The practice is involved in training and you may find from time to time that the person you are seeing is consulting with a student doctor or nurse present. The student will be either an under-graduate or post-graduate (i.e. newly qualified).
You may also be asked for your consent to record your consultation either on audio or video tape. As part of the assessment for their final year in general practice fully qualified doctors use videos of consultations for training purposes.
You will always be asked prior to any consultation and you will be at no disadvantage should you decline. You may also withdraw your consent after the consultation if you so wish and the recording will be erased.
Videos are treated with the same level of confidentiality as your medical records