Patients are also key partners in the training process and the help, support and understanding of patients really is appreciated. One aspect of this process is the video recording of consultations.
This is an important part of training registrars in consultation skills, and in the process of assessment for their exams.
Patients will never be recorded without their consent before starting, and intimate examinations will never be conducted in front of the camera. If a patient subsequently wishes to withdraw their consent after they have been recorded, this wish will be respected, and the recording erased.
Videotapes will only ever be watched by registrars, trainers, and possibly examiners if the recording is submitted for exam purposes.
Patients should never feel uncomfortable about refusing to be taped if they would prefer not to be.