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AA : A80749 : Ballochmyle Medical Group

Ballochmyle Medical Group*The Clinic*Institute Avenue*Catrine*KA5 6RU


  • Amit Sharma
  • Lee-Ann Haddow

Type of practice;

  • semi-rural practice, over two sites (Mauchline and Catrine) with access to patient beds in local community hospital.

List Size;

  • 9300

Number of partners and outside interests;

  • 7 partners; Dr Walter Campbell (GP Trainer), Dr Lee-Ann Haddow, Dr Elizabeth McMillan (special interest in dermatology and minor surgery), Dr Katherine Morrison (special interest in homeopathy, mental illness, menopause, behavioural problems and acupuncture), Dr David Richardson (special interest in diabetes and hypnotherapy), Dr Amit Sharma (GP Trainer and special interest in geriatrics), Dr John Freestone (salaried GP).

Any interesting features of the practice;

  • as above. We are a forward thinking, innovative practice with a keen interest in teaching/training. We will have medical students (3rd year, 4th year and 5th year) attached to us from next year. We are a fully accredited training practice (since 2010) and have a current ST3. Our local community hospital is an excellent service for patients which we visit daily, and liaise closely with the local geriatric consultant. We are a PMS practice and as such are involved in several local projects.

Educational opportunities;

  • as above. We have weekly practice meetings, monthly educational in-house meetings, monthly journal club meetings (with nearby local GP practices), and regular Protected Learning Time sessions.

Advantages/opportunities of working in your practice;

  • as above. Our practice population is very diverse, which gives a unique variety of patient exposure to registrars/students. We are very enthusiastic with teaching/training, and all partners are involved in giving tutorials and general support/advice to trainees.

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