Dr Arya graduated from St Andrews University in 1999 and completed his medical training at Manchester University in 2002.

He then worked extensively in hospital medicine and became a Member of the Royal College of Physicians in 2006.

In 2007-8, he trained as a GP registrar at Priorslegh Medical Centre before working at Liverpool University and at various GP practices.

In 2011, he returned to Priorslegh and currently works part time at the practice. For the rest of the week, he is a GP Education Facilitator and Honorary Lecturer at Manchester University and is a Chief Invigilator for General Medical Council examinations. His main interest is undergraduate teaching and is currently undertaking a MSc in Medical Education at Cardiff University.

Telephone Triage

Telephone Triage - How does it work and what is it for?

Priorslegh Medical Centre has operated a telephone triage service for some time, for those not familiar with a triage system here is how it works:

  • If you have an emergency and need to speak to a clinician urgently please phone the surgery in the morning or after 130pm for an afternoon call back
  • Triage is for emergency queries only, that does not include medication request or sick note requests
  • You have to be available to come down to the surgery within 2-3 hours if needed. If you are going to work then it is not an emergency for telephone triage.
  • Your call will be triaged along with nearly 100 other calls in a morning and the same number of calls in the afternoon; this means we cannot give you a time you will be called back.
  • Triage does not always mean you have to come to the surgery, if a clinician feels they are happy discussing your condition with you over the phone they can do a prescription for you if needed and it can be ready to collect the same morning.