City Walls Medical Centre
St Martins Way
Tel: 01244 357 800
Fax: 01244 357 809
Chester is a beautiful and delightful walled city situated close to the beautiful countryside of North Wales and rural Cheshire and yet is within 30minutes of Liverpool and Manchester on the easily accessible motorway system. Chester is widely regarded as a pleasant city in which to live and practice medicine.
Tony Shanahan and Chris Neukom both reappointed in 2006 with a combined training experience of 34 years. Tony is a GPwSI in Dermatology and Chris has special experience with helping patients with drug problems and the homeless.
We accept registrars for periods of preferably 12months but also 6 months and part-time registrar applications are also very welcome.
Registrars can expect to have 4 hours of direct trainer contact each week in the form of informal daily meetings, educational meetings, practice meetings and at least 2 hour personal tutorial. The practice has an educational half-day each month for the whole Primary Health Care Team.
There is a dedicated consulting room for the registrars use and the practice also has video facilities. The practice has a fully staffed surgery on a second site in a nearby village, which offers the registrar experience in general, practice in a semi-rural setting as well as the more urban setting of the larger city centre practice. The registrar will see a diversity of medical problems from a wide variety of socio-economic groups. The half-day release scheme is based at The Postgraduate centre at The Countess of Chester Hospital which is approximately 2 miles form the surgery. Attending a communications skills course is encouraged.
Out of hours experience will be provided at the West Cheshire Out of Hours Service (WCOOH) and one trainer works regularly for this service. The registrar can expect to work along with the trainer on 12 sessions per year.. The CWOOH covers a large area serving 250,000 patients.
The practice has a dedicated Family Planning Clinic run by a partner who is a FPA trainer; she is also an appraiser for the PCT. One partner is the Deputy Director in General Practice at the University of Liverpool and another is the prescribing lead for the PCG board. Two partners hold clinical assistantships in diabetes and dermatology respectively. Final year medical students also train in the practice.