Medical students' perspective on teaching from GP Speciality Trainees.
Authors: Carter D, Starr L PMID: 31948349 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - January 19, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Educational expectations of professionals who teach in primary health care in Chile.
Authors: Moore P, Ortigoza A, Grant E, Pirazzoli A Abstract With more emphasis on primary health care (PHC) both in the undergraduate and postgraduate curriculum, there is an increasing demand for high quality teaching in PHC centres. Professionals in low- and middle-income countries often have little training in teaching. Countries where family medicine is more highly developed may play an important role in supporting training the trainers in low and mid development countries. However, the needs of these PHC teachers may differ. We explored the needs of professionals who teach in PHC in Chile through an online sur...
Source: Education for Primary Care - January 17, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Teaching on tri-morbidity using expert patient narratives in medical education: the medical student perspective.
Authors: Barker S, Groom O, Nachiappan N, Kunc M PMID: 31906792 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - January 9, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Response to: medicine on the margins. An innovative GP training programme prepares GPs for work with underserved communities.
Authors: Hubbard E, Averies L, Wakelin A PMID: 31903861 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - January 7, 2020 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Determining rural learning outcomes for medical student placements using a consensus process with rural clinical teachers.
Authors: Eggleton K, Wearn A, Goodyear-Smith F Abstract Short, longer and programmatic rural attachments have developed in a number of medical programmes around the world. However, there is limited literature on the development of the underpinning learning outcomes to guide these attachments. Rural populations are commonly under-served and the specific needs and challenges of rural health care need to be emphasised, as well as encouraging future practice in these areas. Our aim was to produce common rural-specific learning outcomes, aligned with a rationalisation of existing guiding principles and objectives, for o...
Source: Education for Primary Care - December 31, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Video-triggered professional learning for general practice trainers: using the 'cauldron of practice' to explore teaching and learning.
We describe the research-informed design of a novel professional development intervention that may be perceived by clinical educators as challenging, but being based on the key features of effective professional development is likely to lead to changes in their teaching practices. The video-club brings together a small group of clinical educators who have a shared interest in exploring their educator role and their teaching practices. It supports their learning through collective inquiry, using video-recordings of their authentic teaching practices as stimuli for discussion. A pilot has produced findings that are promising...
Source: Education for Primary Care - December 31, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

A response to, 'Humanising medicine: teaching on tri-morbidity using expert patient narratives in medical education'.
Authors: Challen C PMID: 31887071 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - December 31, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Street Medics: An innovative learning opportunity for UK medical students in a primary care outreach setting.
Authors: Walsh D, Ashwell G, Traviss-Turner G, Briscoe R, Stroud L Abstract It is well known that recruitment into general practice (GP) is low, particularly in deprived areas. Undergraduate medical students are encouraged to learn about health inequalities.However, teaching on this area has been perceived by some as uninspiring. Innovative teaching opportunities can engage students but more research is needed regarding exposure to deprived inner-city settings. Street Medics is an extra-curricular, educational initiative which enables students to join GPs doing street-outreach work. The aim of the study was to unde...
Source: Education for Primary Care - December 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

What influences young doctors in their decision-making about general practice as a possible career? A qualitative study.
Conclusion: Person-specialty fit and FY2 doctors' experiences of GP work have a significant effect on career choices. Loneliness in their GP work placements is a particular problem that should be addressed. While colleagues' derogatory comments about GPs may affect medical students' views on their career choices, they appear to have little effect on the career decision-making of qualified doctors.Abbreviations: CMT: Core Medical Training; FY2: Foundation Year 2; GP: general practitioner; NHS: National Health Service; UK: United Kingdom. PMID: 31851578 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - December 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

An innovative approach to educating primary health care teams about medical emergencies.
Authors: Klemenc-Ketis Z, Zafošnik U, Poplas Susič A Abstract Management of emergencies is an integral part of primary care. However, the wide range of symptoms and the rarity of the situations make it difficult for primary care workers to be continually updated and competent in providing life support. In Ljubljana Community Health Centre, we use innovative approaches and modern teaching techniques to educate primary health care teams on how to manage medical emergencies.The three-level educational approach described here enables comprehensive education in managing and recognising dangerous medical situatio...
Source: Education for Primary Care - December 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

The impact and potential value for medical students of implementing social prescribing projects in primary care.
This study aimed to examine the impact and potential value of 'Active Practice' for the students, using thematic analysis of two semi-structured focus groups (n = 7, n = 8) and free-text comments from student (n = 315) and GP tutor (n = 15) evaluation questionnaires. Five themes emerged: changes in the students' attitudes and professional identity; satisfaction and enjoyment of the project; gain of skills and knowledge; effects on the students' own physical activity and their social circles; interactions with the rest of the curriculum. These align with General Medical Council outcomes fo...
Source: Education for Primary Care - December 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

