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General Practice Zone Report – March 2018

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The General Practice Zone was funded by Health Education East Midlands in partnership with The University of Nottingham, University of Leicester and Derby and Derbyshire LMC. Taking part were eight primary healthcare professionals and 12 schools in the East Midlands.

Philly is a Foundation Year 2 doctor at Chesterfield Royal Hospital who hopes to become a GP, Nicola is a Deputy Practice Manager for a surgery in Chesterfield, and Jo and Lucy are both in their final year of GP training at a practice in Leicestershire. Jamie, Gail and Cat are GPs working in Wolverhampton, Derbyshire and Newark, Amanda is a practice nurse for a surgery in Derby and Adil is a fourth year medical student at Nottingham University.

March’s General Practice Zone was the busiest of all the I’m a Medic events we have run so far, with nearly 370 students logging in and 16 live chats. This was the first time we had teams taking part, with Jo and Lucy taking part as a duo, and Cat sharing her login with colleagues at her practice to take part in chats she was unavailable for. This was to support professionals in making more chat sessions and to give students a wider range of professionals to meet. We also continued the Admissions Officer role, an expert on university admissions who could add comments with supporting information on students’ questions about applying to medical school.

Posted on April 17, 2018 modmichaela in 2018, DerbyLMC, NHS, UoL, UoN, Zone Reports | Comments Off on General Practice Zone Report – March 2018

General Practice Zone Report – November 2017

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The General Practice Zone was funded by Health Education East Midlands in partnership with The University of Nottingham, University of Leicester and Derby and Derbyshire LMC. Taking part were seven primary healthcare professionals and 12 schools in the East Midlands.

Rob, the winner of the Zone, is a clinical teaching fellow at the United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust hoping to become a GP. Phil is a GP partner in Nettleham who also supports newly qualified GPs in the area. Kit is training to become a GP in a foundation programme for new doctors at Chesterfield Hospital and Deborah is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner at to GP surgeries in Derbyshire. Charnelle is a final year medical student, Ali is a Junior Doctor also studying a Masters in Medical Anthropology and Adrian is a General Practice Business Manager for a surgery in Beeston.

The majority of conversations in the Zone were careers based, with lots of interest in different areas of General Practice. The range of healthcare professionals gave students a great insight into different professions and all the professionals were good at giving balanced replies to their questions.

We also introduced an admissions officer role, able to add additional comments to students’ questions. As an expert on university admissions, they were able to add supporting information on applying to medical school to healthcare professionals’ answers as comments, such as questions on studying abroad and questions on entry requirements.

Posted on December 15, 2017 modmichaela in DerbyLMC, NHS, UoL, UoN, Zone Reports | Comments Off on General Practice Zone Report – November 2017

General Practice Zone Report – June 2017

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The General Practice Zone was our first I’m a Medic zone, funded by Health Education East Midlands in partnership with The University of Nottingham, University of Leicester and Derby and Derbyshire LMC. It involved six professionals working in primary healthcare and 11 schools based in the East Midlands.

Simon is a Clinical Director and Advanced Practitioner in general practice who sees patients similarly to a GP, and is also responsible for all the medical staff in his practice. Shehla, who won this zone, is a trainee GP currently working as a Junior Doctor in paediatrics and Katharine is a part time GP at a large medical centre. Jonathan is a full time GP partner, Emma is a Practice Nurse working in a doctor’s surgery and Chris is a Practice Manager at a surgery responsible for the day to day running of his Practice.

This zone was very focussed, with some teachers choosing to run the event with students who already had an interest in studying Medicine at university. These students came well prepared to the chats with interesting and well-researched questions. Some classes were A Level students with smaller class sizes, and others were run as lunchtime opt-in sessions, which meant some chats had a small amount of students. In these sessions students were able to engage in more in-depth, back and forth conversations with the professionals.

Almost two thirds of the questions asked were about careers and education, with students really making the most of the opportunity to speak to healthcare professionals and to ask for advice.

Posted on July 20, 2017 modmichaela in DerbyLMC, NHS, UoL, UoN, Zone Reports | Comments Off on General Practice Zone Report – June 2017