Teaching and Learning
Part of our Practice philosophy is to be a teaching and learning Practice and we are constantly developing 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 Statter 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 is our Trainer.
We were joined by Dr Flexer, a GP Registrar, in May 2018 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 the week looking after her family.
We have recently started training research students for the university of West England. We will have a rolling programme of nursing students with us at the Practice. Once again if you feel uncomfortable with a nursing student being in your consultation then please just let us know.
We believe that as a practice we are very well placed to help with training the next generation of doctors and nurses to become the sort of Clinicians 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, Foundation year doctors and Nurses will enjoy their time training with us.