Our practice is a training practice for new GPs. This means that doctors who are fully qualified and training to become general practitioners, will be consulting at the surgery and may also be sitting in on surgeries of the existing doctors. They, or the other doctors, may be videotaping the consultations for training purposes. You will be asked for your permission prior to seeing the doctor if a registrar doctor is sitting in or videotaping is planned. If you are unhappy with the registrar being present or videotaping let the receptionist know at the time of your appointment and it will not occur.
The recording is only used by the tutor doctor and general practitioner registrar - it is then erased. Occasionally we have visiting doctors to assess us to ensure our standards are acceptable. These are the only other people who will see the video. We enjoy having these doctors with us - it helps them and keeps us on our toes - please consult with them as any other doctor in the practice.
The practice provides placements for medical students. The students may carry out consultations with the GP which may be videotaped. Whenever a student is sitting in, or videotaping is planned, you will be asked to give your permission prior to seeing the doctor. If you are not happy with the student being present, consulting or videotaping, let the receptionist know at the time of your appointment and it will not occur. The recording is only used for training purposes by the student and tutor doctor – it is then erased.
Occasionally the practice nurses, health visitors, midwives and district nurses may have students working with them.
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