Girish - General Practitioner

Who’s this?

Girish is a General Practitioner (GP) working within the team at a large practice that looks after over 12,000 patients. Girish also works two sessions a week for a Clinical Commissioning Group leading on maternity and innovation and research

What’s the story of their career to date?

After completing his A-levels, Girish went to Medical School at Manchester University where he studied medicine for 5 years, finding the teaching excellent! After graduating from medical school Girish worked as a junior doctor, hospital based. In order to gain his current role as a GP, Girish worked 12 months doing medicine and surgery hospital based as a newly qualified doctor, before working a further two years in obstetrics’ and gynaecology, paediatrics, accident and emergency and elderly care medicine. Girish then spent a further year as a trainee GP in a GP practice where he carried out patient consultations and was supervised by a GP trainer. Since becoming a GP, Girish has had lots of other responsibilities, becoming a GP trainer for over 10 years, supervising and training new GPs as well as a variety of commissioning roles for the Clinical Commissioning Group in Salford

What do they do?

An average day for Girish begins at 7:45am, looking at blood and urine results that have come through electronically for his patients. Girish then carries out patient consultations during the morning surgery, after which Girish reads any patient letters that have come from hospital attendances and other patient related post, signing prescriptions and dictating any referral letters. Girish then attends home visits with patients who are unable to attend the surgery, before carrying out the afternoon surgery which starts at 3:00pm and usually finishes by 5:30-6:00pm

What’s the best thing about their role?

Girish feels that the best part of his role is being privileged to look after a whole family through the generations and is proud to be a GP as he believes that he is helping and supporting people to live longer, happier, healthier lives

What inspired them to become a doctor?

Girish was inspired by his own GP that he saw when he was a child. Girish saw how much better his family members felt after seeing the doctor, so decided to become a doctor too!

Where can I find out more?

This profile has been created by the Greater Manchester NHS Careers Engagement Hub in partnership with Salford Clinical Commissioning Group. If you have questions then feel free to contact us.

You can find out more about this role by visiting the General Practitioner section of the Health Careers website. The site gives information about the role and responsibilities, pay and conditions as well as any qualifications that are required and what the relevant courses or entry requirements are.