We are fortunate to be recognised as a training practice and we usually have foundation year doctors and specialist training registrars attached to the practice. They stay with us for between four months and a year to gain further experience of general practice and complete their training to become general practitioners. On some occasions when you see a doctor in training, you may be asked before your appointment whether he/she can video their consultation with you. This is to help assess and improve their consultation skills. You are under no obligation to say yes. If you feel you are happy to be videoed, further information and a consent form will be given to you.
At times we also have medical students from both Nottingham and Derby Medical Schools attached to the practice to gain first hand experience of general practice. It is very valuable experience for them to sit in during your consultation with the doctor. However, if you would prefer them not to be present then please let the receptionist know when you arrive.
Because we are a training practice we have to be inspected regularly to ensure we continue to meet the high standards necessary to train competent doctors. At such a visit a small number of patient records may be inspected for the purpose of ongoing accreditation and quality assurance activities.