Medical Education & Research
This is a training practice and each year we have a fully qualified doctor attached to the practice to gain experience in general practice. We sometimes record consultations on video for teaching purposes, but your permission will always be sought, and you will be free to consult in private if you prefer.
We are also involved in the education of medical students from University of Edinburgh. These students spend time at the surgery shadowing different members of the team. If a student is shadowing a doctor or nurse, you will be asked if you are happy for them to be present during your consultation. If you would prefer for the student not to be present, please let your doctor or nurse know and they can leave the room during your appointment.
The practice is involved from time to time in research studies. Patients' consent would always be sought prior to their involvement.