Drs Tasker, Budden and Sutherland are involved in the vocational training of fully qualified doctors who wish to enter general practice. Most of these registrars work in the centre for a year, having already completed at least three years working in hospitals beforehand; we and our patients have found them well-qualified, caring and stimulating. Because of this enthusiasm for training, the doctors and nurses working in this practice may, from time to time, ask patients to allow their consultations to be video-recorded for teaching and learning purposes. Of course, you always have a free choice in this matter.
Drs Tasker, Budden, Fletcher, Yates and Sutherland also have a close link with Manchester University Medical School. Third and fourth year medical students are also regularly attached to these practices for periods of up to 13 weeks. Dr Tyrrell also has links with Manchester University Medical School and second and third year students are attached to her practice on an occasional basis. Their work is always closely supervised, and again there is always a free choice about whether or not anyone else is present at your consultation.