Did you know we’re a training practice?

We strongly believe in the future of General Practice and are very proud to be a well-established Training Practice.

Dr John Wood (pictured) is a qualified GP Trainer, and we believe that welcoming trainees into the Practice allows us to benefit from the fresh ideas and approaches brought by new enthusiastic doctors, and enhances the quality of the medical care that we provide.

We welcome GP Registrars, 3rd and 5th Year Medical Students, and Apprentices.

GP Registrars

These qualified doctors are with us for periods of 6-12 months, completing the final stages of their training; they see patients and are exposed to every aspect of General Practice, they become an integral part of the Practice Team.

Dr Emily Bayne joined us in her GP Registrar year in 2018, and we are very pleased that she returned to join us as a Salaried GP last year.

3rd Year Medical Students

3rd Year Medical Students from Lancaster University attend once a week for a period of about 6-12 weeks, they shadow Dr Clarke and observe his clinics, they also see a number of patients under the supervision of Dr Clarke in pre-arranged appointments.

5th Year Medical Students

We often have 5th Year Medical Students from Lancaster University shadowing our South Lakes Dermatology and ENT services, they join us once a week for a period of about 6-12 weeks.


We have welcomed both Administrative and Dispensing Apprentices to the Practice, who have completed their qualifications whilst learning all about the practicalities of applying their learning to the workplace. All of our Apprentices have progressed to develop their careers at the Practice and we are really proud of them!

Welcome Dr Bart Veneman!

Dr Bart Veneman joined us in February as a GP Registrar. Whilst he is with us, he will be observing in various clinics, and will soon be holding clinics of his own.

Dr Veneman studied medicine in Belgium and subsequently obtained a degree in Tropical Medicine and International Health. Prior to starting his GP training he worked in Egypt and did various jobs as a Junior Doctor in hospitals in London and Manchester. He has a keen interest in travel medicine and care of the elderly.

Patients may be offered appointments with Dr Veneman but will be advised at the time of booking that he is a GP in training, and can choose to consult with another clinician, if they would prefer.



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