Appointment with GP Registrars
Charter Medical Centre is a training practice for GP registrars.
A GP registrar is an experienced doctor who has decided to pursue a career in general practice.
The registrar is usually based in the practice for one year and is fully supervised by one of the doctors who has been trained to teach. You will be informed when booking your appointment if you are seeing the registrar. You may choose to see a GP rather than a registrar and this will not affect your consultation in any way.
The practice needs to be inspected for this purpose and this involves inspection of the medical records. Only doctors approved for this purpose will do this and they will respect completely the confidentiality of the information.
If you do not wish your notes to be subjected to a confidential review, please let us know in writing, addressing your letter to the practice manager.
Periodically during their training, GP registrars are required to video tape their consultations. This allows for analysis of their consultation skills. These videos are completely confidential and are viewed only by experienced trainers. You will be informed prior to seeing the registrar if a surgery is being recorded and you will be asked for your full consent to the recording prior to seeing the doctor. If you do not wish to be filmed, the camera will be switched off. This will in no way affect your consultation.
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Trainee Advanced Nurse Practitioners
We are a training practice for Paramedics and Advanced Nurse Practitioners. You may be offered an appointment with a trainee. You will be informed when booking your appointment that you are seeing a trainee, and you may choose to see a different clinician if you prefer. Trainees are supervised by Doctors and Advanced Nurse Practitioners.
Medical and Pharmacy Students
Medical and pharmacy students from Brighton University sometimes spend time visiting the practice. As students, they observe consultations but do not treat patients. You will be informed if a student is observing consultations and you may choose not to have one present when you see the doctor.