17
November
2015
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10:07
Europe/London

NHS Medical Director to open major new medical training centre

  • He will officially launch the University’s Doubleday Centre for Patient Experience
  • Talk entitled "Opportunities and challenges in healthcare"
Sir Bruce Keogh

Sir Bruce Keogh, the Medical Director of NHS England is to give the annual Doubleday lecture on Wednesday 18 November as the University announces high-profile health professionals who’ll be helping to train the next generation of doctors.

Sir Bruce, NHS England’s Medical Director and professional lead for NHS doctors, will provide a talk entitled "Opportunities and challenges in healthcare" that considers professionalism and patient quality.

He will also officially launch the University’s Doubleday Centre for Patient Experience which will allow students to work with medical education partners (patients, carers and service users) from the first year of study, in order to better understand their needs, feelings and deliver better treatment.

The Medical School has appointed medical education partners from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. They will be involved in teaching medical students; governance and curriculum design; medical school student admissions and public engagement activities.

The Centre will also be supported by a number of very high profile affiliates, including Sylvia Lancaster who campaigns against hate crime following the murder of her daughter; Carol Munt, national patient leader and advocate for the patient voice; Dame Philippa Russell who has worked tirelessly to promote the interests of carers in the UK and internationally; Helene Donnelly, the nurse who was at the centre of whistleblowing around poor practice at Mid Staffs NHS Trust and Sir Robert Francis, the QC who led the subsequent inquiry.

There are no better examples for our students than the affiliates and medical education partners that we have recruited to the Doubleday Centre
 
Dr Robina Shah

The Centre will also be supported by a number of very high profile affiliates, including Sylvia Lancaster who campaigns against hate crime following the murder of her daughter; Carol Munt, national patient leader and advocate for the patient voice; Dame Philippa Russell who has worked tirelessly to promote the interests of carers in the UK and internationally; Helene Donnelly, the nurse who was at the centre of whistleblowing around poor practice at Mid Staffs NHS Trust and Sir Robert Francis, the QC who led the subsequent inquiry.

Professor Paul O’Neil, Dr Robina Shah and Dr Sarah Collins are Co-Directors of the Centre.  Dr Shah says: “There are no better examples for our students than the affiliates and medical education partners that we have recruited to the Doubleday Centre.  They are all people who have put the patient at the heart of what they do and with their influence that is something that medical students graduating from Manchester will also consider as essential to their work.”

The annual lecture is held in memory of Dr Edwin Doubleday, a St Andrews University and Manchester Medical School student who sadly died before completing his medical training. The Dr Edwin Doubleday Fund was created to promote the development of medical training in the context of patient centred care and funds the Doubleday Centre.

Members of the public can register here.

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