GP TRAINING SCHEME
Usually each year, fully qualified Doctors (Registrars) who have worked only in hospitals are invited to join the Practice for a period of six or twelve months in order to gain experience in General Practice.. On occasions, consultations with this Doctor may be video-taped for training purposes. You will of course be notified in advance on these occasions and the consultation will be videotaped only with your full written consent.
Part of the training will be in communication and consulting skills and some patients will be invited to participate in video recorded consultations. These are real live surgeries but any patients involved will be given prior notice of them and will be asked to consent to their being video recorded. If anyone invited would prefer not to be filmed, the camera will be switched off without any hesitation or question and, even if they had originally consented but afterwards changed their minds, any recording will be erased.
The recorded consultations are an extremely useful means of analysing how doctors communicate with their patients. This gives us an insight as to how we can improve our work and is also an opportunity to assess how well we perform. As a result, some of the recordings will be used for formal assessment of a Registrar’s work. All recordings will be respected as being confidential and will only ever be viewed by professionals who have committed themselves to fully respect the patient’s rights to confidentiality.
CURRENT GP TRAINEES AT GREYFRIARS
- Dr Mhairi McNeill (ST3 – Specialty trainee, third year)
GP TRAINEES JOINING GREYFRIARS IN AUGUST 2020
- Dr Larissa Reader (GP)
- Dr Andre Keenan (ST1 – Specialty trainee, first year)
- Mr Omar Hassoun (ScotGEM Student – Undergraduate Medical Programme)