Our practice has been accredited as being suitable for the training of doctors who wish to become general practitioners (GP's).
This means that our practice and doctors have had to achieve a number of standards which have been assessed by the Health Education England.
These are some points for your information:
Those doctors training to become GPs are called GP Registrars. They are hosted by the practice to support their training.
GP Registrar's are fully qualified doctors who have a lot of experience of hospital medicine.
If you are seeing a Registrar, you can expect to receive the quality of service you would get from your own GP. If you have any concerns, please speak to the Practice Manager.
In order for the Registrars to successfully complete their training, they need to be assessed on their consulting skills. This is done by the appointed assessors viewing a video of the registrars’ consultations. Your consent to have the consultation with a GP specialist Trainee recorded is always requested before the consultation and you will be asked to sign a consent form on arrival at the practice. This is in keeping with the rules set for obtaining consent for any patients to be seen by doctors in training as required by The General Medical Council. You are under no obligation to have your consultation videoed and not wishing to do so will have no effect on your care. If the doctor appears to be recording your consultation and you have not signed a consent form, you should indicate this to him or her immediately. You can withdraw your consent at any time. The recording will be used for educational purposes only.
To ensure that the practice continues to meet the standards of training, both the practice and the GP trainers are subject to regular inspection visits. At this inspection another doctor will assess the quality of the patient records. If you do not want your own record to be available for inspection, then please inform the practice of your wishes, and they will be respected. Please ask any member of the reception staff if further information is needed.
In addition to training Registrars, the surgery also occasionally provides training to medical students. These students may be present at your consultation, but only with your permission. If you do not wish the student to be present, please advise the GP.
We currently have one GP specialist Trainee.
Dr Gopi is the GP Trainer
Dr Mikhail is the Clinical Supervisor