We have Medical students from The University of Buckingham attached to the practice for short periods. These student have not completed their initial medical training so are not qualified doctors, but being attached to our Practice gives them a good grounding in what General Practice is like and is designed to help students choose to become GPs after qualification rather than specialists in hospitals.
Because they are not qualified doctors they cannot do many of the things our regular GPs can do and require a relatively high level of supervision, although they may be expected to talk to and examine patients on their own and then discuss their findings with the supervising GP.
There will be a notice in Reception to alert you if you are coming for an appointment in a surgery which has a medical student in attendance: if you would rather not be seen by the student please notify Reception when you book in and the GP or Nurse you booked to see will see you without the student. Your preference will not affect the treatment you receive.
Please this leaflet on Concerns, Consent & Confidentiality