Upwell Health Centre is an approved practice for the purposes of specialist GP training. We will frequently have a GP trainee working here. These are doctors who have chosen to specialise in general practice and are spending some time with us prior to becoming GPs themselves.
The GP trainee will have their own surgeries and take a share of visits and on call duties. You may be asked if your consultation with the doctor can be videotaped for teaching purposes. You are free to decline but remember anything you say will be kept confidential by any doctor seeing the tape. All of your current GPs had to go through this training before they came here. If, after the consultation, you have changed your mind you may ask for the tape to be erased.
From time to time, we have medical students from Cambridge University or student nurses visiting the practice. This is a very important part of their training and also keeps us up to date with new developments in medicine and nursing. If you object to a student being present during your consultation, please let us know when requesting your appointment.