Shelley Heard

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PURPOSE To design, implement and evaluate a multisource feedback instrument to assess Foundation trainees across the UK. METHODS mini-PAT (Peer Assessment Tool) was modified from SPRAT (Sheffield Peer Review Assessment Tool), an established multisource feedback (360 degrees ) instrument to assess more senior doctors, as part of a blueprinting exercise of(More)
OBJECTIVES To evaluate the impact of the Calman reforms of higher specialist training on trainee satisfaction. DESIGN Questionnaire surveys using portable electronic survey units, two years apart. SETTING Postgraduate, teaching, district general, and community NHS trusts in North Thames. North Thames deanery includes London north of the Thames, Essex,(More)
AIM To explore the contribution patients can make to medical education from both theoretical and empirical perspectives, to describe a framework for reviewing and monitoring patient involvement in specific educational situations and to generate suggestions for further research. METHODS Literature review. RESULTS Direct contact with patients can be seen(More)
OBJECTIVE To develop a reference statement for the appropriate management of mistakes in the general practice training environment. METHOD The setting was a series of focus groups held during workshops with The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners Training Program in the Northern Territory (NT). The participants included NT supervisors and(More)
CONTEXT Previous studies have drawn attention to the importance of the trainee/trainer relationship in determining job satisfaction and motivation to learn. OBJECTIVES To study the relationship between pre-registration house officers and their consultants through exploring an interpersonal exchange and the emotional context in which the exchange took(More)
The National Health Service in England and Wales has recently adopted a policy aimed at embedding continuous quality improvement (CQI) at all levels and across all services. The key goal is to achieve changes in practice which improve patient outcomes. This paper describes the use of a training course for multiprofessional groups of participants tailored to(More)
Senior house officer schools in histopathology have been established in Leeds, Leicester and Southampton, each training six new recruits each year. Nine hours of protected teaching time is provided each week giving a ratio of apprenticeship learning to formal teaching of 3:1. Evaluations have been very positive. Much of this success is attributed to careful(More)
It is increasingly agreed that ethics has a place in undergraduate medical education. There is, however, debate about how it should be taught, and by whom. We present our experience of teaching ethics in a general practice module over six years. During this period there has been a shift from a teacher-centred to a student-centred approach in which students(More)