'A wicked problem': does medical education produce better doctors?
Authors: Wass V PMID: 31835973 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - December 16, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

GP educators' understanding, experience and attitudes to teaching global health.
Authors: Rees CP, Singh K, Knights F, Poppleton A PMID: 31826742 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - December 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Diversity training for medical students: evaluating impact.
Authors: Miah J, Haque E, Thampy H Abstract Diversity training is an important component of medical training in helping prepare learners to manage an increasingly diverse patient population. This work (conducted as part of a medical student project) evaluated Year 3 medical student views and perceived learning following participation in a one-day diversity-focussed teaching day at a UK medical school. Post-session evaluation data was analysed alongside data obtained from a focus group of student participants. Students largely valued specific teaching on this area of professional development and appreciated the safe...
Source: Education for Primary Care - December 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Musculoskeletal (MSK) practitioners in primary care: an evaluation of a MSK core capabilities framework and review process.
Authors: Locke R, Wilkinson E, Collier R, Harden B Abstract The General Practice Contract 2019/20 established first contact musculoskeletal (MSK) physiotherapists in primary care. This paper describes an evaluation exploring the feasibility of using the MSK Core Capabilities Framework and a peer review process to evidence capability. It discusses how this process may be developed to ensure MSK practitioners are able to evidence the level of practice required within the complex environment of primary care. MSK practitioners were supported to evidence their capabilities against the MSK Framework. Twenty-two participa...
Source: Education for Primary Care - December 6, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Medical education research: evidence, evaluation and experience.
Authors: Jones R PMID: 31778099 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - November 30, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

The future of CPD for general practitioners, registered pharmacy staff and general practice nurses in Scotland - qualitative responses from a national survey.
Authors: Cunningham DE, Luty S, Alexander A, Waqa V, Zlotos L Abstract In the United Kingdom, undertaking continuing professional development (CPD) is required for revalidation with regulatory authorities for general practitioners, general practice nurses and registered pharmacy staff - pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. A survey of CPD preferences and activities of these four professions has been published and this paper focuses on one qualitative question in the survey: 'Please describe any changes that you anticipate in the way in which you will undertake CPD over the next 12 months.' Responses were anal...
Source: Education for Primary Care - November 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

The influence of a CSA Educational Intervention for International Medical Graduate General Practice Trainees - A Qualitative Study.
Authors: Cunningham DE, Fahd A, Lee K PMID: 31713466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - November 14, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Response to evaluating student perceptions and awareness of social prescribing.
Authors: Applebee L, Freeman S, Kinnear K, Parratt J, Omar Y PMID: 31694488 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - November 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Transitioning to a general practice placement for the foundation doctor.
Authors: Reid JP, Sidhu M Abstract Time spent training in general practice can be highly beneficial for junior doctors irrespective of their future specialty choice. A large number of foundation year two doctors from the United Kingdom will undertake time in general practice as part of the compulsory Foundation Programme for new medical graduates following recommendations for all such rotations to include a community placement. For the majority, this will be their first time working in primary care post-qualification and this role will bring significant new clinical and professional challenges. In this article we g...
Source: Education for Primary Care - October 24, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Medicine on the margins. An innovative GP training programme prepares GPs for work with underserved communities.
Conclusion: The NDCGP Training Programme achieved its aims. Replication of this model of education should be considered elsewhere. PMID: 31603388 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - October 13, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Evaluating student perceptions and awareness of social prescribing.
Authors: Santoni C, Chiva Giurca B, Li TM, Mulligan H, Chilaka J, Lazzereschi L, Akhbari M, Teo MSY, Massias J, Kirtley D, Polley M Abstract The importance of Social Prescribing (SP) has been highlighted in the National Health Service (NHS) Long-Term Plan. SP is enabling healthcare professionals to refer patients to a link worker, to co-design a non-clinical social prescription to improve their health and well-being. Our aim was to explore perceptions, understanding, and awareness of SP amongst United Kingdom (UK) medical students. Views were collected using pre- and post-session surveys around teaching sessions in...
Source: Education for Primary Care - October 5, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Accepting or rejecting qualitative education research: what are our expectations as editors?
Authors: Scallan S, Cunningham D PMID: 31578945 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - October 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Letter in response to 'Near peer teaching in general practice: option or expectation?'
Authors: Kalms E PMID: 31580210 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - October 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Delivering a learning disability OSCE station - medical students' perspective.
Authors: Mittelman E, Ark R PMID: 31580215 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - October 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Humanising medicine: teaching on tri-morbidity using expert patient narratives in medical education.
Authors: Player E, Gure-Klinke H, North S, Hanson S, Lane D, Culyer G, Rodrigues V Abstract Expert patients have recognised benefits for both students and patients in medical education. However, marginalised patients such as homeless patients are less likely to participate. Learning from such individuals is crucial for future doctors, who can, in turn, aid their inclusion in society and improve access to health care. A 'humanising medicine' lecture was delivered to Year Four medical students at Norwich Medical School. The lecture utilised narratives from patients with experience of homelessness and tri-morbidity (p...
Source: Education for Primary Care - October 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Medical students' perspectives on the article 'delivering a learning disability OSCE station - challenges and solutions'.
Authors: Venables M, Cuss M PMID: 31580230 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - October 4, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Evaluation of the reflecting team as an educational intervention.
Conclusions: The reflecting team is a new way of undertaking case discussion in GP education and seems to offer some advantages over traditional case discussion. It lends itself well to learning groups and it is possible that the idea might be transposed to clinical settings too. PMID: 31567047 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - October 1, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Implementing the Safe and Effective Clinical Outcomes (SECO) simulation to prepare physician associate students for practice.
Authors: Howarth SD, Storr E, Lenton C, Millott HE Abstract The number of physician associates (PAs) training in the United Kingdom is rising dramatically, yet the approaches to teaching this new professional group are yet to be examined. We set out to determine if and how the 'Safe and Effective Clinical Outcomes' (SECO) simulation training could help this new group of students to develop skills around conducting a consultation in primary care. Six clinics were designed and implemented over three academic years (2016-2018) in a clinical skills simulation centre in a university hospital. In total, 71 PA studen...
Source: Education for Primary Care - September 30, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

