Dr Megan Hewitt
Dr Hewitt (ST3) is in her final year of GP training and will be with us for one year from August 2019.
Recording of Consultations
As part of the examination process, General Practitioner Registrars are required to provide video evidence of their detailed medical knowledge and consultation techniques. To do this they must submit video taped examples to an examiner for assessment. Once they have been assessed these tapes are erased or destroyed.
You will be asked at reception beforehand to sign a document to confirm you are agreeable to being videoed whilst you are consulting the doctor. The video will simply be running in the background while you talk to the doctor and it will be switched off if you are to be examined. Most patients tell us that after the first few minutes they tend to forget it’s running!
After the appointment, you have the opportunity to either restate you are still happy, or to say that you have changed your mind and wish it to be immediately erased.
We shall always be happy to do this, especially if you feel that what was talked about was personal to you and the doctor. Never feel awkward about saying that you have changed your mind.