Our surgery has been involved in training new General Practitioners since 1980. Training practices are rigorously scrutinized by the NHS Education Scotland and have to reach the highest standards of care.
GP registrars are appointed only after a minimum of three years Postgraduate training in hospital. Each Registrar usually spends one year in the training practice. Please welcome them and treat them as you would any of the other doctors. Dr Cunningham, Dr McHugh, Dr McNab, Dr Miller and Dr Bothwell all did their training in general practice at Frew Terrace Surgery.
We are also involved in the training of junior doctors who spend four months in the practice.
As part of the training program some consultations are video recorded. These recording are held on encrypted data/media sticks and the only people who have access to these are the trainee and trainer. The trainer will review the videos with his/her trainee and give feedback. This will help the trainee to improve their consultation skills if necessary.
Patients are asked to sign a consent form, however, you do not have to agree to this. If you do not wish your consultation to be recorded you just have to let the receptionist know.