Training Practice

gp_and_bookThe practice is an accredited training practice. This means that fully qualified “doctors in training” work within the practice for up to a year. Some of these doctors are in their final year of training to become General Practitioners; others are less experienced but have always completed at least one year in hospital since qualifying. All these doctors are fully supervised by the GPs in the practice. Dr Dooley & Dr Boyce are responsible for the training.

For training purposes, from time to time we may ask for your consent to video your consultation. These videos are confidential and used solely for training purposes. If you do not give consent, this will not affect your treatment in anyway.

All the doctors in the practice work hard to ensure they are good communicators, i.e. good listeners, that they take on board your ideas and concerns, and that they explain things to you in a way you can understand.

Consultation Recording for Training Purposes

 This is a GP Training Practice attached to the NHS Education for Scotland Specialty GP Training Programme.


We are keen to support the training of new GPs and also to develop the skills of our existing GPs and other staff. As part of this, clinicians working in this practice might make recordings of their consultations with patients to help them improve their consultation skills as well as their ability to talk to patients.


The recording will only be used for teaching and training purposes, usually within the practice building between trainer and trainee, although sometimes teaching sessions may be held outside the practice in a group setting where the recording may be viewed by other trainers and trainees.


Your consent will always be requested by the receptionist before your consultation is recorded. You will need to sign that consent form again afterwards to say that you are still happy. You can also withdraw your consent at any time following this, either verbally or in writing. The recording will focus on the communication between the doctor and patient and will not record examinations where your body clothing needs to be removed.


If you would rather that your consultation is not recorded, please tell the receptionist. This is entirely your choice and will not affect your health care in any way.


Please also refer to our practice privacy notice which tells you how we manage your personal information when you make contact with us or use one of our services.


The contact details for the Practice’s data protection officer are:

Dr M MacPhie, Port Glasgow Medical Centre, Dubbs Place, Port Glasgow, PA14 5UD.

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