Training & Research


Trent Vale Medical Practice is an approved training practice for General Practitioners. GP registrars will be undertaking surgeries and developing their skills within the practice. These doctors have spent 3 or more years in hospitals prior to entering primary care and are a valuable addition to the practice team.

The practice also supports medical students from Keele University who attend to apply the theory they have learned in a practical setting.

Both the trained and the trainers benefit from this process by ensuring that we keep up to date with the very latest medical knowledge and techniques.

We thank you in advance for your help and co-operation in this but if you do not wish to be seen with a student present please inform the reception staff when you book in.


The practice is fully computerised which means that your medical records are held on computer. We provide anonymised medical information to Keele University for vital research.

We also share information with the Health Authority, Hospitals and other NHS bodies.

We feel that this is essential for the care of our patients and to help improve NHS services.

Occasionally Keele University may send out a patient questionnaire about a condition they are particularly interested in studying. If you have this condition you may be contacted. Although you are not required to reply we would be extremely grateful if you would do so: this will help the advancement of medical knowledge in the future.

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