Grove House – An Accredited GP Training Practice
Grove House Practice is accredited by the North West Deanery at the University of Liverpool as a Training practice for doctors intending to become GPs. We are proud to have achieved this recognition.
This means that we will sometimes have a GP Registrar working in the Practice. A GP Registrar is a fully qualified, experienced doctor who already has much experience of hospital medicine and is completing a further 3 years training in order to become a GP.
The Registrar will usually have daily surgeries (often with longer appointment times) and undertake home visits. Their placements with us vary in length between 6 and 12 months, depending on the stage of training they are at.
They are supervised and assessed on a regular basis and provide care of the same standard as that provided by the other doctors – please accept them as a valued addition to our team.
Consultations are sometimes videoed for training purposes. You will be notified beforehand if this is the case and will be asked to sign a consent form. The recording will only take place if you agree to this; there is no obligation for you to do so.
We also teach 4th year medical students (also from the University of Liverpool) who are usually with us for one day a week during the three academic terms of their 4th year of training. You will occasionally be asked whether you are willing to see your doctor in the presence of a student.
Occasionally, patients may be invited to discuss their symptoms with the medical student alone, prior to further consultation and treatment with the doctor. Again, you are free to refuse.
A notice will be provided at the Reception Desk when medical students are present in the Practice for training.
And we sometimes mentor other clinicians
For example, we offer mentorship to Practice Nurses who are new smear takers and/or new immunisers.