The practice provides training for General Practitioners. Registrars are with us for between six months to a year. They are fully qualified doctors who are coming to the end of their specialist training for General Practice. These doctors have spent three or more years in hospitals prior to entering Primary Care and are a valuable addition to the practice team.

We also provide training for medical students, who may be present during your consultation with either a doctor or nurse. The medical students are closely supervised and tend to see patients alongside one of the main doctors or medical professionals. If you do not wish the student to be present during your consultation then please advise the receptionist beforehand.

Langport Surgery was graded as excellent by the Somerset GP Quality Assurance Panel 2017 for their GP training programme.



Langport Surgery is pleased to be actively involved in research organised by the Primary Care Research Network which is part of the NHS National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and the UK Clinical Research Network (UKCRN). All the research that the practice is involved with has been approved by the NHS and therefore has ethical approval.

This means that your doctor may ask you if you want to be involved in a study the practice is supporting.

As a practice we are involved in research to improve the knowledge about illnesses and so develop better treatments for all patients including:

  • whether new treatments or ways of organising services are effective (do they work?)
  • whether those treatments or services are cost-effective (do they give value for money?)
  • how different health problems develop and progress over time – to help gain a better understanding of that health problem
  • the views of patients and health professionals about a particular treatment, intervention or service and how they might be improved

The results of research studies may be of interest to patients and useful to health professionals and managers in the NHS in helping to decide which treatments and services to provide.
For more information about how data is used visit CPRD Website or see the CPRD Electronic research poster.

Current Research projects

May 2020 - We are currently taking part in the Principle Trial which aims to find treatments that reduce hospital admission and improve symptoms for people with Covid-19. For further information see the Principle information poster or visit the Principle Trial website

July 2019 - We are currently taking part in a cancer diagnosis reseach project. The audit looks at patients diagnosed between January - December 2018 to understand patterns of cancer diagnosis for all cancer types across the UK. See more information about the audit and FAQ's.


GP Earnings

All GP practices are required to declare the mean net earnings (eg. Average pay) for GPs working to deliver NHS services to patients at each practice.  This is required in the interests of the greater public accountability recognising GP pay is ultimately funded from tax paid by the public.

The average pay for GP’s working at Langport Surgery in the last financial year was £103,145 before tax and national insurance.  This is for 4 full time GP’s, 2 part time GP’s and 2 locum GP’s (who worked in the practice for more than six months).

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