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Medical education

Hathaway is very proud to be involved in the training of a number of clinical professions at various stages of their careers.

These may include:

  • Medical and nursing students.
  • Students of allied health professions e.g. paramedics
  • Foundation doctors (doctors in their first 2 years after qualifying)
  • GP registrars (experienced doctors who are specialising as general practitioners)
  • GPs who are returning to practise or working under supervision

Depending on their seniority and experience, students and trainees may be sitting-in on your consultation.  They may also be the ones consulting, with their supervisor supporting or assessing them.  More senior trainees, as is usual practise across the NHS, will see patients alone and review them with their supervisor afterwards.

Our training appointments are usually longer than our standard appointments.  This extra time is there for the trainee and not for multiple clinical problems to be discussed on one occasion.  Having said that, we have found that many of our patients find it valuable to have this extra time with their doctor!

The future of the NHS depends on us being able to train the clinicians of tomorrow, and we would be grateful for your support.  If however, for whatever reason, you do not wish to have a student or second clinician present during your consultation please do let us know.