Weston hospital welcomes 'new generation' of 60 junior doctors

PUBLISHED: 08:00 20 August 2016

Weston's new intake of junior doctors.

Weston's new intake of junior doctors.

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A new generation of doctors has begun work at Weston General Hospital.

More than 60 junior doctors have taken up two-year contacts at the Grange Road hospital after leaving medical school.

They will spend time shadowing senior doctors, surgeons and consultants for a week of education and clinical supervision before they begin working the wards at the hospital.

The newly-qualified medics 
will work across a wide range of specialities, including medicine and surgery.

Dr Nick Lyons, medical director Weston Area Health NHS Trust, said: “I’m delighted that these doctors are starting their careers in Weston. Our trust is an excellent place to put years of training into practice and to learn new skills.

“We’re happy to be welcoming doctors from various backgrounds – they will bring with them different experiences and fresh approaches, which will only be of benefit to the trust.

“We take the responsibility of training the next generation of doctors very seriously, ensuring that they have a positive experience learning from senior doctors and consultants. I know our senior staff will teach them all they need to know to become excellent doctors.”

One of the new recruits, Dr Andrew Demetri, said: “I’m really happy to be joining Weston as it’s a small, friendly trust with a great atmosphere. I’ve heard some great things about the hospital and its staff and I’m excited to get started.”

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