The Barton Family Practice has helped train medical students from Nottingham Medical School and the Derby Campus for some time. These students will often be sitting in with the GP, but really appreciate the opportunity to talk, and examine patients. Their time in General Practice is a very important aspect of their training. You will always be asked if it is OK for students to sit in on your consultation.
From the 21 August 2008 we have been offically recognised as a Training Practice. This has been made possible by the move to larger premises in October last year. This means that we now have fully qualified doctors, known as GP Registrars, posted to our practice for several months at a time. These are doctors who are going to become GPs at the end of their post-graduate training and come to the practice to get first hand experience of working in General Practice. Because they are at a more advanced stage of their training they will usually see patients on their own. However, one of the GPs will always be supervising their work, and indeed, may be called in to give an opinion on a tricky aspect of the consultation.
On some occasions you may be asked if your consultation can be recorded on a digital camera as an aid to teaching the Registrar. This again will only take place with your consent, and a written explanation of this aspect of their training will be given to you prior to your consultation with the doctor. You can be assured that the recording will only be used for training the GP registrar under strict guidelines and your confidentiality will be maintained throughout. The recording will be erased once the doctors have reviewed the consultation. Please tell the receptionist if you are uncomfortable about having your consultation recorded.
We thank you for your contribution in training the Doctors of the future.