Judges Close Surgery is a recognised teaching practice and benefits from the services of GP registrars. These are fully qualified doctors with extensive hospital experience who hope to enter general practice and will spend time at the surgery gaining experience. You may be offered an appointment with one of these doctors or asked whether a GP Registrar may be present when you consult your own GP. If you object to this, they will be asked to leave during your consultation.
There may be times when the Registrar will be videoing their consultations for their learning program. This is a powerful tool in developing effective communication skills when viewed by their trainer alongside the Registrar and remains completely confidential.
We will always ask you for your permission and ask you to sign a consent form beforehand and then again after the consultation.
You will be given the choice to decline this offer, and your decision will be fully respected and will in no way affect the care you are given.