A local GP since 2004 I have always had a strong interest in education as well as primary care workforce development. Having started as a clinical tutor, my involvement with the medical school has grown steadily over the last 15 years. In 2012 I became lead for primary care short courses and have led the development of a portfolio of courses which support local GPs with their continuing professional development and was also involved in the development of the MSc Physican Associate Studies.
I became Director of Primary Care Education in 2017 and work with a team of 7 Associate Director across the Hull York patch to ensure that our students get a first rate experience in primary care during their training and that we have sufficient placement capacity as the school expands. Alongside Professor Joanne Reeve, I lead the development of our new Academy of Primary Care which aims to bring together expertise in primary care research, education, clinical practice and scholarship. I am also involved with the development of an new type of placement, the longitudinal integrated clerkship, which will begin as a pilot in September 2019.
In my Haxby role I am a GP trainer and lead for the Primary Care and Workforce Training hub which supports a network of over 80 GP practices across Humber Coast and Vale to deliver undergraduate nursing placements and variety of workforce initiatives aimed to help practice develop a sustainable multi-professional workforce.