We are involved in training both doctors and medical students. Each year there is a registrar with the practice, sometimes two, who are fully qualified doctors with extensive hospital experience, and who are spending their first year in general practice, supervised by one of the partners. As a confidential aid to this training process we do occasionally ask your permission to make video recordings of consultations. This is aimed at helping to improve young doctors’ consultation skills. If asked, you are, of course, at liberty to refuse to be videoed. All recordings are confidential and are subsequently destroyed.
Medical students from Bristol or Oxford University spend two-week and four-week attachments in the practice from time to time. If a student is in attendance you will be informed before you go in to see your doctor. If this is not acceptable, you are, of course, free to request that the student leaves the room during the consultation.