Teaching and Training
We are an accredited training practice for doctors in various training grades. They work under close supervision of senior doctors. They are fully qualified doctors with significant hospital experience and are selected after a rigorous process and then allocated to our practice.
We also train retainee doctors through the GP Retainer Scheme. A retainee doctor is usually a qualified GP aiming to return to NHS General Practice in the future, often after a career break. A Retainee doctor works independently in General Practice but also has educational and training goals to achieve.
As part of their training, clinicians working in this practice might make recordings of their consultations with patients to help them improve their consultation skills as well as their ability to talk to patients. The recording will only be used for teaching and training purposes, usually within the practice building between trainer and trainee, although sometimes teaching sessions may be held outside the practice in a group setting where the recording may be viewed by other trainers and trainees.
Your consent will always be requested by the receptionist before your consultation is recorded. You will need to sign that consent form again afterwards to say that you are still happy. You can also withdraw your consent at any time following this, either verbally or in writing. The recording will focus on the communication between the doctor and patient and will not record examinations where your body clothing needs to be removed.
If you would rather that your consultation is not recorded, please tell the receptionist. This is entirely your choice and will not affect your health care in any way.
Please also refer to our practice privacy notice which tells you how we manage your personal information when you make contact with us or use one of our services.