Teaching & Training

GP Specialist Registrars


gp_and_bookWe are a training practice with attached GP Specialist Registrars. These doctors are usually working in the practice for 6 months at a time.

They are fully qualified doctors who already have at least 3 years experience as a hospital doctors and are now completing their final training to work independently as GP’s.

Dr McDonnell is the GP Trainer and is responsible for supervising the GP Registrars. If you have any questions relating to a doctor in training please do not hesitate to contact them.

Medical Students

Our practice is also linked to the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and both medical students and student nurses are attached to the practice from time to time. The students gain experience by sitting in to observe our clinicians. Sometimes the doctor may ask if you are happy to talk about your medical problems with a group of students to help them understand more about certain diseases.

The receptionist will tell you if a student is sitting in with the doctor.

If you prefer to see the doctor alone, please let the receptionist know so that we can respect your wishes.


Video recording consultations

Sometimes students and doctors may ask to video consultations as part of their training. These videos are only used to monitor each student’s progress and are destroyed at the end of their attachment.

Consultations will only be videoed with your consent and you can ask to stop the video at any time if you change your mind.

We understand that some patients may not wish to be involved in aspects of teaching. This will in no way impact on the treatment they receive
As well as assisting in the training of new doctors and nurses, we believe that our involvement in education helps the practice to maintain our high quality patient care.

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