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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.


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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