From time to time the practice employs locum doctors.
Bank Street Medical Group recognise the importance of clinicians and management working closely together. We consider ourselves to be at the forefront of the clinical effectiveness agenda and there is a strong commitment to applying the best available evidence, both within the consulting room and in drawing up practice policies and protocols. We are committed to quality and continually strive to encourage, foster and maintain the highest possible standards of general medical practice.
Our practice is involved in education and training for both undergraduates and postgraduates and there is enthusiastic commitment from the whole of the practice team and attached staff to ensure this role continues.
General Practice Specialty Training
Changes in GP training mean that the practice now supervises GP trainees over the 3 years of their training. Speciality trainees spend 6 months of their ST1 year in practice and the whole of their ST3 year.
We ensure that all the support and encouragement to complete the assessments is gen whilst trying to ensure that training is not dominated by the examination at the expense of learning the craft of General Practice.
The lead trainers, Dr Taylor and Dr Gourley are well supported by other members of the practice team who offer tutorials in areas of special interest and are also available to support in consultation skills, problem solving and case analysis.
Registrars are provided with their own dedicated consulting room which is fully equipped with medical and computing equipment. We have an extensive library with all recommended texts and there is access to the NHS e-library.
The practice is delighted to welcome Dr Holly Stewart who will be joining the practice team from August 2017.
We regularly accept 4th and 5th year medical students from Aberdeen University who are attached to the practice for 4 to 7 week blocks. There are given the opportunity to observe how members of the team work and also to experience general practice consultation at first hand. Dr Taylor and Dr Gourley are the lead GPs for undergraduate training, support by all the practice team. We offer a comprehensive timetable for our medical students but also ensure that they have the opportunity to direct their own learning.
Feedback from our 2017 student:
I would say that I found my time at Bank Street extremely rewarding - I was given lots of relevant and interesting work to do and plenty of independence by way of running my own consultations. I was also consistently asked my opinion regarding what placements and experiences I thought would be most beneficial to my learning. Everyone was very welcoming, and always happy to answer any questions that I had (whether medical, administrative, or otherwise). Working at the practice was my favourite placement during fifth year, and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone.
Medical students may sit in on some of the GP consultations. You will be advised of this by our reception staff, however, if you do not wish the student to be involved in your consultation, please let our reception staff know.