Teaching and Training - Avenue House Surgery

We are a 'Training Practice' which means we often have doctors placed in surgery who are working under supervision of the GPs.

Sometimes during training video equipment may be used to record the actual consultation. Patient permission should always be given before recording can take place and if you refuse your wishes will be respected. Your decision will have no bearing on future care.

The Practice is also involved in placements for students. We have visiting Medical, Nursing, Physician Associate and Pharmacist students. The students will 'shadow' various members of the surgery team and your consent may be asked for them to be present during your consultation. We will respect your privacy and wishes if you prefer the students not to be present.

Some of the final year medical students also see patients. The medical student would normally see a patient for 20 minutes and take a history from the patient. Then a GP would join them for a further 10 minute appointment for the 'consultation'.  If you are happy to be more involved in the teaching of medical students in this way or as part of a panel of 'expert patients' please let one of the team know.

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