'A rose by any other name; longitudinal (integrated) placements in the UK and Europe.
Authors: Harding A Abstract There is increasing interest in LICs. However for use in the UK and Europe, both the name and nature of LICs need considerable adaption. PMID: 31551007 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - September 27, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Barriers to involving GP Speciality Trainees in the teaching of medical students in primary care: the GP trainer perspective.
Authors: Harrison M, Alberti H, Thampy H Abstract Involvement in teaching activities is a curriculum requirement for GP Speciality Trainees (GPSTs). There are numerous potential benefits to involving GPSTs in teaching, including mutual educational benefit for both GPST and learner. However, GPSTs on placement in primary care may be less involved in teaching activities than hospital-based trainees. The reasons for this are not fully understood. This multi-site study aimed to explore the perceptions of GP trainers of the barriers to involving GPSTs in teaching in primary care. Focus groups of General Practice (GP) tr...
Source: Education for Primary Care - September 25, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Yes, but does medical education produce better doctors?
Authors: Schuwirth L, van der Vleuten C Abstract Medical education research and development's reason for existence is their contribution to producing better doctors. Arguably this is as. notion that nobody would disagree with. But, answering this question is not as straightforward as it may look. In this paper we describe six complexities that impact on such research and unfortunately contribute to the difficulties surrounding medical education knowledge translation to practice. PMID: 31545140 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - September 24, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Is spiritual care required in the GP training pathway?
Authors: Mitchell L, Prince J PMID: 31526244 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - September 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Practice-Based Small Group Learning (PBSGL) in Scotland: the past, the present and the future.
Authors: Cunningham DE, Zlotos L Abstract Practice-based Small Group Learning (PBSGL) originated in Canada and transferred to Scotland in 2003 with a successful pilot involving 45 general practitioners (GPs). The Scottish programme has grown considerably since then and now has 3,400 members drawn from GPs, GP nurses, pharmacists and other professions. Members get together in small groups and discuss case presentations written by authors who have drawn on their own experiences with real patients. The group review a distillation of the current evidence base included in the module and propose changes to their own prac...
Source: Education for Primary Care - September 20, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Comment on 'Learning to become a primary care professional: insights from threshold concept theory'.
Authors: Gupta S, Howden S PMID: 31524079 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - September 18, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Letter in response to 'Improving GP websites - the perspective of teenagers'.
Authors: Dorman E, Tirimanna R PMID: 31496374 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - September 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Views regarding the report: 'Improving GP websites- the perspective of teenagers' by Bruce et al. (2019).
Authors: Brendler-Spaeth CI, Prince JC PMID: 31496376 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - September 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

