We are a teaching practice and from time to time have the benefit of a GP specialist trainee or newly qualified doctor during their general practitioner attachment working in the practice. They work under the supervision of the partners.
GP specialist trainees are qualified doctors who are undertaking specialist training to become a fully qualified GP. This training lasts three years and covers all aspects of general practice in the surgery and at home.
The practice is part of the Norwich GPSTS and applications for training should be directed through The General Practice National Recruitment Office by visiting gprecruitment.hee.nhs.uk. The practice has been training new GPs since 1985. The specialist trainee works either in Ludham or Stalham Green Surgery and there are joint tutorials with our colleagues in Staithe Surgery at Stalham too.
On occasions doctors may use a video for recording consultations. This will only be done with full patient consent, intimate examinations will not be recorded and the camera will be switched off on request.
In addition, other healthcare professionals may be present in the practice to learn their skills, these include:
- Nurse practitioners
- Foundation doctors
- Pharmacy students or others
You may be asked if they can sit in whilst you see the doctor or nurse but you can choose whether they stay or not.