North Ayrshire – Kilwinning: Kilwinning Medical Practice

Large, friendly practice with 12,800 patients which is less than 45 minutes drive from Glasgow.

We are a large, friendly training practice committed to providing a high standard of Primary Care Services for our 12800 patients residing in the small town of Kilwinning.  Kilwinning is a 30-40 minute drive from the West-End & Southside of Glasgow and benefits from being an inter-change station providing excellent transport links every 15 minutes to and from the city and the west coast.

We have a dynamic and supportive team consisting of 8 GP’s, 2 ANPs and 3 practice nurses.  We have a great practice team with a very low turnover of staff.  Some of our admin team have been with us since leaving school which for several equates to 30 years of service at KMP!

Dr Susan Gardiner is the lead GP trainer and two other GP’s are applying to be GP trainers (our other trainer is relocating to Dumfries & Galloway).  We also train FY2s as well as GP ST’s.  As a trainee you will be well supported with a dedicated supervisor for every surgery and training and tutorial time with various members of the team.

We encourage trainees to develop any specialist interests.  Our GPs have a wide range of special interests from child health to palliative care, diabetes to family planning and everything in between.  One of our GPs currently works along the Respiratory Physicians at Crosshouse Hospital one session a week.  Another GP is our area representative on the Ayrshire LMC keeping us abreast of the latest developments.  We are involved in cluster working and have been extensively involved in the successful establishment and development of our Kilwinning Locality Forum with the North Ayrshire Health and Social Care Partnership.

Ayrshire has a well-established GP training scheme with day release at the Ayrshire Hospice and two overnight residential courses (social) events a year.  We also regularly run practice CSA exams.

We will equip you to work in the challenging environment of modern day general practice but have a good time doing it!  As a practice, our ability to adapt swiftly is the result of excellent working relationships in the team.  We arrange social events regularly which in the past have involved car treasure hunts, barbeques, bowling and even dancing lesions at Christmas parties.

Two of our previous trainees have stayed on as partners so we must be doing something right!  Feel free to get in touch or pop in to say hello.

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