The practice is accredited by the West of Scotland Postgraduate Deanery as a training practice. Both Dr Simms as well as Dr Schmautz are GP trainers within this scheme.
It should be noted that since 2007 postgraduate medical training has changed in the UK following a government review, which produced a report known as Modernising Medical Careers. After a rigorous application process, doctors wishing to specialise in General Practice will be allocated a place on a training scheme; they will initially spend 6 months in general practice, then have a block of hospital appointments and, finally, return to their training practice for one more year. Thus, we currently have 2 doctors in GP training, known as registrars, with us. They are fully qualified doctors who will consult alongside the partners , with protected time set aside for their teaching. Part of their teaching involves videoing of consultations. There is a rigorous consent process for this in place and, of course, patients may elect not to partake in this.