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Training Doctors


Dr Rankin is an established GP trainer for the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Post Graduate Deanery which is responsible for the training of general practitioners in our area. 

Each year we hope to have a doctor in training who has completed hospital training and is therefore very experienced but who needs to learn how to become a fully fledged general practitioner in their own right. The contribution from the patients in the practice is vital in this respect. 

The name for this doctor is a GP Registrar. They are under Dr Rankin's direct supervision and he will be happy to answer any questions regarding these doctors. They remain part of the Sunny Meed medical team for one year.  

Dr Gil Rivas also supervises doctors in training as their Clinical Supervisor undertaking teaching and mentorship to doctors in their specialist training years. It is usual for doctors in these posts to remain at the surgery for 4 months at a time. 

To be properly vocationally trained as a GP, registrars may be required to submit a video of consultations they have performed in the surgery to be assessed by other GP trainers from the Kent, Surrey and Sussex Post Graduate Deanery. These videos are sent by recorded delivery to the Deanery doctors involved. The videos may be retained for a short period of time because of registrars' appeals to do with training. However, they are destroyed immediately after this period has expired. Confidentiality is maintained at all times and the only individuals viewing these videos are qualified general practitioners who are bound by the General Medical Council's code of confidentiality.

You will always be asked for your written consent for your consultation to be videoed. No examinations are ever recorded, simply the verbal and other interactions between the patient and the doctor. The video camera may be present in the room at other times but it is not switched on. If you have any queries regarding these matters please contact Dr Rankin.


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