Biography

I am an experienced GP with a strong interest in teaching and learning at all levels in medicine. I first got involved with teaching as a VTS Course Organiser shortly after becoming a GP Principal and have been hooked ever since. As time goes by I am increasingly interested in learning about what works (and does not work!) in the process of learning to be a doctor. I am active in education outside the medical School and wish to see less of a divide between undergraduate and postgraduate learning.

Career History

Lead Practice Development Tutor 2011 on
Practice Development Tutor for Staff Development 2004-2011
Module 1 Team GP member 2002-2004

Professional Qualifications and Professional Memberships:- 

MRCGP 1993
DRCOG 1992
MB BChir Cambridge 1988
BA Physiological Sciences Oxford 1986

Research Interests:- 

Career development of medical educators
Clinical Reasoning
Quality Assurance of Community-Based Education Programmes

Career Summary:- 

Aug 1995-Feb 2002 Course Organiser Norwich Vocational Training Scheme
Dec 1993- GP Principal Paston Surgery North Walsham
Aug-Dec 1993 Locum GP Blofield Surgery
Feb 1990-Aug 1993 Vocational Trainee in General Practice, Norwich
Feb 1989-Feb 1990 Pre-registration house officer medicine and surgery, Norfolk & Norwich Hospital

Key Research Interests

Selected Publications:-
 

Clinical Teaching: Past, Present and Future –chapter in The Changing Face of Medical Education Cavanagh, Leinster, Miles (eds) Radcliffe Medical Press (2011)

Howe, A., Hand, C., & Young, R. (2011). Ten into one can go: gaining educational capacity through large group teaching in general practice. Education For Primary Care, 22(4), 269-273.

Teaching Interests

Educational Theory and Practice for potential, novice and experienced Tutors

Teaching Activities

  • MBBS lectures and seminars
  • Consultation skills
  • Primary care Tutor, years 1 &3
  • Co-Tutor on Masters in Clinical Education Module M36 “Practice Based Teaching Learning and Assesment”

External Activities and Indicators of Esteem

  • GP Appraiser
  • FRCGP 2006
  • Trainer in General Practice for Vocational Trainees and Foundation Doctors
  • Adviser to the Royal College of Surgeons on Examiner Training for Consultation Skills
  • Examiner in Written Submission of Practical Work, National Summative Assessment for General Practice
  • RCGP hospital visiting team member
  • Member of the Board of NENDOC GP Co-operative 1995-2004

Professional Activities

  • General Medical Services for 1850 patients as part of a 4½ partner group practice in North Norfolk

Key Responsibilities

Recruitment and retention of primary care teaching practices for the MBBS
Coordination of the PDT team
Development of the MBBS Primary Care Curriculum

Administrative Posts

  • Member of the Primary Care Group, Norwich Medical School