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Training at Park Lane Surgery

We are very proud to provide a number of different training opportunities in the practice. These included placements for GP Registrars, Foundation Year 2 Doctors, Medical Students, Work Experience Students and Physicians Associates. Please see below for more information about their roles with in the practice.

GP Registrars

The practice is accredited as a GP Training Practice. This means the Practice will have attached to it a qualified Doctor training to specialise in General Practice and each doctor will remain with us for a period usually of 18 months. You may therefore be offered an appointment with the GP registrar. By the time you see a GP registrar they will have spent at least 5 years at medical school to qualify as a doctor. Then they will have done 2 years working in hospitals (previously known as “house jobs”). They will then start a 3 year training programme to become a GP, during which they will spend 18 months in a training practice. So by the time you see this doctor they may well have been working as a doctor for 4 years.
As part of their training the GP registrars need to video record some of their consultations as part of their assessment. You may be asked by the receptionists if you would be happy to take part in this if you have an appointment with the GP registrar. At any time you are able to say “no” to being videoed and this will not prejudice the way your consultation is viewed or handled in any way. At the end of your consultation, if you don’t wish the recording to be used, you can state this and the file will be erased. However please note that all videos are kept confidential and are destroyed when no longer required.
At any time if you do not wish to be seen by a GP registrar 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.

 Foundation Year 2 (FY2) Doctors

FY2 doctors have been qualified as a fully trained doctor for at least a year which they would have spent training in hospital. They are on 4 month placements within General Practice to gain experience and to help their development as a junior doctor. You may be offered an appointment to see the FY2 doctor. They will always be supported by one of our GPs and will often discuss your case with them. As part of their training the FY2 doctors need to video record some of their consultations as part of their assessment. You may be asked by the receptionists if you would be happy to take part in this if you have an appointment with the FY2 doctors. At any time you are able to say “no” to being videoed and this will not prejudice the way your consultation is viewed or handled in any way. At the end of your consultation, if you don’t wish the recording to be used, you can state this and the file will be erased. However please note that all videos are kept confidential and are destroyed when no longer required.

At any time if you do not wish to be seen by a FY2 doctor 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.

 Medical Students

We have 4th and 5th year medical students from the University of Manchester. With the patient’s consent students may sit in on consultations with a GP or nurse to learn about general practice.Students are also occasionally asked, with the patient's consent, to carry out a consultation alone which is then discussed with the GP, student and patient. You may be asked to consult with a medical student before you see your GP. If you agree to see a medical student first, you will be assisting with their training and your cooperation will be appreciated. However the choice is yours and you do not need to have a consultation with a medical student if you prefer not to.

 Work Experience Students

We sometimes have 6th form students from local schools who are applying to Universities to study nursing or medicine. As part of their application process they need to provide evidence of experience within these areas. You may find that a student will be sat in with the doctor or nurse that you are seeing. You will be informed that this is the case prior to the consultation and it is your choice whether they sit in on the consultation with you. Prior to their placement students sign confidentiality agreements meaning anything discussed within the consultation is not discussed further. General practice does give these students an important experience that they value and your help with this is appreciated.

 Physician Associates (PA)

We are fortunate to have PA’s training within the practice. PA’s have a background in health care and are trained to work alongside GPs and nurses to help improve your care. They undergo a 2 year training programme, gaining as much experience of different clinical specialities as possible. As part of their role within our practice, you may be asked to see a PA prior to your consultation with the doctor, so that they can try and gather as much history from you and perform simple tests such as checking your blood pressure. You will always be reviewed by one of the GPs following this. If you would rather not been seen by a PA then please let your GP or the receptionist know. At no time will this decision prejudice your care with us.

 

 
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