We are a training practice
Sunbury Health Centre Group Practice believes that involvement in the education and training of future GPs will be beneficial for the Practice as a whole. Their presence will enhance and improve the service we can offer to our patients. This Practice has been accredited to train doctors intending to become General Practitioners.
ST3’s (formerly “Registrars”)
An ST3 is a registered medical practitioner who is specialising in general practice before they become an independent general practitioner. Currently Dr Emma Singh is with the practice as an ST3 and Dr Miriam Mikicki as an ST2.
The ST2/ST3 will be holding their own clinics and will be supervised at all times by the other GPs in the Practice.
FY2 (Foundation Doctors) – These doctors have been qualified for a year and are here to gain GP experience. They may, however, go on to specialise in any area from brain surgery to cardiology. The FY2 Doctors’ will be holding their own clinics and will be supervised at all times by the other GPs in the Practice.
Our FY2 doctors will often (but not always) speak to their supervising doctor when you see them. They are usually with us for 4 months’.
Our practice is also a “community teaching practice” for St George’s University Medical School. This means that you may be asked by your doctor or nurse if a medical student can participate in your consultation. You will be asked in advance for your permission for this to happen.
This is one way that medical students learn to become good doctors and understand patient views about their care. We appreciate your help with their learning. Please let the doctor or practice manager know if you have any questions about our community medical teaching.
Our trainee Doctors, as part of their training, will be making video recordings of some of their consultations; this is a very useful teaching tool. You may be asked for your permission to video your consultation with one of the doctors. You, of course, have the right to decline and any refusal will have no implications on the way you are treated or which doctor you see. If you do agree to take part in this valuable teaching aid, then you will be given written information explaining the process and you will be asked to give written consent. Your permission will always be requested beforehand.
We are very grateful for the support of our patients with our trainees and your involvement and patience is hugely appreciated.
Dr Dave Gill
Managing Partner & GP Trainer