This practice has been accredited to train doctors intending to become general practitioners. The practice needs to be regularly inspected for this purpose, and this involves inspection of the medical records. Only doctors approved for this purpose will do this, and they will respect completely the confidentiality of the information. If you do not want your records to be available for inspection then please inform the practice of your wishes.
Sometimes the doctor may wish to video record their consultations, and in this case your permission will always be requested beforehand. Further information about training in this practice is available from the receptionist.
The practice is part of the National Framework of the Medical Research Council, which carries out nationally the sort of research which can only be done, or is best done, in general practice. Patients are occasionally invited to take part in such carefully monitored projects.