'Benefits of simulated general practice clinics in the preparation of medical students for primary healthcare'; a response.
Authors: Beasley D, Welsh J PMID: 31496434 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - September 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Near peer teaching in general practice: option or expectation?
This article encourages the promotion of near peer teaching in primary care on several levels. We make practical suggestions of potential benefit to the individual GP trainee, trainer and practice. We also discuss ways in which key stakeholders, including medical schools and those organising post-graduate primary care training programmes, may promote near peer teaching in GP. We propose that all medical students should have experience of being taught by GP trainees, and that all future general practitioners should have training and experience of teaching undergraduate medical students. PMID: 31496435 [PubMed - as suppl...
Source: Education for Primary Care - September 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Key writings in GP specialist training in Ireland.
Authors: Maguire N, Maguire E, Scully D Abstract Key writings are those texts which represent a timeless contribution to the academic basis of general practice. We surveyed the 14 GP Specialist Training Programmes in Ireland and undertook focus group interviews with teachers and trainees in order to understand the extent to which such texts are currently used and whether they are valued in teaching. Our results indicate that traditional reading lists are not common in Irish GP training, that there are many barriers to trainees engaging with such literature but that both teachers and trainees see merit in providing ...
Source: Education for Primary Care - September 11, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Selection and Recruitment in the Healthcare Professions Selection and recruitment in the healthcare professions: research, theory and practice , by Fiona Patterson and Lara Zibarras , Palgrave Macmillan , Cham, Switzerland , 2018 , 379 pp., Hardback £99.99 , ISBN 9783319949703.
Selection and Recruitment in the Healthcare Professions Selection and recruitment in the healthcare professions: research, theory and practice , by Fiona Patterson and Lara Zibarras , Palgrave Macmillan , Cham, Switzerland , 2018 , 379 pp., Hardback £99.99 , ISBN 9783319949703. Educ Prim Care. 2019 Aug 29;:1 Authors: Cunningham DE PMID: 31464175 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - August 31, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

What are medical students' attitudes to clinical risk-scoring tools? An exploratory study.
Conclusion: This research recommends that implementation of risk-scoring tools will be increased if they are easier to use and if the belief that they hold less value for experienced doctors is challenged. The role of targeted teaching in changing these perceptions should be explored further, both for students and clinicians, who act as role models. PMID: 31452456 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - August 29, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Medical students' perspective on the 'the tree of training' model.
Authors: Khalil H, Valera F, Valera U PMID: 31449762 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - August 28, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Tackling stigma in medical professionals: the need for a social engagement programme in medical education.
Authors: Davis L, Kind C PMID: 31430223 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - August 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

UK longitudinal integrated clerkships: where are we now?
Authors: McKeown A, Mollaney J, Ahuja N, Parekh R, Kumar S Abstract In this article, we discuss whether it is possible for UK institutions to influence the international longitudinal integrated clerkship (LIC) narrative, in the context of supplying future clinicians to a fragmented health service that is battling a General Practice recruitment crisis. Perhaps more importantly, we will discuss whether the 'LIC model' fits the UK undergraduate framework. We intend to present some emerging evidence of LICs in the UK, informed by a UK-wide survey and observations from a 2019 UK LIC think tank and then discuss whether t...
Source: Education for Primary Care - August 22, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

"The uncertainty of life".
"The uncertainty of life". Educ Prim Care. 2019 Jul;30(4):193 Authors: Wass V PMID: 31425667 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - August 21, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

GP trainees' experience, knowledge and attitudes towards caring for refugees, asylum seekers and undocumented migrants.
Conclusions: Education in primary care needs to respond to meet the challenge of population movement (5), and this project highlighted a need to improve education on migrants' rights to care, local support groups, as well as common health problems. In response, we have reviewed our curriculum and introduced an education session on refugee health for all our GP trainees in Dorset. PMID: 31409205 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - August 15, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Delivering a learning disability OSCE station - challenges and solutions.
Authors: Conway C, Poon K, Hollén L, Blythe A, Rai D PMID: 31387466 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher] (Source: Education for Primary Care)
Source: Education for Primary Care - August 9, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Enhancing learning in longitudinal clinical placements in community primary care clinics: undergraduate medical students' voices.
Authors: Molwantwa MC, van Schalkwyk S, Prozesky DR, Kebaetse MB, Mogodi MS Abstract Longitudinal clinical placements are increasingly adopted by medical training institutions. However, there seems to be little evidence regarding their implementation in primary care settings in the developing world. This paper explored medical students' perceptions of their learning experiences in longitudinal placements in primary care clinics. The Manchester clinical placement index (MCPI) survey was offered to second-year medical students at the University of Botswana to determine perceptions of their 16 weeks clinical placement...
Source: Education for Primary Care - August 2, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research

Multi-disciplinary training hubs in North West England: the training hub lead perspective.
Discussion: TH Leads highlighted that the establishment of THs enhanced the multi-disciplinary learning experience. However, several barriers for sustaining the quality of the TH learning environments were identified. Difficulties recruiting 'Spoke Practices' were greater than expected. Findings identified the following factors for consideration for wider implementation: the maintenance of TH Lead support networks; appropriateness of funding to encourage practices who may be reluctant to take on this additional responsibility; the importance of communication channels between THs and HEIs; careful management of students num...
Source: Education for Primary Care - July 30, 2019 Category: Primary Care Tags: Educ Prim Care Source Type: research