For many years our practice has been involved in the training of medical students, young doctors and student nurses. You may therefore find a student present during your consultation but remember that you do have the right to refuse to have them sit in.
We regularly have young doctors working in the practice for a year to complete their training for general practice. These doctors have usually been qualified for three years before they join us and have been working in a range of hospital jobs to give them a broad experience of medicine.
Practices which are involved in training are visited from time to time by a panel of other doctors to check that the practice is of a high standard. Occasionally we record consultations for teaching purposes.
The recordings will only be viewed by other doctors. You will always be asked for your consent before the consultation is videotaped and you always have the right to refuse.