Training Practice

At the Chiswick Medical practice we are proud to be an established Training Practice, to educate tomorrow’s Doctors and Clinicians (Physios, Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Pharmacists) and to help them achieve their full potential. We believe that seeing a Trainee often improves patients’ experience, as we can afford more time and discuss to a patient’s problems.

Aside from all of the services we provide here at Chiswick Medical Practice, we are also known as an approved training practice.

Being an approved training practice means that:

  • Patients can directly contribute to the training of future GPs
  • Patients who consult with the GPR will have longer consultations
  • It keeps all doctors and nurses keep in touch with new medical developments and skills
  • It improves all doctors and nurses consultation and training skills
  • It ensures that clinical standards and standards of medical record keeping are maintained
  • It helps with recruitment of high quality doctors to the practice for job vacancies

We have a range of clinicians for Trainees to learn from, including having GPs, Nurses, Health Care Assistants, Pharmacists, First Contact Physiotherapists, minor surgery, Severe Mental Illness Nurses and Doctors who perform Coil and Implant fitting.

Patients may be offered an appointment with a qualified doctor gaining experience in general practice or be asked if one may be present whilst you consult your own doctor. If you prefer to see your doctor in private, please let us know.

The trainees you may meet at our practice are:

  • Registrar Doctors
    Registrars are fully qualified doctors who have completed their foundation years of training and have decided they would like to become GPs. They will undertake a minimum of six months of ‘on-the-job’ training with us here at Chiswick Medical Practice and are supervised by the Partners.
  • FY2 Doctors
    Also known as ‘foundation year 2’ doctors are also fully qualified doctors who remain under the supervision of the Partners whilst taking on increasing responsibility for patient care and demonstrate more independence in their clinical effectiveness, leadership and decision-making responsibilities. Typically, these doctors are with the practice for 3 months but rotate in different health sectors through their year. Such as emergency department, gynaecology, mental health and many others.
  • Medical Students
    Our practice is a community teaching practice for Imperial College London School of Medicine. With the supervision of your doctor or nurse, medical students may, with your consent in advance, join your consultation. You may also be asked if medical students can conduct your consultation. If you agree to have medical students conduct your consultation you will still always see the GP as well. These are sone ways in which medical students learn to become good doctors and understand patient views about their care. We appreciate your help with their learning. Please let your doctor or the Practice Manager know if you have any questions about our community medical teaching.