The practice is committed to ongoing training for our staff and we are also a training practice for the doctors of the future. Dr. Kaye is our accredited trainer and he is assisted by many other members of the practice team who are involved in providing training within our practice.
We are always appreciative for your acceptance of trainee doctors in the practice as without your support we would not be able to provide a training environment for them.
We often have several different kinds of trainee doctors in the practice and these include:
GP Registrars are doctors with a minimum of 4 years experience after qualification who have decided to specialise in general practice. They are usually with the practice for 12 months and although fully qualified doctors they are initially supervised by one of our other GPs until nearing the end of their time with us when they start to practice entirely independently. During their training they must complete a number of formal assessments supervised by Dr. Kaye and this includes assessing videos of their consultation skills. It is for this reason that you may be asked for your permission to video your consultation with the GP registrar. This video will only used for training purposes and looked at by doctors who are assessing the registrar.
5th Year medical students from Liverpool University have placements of 7 weeks in the practice during which time they are given the opportunity to carry out their own patient consultations under the direct supervision of one of our other GPs. Whenever you are given an appointment with a medical student you will always be reviewed by a qualified GP and because the student is training your appointment may take a little longer than you would usually expect.