Training, Teaching, and Learning

The Microfaculty: A Training, Teaching, and Learning Practice

As implied by our very name we a learning and teaching practice for a wide range of health professionals and non-professionals. We believe that by taking on the responsibility for teaching and training others we will learn ourselves to provide you with a better service.

During your relationship as a patient with our practice you are very likely to come across people of a wide range of Health Professionals and Non-Professionals whom we are training. We can promise you that your rights as a patient will never be compromised, you will always have the right to refuse to be involved in teaching/training and we absolutely guarantee that nobody being trained will be put in any situation beyond their competence or without supervision.

We are ever grateful to patients for helping us train the next generation of health professionals and other colleagues whom will work alongside us in the National Health Service

We provide learning opportunities for the following:

a) Doctors becoming General Practitioners

We are approved and accredited by the London Deanery to be a Training Practice for future General Practitioners. These are qualified doctors with medical degrees but whom require training and experience in General Practice to be fully independent and qualified as General Practitioners. They are of varying seniority but are always closely supervised whilst training with us. Typically they stay with us from between 6 and 12 months. They have different titles according to their seniority which include Foundation Year 2 (FY2) but are typically known as GP Registrars.

b) Medical Students

We are an accredited teaching practice for undergraduate Medical Students from Barts and the London Medical School. These students are not qualified as doctors and are learning about medical conditions in the community as seen by GP Practices such as ours. They learn primarily by seeing patients, taking histories of patients' symptoms and occasionally examination.

c) Allied Health Professionals

We also train other health professionals at our practice of all levels of seniority but usually very experienced Nursing Colleagues whom are expanding their skills into areas such as prescribing or some other field of specialisation. Other colleagues have been experienced pharmacists, social workers and one occasion a homeopath.

d) Work Experience

Every year we are pleased to offer a small number of placements for work experience students to work alongside our administrative staff. They are bound by the same level of confidentiality as we are and emphatically are NOT given access to consultations.