Teaching and Learning
Part of our Practice philosophy is to be a teaching and learning Practice and we aim to develop that aspect of the Practice. Students from different disciplines, and at different stages of training, have always been welcomed in the Practice.
Both our District nursing team and our Practice nurses have been responsible for supervising student nurses. We continue to provide work experience for school students some of whom are contemplating a career in medicine.
Throughout the year we have medical students from the University of Bristol spending time in the Practice. They will often sit in clinics with our doctors and nursing staff. You will be asked your permission to have a student in your consultation and we would encourage you to help us with this teaching, as it will help us to train the doctors of tomorrow. Of course if you would rather see the doctor or nurse alone please let us know. Dr Halsey leads on this area.
We are responsible for supervising the training of junior doctors who are attached to the Practice, some of whom will be specialising in General Practice (GP Registrars) and some of whom are nearer the start of their careers (Foundation Year doctors ). These doctors will have their own clinics and patients can book with them. They are important members of the team and are generally very up-to-date. They often offer appointments that are longer than 10 minutes and are also able to do home visits. They are supervised by their Trainer and may ask advice during a clinic. Dr Grimshaw and Dr Gillvray are both Trainers.
We were joined by Dr Lane, a GP Registrar, in August 2015 finishing her training to be a GP having already worked in hospital and other practices and she will be with us for 2 years. She is in the Practice part time, spending the other half of her week in a research position.
We believe that as a practice we are very well placed to help with training the next generation of doctors to become the sort of Doctors that we and our patients would want. We hope all our patients will embrace and enjoy this exciting new development and that our future Registrars and Foundation year doctors will enjoy their time training with us
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