Leeds Student Medical Practice is accredited as a GP training Practice
Being a Training Practice is a mark of quality and practices have to go through a rigorous selection process before they can receive GP Registrars
GP Registrars are experienced doctors who have decided on a career in General Practice. Before they come to the practice they have worked for several years as hospital doctors and are learning to adapt their medical skills and knowledge to the General Practice environment.
Posters are displayed in the practice showing the names of our current GP Registrars and they are also included in the Teams page of our website
LSMP Recording of telephone or video consultations
Please read this information if you have been asked if you would consent to the recording of a telephone or video consultation
Leeds Student Medical Practice is a training practice for general practice, this means that doctors who wish to pursue a career in general practice may join the practice as part of their training. These doctors are fully qualified and have at least two years of postgraduate medical experience before commencing the general practice training scheme.
As part of their three-year training to become general practitioners they undergo regular supervision and assessments
Some of these assessments are made by the review of recorded telephone and video consultations by their trainers
We are very grateful to patients who allow their telephone or video consultations to be recorded as these are a very important part of training assessments
Recordings are ONLY of you and the doctor talking together. On video recordings no intimate examination will be done in front of the camera. All recordings are carried out according to guidelines issued by the General Medical Council. The recording, processing and storage of the consultation will comply with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
The video will be seen only by doctors involved in the assessment of doctors as part of their training for General Practice. The recording will be stored securely and treated as confidentially as any other medical record. The recording will be erased as soon as practicable and in any event within 26 weeks.
You will be asked for your consent on the day of the consultation. You do not have to agree to your consultation with the doctor being recorded and if you say no, this is not a problem, and will not affect your consultation in any way. The consent information contains links to the Fourteen Fish website who provide the consultation recording portal. Their information page references recordings made for an assessment exam. Usually, the recordings made for the doctors in training at our practice will not be submitted for this exam and will only be viewed by the general practice trainers working at Leeds Student Medical Practice. If, in exceptional circumstances, a video is required to be used in a formal examination run by the Royal College of General Practitioners, separate consent will be requested from you before this goes ahead.
If you give permission to the recording, you may change your mind later. You may ask for the recording to be stopped and deleted at any time. At the end of your consultation you will be routinely asked again if you still consent to the recording to be used for training purposes. If, at a later time, you would prefer that the recording is not used, please contact the practice and we will ensure that your consultation recording is erased.
But if you do not mind your consultation being recorded, we are grateful to you. Improving the assessment of GPs should lead to a better service to patients.
Information about recorded consultations and their security can be found here: https://www.fourteenfish.com/recording
GMC Guidance: Making and using visual and audio recordings of patients