• Halton & Warrington

    Halton & Warrington

Halton & Warrington

Warrington and Halton are two thriving areas of the north west of England and both make perfect places to live and work. Conveniently located between Liverpool and Manchester – and close to the beautiful Cheshire countryside and historic Chester - they are at the epicentre of all that’s good about the region.

Transport links to and from the area are some of the best in Britain – by road, rail, or air. Warrington and Halton are situated adjacent to three major motorways, namely the M6, M62 and M56. Public transport by rail or bus is easy and frequent, whilst Liverpool and Manchester are both served by international airports and only 30 minutes away, thus making everywhere readily accessible. The 207 mile long Trans-Pennine trail even passes through the borough.

Housing and Schools

Whether you are choosing to rent or buy property, Warrington, Halton and the surrounding areas offer a very diverse choice to suit all budgets. Rental prices vary considerably, but there is always an abundance of places available.

For anyone raising a young family, the education system in the Warrington and Halton catchment comes with an excellent reputation. The area boasts some of the most outstanding single sex, mixed and faith schools in the country.

Tracks

Currently GP training comprises of 18 months in primary care and 18 months in hospital posts.

Where possible we like you to experience a 6 month GP post early in your training. This is to help you focus on what you would wish to get out of your hospital attachments.

Allocating Tracks

Allocating Tracks

When you have been successful in your application to come to the Warrinton and Halton you will be contacted by Dr Anthony Clark, the Training Programme Director for that area. He will ask you to name your ideal 4 hospital posts to enhance your GP training. You may consider your previous experience when describing this - more weight would be attached to post-foundation experience.

Dr Anthony Clark will then try as much as possible, with the hospital posts available to him, to match your request. If there are not enough posts available in a particular speciality then priority will be given to the person with the higher recruitment score. We do our best when matching preferences.

You may be eligible for accreditation of transferable competencies. To qualify, you must be transferring into general practice from one of the RCGP Approved Speciality Training Programmes

If you intend to apply for less than full time training, you would need to apply formally using the HENW website.

Innovative Training posts

Innovative Training posts

Innovative Training Posts (ITPs) are an option offering exposure to and experience in other environments whilst continuing to work in General Practice. Fifty percent of the working week is in General Practice and the rest in the ITP. Out of hours (OOH) and formal assessments will continue during these posts. In Warrington and Halton we have the following ITP Posts available: Palliative Care – Based at Halton Haven Hospice

Hospital Posts

Hospital Posts

Warrington and Halton Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

www.whh.nhs.uk

The Trust manages two major hospital sites - Warrington Hospital and Halton General Hospital and also provides services at the Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre on the Halton site.

Serving a local population of 313,463 people (194,711 in Warrington and 118,752 in Halton), there are around 600 beds across all the hospitals, employing around 4100 staff. The Trust has an annual turnover in excess of £210 million. The hospital sites are around 10 miles apart and are easily accessible via the North West motorway network.


Warrington Hospital

01925 635911

Warrington Hospital focuses on emergency and specialist care and has all the back-up services required to treat patients with a range of complex medical and surgical conditions. Many new departments and facilities have opened at the hospital over the last few years and it provides a full range of expert inpatient and outpatient services.

Warrington Hospital is home to the Trust’s accident and emergency department and maternity services. If surgery or care might require extra support or a high level of specialist care it is likely that it will be carried out at Warrington. The hospital is also home to specialist critical care, stroke, cardiac and surgical units.


Halton General Hospital

01928 714567

Housing a mix of inpatient and outpatient services, a range of care for medical and surgical conditions is provided at Halton General Hospital in Runcorn.

For non-complex surgery is non-complex which does not require a long hospital stay, it is likely to be carried out at Halton General. There are low operation cancellation rates at the hospital as routine surgery is not as threatened by emergency work - which can take priority in larger hospitals. The hospital is home to a minor injuries unit (open 9am to 10pm every day) which provides a range of minor emergency care services for local people and the hospital provides x-ray facilities until 8pm. A step-down ward at the hospital is designed for patients who have had surgery or emergency medical care, but who require some further support before going home. Halton also provides chemotherapy services on site and the hospital is home to the Delamere Macmillan Unit which provides cancer support and advice.


Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre

01928 701777

The Cheshire and Merseyside Treatment Centre - also known as the CMTC - is where orthopaedic surgery and treatment services take place on the Halton General Hospital campus.

CMTC provides surgery ranging from hand and foot operations, through to spinal back surgery and hip replacement operations at the centre - as well as sports injuries (sports medicine) and other bone and joint care. The centre is located just across from the main Halton General building.

The centre was purpose built for orthopaedic surgery and was originally opened in 2006 as a home for a private health provider who was contracted to the NHS until 2011. The site was re-opened for local orthopaedic services in 2013 and today is a popular choice for surgery.

Current Available Posts 

  • Psychiatry - 2 at Hollins Park, 1 at Halton Borough.
  • Accident and Emergency
  • Medicine
  • Paediatrics
  • Obstetrics and gynaecology
  • Palliative care (ITP post)

Feedback from trainees

Feedback from trainees

  • Cannot think of anything to change. The sessions have been excellent and I have gained a lot of valuable knowledge from these sessions...thank you!
  • Initially, when I started my training I didn't have experience working in primary care. Attending HDR helped me to improve my knowledge & made me more confident about my career as a GP. I felt very supported in the HDR team & everyone was very friendly. So it was easier for me to ask questions, sharing the area of difficulties & learning new things.
  • The extra sessions such as yoga I found of great benefit. It’s useful to learn ways to look after your health when working. I feel this is an appropriate use of a session seeing the recent GMC survey found 1/3 of junior doctors to be “burnt out”.

