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EMERGENCIES

If you need urgent medical advice during practice opening hours, please phone the surgery on 01623 550254.

If you need to see a doctor urgently when we are closed, please phone 111.  An operator will take some details and pass you through to our local out of hours GP service.

APPOINTMENTS

You DO NOT NEED TO CALL AT 8 o'clock in the morning for routine appointments.  If your problem is urgent, please call reception as early as you are able to and you will be seen in our Urgent Care Clinic.  Routine appointments can be booked up to 4 weeks in advance.  Some appointments can be booked online - please speak to reception to obtain a username and password.

CANCELLING AN APPOINTMENT

If you no longer need your appointment, it helps us and other patients if you can cancel your appointment as soon as possible.  This way, we can make sure the appointment can be offered to another patient.  You can cancel at reception, by telephone (01623 550254) or online.

STAFF TRAINING

The practice will be closed on the 3rd Wednesday of the month for essential staff training.

 

Teaching, Training & Research

Teaching & Training at the Practice

We are proud to be a teaching practice with three trainers who oversee the training of qualified doctors from the Mansfield Vocational Training Scheme.

GP Registrars are fully qualified doctors who undertake a period of training in hospital before coming to General Practice. They have regular debriefs and assessments within the practice and have to work towards completing the national General Practice qualification MRCGP.

GP Registrars spend 4-12 months with us. They can be consulted in the same way as any of the other GPs in the practice.

Training of Foundation Year Doctors

We also take part in the training of Foundation Year 2 doctors (FY2).  These doctors have completed medical school and one year of training.  During the second year of the foundation training programme, they continue to work under close supervision of the GPs but see their own list of patients and can treat and prescribe medications.  They will discuss all patients seen with one of the trainers during a debrief session on a daily basis.  

The FY2 doctors rotate on a 4 monthly basis and details of the current doctor can be found on the Practice Staff page and also on the media board in the waiting room.

Video Recording of Consultations

This is an important training tool for registrars to learn about communication / consultation skills. You may be asked for permission to video your consultation, and if you are happy, your written consent will be sought. You will be informed when booking the appointment, if the registrar is videoing consultations during that session. You have the right to opt out and this will NOT affect your consultation or care.

All videos are only viewed by the registrar and other GPs in the practice.

Medical Students

The practice regularly welcomes medical students from Nottingham University. They are usually with us for one morning and will sit in with one of the GPs. You will be informed on arrival that a medical student is present, and should you prefer to see the GP without the student present, this is not a problem – please just let the receptionist know and he/she will inform the doctor.

It is important that students get used to talking to patients and therefore, you may sometimes be asked if you would mind talking to the student about one or two of your medical problems. We are always grateful for your help in training our future doctors, but we do understand if you would like to opt out.

Research

Brierley Park Medical Centre is working in collaboration with the Clinical Research Network: East Midlands (CRN:EM). The CRN:EM is part of the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) and is focused on enhancing and promoting research, ensuring that it is conducted in line with ethical procedures and for patient benefit. There is a local team working within Nottingham City and Nottingham County, facilitating research within primary care.  

Brierley Park Medical Centre is signed up to a Research Site Initiative Scheme; resulting in them choosing to be involved in appropriate and relevant research studies, focused on enhancing patient care and working on studies that are of particular interest and need for their patient population. The primary care team surpassed recruitment expectations in the financial year of 2014-2015 and this could not have been done without the support of local practices and the engagement from patients in these areas.

Brierley Park Medical Centre is a 'RCGP Research Ready Practice'. 



 
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