The Sloan Medical Centre is actively involved in the teaching and training of future medical and nursing staff. As such you may at times be offered an appointment with one of these doctors or nurses or be asked if it is OK for them to be present during your consultation. Of course you can refuse this if you so wish.
GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who are training to become GP's. We currently can have up to four Registrars at any one time and our current Registrars are on the staff page. It currently takes three years to train as a GP and the Registrars within the practice may be at any stage in this training although will tend to be either at the very start or in their final year.
Dr David Greenstreet are the current GP Trainers.
As part of their training Registrars need to develop their consultation skills and as such you may be asked if it is OK to have your consultation observed with one of the Trainers present or for the consultation to be videoed to be reviewed as part of a teaching session later. If you agree you will be asked to sign a consent form for this. You can of course refuse this and this will not affect your consultation in any way.
From time to time we also have medical students attached to the practice. They are under the supervision of Dr Oliver Hart and are with us to learn about primary care and the management of disease and illness.
You will be informed if there is a medical student present with the doctor you are due to see and you can ask for them to leave while you consult if you wish. As they gain experience you may be asked if you are happy to see one of the medical students first. If you agree your case will be discussed with one of the doctors after you have seen the student to ensure appropriate advice and action has been suggested (as well as issuing any prescriptions that may be needed)
If you have any feedback regarding the teaching and training we undertake at the practice please feel free to contact the practice manager in the first instance who will then pass this on to the relevant person.