Northgate Medical Centre
10 Upper Northgate Street
Tel: 01244 379906
Fax: 01244 379703
Northgate Medical Centre is a Practice of five Doctors in the centre of Chester. We are based in a Georgian building near the canal.
The premises are light and air conditioned, having undergone a major overhaul in 1999. The list size is approximately seven thousand patients.
We are well organised with a Manager, Administrative and Reception staff, two Practice Nurses, a Counsellor and attached Health Visitor, Midwife and Dietician.
We liaise closely with our District Nurses and the Macmillan Nurses in order to maximise patient care.
We have a modern computing system with electronic links to some hospital services and to the Health Authority. Each Doctor has full E-mail facilities and Internet Access from his/her consulting room computer.
Aims: We aim to provide an efficient, high standard of care to a smaller than average list size so that there is adequate time for ten minute consultations and personal follow-up of patients.
Undergraduate Teaching: For over ten years we have been a training Practice, with a commitment to Undergraduate teaching and Vocational Training. Two Partners are approved Trainers and a third Partner will soon become involved in training.
Registrars: Post graduates coming to Northgate Medical Centre are expected to become an integral part of our Primary Care Team working and liaising closely with all team members. During the induction period, Registrars spend time getting to know the roles of each team member.
Each working day, after morning surgery, the Doctors meet briefly in the library to discuss challenging cases, exchange information and co-ordinate home visits.
The Registrar can expect support from all the Doctors, but one session per week is set aside for a Tutorial with a specific Trainer. This may include a shared surgery, discussion of specific cases, general topics or video analysis.
Registrars are expected to attend (and to contribute fully to) the weekly, half day meetings of the Chester Registrars' Group.
With the help of the Trainer, the Registrar is expected to undertake an Audit Project and to present this to a Practice Meeting at the end of their appointment. Full support will be given to help the Registrars fulfil all requirements of Summative Assessment for Vocational Accreditation. Study leave will be given for all relevant outside courses within the regulations.
We expect our Registrar to work hard, to fit in well with our Team and to enjoy the challenge of Primary Care within a friendly, supportive setting.
The City: Chester is founded upon the Roman Fortress of Deva. Many surviving examples of the two-thousand year old remains can still be seen throughout the city.
Around the outskirts of Chester meanders the beautiful river Dee, bordered by the Meadows. Whether it’s a mid-summer's evening or a crisp winter's morning, the opportunity to take a stroll amongst the rich variety of wildlife cannot be ignored.
Nestling in the cobbled back streets are numerous small shops, bars and cafés, set amongst such attractions as Chester Cathedral and the Roman Amphitheatre. The architecture of buildings such as the town hall [pictured left] has to be seen to be appreciated.
There are many different property arrangements available in Chester, ranging from riverside flats, through to town houses near the centre. Overall, the City of Chester has much to offer.
Dr N H Bronnert
Dr J E Cain
Dr M M Allan
Dr K Henry
Dr S P Leitch
If you would like more details about Registrar posts at Northgate Medical Centre, please contact Margaret Latham, Practice Manager.