Excellent Longstanding Service to Undergraduate Clinical Education

We have awarded 5 colleagues with an Excellent Longstanding Service Award for Undergraduate Clinical Education.

Leeds School of Medicine wishes to recognise NHS clinical teachers and other NHS staff who are due to retire or have just retired and have a reputation for their commitment to teaching excellence and supporting our medical students over many years.

Dr Phil Batin, The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust

Dr Batin has been nominated by colleagues within the Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust. Dr Batin has been Consultant Placement Lead for the highly acclaimed Year 5 MBChB Cardiovascular placement. Under his leadership, many students have received an excellent, immersive clinical placement experience in the welcoming and supportive cardiovascular clinical team. His clinical teaching, over a number of years has been innovative, dynamic and of unwavering excellence.

Professor Alex Brown, Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

Professor Alex Brown has received an Excellent Longstanding Service to Clinical Education Award. Nominated by colleagues within Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Professor Brown has inspired many a colleague to get involved in education. As undergraduate clinical lead for a number of years, Professor Brown has ensured delivery of high standard curricula within the trust. He has been described as ‘heart and soul’ of undergraduate medical education in Bradford, supporting colleagues and being a role model for those interested in education.

Mr Gareth Frith, Leeds Institute of Medical Education

Mr Frith has been nominated by colleagues within the School of Medicine for the award due to his longstanding innovation and commitment within Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL). By both laying the foundations of infrastructure to support TEL projects and the training and support to enable staff and students to develop TEL, he has been at the heart of the growth of the School’s reputation as a word leader of TEL in Medical Education. Mr Firth’s legacy at the University is one of great energy and vision. He has promoted and encouraged the engagement with TEL not just in Medicine but also across the University.

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Dr Rob Lane, Leeds Institute of Medical Education

Colleagues within the School of Medicine have nominated Dr Rob Lane for an Excellent Longstanding Service to Clinical Education Award. Dr Lane has played a vital role within the School of Medicine, leading areas such as communication skills and Chairing the Assessment Board. The current strand IDEALS, within the MBChB curriculum was the vision and development of Dr Lane. Through his leadership, the General Medical Council recognised this as good practice within education. He has fostered an innovative approach to communication skills, embedding the patient voice within the curriculum and especially in assessment processes. Dr Lane has further shaped the School by his involvement in the internationally recognised six ASPIRE-to-excellence awards in medical education.

Ms Trish Walker, Leeds Institute of Medical Education

Ms Trish Walker has received an Excellent Longstanding Service to Clinical Education Award. Nominated by her colleagues from the university and partnering NHS Trusts, Ms Walker is valued for her integrity, commitment and professional nature as Placement and Partnerships Manager. Recognising the importance of high quality placement learning, Ms Walker has helped create excellence in student placements, overseeing complex quality assurance processes. She has been responsible for negotiating and sustaining expansive professional relationships that have seen innovative placement enhancement, providing our students authentic and excellent learning experiences.

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Details of our 2021 Excellent Longstanding Service to Undergraduate Clinical Education Award.