The surgery is a teaching practice and linked to the Lister Hospital Vocational Training Scheme for GPs. Dr Caroline Russell has been a trainer since 1995, and the whole surgery is committed to teaching and maintaining the high standards needed to be a teaching practice.
We regularly have a GP Registrar (ST3) - a doctor who works with us for twelve months completing their training to be a GP principal. In addition, we now have Specialist Trainee (ST1 or ST2) doctors who are with us for four months at a time. These are doctors in their third or fourth year after qualification. Some will want to continue in general practice but others will be gaining valuable experience before entering another specialism. We sometimes have medical students from the Royal Free / University College Medical School, London. We find it a very stimulating and rewarding exercise to be involved in training our future GPs, many of whom stay within the area. We hope that our patients will be able to appreciate the benefits, but we fully understand that it may not always be appropriate for a student to be present during a consultation and it is of course always your right to be seen alone.