Dr McLachlan and Partners is an approved training practice, which means a doctor who has at least 3 years hospital training spends 18 months in total with us learning about general practice. At any one time there will be between one and three Registrars working alongside the Partners. They will be supervised when in the practice by their Trainer, who is one of the GP Partners.
To assist in their training they will need to video some of their consultations. This is only for use within the practice and patients are free to decline if they feel uncomforable with this. This will not affect the consultation.
The recorded consultations are:
- only done so with the express permission of the patient, which can be declined after the consultation
- reviewed in confidence between the Registrar and Trainer for the purposes of training, in order to improve and develop GP consulting skills
- stored safely or encrypted when awaiting review
- erased once viewed
Also on occasions the Registrar will sit in on a GP Partner's consultations. This can provide valuable learning opportunites. If the Registrar is sitting in with your chosen GP patients will be advised of this when booking the appointment. Should patients not wish him/her to be present then this will in no way affect your consultation.
We may also ask you to complete a Feedback Questionnaire on the Registrar at specific times during their training.
May we take this opportunity to thank you in advance for your cooperation in helping train the new GPs of the future.