Training and Research Practice

Training

We are approved as a Training Practice to enable qualified doctors who have completed a time working in hospital to gain the experience necessary to become a GP principal. They may spend up to 12 months in the Practice and share in the same duties as the Partners. At all times, they are supervised by one of the Partners.

As part of the training to improve their consultation skills, they are expected to video some consultations. If the video is being used during a surgery, you will be informed beforehand and your consent will be obtained.

We occasionally have students for work experience. You will always be asked if you have any other objection to a student being present and you are free to decline without giving a reason. Students are bound by strict rules of confidentiality.

Research

The Pool Medical Centre is Research Active. The Pool Medical Centre is Research Active.

Conducting high-quality clinical research helps us to keep improving NHS care by finding out which treatments work best.

In this practice, you might be asked to take part in a clinical research study. Alternatively, ask our staff about clinical studies suitable for you. Taking part in a clinical research study is voluntary and can be a rewarding experience.

To find local clinical research studies, go to: www.ukctg.nihr.ac.uk

Medical Students

We are currently involved in teaching medical students from the University of Warwick. Part of this teaching involves students either observing consultations and/or actively participating in the consultations, including examinations. If you would prefer that a student is not present during your consultation, please inform the receptionist before seeing you doctor. Both the doctor and the student will understand if you prefer that a student is not present during your consultation.