Teaching and Research Practice
We are a training practice and are dedicated to the teaching of medical students. They are able to learn a great deal by sitting in on consultations and accompanying our clinical staff on home visits. We hope that you will co-operate with us in helping the students learn about general practice. You will be informed of their presence in advance. If you decline, your wishes will be respected and this will not affect your treatment in anyway.
The Valley Road Surgery is also involved in the education and training of GP registrars. They are fully qualified, senior doctors who have decided to pursue a career in general practice.
GP registrars and GP trainers are occasionally asked to video consultations in order to help improve their consultation skills. You will always be asked in advance if your consultation is scheduled for recording. If you decline, your consultation and treatment will not be affected.