We are part of the Oxford Regional Scheme for training GPs and supporting medical and nursing teaching. We see training as an important part of everything we do at the practice. It enhances the practice by keeping us up to date with developments and we also benefit from the trainees challenging us as to “why we do what we do”.
A GP Registrar is a qualified doctor who has worked for some years in hospitals. They are invited to join us for up to 12 months to gain valuable experience in General Practice. Registrars participate in some joint surgeries with other member of our clinical team, as well as holding their own surgeries when they are ready.
All our trainees are encouraged to see problems through with patients, which provides continuity of care for patients and helps with their training. They are fully involved with the practice and participate in the other practice activities such as home visits, staff meetings and urgent care.
Our GP trainers are leading the training process but all members of the practice team get involved with the training at different times as appropriate to give Registrars and the students the most varied and full training experience.
Sometimes one of our team may have a Registrar doctor, medical student or student nurse with them during consultation. When this happens we will always ask beforehand whether you are comfortable with this, or whether you would prefer to see your doctor or nurse on their own.
Occasionally we need to make video recordings of some of the consultations between patients and the GP trainee. The videos are part of the end assessment for our trainees. We will always ask your consent prior to recording your appointment and provide you with a Video Consent Form. If you do not want your appointment to be recorded please inform reception – this is not a problem and will not affect your consultation in any way.
If you do not mind your consultation being recorded we are grateful to you. Improving the assessment of GPs should lead to a better service to patients.
Thank you for supporting us in training our future clinicians.