The Health Centre is involved in training medical and nursing staff before and after their professional qualification. A Receptionist will inform you if a medical student is with the Doctor or Nurse at the time of your consultation and if you do not wish them to be present, please say so. It is perfectly acceptable for you to ask not to have a student present, and you will not be expected to justify your position.
We are also training GP registrars who are qualified doctors training to become GPs. You will be informed at the time of booking who you will be seeing for your appointment. As part of the ongoing training and assessment for the consultation skills of the GP registrars, patient consultations are occasionally videotaped. You will be informed on booking an appointment, and further information with consent forms will be available when you attend the practice.