Training Practice

The Surgery is an approved training practice for the training of General Practice Registrars
(GPRs). Being an approved training practice means that:

  • patients can directly contribute to the training of future GPs
  • patients who consult with the GPR will have longer consultations
  • it keeps all doctors and nurses in touch with new medical developments and skills
  • it improves all doctors and nurse’s consultation and training skills
  • it ensures that clinical standards and standards of medical record keeping are maintained
  • it helps with recruitment of high quality doctors to the practice for job vacancies

GPRs are qualified doctors in training who have already worked in hospitals as junior doctors for at least 3 years and have now decided that they would like to specialise in General Practice.

In order to qualify as a GP all doctors have to complete Postgraduate Specialist Training which includes at least 18 months training in General Practice.

Very occasionally, as part of an essential component of training in all medical practice, your consultation may be filmed and reviewed later by the trainer and GPR. We hope that all our patients will be willing to take part in these educational consultations to help us all in improving and maintaining our medical and consultation skills. All video recordings are strictly confidential and are used for teaching only. We will not video your consultation without your consent.

GPRs can also have their consultations recorded so that an examiner can review their consultation skills. If your consultation is going to be reviewed for this purpose you will receive a text message before the consultation starts with all of the relevant information to help you decide if you wish to consent to this.