Shifa Surgery

Bangor Street Health Centre, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 6DY

Student Information

Passionate about Education

Shifa Surgery serves around 6000 patients. Two GP Principles employ a GP locum, two nurse practitioners, one practice nurse, two healthcare assistants and a team of non-clinical staff. We aim to provide quality health care service, delivered safely to meet individual need. We are a forward thinking education practice accredited by the North West Deanery and Manchester University, we are passionate about education and proud of our educational achievements. Dr Tanveer Ahmed is the lead trainer and he utilises a a wide range of skills, knowledge and experience to support our students to achieve. Dr Ahmed has been described as ‘caring’, ‘approachable’ ‘knowledable’ and ‘motivational’ by past and present students.

Foundation Year Doctors

Shifa provides opportunities for Foundation Doctor placements. Foundation Doctors are fully qualified doctors who rotate around various specialties to increase their experience. Some of them may choose to go onto do further training to become a GP others may become surgeons or specialist doctors in a hospital setting. Each Foundation Doctor will be with us for a 4 month placement. They will be closely supervised and assessed throughout their time with us. They will have longer appointment times.

GP Registrars

A GP Registrar is a fully qualified, experienced doctor who is completing a further 3 years training in order to become a GP. GP Registrars have daily surgeries (often with longer appointment times), undertake home visits and help with on-call doctor duties. Their placements with us vary in length, depending on their stage of training, from 4 months to over 12 months. They are supervised and assessed on a regular basis. Patients may, on occasion, be asked whether they mind having their consultation videoed for assessment purposes and/or to complete patient satisfaction questionnaires.

Medical Students
PEP Information for Manchester University Medical Students – Year 3

Shifa Surgery – PEP Information
Manchester University – PEP Information

Shifa enthusiastically accepts medical students to support those training to become doctors. Patients are made aware of students sitting in with GPs, observing a surgery or may be asked if they mind being interviewed by a student as part of their training. Patients retain the right to decline helping with assessment & training, however, we find that our patients are generally happy to assist in the education and training of our future health professionals.