The Fairlands Practice is a GP training practice within the Kent, Sussex and Surrey (KSS) Deanery for post-graduate GP training. GP registrars are fully qualified doctors who have spent at least three years in hospital posts and they will often have much broader experience than this basic requirement. Their final year before becoming qualified to be a GP principal is spent in general practice under the supervision of the practice GP trainer Dr Arnold.
Occasionally patients may be asked if they would mind if their consultation with the GP registrar is video recorded. This method has become a crucial means of assessing their performance and now forms a part of the examinations they have to take for general practice entry and also for membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners (MRCGP).
From time to time we may also have undergraduate medical students with us and, in a further year or two, all doctors including all hospital doctors and prospective specialists and consultants will also have to spend a period of their training in general practice. We hope to be involved in their training also.