Teaching and Training
Wellspring places great importance on helping to train the doctors and nurses of the future. Several of our team have a special interest in teaching. You may be asked to see a GP Registrar - a fully qualified doctor who will be with us for up to a year to help to train them in specialising in general practice. Appointments with a GP Registrar can sometimes take a little longer during their first few weeks.
From time to time the GP Registrar will video-tape consultations, if you agree. You will be asked to sign a consent form both before and afterwards, and you can change your mind at any point. The doctor will show the consultation to his or her trainer (Dr Findlay or Dr Ritchie) who will discuss the video to help improve the doctor's consultation skills.
You may also be asked if you will agree to having a medical or nursing student sit in on your consultation or visit you in your home. This is to help the students to learn how to communicate well with patients and also to learn about how to treat the kind of problems that patients bring to a GP or nurse in general practice. If you do not agree to include a student in your care, you are entitled to refuse. Simply tell the receptionist or the doctor.