Private/voluntary and independent

Welcome to East Quay Medical Centre

We are a long-standing large, innovative and friendly GP surgery which also stays true to principles of good care: continuity of care, a personal service and ensuring we have great team support throughout the practice.

We have been training since the 1980s. From GP trainees, foundation doctors, medical students, nurse students, HCAs and administrative roles. Many of our trainees stay with us and we convert even more to the delight and satisfaction of working in General Practice. We find many students come to us with misconceptions or preconceptions about working in a surgery – and we always blow these away with a much more positive reality, with many saying that we have restored their belief in why they selected the Health Service as their life-long career!

We believe in really educating and supporting our trainees – not using them as free labour. So, we tailor our placements around each individual and ensure that they get a supportive one-to-one mentor whilst also experiencing the variety styles and expertise within our whole practice team. 

From a more technical ‘skills’ basis, our nursing students experience chronic disease management in primary care, minor illness clinics and treatment room. This includes education/support in wound care, dressing choice and treatment care plans.

We offer support with the student managing their own case load where they are given extra time to carry out wound care, blood pressures, ecgs etc. A named nurse is always on hand to offer guidance and support if needed. By doing this the student learns how to communicate with patients, time management and working autonomously.

Protected tutorial time is carried out throughout placement with planned assessment of progress.

As we are a large practice, we can also offer experience within the wider team. From clinics with the GPs and time with our support staff as well as time with our Minor Surgery Theatre and Optometrists. For those with a special interest we can also link with our Hospice team, Community Nursing team and so on.

Practically, we are very easy to get to – just off Junction 23 of the M5.

Please visit the East Quay Medical Centre website to get more of a feel for our ethos.

Welcome to Duchy Hospital

We are Cornwall’s only private hospital with an excellent reputation for delivering high quality healthcare treatments and services. The Hospital was opened in 1981 by the late HRH Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, and is located in a pleasant rural setting on the outskirts of Truro.

By investing in advanced medical technology, the hospital offers a wide range of treatments and services. The three fully equipped ultra clean air theatres areas are particularly suitable for orthopaedic procedures such as arthroscopy, hip replacement and knee replacements. The hospital is also equipped with a day case theatre, endoscopy facilities and a state of the art cardiac catheter laboratory. We have a strong emphasis on elective orthopaedic surgery.

We are proud to provide a great learning environment for students here at Duchy Hospital with a structured placement programme. We cover a wide range of specialties so students are able to get a breadth of experience across a wide range of specialties and are also given the opportunity to work in different parts of the hospital as they are rotated around between the ward, outpatients and our ambulatory care unit.

We believe in really educating and supporting our trainees – not using them as free labour. So, we tailor our placements around each individual and ensure that they get a supportive one-to-one mentor whilst also experiencing the variety styles and expertise within our team.

From a more technical ‘skills’ basis, our nursing students experience pre and post-surgical elective care management. This includes education/support in wound care, dressing choice and treatment care plans.

We offer support with the student managing their own case load where they are given extra time to carry out post-operative care. A named nurse is always on hand to offer guidance and support if needed. By doing this the student learns how to communicate with patients, time management and working autonomously.

Protected tutorial time is carried out throughout placement with planned assessment of progress by mentors as well as other members of the team. The duration of our placement programme is eight weeks.

We offer support with the student managing their own case load where they are given extra time to carry out post-operative care. A named nurse is always on hand to offer guidance and support if needed. By doing this the student learns how to communicate with patients, time management and working autonomously.

Protected tutorial time is carried out throughout placement with planned assessment of progress by mentors as well as other members of the team. The duration of our placement programme is eight weeks.

Please visit the Duchy Hospital website to get more of a feel for our ethos.