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Farewell to Dr Jenny Lebus - Our longest serving member of staff

It is with great sadness that we say a fond farewell to Dr Jenny Lebus who will be retiring at the end of June after 32 years of service at the Department of Primary Care and Public Health at Imperial College London and its predecessor medical schools.
Jenny began her academic teaching career when her trainer, Dr James Scobie, who was a GP tutor for the old Charing Cross Medical School, invited her to accompany him to a study day with the students. Her interest was ignited and she joined a department that at that time consisted of three people when General Practice occupied only one week of a five-year curriculum.

Despite having no administrative support or funding to pay general practices, Jenny was successful in recruiting practices and saw the course and department steadily grow from humble beginnings. From that one week in Year 4, the course grew to two weeks in Year 4 and two weeks in Year 5, whilst also changing course names from Core 1 and Core 2, to General Practice and Pri…