Teaching and training

We are a teaching practice

The practice is a teaching practice for GP trainees, medical students, physician associates, pharmacists, student nurses and attached staff. The GP trainees are usually with us for six months, normally from August till the following February and then new trainees join us from February to August. Whilst the GP trainees are already fully qualified doctors, having had a great deal of hospital experience, they are nonetheless encouraged to seek advice when required from any of the GP partners.

Dr Narayanan and Dr Gorman are both GP trainers.

We also have medical/physician/nursing students attached to our practice for short periods. These are students who have not yet qualified but who need to gain experience to become competent professionals. If you do not wish to have a student present during your consultation, please inform our team at the time of making your appointment.

Video and telephone recording

As part of an assessment procedure to make sure that all doctors who become GPs are fully competent, a video or telephone recording of some of the consultations between patients and doctors in training is carried out from time to time. This is to assess the doctor and the recording is kept secure and deleted once the teaching of the doctor is complete. No intimate examination is carried out in front of the camera. The recording is only of you and the doctor talking together and is carried out according to guidelines from the General Medical Council and Joint Committee for Post-Graduate Training in General Practice (the body responsible for the training of GPs). This is purely optional and will only be carried out if you consent to the consultation being recorded.