Our Practice is a recognised and accredited training practice and has been so since training in General Practice was born. In fact the practice has had a tradition of training other doctors even before training was formalised and stems back 30 years. In order to be registered as a training practice a high standard of practice has to be reached. The training is of a postgraduate nature and involves training fully qualified doctors for General Practice. Theses doctors are referred to as GP registrars and work in conjunction with one of the partners. A GP registrar will usually spend 12 months with us although it may be less, depending on their previous experience.
Patients may be offered an appointment with a registrar in the same way as any other doctor within the practice.
Students from Kings College Hospitals have, as part of their undergraduate curriculum attachments at the Practice to learn about the special skills required in General Practice.
When you attend the surgery for an appointment we may ask you to see a student. If this is the case then be assured that the doctor with whom you made the appointment will also see you. You are under no obligation to see these students and if you prefer not to then please advice the receptionist.
The practice is also a Nurse training centre for those on the general nursing course as well as those fully trained nurses who are training to become Practice Nurses. You may be asked to allow a nurse to sit in during the consultation. You are under no obligation to see these students and if you prefer not to then please advice the receptionist.
We occasionally have 16-18 year olds from a variety of schools who want to spend one or two weeks with us during the summer for work experience. They usually spend time in the management and administration areas of the practice.