Training Practice - Registrars and Training
Barking Medical Group Practice is an accredited training practice. It has been independently assessed as providing a high quality service to be involved in training fully qualified doctors to become future GPs.
During this time you may be offered an appointment with our GP registrar. The doctors are fully qualified and will have had several years experience in different hospital specialties. They are completing their specialist training in General Practice and will be attached to the practice during this period. Sometimes you may be asked if your consultation with the doctor may be recorded on videotape. This is done to further the doctor's personal training and education. You will always be asked beforehand and you may feel free to say if you prefer for your consultation not to be videoed and you are entitled to withdraw your consent after the consultation if you have changed your mind.
The GP Trainers often have particular expertise in another branch of medicine. As well as assisting in the training of young doctors, we believe that this continuous involvement in medical education helps the practice to provide high quality patient care.
From time to time we have medical students in the practice for practical teaching (part of their training programme). We are keen that no patient feels awkward or embarrassed by the presence of one or two students. Should you feel you would prefer not to have them in your consultation, please feel no anxiety about advising either the reception or doctor. Your wish will be honoured.