We are proud to be a training practice, helping qualified doctors complete the final stages of their GP Training.
We believe that achieving and maintaining training practice status enhances the quality of the medical care that we provide at the practice. It also enables patients to see a wider range of clinicans whilst allowing the surgery to benefit from the fresh ideas and approaches brought by young enthusiastic doctors. You can of course still elect to see your chosen regular doctor but sometimes this may require you to plan your appointment.
The feedback from patients regarding our Trainees has been overwhelmingly positive. The doctors tend to be in the surgery for between 6 and 12 months, becoming an integral part of the practice team and an invaluable resource for patients.
As a training practice video recordings are sometimes made of consultations. These are made for teaching purposes only. Video recordings are only done with your consent and you do have the right to refuse. However, we would stress that all aspects of general practice, including training, are governed by rules of strict confidentiality.
No examinations are filmed.
We may have medical students in the Practice from time to time. The students will always be supervised and will not be allowed to diagnose or treat patients on their own although they may conduct the initial part of the consultation alone.
WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO BE INVOLVED
We may ask for your participation in some of the learning activities we organise for our students. This may take several forms. For example:
- A patient may be asked to come to the surgery to discuss with the student last year’s heart attack and how this may have changed his/her life.
- A patient may see the nurse for a tetanus booster and be asked if they mind if a student watches how the injection is given and how the nurse records the procedure on the computer.