Training Practice

Ashville Medical Practice is a training practice and we train doctors to be General Practitioners. These trainee GPs are called “Registrars” and are fully qualified doctors who have done at least 1 year hospital medicine before joining us. They have to do at least three years of “Vocational Training” and usually join us at the beginning, or the end of their post, for either 6 or 12 months.

The whole of the practice is involved in training and occasionally we also have medical students, nurses and doctors observing in the first couple of years of qualifications (F1/F2). If you do not wish to have a third person in the consultation please let the receptionist or GP know – it will not prejudice your consultation.

We feel at Ashville we all benefit greatly from having training status at the practice. In order to maintain this status we have to undergo an approval assessment on a regular basis. The Yorkshire and Humber Deanery oversees the process of re-approval and this ensures our clinical and teaching practice is peer reviewed and up to date. Aspects of the approval include record keeping, probity and management inspections. 

The trainer currently responsible for the Registrars is Dr Ainsworth. The registrars see fewer patients than the partners and if they have any issues or problems they will ask the doctor in charge for help – this is normal practice. The Registrars are fully debriefed at the end of a session and any concerns addressed.

The Registrar training involves video consultations with patients who are happy to consent to be involved in the process. This is to record the competence of the doctor and not to view the patient illness. These videos are viewed with the trainer in charge and used for teaching purposes. If you do not wish to participate in video consultations you may decline and it has no impact on your treatment or management. Your consent can also be withdrawn after the video consultation if you are unhappy with the content.

The registrars are required to distribute a patient survey whilst in practice. If you are asked to complete a survey please give honest and constructive feedback, to aid the doctor, and highlight any strengths and development areas you perceive in their handling of your consultation.