For Trainees and Students:
We have been a Training Practice since 2004, and have hosted Medical Students since 2009. It is something we all value and enjoy, partly because of the freshness and enthusiasm which younger colleagues bring to the practice, and also because passing on knowledge, skills and attitudes stimulates us all to keep up to date.
We try to foster an atmosphere for GP training where we learn together, rather than giving the impression that the seasoned GP always has all the answers! As a ST2 or ST3 doctor, you will be as independent as you are ready to be, but help and supervision will always be available. Protected time learning takes place with the trainer or other experienced team member for two hours each week. Internet resources are used extensively, and we have a selection of books and journals available in our spacious and quiet Library/Meeting Room.
From time to time we may ask if you would mind an observer’s presence in a consultation, or the use of video equipment. You always have a right to request privacy in these circumstances.
All training practices must be accredited in order to ensure that the highest standards are maintained. This accreditation is carried out by doctors from the North Western Deanery. From time to time, doctors from the Deanery may visit the practice for reaccreditation purposes.
During a visit, samples of patient records may be inspected. All the people looking at the records are bound by the strictest rules of confidentiality, as stated in the GMC’s “Confidentiality: Protecting and Providing Information” and the inspection is limited to a verification process to ensure the practice is compliant to the required standards.
If you have ANY concerns about any aspect of the training role of the practice, please speak to a senior receptionist or your GP.