The Practice is actively involved in the training of future GPs. There are 2 types of trainee that you may encounter when you visit us.
Registrars or, as they are now called, Specialist Trainees are fully qualified doctors who are about to embark on a career in General Practice. They are attached to the Practice full time for either 6 months or 12 months . They are expected to share in the duties of the Practice including on call duties and Out of Hours.
They conduct surgeries on their own although there will always be a GP Partner available to advise them. On occasions we video record consultations. This is for training purposes only. If a doctor wishes to record the consultation you will be asked at reception to complete a form before you see the doctor. You are free to withdraw your consent at any time or ask for the camera to be switched off. No intimate physical examinations will be recorded. The recording will be erased after use.
Medical students are in their final year of training and are occasionally attached to the Practice from Glasgow University. You may be asked if you would mind seeing and talking to the student prior your appointment with the doctor. You will then see the doctor who will involve the student in the resulting discussion of your problem. The students are only involved in a minority of appointments and if you prefer not to see them, your wishes will be respected. Medical students will not make any decisions about your care.