We are a training practice and you may be offered an appointment with a GP registrar. These doctors are fully qualified and will have had experience in several hospital specialties. They are completing their specialist training as a GP.
As part of registrar training and assessment you may be asked if you would mind having your consultation with the doctor video or audio recorded. These are an important part of registrar training and are sometimes used for their final examination. The only people to view the recordings will be the doctor who saw you, their supervising doctor (one of the partners in the practice), or the examiner at the Royal College of GPs. Recording is always at your discretion, and you may change your mind at any point during the consultation. Recordings are treated as strictly confidential and are destroyed after a maximum of 6 months.
We also teach medical students and sometimes you may be asked to see the doctor or nurse with a student present. You will always be asked beforehand if this is acceptable and you may ask for the student to withdraw if you prefer to have your consultation in private.