GPSTs Training Information


The River Surgery has been a GP training practice for several years. We are accredited by Health Education North Central and East London (HENCEL). We are a teaching practice affiliated with St Bartholomew's and The Royal London Medical School teaching a variety of undergraduate students. We take trainees from Redbridge Vocational Training Scheme.



Dr Aksogut is a GP trainer having achieved his Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching in Primary Care 2017. Dr Aksogut is also the West Essex CCG GP Educational Lead for Epping. He has also supported pharmacists to complete their prescribing course and is keen to promote multi professional learning.

Nurse Practitioner Noelle Garrett has completed the Postgraduate Certificate in Primary Care and has been accredited as a GP trainer. Noelle is actively involved in teaching and training especially focusing on long term conditions. Noelle is currently able to take GP trainees from Ilford Vocational Training Scheme.

The practice has a strong ethos for holistic general practice. Trainees are encouraged to become part of the team and learn a wide variety of clinical, leadership and administrative skills that are required for becoming an excellent GP in a rapidly changing environment.

The practice has taken Specialty trainees from ST1, 2 and 3 and is flexible to the different learning needs required. All members of the team are keen to teach and ensure trainees receive the best possible experience. All ST3s have passed the CSA exam on their first attempt.

Trainees have observed surgeries, joint clinics, protected tutorial time, simulated CSA exam, video consultation review, focussed time for preparation skills for QIP and E-portfolio assessments as well as a varied and thorough induction. Attendance at the VTS residential and half days are ensured.

Our trainees have their own consulting rooms and the practice has its own car park. As a small practice we pride ourselves on patient care and going the extra mile; however provide all the services and experience one would expect from a larger practice.

If you are interested in joining us for GP specialist training please do get in touch to arrange a visit.


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