Practice Training

We are a training practice, accredited with the NHS Education for Scotland Deanery.

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HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS IN TRAINING

It is vital for the future of the NHS that we train enough healthcare professionals, such as doctors, nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists etc. You may meet various healthcare professionals at different stages of training when being looked after by Skerryvore Practice.

Through exposure to the excellent training opportunities within our practices, we hope that this will lead to a sustainable workforce with new GPs keen to come and work here in the future!

Below are the different kinds of students and trainees working here.

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MEDICAL STUDENTS

We provide educational placements for 4th and 5th year medical students.

Medical students will always be working under the close supervision of a named experienced GP who will be at hand for advice or support as necessary.

On completing their medical degree, medical students become licenced by the General Medical Council (GMC) as doctors.

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GENERAL PRACTICE SPECIALIST TRAINEES (GPST1 and GPST3)

These are doctors, who have completed at least 2 years working in hospital and have now chosen to specialise in General Practice. They work in the Practice for 6 months in their first year (GPST1) and for 12 months in their last year of GP training (GPST3). They will take on clinical responsibility but can still refer to a supervising GP for advice if needed. After successful completion of training, they will be fully qualified GPs.

As part of training we sometimes videotape consultations.  This only happens with patient's written consent.

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NON-MEDICAL TRAINING

The Practice also supports a variety of health care workers to gain additional qualifications, for example in prescribing or clinical examination. You may find you are asked if you mind a nurse, pharmacist or physiotherapist sitting in on your consultation. Like all persons working at the practice, they are fully bound by the rules of confidentiality and professional accountability

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OUR CURRENT TRAINEE

Dr Christopher McCaffery
GPST1

 
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