The practice takes part in undergraduate teaching of medical students. Sometimes patients may be asked if they are willing to participate in teaching sessions. This provides invaluable experience to the medical students. We greatly appreciate the patients’ co-operation in these teaching sessions. However patients are under no obligation to participate.
If a medical student is sitting in with the doctor you will be informed before going in the consulting room and you can request to be seen without the student being present. If on some occasions medical students interview patients without the doctor being present they will always refer back to the supervising doctor.