This practice is involved in training fully qualified doctors who wish to gain further experience in general practice. These doctors work with us as registrars, usually for 6-12 months. We also occasionally have medical students attached to the practice. If you have any objection to seeing either a general practitioner registrar or a medical student, please inform us when requesting a GP appointment.
This practice also trains qualified nurses who wish to become either district nurses or health visitors, as well as being involved in the basic training of general nurses.
Surgery consultations are sometimes recorded on videotape for training and assessment purposes. You will be informed of this beforehand and your permission to take part in this will be sought. We would like to stress that you are under no obligation whatsoever to help us in this way, and we will not be upset at all if you decline to take part. The video tapes will only be watched by doctors involved in training and assessment and will be erased after they have been studied.
We may also monitor, record, store and use any telephone, email or other communication with you. This is in order to check any instructions given to us, for training purposes, for crime prevention and to improve the quality of our services.