Eastwood Primary Care Centre has been accredited as a training practice This means a qualified doctor would work in surgery for between 4 and 12 months, under the supervision of Dr Paul Scullard or Dr Mark Dickson, to obtain general practice experience.
On occasions, a GP Registrar will be sitting in during consultations with one of the regular Doctors or when seeing patients themselves will be observed and assessed by Dr Scullard or Dr Dickson.
Occasionally the GP Registrar may ask to record the consultation for educational and assessment purposes. You will be notified of this and if you have any objection it is your privilege to ask that this does not occur. If you agree, you will be asked to sign a consent form and the video recording would be subject to the same confidentiality rules as your regular records. The recording would be destroyed as soon as the assessment/teaching session had occurred.
We also have nursing students with our practice nurses occasionally. They are well supervised and only allowed to carry out procedures after proving their competency. However, if you have any objection to them being present please mention this to the receptionist or practice nurse.