We are approved as a teaching practice and this means that we encourage everyone to look at what and how we do things and promote a learning environment.
We are a large practice and fortunate to have a wide and varied workload, which provides an excellent training ground for new doctors.
At present, we take on one Registrar a year commencing in August. These are fully qualified doctors who will probably have just come out of hospital-based jobs, and are making the transition from a hospital position to that of a General Practitioner.
We could not offer this training without the co-operation of our patients. When seeing a Registrar, you may be asked for your permission to video your consultation. These videos are used as an aid to the Registrar’s training. It will help us improve their consultation skills.
Hopefully they will be full of new ideas and enthusiasm and we will help them to learn new skills necessary for General Practice.