The Elmhurst Practice is a training practice with Dr Lath as the lead trainer. This means that every 12-18 months we may have a new registrar in place. These are fully qualified doctors with several years experience who have chosen general practice as their specialty. It is a 3 year course of which 1 year is spent in general practice itself and at the end of which the doctor sits the MRCGP which is the Membership of The Royal College of General Practitioners. Once this is achieved the doctor can set up a practice of their own if they wish to do so.
Since November 2012 we have been a Barts and The London Teaching Practice for undergraduate teaching, therefore medical students will be undertaking some of their education in this practice and you may see a medical student in addition to your doctor.
This is an important part of their training as future doctors, and all student activity is supervised by your doctor.
However, if you prefer to see the doctor alone without the student being present then you are completely free to do so. This will not affect your treatment or care in any way.
Please let the receptionist know if you would prefer to be seen without a student present.