A fully qualified doctor with wide hospital experience who is attached to the practice for a period of between 6 to 12 months. Whilst here they are learning more about family medicine under our supervision.
We may sometimes ask whether patients mind having their consultation with the doctor or medical student recorded. This is so that it can be watched back with a more senior doctor to observe and teach consultation skills. This is a very important part of a student's and doctor's training as the willingness of patients to allow this is much appreciated. We will never record any consultation without your permission.
We may occasionally ask whether patients mind having their GP registrar consultation observed by another GP. This enables the GP registrar to get feedback on their consultations and sometimes involve the patients in this process.