Dr Laura Sims
Senior Lecturer (Clinical) (E&S)
Smeall building 107
Smeall Building, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK
Laura has worked as a GP delivering in and out-of-hours primary care for over 20 years.
Current roles within University of Exeter Medical School:-
- Clinical Lead for BMBS Problem-based Learning
- Lead for Pharmacy Education Development
- Programme lead for Clinical Pharmacy Master's degree course
External education roles:-
- GP trainer
- RCGP Clinical Skills Assessment Panel Member
- GP Appraiser
- Curriculum design
- Problem-based learning
- Postgraduate pharmacy education
- Multimorbidity and polypharmacy
MBBS MRCGP DipMedEd DipOccMed
Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy 2017
Her roles with Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry from 2005-2012 included being Lead for Remediation, Senior PBL tutor and a Professional Practice Tutor. She has been involved with student selection interviews, ISCE examining and delivering SSUs.
Postgraduate pharmacy education to support the expanding role of pharmacists in Primary care
Problem-based learning in medical education
Sansom A, Terry R, Fletcher E, et al. 2018. Why do GPs leave direct patient care and what might help to retain them? A qualitative study of GPs in South West England. BMJ Open 2018;8:e019849. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2017-019849
Butterworth, J., Sansom, A., Sims, L., Healey, M., Kingsland, E. & Campbell, J. 2017. Pharmacists' perceptions of their emerging general practice roles in UK primary care: a qualitative interview study. British Journal General Practice.
Sims, L., Campbell, J., 2017. Ills, pills, and skills: developing the clinical skills of pharmacists in general practice. Br J Gen Pract, 67(662), pp.417-418.
UEMS BMBS Problem-based learning
Co-design and delivery of 'The Pharmacist in Primary Care - an Introduction' https://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/research/healthresearch/primarycare/projects/thepharmacistinprimarycare-anintroduction/
Co-design and co-delivery of Clinical assessment skills courses with Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education team
UEMS representative as a Regional delivery and development partner on the National Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice Phase 2 scheme. https://www.england.nhs.uk/gp/gpfv/workforce/building-the-general-practice-workforce/cp-gp/