Bartlett, M and Webb, M and McKinley, RK (2015) The investment of a new medical school in its local primary care community. Education for Primary Care, 26 (2). 89 - 94. ISSN 1475-990X

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BACKGROUND: Keele School of Medicine has an innovative new MBChB curriculum with a strong focus on primary care. Our students spend a minimum of 115 days in general practice. AIM: To describe the investment by the school in the local primary care community. METHOD: We collated data on list sizes of current undergraduate teaching practices, county populations and the investment in practices' teaching skills and physical premises. RESULTS: Between academic years 2010-11 and 2012-13 a total of 118 (annual mean of 99) practices contributed to teaching across six counties, providing care for 655 229 people. Forty-five per cent of 243 practices in Staffordshire and Shropshire teach. They serve 51% of the two counties' population. We have invested £1.62 million in the premises of 25 practices providing services for 18% of people in Staffordshire and Shropshire, £273 000 in a rural campus in Shropshire, and £99 387 in set-up grants. We have conducted 249 practice development visits. There were 540 attendances at tutor development sessions. We have had a total of 2300 hours of face-to-face contact with our practices. CONCLUSION: The school has made a major investment in general practice in its area, contributing to the development of general practitioners and investing in practice premises.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: medical faculty; primary health care; undergraduate medical education
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General) > R735 Medical education. Medical schools. Research
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Primary Care Health Sciences
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Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 25 May 2015 10:26
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2017 11:11
URI: http://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/503

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