Church Street Surgery is a Training Practice. All the doctors are involved in teaching and training to a greater or lesser extent.
All training practices must be accredited in order to ensure that the highest standards are maintained.
From August 2010 we will be getting our first GP Registrars (GPR). GPR’s are qualified doctors; they will have different amounts of experience. They must have at least 2 years of hospital experience before they can train to become a GP, many will have a lot more experience. They stay with the Practice for 6-12 months. GPR’s will join us in August and February each year.
We continue to train fourth year medical students from Leeds University who are training to become doctors. We have five students every year who are with us for five weeks each. Most of their training involves them sitting in with doctors and nurses and listening to the consultation. This helps them gain experience and confidence in understanding conditions. If you do not want the student sitting in on your consultation please say so—this is not a problem and will not affect your consultation in any way.
Teaching and Training Nurses
As part of our efforts to invest in all of our staff we encourage our nurses to embark on further training.
We already have nurses qualified to deal with Minor Illnesss, one of our nurses is also able to prescribe drugs for certain conditions and we also have nurses with further qualifications in Diabetes, Chest diseases, Heart Disease and Family Planning.
Some of their training courses involve them sitting in with doctors and contributing to the consultation. This helps them gain experience and confidence in managing some conditions on their own.
You do not have to agree to another doctor or nurse sitting in on your consultation. If you want the person to leave please say so—this is not a problem, and will not affect your consultation in any way.
If you do not mind we are grateful for your help.