The practice has been accredited as a GP Training Practice. This means the practice will have attached to it a qualified Doctor training to specialise in General Practice and each doctor will remain with us for a period usually of 18 months,so you may be offered an appointment with them. By the time you see a GP registrar they will have spent at least 5 years at medical school to qualify as a doctor. Then they will have done 2 years working in hospitals (previously known as “house jobs”.) They will then start a 3 year training programme to become a GP.
As part of their training the GP registrars need to record some of their consultations as part of their assessment. You may be asked by the receptionists if you would be happy to take part in this if you have an appointment with the GP registrar. At any time you are able to say "no" to being recorded and this will not prejudice the way your consultation is viewed or handled in any way. At the end of your consultation, if you don't wish the recording to be used, you can state this and the recording will be erased. However please note that all recordings are kept confidential and are destroyed when no longer required.
At any time if you do not wish to be seen by a GP registrar at your consultation please feel free to bring this to the attention of the receptionist or GP. At no time will this decision prejudice your care with us.
We also have F2 Drs Foundation Doctors (previously house officers) who will be with us as a placement for 4 months at a time.
Medical students- The Partners at the practice are involved in the training of Medical students from "Barts and the London" school of medicine and dentistry. They come to us a few times a year for a day or a week at a time. You may be asked if you would mind if a student could do an assesment of your medical condition, again at any time if you do not wish a medical student to be present at your appointment then please let the GP or receptionist know beforehand, this will not effect your care in any way.