We are a Training Practice
Our Practice is a recognised Training Practice and has a number of qualified 'GP Trainers' who participate in the training of doctors for work in General Practice.
You may at times be offered a appointment with a qualified doctor who is gaining experience in General Practice or asked if a student may be present while you consult with your own doctor. You will be offered the opportunity to decline if you are not happy with this arrangement.
You may be offered an appointment with a General Practice Registrar. Registrars are fully qualified doctors who have decided they would like to become GPs. They will undertake a minimum of six months of ‘on-the-job’ training with us here at Budleigh Salterton Medical Centre and are supervised by the Partners.
We regularly have medical students here for placements. These are young people training to become doctors. You will be informed if there is a student sitting in with the doctor you wish to see and asked if you are prepared to have the student in your consultation. Do not be afraid to say no.
Protected Time for Learning and Team Development
Approximately three times a year the practice will hold a staff teaching session which we called a Quality Half Day. This protected time is used for various updates and training to take place. During this afternoon emergency cover is provided by Devon Doctors who you will be able to reach by contacting the practice on their usual number.