This practice has been accredited by Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency for training of registrars in general practice. Practices are selected by judging the extent to which they provide the environment and opportunities for training.
As well as providing training during the most important year in a general practitioners life, this status also encourages clinical practice in keeping with the most up to date medical developments.
As an approved training practice we will normally have a registrar from 1st August until 31st July on alternate years. The registrar is bound by the same rules of confidentially as all other medical and nursing staff in the practice. Although the registrar will have completed all hospital training s/he will sit in surgeries with the trainer for the first few weeks. During this period you will be asked if you are happy for the registrar to sit in during your consultation when booking in for your appointment and you may at any time during your consultation ask that the registrar leave the surgery.
Following this settling in period s/he will hold surgeries and carry out home visits with full support of and access to a trainer.
You may attend any GP for individual consultation, however we hope that during the training periods you will also avail of the services of our fully qualified Registrar.
As a teaching practice, patients may also meet medical students in the surgery or accompanying the Doctor on their calls. These students are going through a very important part of their medical training and your co-operation is extremely valuable and much appreciated. No intrusion on the privacy of the consultation will take place against the wishes of the patient.