We are proud to be a well-established training practice, helping qualified doctors, known as registrars, 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 clinicians, 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.
We have been a training practice for many years, and the feedback from patients regarding our registrars 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.
As a teaching practice, patients may also meet medical students in the surgery or accompanying the doctor on their calls. These students are going through a very important part of their medical training and your co-operation is extremely valuable and much appreciated. However, no intrusion on the privacy of the consultation will take place against the wishes of the patient.
Our GP registrar is Dr James Whitehead.