Doctors Training in General Practice: Recording of Consultations

Posted by: laurahair - Posted on:

We have doctors in training at Aire Valley surgery. Our registrars are qualified doctors specialising in General Practice. As part of their training they need to record their consultations for learning and reflection, as well submission for examinations.

This is solely for training, education and assessment purposes.

The recording, processing and storage of the consultation will comply with General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and is in line with guidance of the General Medical Council.

More information is available at

You do not have to agree to your consultation with the doctor being recorded. If you do not want us to record the consultation, this is not a problem and will not affect the care you receive in in any way.

If you do give your consent, then you will have the opportunity to withdraw this at any time in the future, including immediately after the consultation.

You would always be asked for your consent prior to a consultation if the doctor was recording that day. You would either be sent a message beforehand via text which you are asked to respond to. If you are happy to consent please reply to the link with a YES. If you do not wish to give consent that is fine, and all you need to do is respond with NO.

Alternatively you may be asked to fill in a form at the practice prior to a face to face appointment.