Halton Training Practices

Appleton Village Surgery

Address
Appleton Village Surgery, 2-6 Appleton Village, Widnes. WA8 6DZ.
Telephone
0151 423 2390
Website
appletonvillagesurgery.co.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Ian Schofield
 

Beaconsfield Surgery

Address
Beaconsfield Surgery, Bevan Way, Widnes. WA8 6TR.
Telephone
0151 424 3986
Website
beaconsfield-surgery.co.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Farah Kassim
Dr Salil Veedu
 

The Beeches Medical Centre

Address
The Beeches Medical Centre, 20 Ditchfield Road, Widnes. WA8 8QS.
Telephone
0151 424 3101
Website
beechesmedicalcentrewidnes.nhs.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Malanie Forrest
 

Brookvale Practice

Address
Brookvale Practice, Hallwood Health Centre, Hospital Way, Runcorn. WA7 2UT.
Telephone
01928 718182
Website
brookvalepractice.nhs.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Patricia Abbott
 

Castlefields Health Centre

Address
Castlefields Health Centre, The Village Square, Castlefields, Runcorn. WA7 2ST.
Telephone
01928 566671
Website
castlefieldshealthcentre.co.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Rachel Arnold
Dr Zoe Rog
 

Grove House Practice

Address
Grove House Practice, St Paul's Health Centre, High Street, Runcorn. WA7 1AB.
Telephone
01928 566671
Website
grovehouse.co.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Christine Allen
Dr Lulu Brown
 

Tower House Practice

Address
Tower House Practice, St Paul's Health Centre, High Street, Runcorn. WA7 1AB.
Telephone
01928 567404
Website
towerhousepractice.co.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Ellie Gittins
Dr Smitha Joseph
Dr Harjinder Sandhu
 

Weaver Vale Practice

Address
Weaver Vale Practice, Hallwood Health Centre, Hospital Way, Runcorn. WA7 2UT.
Telephone
01928 711911
Website
weavervalepractice.nhs.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Jonathan Beynon
Dr Fenella Cottier
Dr Peter Johnson
 

Warrington Training Practices

Birchwood Medical Centre

Address
Birchwood Medical Centre, 15 Benson Road, Birchwood, Warrington. WA3 7PJ.
Telephone
01925 823502
Website
appletonvillagesurgery.co.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Abraham Joseph
 

Brookfield Surgery

Address
Brookfield Surgery, Whitbarrow Road, Lymm. WA13 9AD.
Telephone
01925 756969
Website
brookfieldsurgery.co.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Peter Finigan
Dr Apama Rao
 

Causeway Medical Centre

Address
Causeway Medical Centre, 16-170 Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington. WA4 6QA
Telephone
01925 630282
Website
causewaymedicalcentre.co.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Ravi Elaprolu
 

Folly Lane Medical Centre

Address
Folly Lane Medical Centre, Bewsey, Warrington. WA5 0LU.
Telephone
01925 417247
Website
follylane.gpsurgery.net
GP Trainers
Dr Ipsita Chattopadhayay(Chatterjee)
Dr Elizabeth Plumb
Dr Malcolm Tyrer
 

Greenbank Surgery

Address
Greenbank Surgery, 274 Manchester Road, Warrington. WA1 3RB
Telephone
01925 631132
Website
greenbanksurgery.com
GP Trainers
Dr Robert Owens
 

Guardian Medical Centre

Address
Guardian Medical Centre, Guardian Street, Warrington. WA5 1UD.
Telephone
01925 650226
Website
guardianmedicalcentre.co.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Andrew Dickinson
Dr Joanna Nash
 

The Surgery

Address
The Surgery, 2 Helsby Street, Warrington. WA1 3AW.
Telephone
01925 637304
Website
helsbystreetmc.nhs.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Mathew Petch
Dr Sangeetha Steevart
 

Padgate Medical Centre

Address
Padgate Medical Centre, Station Road South, Padgate, Warrington. WA2 0RX.
Telephone
01925 815333
Website
padgatemedicalcentre.co.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Jayapriya Tirunavkarasu
Dr Raakhi Raj
 

Penketh Health Centre

Address
Penketh Health Centre, Honiton Way, Penketh, Warrington. WA5 2EY.
Telephone
01925 725644
Website
penkethhealthcentre.co.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Wendy Lake
Dr Samir Shah
Dr Neelima Sharma
 

The Forge Medical Centre

Address
The Forge Medical Centre, Stockton Heath, Warrington. WA4 6HY.
Telephone
01925 604084
Website
stocktonheathmedicalcentre.co.uk
GP Trainers
Dr Richard Brooks
Dr Justin McCarthy
 

Latchford Medical Centre

Address
Latchford Medical Centre, 5 Thelwall Lane, Latchford, Warrington, WA4 1LJ
Telephone
01925 637508
Website
http://www.latchfordmedicalcentre.co.uk/
GP Trainers
Dr Richard Wong
 


GP Recruitment

  • GP recruitment is a national process taking place annually.
  • Entry to a programme of training is for three years.
  • All the relevant details can be found at: gprecruitment.hee.nhs.uk
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