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 is the designated Educational Supervisor 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
Participating . .
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.
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 Anna Badenhorst
Date Joined The Practice: September 2020
About: Originally from Northern Ireland, I trained in Edinburgh and have spent my early career working in Edinburgh and the Borders. I am currently completing my final year of General Practice training in Eyemouth. I enjoy living near the sea with my young kids, and we spend most of our free time in the sea surfing , paddle boarding or on walking along the coast.
Jan De Fusco
Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioner
About: I qualified as a Nurse (adults) in 2005 and started my career in South London as a Community Nurse, before re-locating to East Sussex and undertaking a Post-Graduate Diploma in Community Specialist Practice. Between 2014 and 2019 I took a break from District Nursing to work as a Tissue Viability Nurse in a Wound Healing Centre, concentrating on the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mainly lower limb wounds. During this time I qualified as a Lymphoedema Practitioner. In 2019, my husband and I moved to the Borders, and I have worked in The Borders since then, as a District Nurse. Living near Cornhill-on-Tweed, I am spoiled with endless opportunities to walk and explore the surrounding countryside. My husband and I also face the positive challenge to tame our wild garden and learn new skills such as growing our own, and bee-keeping.