Training BooksWhat is Doctor Training?

In 2012, the practice was approved as a training practice. Doctors attached to the practice will have completed their university medical degrees and their Foundation Years basic hospital training.

Trainees placed with the practice have chosen to pursue a career in General Practice. Their specialist training programmes run over 3 or 4 years and involve 6 to 12 month modules either in hospital or in general practice.

During hospital placements, our trainees also return for occasional visit days and review meetings. Patients can expect to encounter doctors at various stages of their training.



Dr Kirsty Robinson and Dr Elisabeth Henderson are the designated Educational Supervisors in the practice. 

Doctors in training will be supervised by a fully qualified GP at all times. 

Patients may be invited to contribute to the following educational activities to support the training of our doctors :

1) Video recording of consultations (this is only done with permission from patients by completion of a consent form)
2) Questionnaires about the performance of doctors
3) Audit projects
4) Joint consultations with a qualified GP or nurse and a trainee



Participation is entirely at patient’s discretion and refusal will not adversely affect your medical care. However, in order to increase their knowledge and develop their clinical skills, trainees need as much exposure as possible to the wide variety of medical problems encountered in general practice. Your support of and engagement with this process is greatly appreciated and vital to their progression towards becoming a competent GP of the future.


Current Trainee

The practice is pleased to welcome our current trainee to the team and we would ask patients to provide them with support in their training.



Dr Helen Treliving

Qualified: Queen’s University, Belfast 2010
Date Joined The Practice: Aug 2016
About: I moved to the Borders area from Northern Ireland for my GP training in 2013.  I am currently in my final year of training.  I love all sports particularly rugby though sadly I don’t have time to play anymore.  In my free time I also enjoy reading and going to the cinema.