Academic General Practice in the UK Medical Schools, 1948--2 by John Howie

By John Howie

This anthology captures the tales of the early struggles to establish collage departments among visionary supporters and traditionalist blockers in addition to the progressively expanding successes aided through a devoted investment approach. The bills are written the place attainable by way of the folk eager about the early advancements in their topic. those stories are of imaginative and prescient, dedication and resilience and are fascinating either of their personal correct and for the extra normal classes they let us know in regards to the approaches of constructing institutional switch inside a contemporary democracy.

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A huge growth in student exposure to medicine based in general practice was The University of Birmingham 35 supported by SIFT funding. This teaching was based in relatively few practices to enable a programme of significant capital investment for dedicated practice accommodation for teaching (two dedicated student consulting rooms and a seminar room/library for each practice) and major training of NHS teaching staff. Our contribution to the medical undergraduate programme expanded from a family attachment scheme in year one and two weeks in year five to a day in every alternate week of the first four years and four weeks in year five, with practices hosting students every week.

R. Lowe’s multidisciplinary university department of social and occupational medicine was ideally placed to develop academic general practice as an interface between biomedicine and community medicine. In 1968, Robert Harvard Davis, an Oxford graduate and general practitioner in Cardiff, was appointed to Professor Lowe’s department to establish an academic unit of general practice with teaching and research responsibilities. He established a presence in the department of social and occupational medicine and then negotiated with Cardiff City Council to co-fund the building of an academic health centre on a new housing estate (Llanedeyrn) on the outskirts of Cardiff.

In 2005, Peter Cantillon developed a programme for the Diploma and Masters in clinical education. Both these programmes now attract students on a national basis. Research is focused on the themes of chronic conditions and multimorbidity, user involvement and medical education. com). The department has contributed to national policy-making through Andrew Murphy’s involvement on the National Cardiovascular Strategy Advisory Group (2003–2007) and the Expert Group on Resource Allocation and Financing in the Health Sector (2009–2010).

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