We are a training practice and you may be offered an appointment with a GP registrar or an F2 doctor. These doctors are highly qualified and will have had experience in several hospital specialties. They are completing their specialist training as a GP.
We also teach medical students and sometimes you may be asked to see the doctor or nurse with a student present. You will always be asked beforehand if this is acceptable and you may ask for the student to withdraw if you prefer to have your consultation in private.
We are involved in research because we want to be able to offer our patients the best possible care and to keep us up to date with the newest developments in medicine.
The practice is affiliated to the Primary Care Research Network South West which is part of the National Institute for Health Research the national organisation which oversees healthcare research in the NHS. This means that the practice is sometimes asked to help recruit patients in studies which aim to improve the healthcare we offer. All trials that the practice may become involved in have met rigorous standards of safety and received ethical approval. Participation in research is entirely voluntary and will not affect any other aspect of your care.