Training of Doctors
Stonehill Medical Centre is a training practice. Dr Hawkridge & Dr Chowdhury are our GP trainers and are responsible for the training of our ST3 and ST2 doctors.
Dr Robbie is responsible for the Medical Students from The University of Manchester, together with the supervision of F2 doctors. All the other GPs are also involved in the their training.
Stonehill Medical is also a nurse training practice. Shan Guest is responsible for overseeing the training of all nurses, including Trainee Assistant Practitioner (TAPs), new practice nurses, cytology training etc. Some of the GP's are also involved in the mentorship of nurses undergoing training.
All training practices must be accredited in order to ensure that the highest standards are maintained. This accreditation is carried out by doctors from the North Western Deanery and, on occasion by members of the PMETB (Post Graduate Medical Education and Training Board). The PMETB sets the standards for all GP training posts in the UK and carries out a programme of accreditation visits to all areas in the UK, to ensure that standards are being met.
During an accreditation visit, a sample of patient records is inspected. All the people looking at the records are bound by the strictest rules of confidentiality, as stated in the GMC's "Confidentiality: Protecting and Providing Information" and the inspection is limited to a verification process to ensure the practice is compliant to the required standards.
Any patient may object to the whole, or any part, of the inspection of their own records and their objection will be respected.
You may be asked if we can use your notes for inspection, but you will be required to sign a form to allow us to do this.