We are fortunate to be a training practice, which means we may also have GP registrar doctors with us who are planning to go into general practice. These appointments are usually for six months but can sometimes be up to a year. We benefit greatly from these doctors’ recent hospital experience, so please accept them as one of us.
On occasion you may be asked if you will allow your consultation with our GP registrar to be video recorded for teaching purposes. Such a recording would normally be seen only by the registrar and one of the GP partners. Rarely, we may also seek your permission for the registrar to submit the recording for external assessment for their competence.
Video recording will only ever be done with your explicit consent and you may request that the recording be deleted afterwards if you do not wish it to be viewed in the way described. You do have the right to refuse. No examinations are filmed.
We are also helping to train the doctors of the future and throughout the year we will be teaching groups of medical Students from the UEA medical school.
Two of our partners currently share the training of year 5 students.
From time to time the tutors, your GP or our administration team may contact patients to see whether they would be willing to meet with the students. The ability to consult with real patients is a considerable help to the students and those consultations are, of course, properly supervised by the tutors.
We are very grateful to those patients who have already kindly volunteered to help train our GPs of the future.
If you are interested in doing this, please mention it to your GP or contact the practice.