care Medical Educator Health Education England

A part of the the Advanced Training Hub, The Chandler Surgery has been a training practice for over 25 years. Dr Mohan Kumar, the senior partner is an educator who also is the Associate Dean for General Practice Training at Health Education England. He is ably supported by Dr Keith Ward who is a GP Trainer and is also a Primary care Medical Educator and by Dr Nikesh Vallabh who is currently on course to becoming a GP Trainer. All the GPs and our three Nurses have had training in teaching and supervision.The close knit team includes our practice manager Mrs Deborah Hart and 5 receptionists. We have other GPs currently working part time with a view to joining our team.

We have a very learner friendly workload, meet regularly and work together as a family. The practice has over 4200 patients and is a forward thinking practice that participates in research, peer reviews and is on the leading edge of cluster working and integrated care models. We are housed in a purpose build LIFT building with state of the art premises and share the building with 4 other training practices in a highly collaborative environment. The learners get the best of both worlds- working in a small practice with excellent continuity of care and the benefits of joint working with other practices within the building and shared space with multiple learners including GPSTs, FY trainees, undergraduates and other multidisciplinary learners including Nursing students, Physicians associates and Paramedics etc.

We provide an environment conducive to learning with access to a variety of clinics. We have in-house physiotherapy, counselling, chiropody, dietetics and phlebotomy services. We have a friendly team of extended primary care members including Midwives, District Nurses and Health visitors. We do our own minor surgery including joint injection clinics, family planning, child health services etc. Our friendly, forward thinking, evidence based approach provides a nurturing ground to Medical students, Nurse trainees and GP Registrars.


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Worsley Mesnes Health Centre 53.529091, -2.642931