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Training Pratice

gp_and_bookLeatside Surgery is a training practice and usually has a fully qualified doctor (registrar) working with us training to be a GP, whose previous experience has been gained mainly in hospital medicine. The registrar will see patients with Dr Watkins and/or Hossack, to start with, then on their own.

In addition we also provide training, on a four month rotational basis, for Foundation Year 2 doctors.

We currently have 2 doctors training with us:

  • Dr Katherine Gillard - Registrar

  • Dr Danica I'Anson - F2

This Healthcare Organisation is working together with the University of Plymouth, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry to host students to assist with their learning. You may be asked to talk to or be seen by a student either with the doctor or nurse or on their own. The student will introduce him or herself and ask to discuss your medical problem and examine you.


Students are supervised at all times by the placement supervisor and a health care professional, usually your doctor. Like qualified practitioners, the students guarantee your privacy and confidentiality. You may find helping students in their learning interesting and stimulating.


The students and the Faculty appreciate your contribution to the education of future doctors, dentists and physician associates. If you would like to make any comment or have further questions, please speak to a member of staff.


Do patients have to accept?
If at any stage you DO NOT wish to be seen by the Medical student you may decline the offer. You DO NOT have to give a reason and your care will not be affected in any way.

For 2018-19 we will be having 7 students spend 4 weeks each with us in two-week blocks.  They are:

  • Miss V Henderson (F)
  • Miss G Kopernicka (F)
  • Miss J Shah (F)
  • Mr H Phillips (M)
  • Mr C Sudarshan (M)
  • Mr A Sufian (M)
  • Mr A Umar (M)
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