Teaching & Training
Our Practice is approved by the University of Newcastle upon Tyne as a Training Practice. Fully qualified hospital doctors who have decided to specialise in General Practice join us for a period of 6 to 12 months as part of their further training and will assist the partners within the practice. We regard their special skills and expertise as valuable assets to the practice. As a training practice the medical records of our patients may be used for teaching and may also be examined by external assessors. All patients have the right to withhold their records if they so wish. If you do not wish your records to be used please let us know.
You also have a right to decide if you wish to be involved in any training in the practice, e.g. have students in attendance during your consultations, or having a video taken of your consultation that will later be used for training purposes. If you do not wish to be involved please tell us - we don’t mind. You will, in any event, be requested to sign a form to say that you are/are not prepared to take part in any such activities at the time. All recordings are strictly confidential.