Workforce Transformation GP Lead
I completed my initial training in general medicine, reaching registrar level and completing my MRCP before I chose to do GP training in 2004. I became a GP trainer in 2008 and have been involved in training GP registrars ever since. In 2018, I joined the University of Lincoln team as clinical lecturer. My general practice became an academy in 2019, enabling me to get involved in the training of 5th year medical students as well.
I have designed and delivered tutorial and educational programmes for medical students, registrars and fellow GPs. I have adapted national guidance into local protocols digestible for everyday use. I have supervised pharmacists and advanced nurse practitioners to help them gain additional qualifications. I have had lead roles in diabetes, safeguarding, drug and alcohol use, complaints and governance and practice management.
As a portfolio GP, I also provide mentoring with Impact Lincs and perform appraisals regularly.
I am well aware of the ever-growing list of topics we’re expected to keep up-to-date on, as well as the increasing complexity of patients we see in general practice. I am keen to help GPs navigate these stormy waters, as well as welcome allied health care professionals into the fray so that they are armed with the right level of knowledge to make the journey smoother.
I’m married to an RAF officer, so spend a lot of my time needing to be in several places at once for my 3 children. There are not many things that don’t interest me and I’ve enjoyed a mixture of rowing, pottery, painting, piano and writing children’s books over the past few decades.