Introducing Dr Berry, our new GP Partner


Welcome to Dr Kathryn Berry, who, as well as being our new GP Partner at Stamford, also trains students and mentors newly qualified doctors.

Dr Kathryn Berry

Dr Berry decided to join Stamford Surgery as she had previously been a partner at a large Leicester practice and wanted to work somewhere with a similar number of patients.  

She said: 'I have worked at other practices but there were things I missed about being a Partner. I like being in a busy practice with lots of expertise and I really like the atmosphere here.'  

Dr Berry, who has been a GP for 18 years, has a special interest in diabetes and endocrinology. She wants to use her expertise to make pathways better for patients with those conditions: 'It's about making sure that they are all being treated in the best way.'  

She has been a GP trainer since 2008 and mentors newly qualified GPs as well as lecturing medical students at the University of Lincoln: 'I want to introduce them to basic principles and prepare them for the role they are coming into. It has definitely changed, with extra duties, plus far more technology available, so it is about equipping them for the reality of today's NHS, and coping with high risk and complex patients.'  

Although Dr Berry has only been at Stamford for a few weeks she says it has been a good move: 'There's a good dynamic here and lots of impetus to make improvements - to make it the best kind of practice it can be. From what I have seen, every practice is facing more challenges now, so we are all having to adapt quickly. It is nice to be in a place where there is a positive feeling about doing that.'  

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