As most of our patients know the practice is a training practice. This is where a qualified doctor is attached to a practice to learn how to become a GP. Dr Wilkie has completed the GP trainer course and the practice has been assessed and approved.
As a practice, we have a longstanding undergraduate teaching commitment to the University of Glasgow. As such, we have students on placement from years 3-5.
Dr Wilkie is the Lead Trainer although that said, all the partners, Sister Irvine and our practice manager, Tracey Gibb, are all committed to and actively involved in the training of the GP registrars.
The partners of the practice would like to encourage patients to attend our trainee doctors as it is an essential part of their training to meet and treat patients. This is the only way they will gain the necessary experience to become qualified Gp’s.
However having trainees in the practice does have an impact on the amount of appointments available for a doctor of your choice. The partners have made a commitment and must offer training and support at all times to the trainee doctors.
Patient care will never be jeopardised however please be reminded that all the doctors in the practice are qualified and any one of them can treat you. If you prefer to see a particular doctor you must be prepared to wait until an appointment is available.
Medical students and nursing students attend the practice from time to time. We hope that you will co-operate with us and help the students to learn about general practice. However, you will be informed of their presence in advance, and if you do not want them to be present at a consultation, your wishes will be respected. This will not affect your treatment in any way.