Training Practice

We currently train and provide clinical experience for Year 1, Year 2 and Year 4 medical students over a period of 55 days per year. Medical students often sit in on consultations. If they are sitting in with the doctor or nurse you are seeing, you will be asked to give your consent that you are happy with this.

The students also learn a huge amount from talking to patients in depth about their medical conditions, so we often contact patients with specific medical conditions to come in and discuss their experiences with medical students on specific teaching days. This is, of course, entirely voluntary and your care will not be affected in any way if you would prefer not to do this.

Here at Bacon Road Medical Centre, we are proud to be teaching and training the next generation of GPs.

As part of the teaching, we are keen to provide the students with ‘real life’ conditions and would love to have you involved.

If you suffer, or have suffered, from any of the conditions listed below and would be happy to speak with our students, please let us know when requesting your appointment. Leela, our medical student administrator, will then contact you to discuss further. For appointments, please visit our Consulting Room.

If you have any of the following, and would be happy to share your experience with our students, please contact us:

  • Bone pain
  • Soft tissue pain
  • Suffered a fall
  • Gait disturbance and limping child
  • Fractures and dislocation
  • Monoarticular pain
  • Polyarticular pain
  • Connective tissue problems
  • Spinal pain
  • Haematological cancers
  • Anaemias
  • Bleeding and clotting
  • Rashes
  • Pruritus and acne
  • Lumps, bumps and ulceration
  • Blisters, rashes and hair loss
  • Chest pain (last 12-24 months)
  • Valve disorders / murmurs
  • AAA and peripheral vascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Arrythmia, syncope and cardiac arrest
  • Shortness of breath & heart failure
  • Hypertension and risk
  • Noisy breathing
  • Acute cough
  • Wheeze and breathlessness
  • Chronic breathlessness
  • Chest pain / PE
  • Chronic cough
  • Haemoptysis