The Hedon Group Practice – A G.P. Training Practice
The Practice became a G.P. Training Practice in 2001 and has since been involved in the training of G.P. Registrars. In 2006 we also began training Foundation Year 2 Medical Students (F2).
A G.P. Registrar is a fully qualified Doctor undergoing a period of higher professional training to become a G.P., in a specially selected and qualified Practice. These Doctors have usually been qualified for three years before they join us to complete their training for General Practice, having worked in a range of hospital departments to give them a broad experience of medicine.
An F2 trainee often has the same level of expertise as a GP Registrar. They work within the Practice to gain experience about the problems dealt with by GPs.
Although the Registrar and F2 receive expert guidance and advice from all of the Partners, Drs Mason, Ikpoh and Menon are the Practice Trainers and they plan the period of training for the Registrars and F2.
Training Practices are visited from time to time by a panel of other Doctors to check that the Practice is of a high standard. Patients should be aware that for training purposes, their records might be inspected and we occasionally videotape consultations.
Patients should be assured that medical records and videotape recordings will only be viewed by other Doctors and you will always be asked for your consent before the consultation is videotaped, and you will always have the right to refuse.