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AA : A80109 : Cathcart Street Surgery



  • Lindsay Miller: BSc (Hons), MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DCH, DFFP
  • Claire Oldfield: MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG
  • Simon Farrell: MBChB (Hons), MRCGP, DGM, DRCOG, DFFP


Type of Practice:

  • Urban/Semi-rural practice set within the coastal town of Ayr
  • Town centre location
  • Easily accessible to Glasgow via A77/M77
  • Practice population is spread across all socio-economic classes providing an excellent mix of problems


List Size:

  • 8,200


Number of Partners and Outside Interests:


  • 5 Partners and 2 Associate GPs (4 of the partners were past trainees)
  • One associate GP is a GPwSI in Dermatology
  • Outside interests of partners include golf, football, skiing, and curling


Any Interesting Features of the Practice:


  • We are a very friendly practice with a young and energetic profile
  • Operate from fully modernised Grade 2 listed building


Educational Opportunities:


  • We have 3 trainers within the practice but training is fully supported by the whole team as it is seen as an integral part of the practice
  • We encourage full participation in all management and educational activities
  • 3 tutorials are given each week as well as a debriefing/feedback session after each surgery
  • Trainees attend the weekly multidisciplinary meeting and the weekly business meeting
  • There are regular in-house educational meetings
  • Full day release every 2 weeks arranged by Ayrshire and Arran Trainers Group


Advantages/Opportunities of Working in this Practice:


  • We have a long history of enthusiasm for GP training and success in examinations
  • We have a very high degree of trainee satisfaction with several past trainees now working locally and 4 working within the practice
  • We provide a very friendly, supportive and dynamic educational environment
  • Trainers from the practice provide direct supervision during Out of Hours training
  • We are confident you will have a very enjoyable and rewarding time with us
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