Our practice is approved to train fully qualified doctors who wish to specialise in General Practice.
GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors with wide hospital experience who is attached to the practice for a period of between 4 to 12 months. They consult patients on their own, under the mentorship of our GP Trainers. Whilst here they are learning more about family medicine under our supervision.
We may sometimes ask whether patients mind having their consultation with the doctor or medical student recorded. This is so that it can be watched back with a more senior doctor to observe and teach consultation skills. This is a very important part of a student’s and doctor’s training so the willingness of patients to allow this is much appreciated. You will always be asked in advance and are given the option not to take part, this will not affect your care in any. We will never record any consultation without your permission, and the camera will be switched off on request.
We may occasionally ask whether patients mind having their GP registrar consultation observed by another GP. This enables the GP registrar to get feedback on their consultations and sometimes involve the patients in this process.
Medical Students are sometimes attached to the practice for up to 12 weeks as part of their training. If you do not wish a student to be present during your consultation, please inform the Patient Service Advisor.