Church Street Medical Centre has been accredited as a training practice This means a qualified doctor would work in surgery for 4/12 months, under the supervision of Dr Jeremy Walker or Dr Paul Scullard, to obtain general practice experience.
In addition we are a teaching practice for medical students. This means, on occasions, a trainee doctor will be sitting in during consultations. You will be notified of this and if you have any objection it is your privilege to ask that the trainee should not be present. However, bear in mind that these are our doctors of the future and work to the same confidential code of practice observed by our surgery. They need our help to obtain practical skills.
We also have nursing students with our practice nurses occasionally. They are well supervised and only allowed to carry out procedures after proving their competency. However, if you have any objection to them being present please mention this to the receptionist or practice nurse.