Our Practice is a teaching Practice. We believe it’s important to help our next generation of Health Care Providers. To this end, we provide support for many students. Medical students spend part of their training with us from Newcastle University and Teesside University Medical Schools.
You will be asked if a student is in with one of our team, if you consent to them being present. If you would prefer not to have the student in within the consultation, please let the clinician know.
GP Registrars are fully qualified GP’s who have completed their hospital training and are about to embark on a career in General Practice. Such are the demands in family medicine these days that those who wish to become GPs have to do a further 3 years training after their time in hospital. Of this, a year is spent specifically in General Practice. Unlike students, they are attached to the Practice full time for a 6 to 12 month period. They are expected to share in the duties of the Practice including on call duties and out of hours. They conduct clinics on their own although there will always be a GP available to advise the Registrar.
On occasions the Registrar will video record consultations. This is for training purposes only and you will be informed of this when you check in for your appointment. There will be a form to sign before you see the GP and again afterwards. You are free to withdraw your consent at any time or ask for the camera to be switched off. The form will tell you who may see the recording. No intimate physical examinations will be recorded. The recording will be erased after use.