The Streatham Park Surgery is a training practice which means that we help to train doctors at various stages in their careers who wish to become doctors (medical students) or GPs (GP Registrar).
The GP Registrar will usually be attached to the practice for six to twelve months under the supervision of Dr Ghufoor or Dr Hussain who are the GP trainers.
The GP registrar will consult with patients just like other GPs but may require advice from their supervisors or the other GPs on how to best manage a patient. Sometimes, the GP Registrar will sit in to observe GPs as part of their training and conversely, from time to time, the trainer will sit in and observe consultations by the GP registrar. As part of their training, the GP Registrar will video consultations and then review this with the trainer with your permission. The appointment time the GP Registrar will have with a patient will vary according to their level of experience.
General practice is an excellent place for learning and practicing the many skills need to be a good doctor particularly communication, listening, history taking and examining patients. Due to the diversity of patients that are seen during a routine surgery, general practice provides the students with experience in a wide variety of diseases which they may not encounter in secondary care.
You have the right not to have a medical student or GP Registrar present during your consultation. However, this is an important part of their training and your co-operation is very much appreciated. Remember, they may well be your GP in the future.