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Information for patients

Taynuilt Medical Practice is a well established and recognised training practice having trained future GPs for over 25 years.  Doctors who are looking to acquire the specialist skills of a GP can be seconded to this practice.  ST3 doctors (Registrars) have passed their medical exams and are registered with the General Medical Council.  They will have worked for a minimum of three years in hospital and spend 12 months working with us (usually starting in August each year).  At the end of the year of their training the doctor has to be certified as fit to practice as a GP and they take specialty general practice exams in the same way that hospital doctors take exams to become specialists. 

We also have ST1 doctors who are just starting out on their GP training.  The benefits to patients come through the input of fresh ideas from these doctors to the practice and from the knowledge that your resident GPs are active in current medical and treatment developments.  In the long-term we hope that at least some of our trainees will come back to work in the area.

In addition to postgraduate GP training we also regularly take medical students from Aberdeen University.  They are usually in the last year or two of medical school and all their consultations are supervised.

From time to time we also have school pupils who might be interested in a career in medicine and are usually with us for a few days as part of their work experience.

As part of their training our trainees are asked to record their consultations by video.  This is then looked at along with the trainee and their supervisor as a learning experience.  Before a consultation is filmed we will seek your consent and if at any time you don't want to be recorded, or the consultation to be deleted, then please let your doctor know.  Videos are stored securely and only viewed by doctors for the purposes of teaching and improving our consultation skills.

The practice will be regularly assessed for its suitability for postgraduate training in general practice by the North of Scotland Deanery.  This process includes an inspection of medical records for quality, NOT content.  If you object to your record being seen for this process then you must let the Practice Manager know in writing so these notes can be withdrawn.

The trainer in our practice is Dr Fiona Shaw.

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