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Mayfield Medical Centre

Mayfield Medical Centre

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We are a Training Practice


As an accredited GP training centre, each year we support usually one GP registrar.  This is someone who is already a qualified doctor but wants to work in the community (Primary Care) as a General Practitioner.  To achieve this they have to undertake a further year’s training in a GP surgery.  This also increases there knowledge and experience.  We work in partnership with the NHS Postgraduate Deanery for Kent, Surrey & Sussex.



Sometimes we will also support a doctor in their 2nd year of training and this placement can be for up to four months duration.  It is then hoped that this trainee will return to our practice as the next GP registrar.  We then take on a further 2nd year doctor and the training cycle is repeated.



This means that the practice and doctors have to achieve a number of standards which have been assessed by the Deanery acting on behalf of the Postgraduate Medical Education Board.



As a trainee GP, they will be expected to hold their own consultations sometimes shared with one of our experienced partner GPs so you may have a consultation involving one or more doctors with your consent.  Operating under the guidance of another experienced GP is at the Practice doctor’s discretion.  You will receive the same quality of care you would form your usual GP at the practice.  If you have any concerns, please do let the Practice Manager know.



Occasionally the trainee GP may wish to video the consultation for their own reflection and evidence building and your written permission will always be sought before this happens. This also helps them to be assessed on their consulting skills by appointed assessors viewing the video.  If the doctor appears to be recording and you haven’t signed a consent form then you should let them know immediately.  Any recording will be stopped or deleted until your consent is given. 



Medical Students

We also have medical students at the practice from time to time and they may be present at some consultations you have with the doctor.  You will be warned in advance if a medical student is expected to be present and, if you do not wish to have the student present during your consultation, please let the reception staff know. 



We hope you will support our training programme as we need newly qualified GPs for the future.


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