We are a teaching and training practice and this means that from time to time we will have a doctor working with us for up to twelve months while learning about general practice. All of the doctors are fully qualified and work as an integral part of the practice.
As part of our accreditation to train doctors intending to become general practitioners, the practice needs to be regularly inspected for this purpose, and this involves inspection of the medical records. Only doctors approved for this purpose will do this, and they will respect completely the confidentiality of any information. Nevertheless, if you do not want your records to be available for inspection then please inform the practice of your wishes.
Sometimes the doctor may wish to video record their consultations and in this case your permission will always be requested beforehand.
Students may also be attached to the practice from time to time and they may sit in with one of the doctors during consultations. You will be asked if you would prefer not to have someone else there when you consult the doctor and your wishes will always be met.