Midlock Medical Centre has been committed to medical education and training for many years and in fact 3 of the current partners spent their training year in the practice.
We normally have one or two GP Registrars attached to the practice. GP training takes a junior doctor 4 years to complete and for 18 months of this time they are attached to GP practices as a GP Registrar (the remaining 30 months are in hospital posts).
Our Registrars are usually with us for periods of 6 months or a year at a time. During this period they see patients and do home visits exactly the same as all the other doctors but they have some special time set aside for tutorials and teaching. On occasion they may video consultations for teaching purposes but we would always ask your permission before doing this.
From time to time we have medical and nursing students or school pupils wishing to follow a career in healthcare attached to the surgery.
We hope that you will co-operate with us and help the students to learn about general practice. They are made fully aware of the importance of confidentiality at all times. You will be informed of their presence in advance and if you prefer not to have them present during a consultation your wishes will be respected. This will not affect your treatment in any way.