Information for patients
The practice has been an accredited for Vocational Training in General Practice since 1978, providing supervised training to young doctors who wish to qualify as GPs. Their degree of supervision depends on the stage of their training. Dr Blackwell, Dr Woodward and Dr Sunthankar are currently the approved trainers in the practice.
You may find these doctors in training sitting in with your own doctor or video taping your consultations for teaching or assessment purposes. These remain confidential at all times. Reception will inform you at the time of booking, whether your consultation will be videoed, and will request your consent. If you wish to decline, please feel free to inform a member of the staff.
We also have a substantial commitment to Bristol University for the teaching of medical students at all stages of their medical training. This is often rated by the students as the most useful and interesting part of their medical course and we are very grateful to the patients who participate in this. Again if you would prefer not to do so on any occasion, please feel free to say so. There is no obligation. As trainee doctors, the students are bound by the same confidentiality rules as all members of the Health Care team.
Information for prospective trainees
Please click here for an information sheet.