Skip to main content

Dr Aisha Newth Appointed as New Faculty Development Lead

Dr Aisha Newth has taken on the role of Faculty Development Lead in our Undergraduate General Practice Teaching Unit.  Some of you may already know Dr Newth as she has been working in the Department of Primary Care & Public Health at Imperial College for 9 years. She was co-lead on the Year 5 GPPHC course for the last 4 years. In her new role as Faculty Development Lead, Dr Newth will develop community teaching and to support our GP teachers in NW London. Dr Newth is also a GP Principal at Crown Street Surgery in Acton, West London.

Dr Newth comments that "I have always found teaching students to be rewarding, enjoyable and integral to my role as a GP. I learn something new from each student who comes my way and hopefully impart some knowledge onto them. Taking students in my practice reminds me how valuable teaching is for both the teacher and the student as it encourages mutual growth and reflection and continues the learning process, it also brings new energy and enthusiasm into the practice. I have found that in particular the year 5 patient project has helped me immensely in my management of complex patients. Students highly value their GP placement and the support and opportunities for 1 to 1 teaching and interdisciplinary learning it brings."

Some of the new projects we are setting up include a GP peer support group and offering peer teaching observations to community teachers. Working in the department we are continuously being observed and given peer feedback on our teaching, but we are am aware that this does not always happen in the community. We are also very keen to know more about what further opportunities there are for students to learn more about medicine in a community settling and any novel settings for teaching that may be available to our students.

We would like to invite you all to the launch of our peer support group meetings on Wednesday January 22nd from 6pm - 8pm in the Department of Primary Care & Public Health, Charing Cross Campus. There will be food provided. We would like to use this first meeting as an opportunity to talk about what you would like from us but also to spend some time on talking about dealing with students in difficulty, so please bring along any cases you have. Please reply to Gemma Brennan (g.brennan@imperial.ac.uk) by Monday 16th December if you are able to make it.

Please help us decide what you would like from the Department of Primary Care and to access what specialisms we have in the community by filling out this short survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CSRSY9S

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

North Yorkshire GP Trainee Fellowship

’Oh I do like to be beside the seaside’’
It was after squeezing into another packed London tube on a Friday evening that I saw the email ping into my mobile phone. ‘Cumbrian and North Yorkshire GP Trainee Fellowships for ST3s.’ The opportunity to transfer your training for 4-6 months in one of the most beautiful parts of the UK, a quick google of Saltburn- by –the- Sea and I was instantly sold.
I transferred my training from ( Imperial GP Speciality Training Scheme- Marylebone Health Centre) to ( Durham and Tees Valley VTS- Huntcliff Surgery, Saltburn) in April, and have loved every minute. My Practice Huntcliff surgery was a stone’s throw from the beach, and a short drive to the breath taking North Yorkshire Moors.
Work life balance is emphasised by the practice and I have been able to find time to join a running club, Tai Chi and walk every day. I’m cycling to home visits and enjoying a much more outdoor lifestyle.
I’m also really enjoying working in a close knit community; it’s not unus…

Integrated Clinical Apprenticeship - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT ARE MY MORNING COMMITMENTS? Your Thursday morning and afternoon throughout your year 5 will be dedicated to the Integrated Clinical Apprenticeship. This has been negotiated with the Year 5 course leads and your Specialty supervisors for each firm. Attendance is mandatory for both morning and afternoon sessions.
You will attend your allocated GP surgery on a time negotiated with your GP mentor.
In the morning, you will see patients from your caseload, assessing their clinical needs and bringing yourself up to date with their secondary care contacts. You can then plan with your patient to attend any secondary care appointments in the coming weeks with your patients.
You may also see “ad hoc” patients from the surgery and, if relevant, add them to your caseload. There will be an opportunity to see other health professionals in the primary care team and assist in their daily activities.

WHAT IS MY PATIENT “CASELOAD”?
This is a group of about 12 patients (shared with your pair), recr…

Congratulations to Usama Syed

Usama Syed, a final year medical student in the Faculty of Medicine, was selected for a 2015 Imperial College London Outstanding Student Achievement Award. These awards are to recognize and commend outstanding achievement beyond the academic subject area.  Usama was nominated for his award by the Department of Primary Care and Public Health.

Usama's achievements include:
Founding a new society at the College - MedTech Imperial- designed to bring together students across the medical, engineering, and computing departments, With colleagues coding a brand new mobile phone application designed to streamline the way front-line hospital staff provide feedback and quality improvement ideas to senior medical directors. Researching and writing articles for the official Imperial College website on medical topics for public release.Editing a newsletter for a Health Centre in Clapham, London. In this role, he has written numerous articles for local residents on topics such as travel safety an…