We are involved in training student doctors, student nurses and GP specialty trainees. Student doctors sit in on consultations and go on visits with our doctors. GP specialty trainees are qualified doctors who have already completed their hospital training and are receiving more training to become GPs. They will see patients at the consultation stage.

We will always ask you whether you are willing to have a student doctor or student nurse present. We will understand if you want to see your doctor alone. He or she may sometimes want to video consultations for teaching purposes only. In this case, you would be warned in advance and asked for your written permission. You do not have to agree to having your consultation recorded.


If doctors or nurse practitioners are carrying out research, we may ask you to take part in the research programme.

In these cases, we would always explain the reasons for the research and who would have access to the information. We will ask for your written permission but you do not have to take part.

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