We normally have a doctor or doctors in training as we have been appointed to help introduce hospital doctors to General Practice. This is compulsory experience for any doctor who wishes to become a GP. These fully-qualified doctors work in the Practice for four, six or twelve-month periods. They do the same work as partners but are carefully supervised.
Sometimes, as part of their training, and to assess their progress, they may be required to video some consultations. The patients involved will always be asked for written consent (and if this is withheld, the video will not take place and the patient will not be disadvantaged in any way). All video recordings are treated with the same level of confidentiality as patient notes.