We are a Training Practice
The Surgery trains GP Registrars who are fully qualified doctors who want to further their experience in General Practice. Each registrar will spend between 4 and 12 months at the practice and will practice independently whilst supervised.
From time to time, we may ask that your consultation is recorded to help with training or form part of their national assessments. This might involve an audio recording of a telephone consultation or video recording your appointment. The recording is only of you and the doctor talking together. Intimate examinations will not be recorded (the camera will be covered), and the camera/recorder can be switched off on request.
The recordings are made according to strict GMC and GDPR guidelines. You will be asked for your consent and may be asked to sign a consent form or respond to a text. Sometimes the recordings may be made using "Fourteen Fish", a platform endorsed by the Royal College of GPs, and you may hear a recorded message before your telephone consultation. Recordings may be securely stored on the "Fourteen Fish" system, details of which can be found here: www.fourteenfish.com/recording
You do not have to agree to your consultation with the doctor being recorded. If you want the camera/recorder turned off, please inform reception or your doctor - this is not a problem and will not affect your consultation in any way. After your appointment, if you decide that you would rather the recording is not used and deleted you can inform any member of staff.
In addition, the Practice will, from time to time, train final year medical students from Imperial College London or from Guy's, King's & St Thomas' Medical School. These students join us for about 3 weeks, and will normally sit in on consultations. You will be asked if you have any objections beforehand; please say if you would rather they were not in the room. They will also do their own consulting, under the guidance of the other doctors and at the Practice doctor’s discretion.
We hope you will be happy to help in this training – they are the GPs of tomorrow! Thank you for your understanding.