GP Training

At Whalley Surgery we have an enthusiastic approach to medicine, education and training.

The trainers at our Surgery are:

Dr Chris Dalton for ST2s and 3s and Dr Rebecca Thornber for ST1s and 2s.
Dr Dalton has been training at the surgery since 2008. Dr Thornber joined the Practice in 2019 as an ST3 and became a clinical supervisor in 2022.

If you are thinking of joining us for your training, please contact our Practice Manager, Luan Stewart via email at [email protected] or alternatively you can telephone her on (01254) 919888 and she will be happy to arrange a meeting or phone call. We can discuss your specific requirements and organise a visit to the Practice.

The practice is fully computerised with full NHSnet and Internet connections. There is ready access to electronic information on the Practice Computer EMIS Web System. We maintain full electronic patient records with a high standard of information. The Practice has been using a computerised system since the early 1980s and has been completely “paper light” since 2000.

The Surgery has access to GP led beds in Clitheroe Community Hospital and close links to the visiting consultants who undertake out-patient clinics there. Our local hospitals are within easy reach, Blackburn and Burnley are the main providers, but we also have links with Preston and Manchester Hospitals.

New doctors will undergo an induction process of formal teaching and shadowing Partners and other staff which usually lasts 7-14 days before beginning to hold their own clinics. Day release teaching for Registrars is currently run from Blackburn on Tuesdays. You will also get formal tutorials at Whalley, generally on Mondays and Fridays.