We are a training practice, which means that we frequently have GP Registrars working with us. These are experienced doctors who are making a career transition between hospital and general practice. They join us for 6 – 12 months to complete their training to be GPs.
Sometimes medical students sit in with a doctor. If you would prefer to see your doctor in private please say so, it will cause no offence.
All our students are now from the Peninsula Medical School based at the Truro campus. The training course is 5 years and we take students in the 3rd and 4th years for week-long blocks. 5th year students come to Perranporth on 6 week placements.
We also have what is called an F2 doctor. This is a doctor who has been qualified for at least 12 months and is having a period in the community to work and gain experience. Occasionally GP's in training need to video consultations. You may be asked to participate in this activity although this is not compulsory and if you do not want to be videoed, it shall not affect your time with the doctor.