Training

We are pleased to announce that Dalston Medical Group is now a training practice, with Dr Mansour being the approved trainer. As a practice we are involved in training future GP’s (GP registrars), Foundation Year 2’s (trainee hospital doctors) and medical students.

GP registrars train for a period of 3 years, with 2 years in various hospital posts and 1 year split into 6 month blocks in General Practice usually at the start and end of their 3 year training period. Whilst they are at Dalston Medical Group they are fully supervised by their GP trainer and are able to see patients for consultations.

Patients should be aware that as part of the training process it is necessary that GP registrars discuss patients with their trainer. So this will involve viewing patient’s paper and computer held medical records.

As part of their training GP registrars also have to video record some of their consultations. However patients will be asked if they are happy to take part. At any time patients are able to say “no” and this will not prejudice the way the consultation is viewed or handled in any way. If you are happy to be videotaped the receptionist will ask you to read a document about the process and to sign a consent form. At the end of your consultation, if you do not wish the tape to be used, you can state this and the tape will be erased.

Foundation Year 2 doctors are trainee hospital doctors are here usually on a 4 month rotation.

Medical students are usually here for a period of 12 weeks. During this time they sit in with a GP to gain an understanding of the GP’s role, disease processes and most importantly how to communicate effectively with the patient. As part of their learning the GP may ask them to examine or take a medical history from a patient. At all times the GP will ensure that they are supervised.

At any time if you do not wish to have a trainee GP or medical student observing at your consultation please feel free to bring this to the attention of the receptionist or GP. At no time will this decision prejudice your care with us.