We are proud to be a well-established training practice. We often have medical students and trainee doctors working in the practice. You may have an appointment at the surgery or receive a home visit from them. There is a good explanation of GP training on the BMA website.
Fully qualified doctors, known as GP registrars (or Specialty Trainees/GPST), complete the final stages of their general practitioner training. The doctors are usually with us for between six to 12 months, becoming an integral part of the practice team and an invaluable resource for patients.
You may be offered an appointment with a GP registrar should your own doctor not be available. Please treat them as one of our team. All GP registrar work is supervised by a partner.
Feedback from patients regarding our GP registrars has been overwhelmingly positive. We believe that achieving and maintaining training practice status enhances the quality of the medical care that we provide. It also enables patients to see a wider range of clinicians, whilst allowing the practice to benefit from the fresh ideas and approaches brought by young enthusiastic doctors.
You can of course still elect to see your regular doctor.
Foundation year two doctors
We also train junior doctors in the second year of their postgraduate training. This is called Foundation Year Two (FY2). They will be attached to the practice for four months as part of a rotation of posts they undertake based in local hospitals. Some of them plan to train to be GPs but many will go on to training in another speciality such as surgery or paediatrics. They will work under the supervision of a partner at all times.
Patients may also meet medical students in the surgery or accompanying the doctor on their calls. Students from Hull York Medical School and Imperial College London spend time with us during years 4 and 5 of their five years at university. It is very useful for them to gain experience meeting patients in the practice and at home. It helps them understand the impact of illness on peoples’ lives far better than they can achieve in hospitals. They are not qualified doctors and cannot prescribe. All their work with patients is supervised closely.
A very important part of the training of doctors is to use videotaped recordings of consultations to assess the doctor’s competence and to help them develop their consultation skills. Video recordings of consultations are used for assessment and may be viewed outside the practice by assessors who do not know the doctor or the patient.
Every consultation that is video-recorded is done with informed consent. We will ensure you understand beforehand that the recording is being made, the purposes for which it will be used, who will see it and how long it will remain in existence. You have the right to refuse. The tape is only seen by doctors and is erased as soon as the educational activity has been done. If you change your mind after a consultation the tape will be erased immediately. No physical examinations are filmed. We are very grateful for our patients co-operating with this activity.
If you do not wish to be seen by a medical student or trainee doctor please inform the receptionist.