South Beach Medical Centre is a large training practice situated in the town of Ardrossan on the Ayrshire coast. We recently relocated from South Crescent Road to brand new purpose built premises on Harbour Street, near the Ardrossan harbour. South Beach Surgery started nearly 80 years ago originally in Saltcoats then moved to 17 South Crescent some 40 years later and on 27th May 2014 we opened as South Beach Medical Centre in our new premises in Harbour Street. Over the years the practice has grown from a small 2-3 doctor group with branch surgeries in Stevenston and Ardrossan (Barr Street) to the present 6 doctor practice with two practice nurses and full ancillary staff.
In 2002 we were awarded Training Practice status, allowing us to be involved in the teaching of medical students from Glasgow University and to take part in the professional development of qualified doctors wishing to become General Practitioners. The practice was also given a Practice Accreditation award by the Royal College of General Practitioners.
As a trainee at South Beach, you will receive a very warm welcome to our vibrant team, you will be well supported with protected trainer time at the end of each of your surgeries, you will start off with 30 minute appointments, working your way down to 10 minutes as you feel ready and comfortable to do so, you will also receive protected study & tutorial time each week and we can be entirely flexible with your start & finish times.
You will receive a welcome tutorial with our practice manager who will also tailor your time-table to ensure you get the most out of your day – with a particular focus on coffee time, we work hard to maintain a healthy work / life balance and part of that is making sure we all meet up each day to have a chat over coffee after the morning surgeries.