Education & Training in the Practice
St Ann's has a proud history of training future GP's. We are approved for the postgraduate doctors in general practice. The registrars attached to the practice will have already spent at least 3 years in hospital medicine since qualifying. These doctors spend 6 or 12 months with us before moving on to either work in a practice or in hospital.
Occasionally, the doctors may ask to video a consultation as part of their on-going training. The receptionist will ask you beforehand and, if you agree, you will be asked to sign a consent form. You can decline to have the appointment recorded at any stage and this will have no bearing at all on the treatment you receive.
We regularly undertake joint surgeries where either the trainee GP or the experienced GP leads the consultation but the other will also be present.
Again, the receptionist will check with you beforehand to make sure you are happy with 2 doctors being present for your consultation.