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Dr Laura Sims

Dr Laura Sims

Senior Lecturer (Clinical) (E&S)

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 01392 725704

 College House G.03

 

College House, University of Exeter, St Luke's Campus, Heavitree Road, Exeter, EX1 2LU, UK

Overview

Throughout my career as a GP, I have been committed to delivering high quality healthcare through ensuring my knowledge and skills are honed for practice. My motivation to keep learning has naturally led me to develop a special interest in clinical education. I have guided my teaching career so that I continue to be involved with curriculum areas that are related to patient-facing healthcare roles. I enjoy working with others to develop their communication skills, clinical reasoning and decision-making skills as I feel these are vital for working in complex environments.

Qualifications

  • MBBS (St George's Hospital Medical School)
  • MRCGP (Exeter GP VTS Scheme)
  • DipMedEd, DGM, DRCOG, DFFP, DipOccMed, M.Ed

Career

Clinical

  • 2016 - present: Salaried GP (St Thomas Medical Group, Exeter)
  • 2002 - 2015: GP Partner (Mount Pleasant Health Centre, Exeter)

Previous UG BMBS educational roles

  • Lead for Remediation
  • Senior PBL Tutor
  • PDG Tutor (Years 1, 2, 4)
  • SSU provider (Dermatology in Primary Care)
  • ISCE examiner (Years 2 & 4)
  • Doctors as Teachers SSU Tutor

Other roles

  • GP Trainer
  • GP Appraiser
  • NHS England complaints reviewer

Research

Research interests

  • Postgraduate pharmacy education to support the expanding role of pharmacists
  • Problem-based learning / case-based material in clinical education
  • Curriculum design
  • Clinical skills assessment

Publications

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Publications by category


Journal articles

Clark CE, Sims L (2018). Hypertension care: sharing the burden with pharmacists. Br J Gen Pract, 68(675), 458-459. Author URL.
Sansom A, Terry R, Fletcher E, Salisbury C, Long L, Richards SH, Aylward A, Welsman J, Sims L, Campbell JL, 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, 8 Abstract.  Full text.
Sims L, Campbell J (2017). Ills, pills, and skills: developing the clinical skills of pharmacists in general practice. Br J Gen Pract, 67(662), 417-418. Author URL.
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. Br J Gen Pract, 67(662), e650-e658. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

Publications by year


2018

Clark CE, Sims L (2018). Hypertension care: sharing the burden with pharmacists. Br J Gen Pract, 68(675), 458-459. Author URL.
Sansom A, Terry R, Fletcher E, Salisbury C, Long L, Richards SH, Aylward A, Welsman J, Sims L, Campbell JL, 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, 8 Abstract.  Full text.

2017

Sims L, Campbell J (2017). Ills, pills, and skills: developing the clinical skills of pharmacists in general practice. Br J Gen Pract, 67(662), 417-418. Author URL.
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. Br J Gen Pract, 67(662), e650-e658. Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

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External Engagement and Impact

  • Royal College of General Practitioner's MRCGP Clinical Skills Assessment Examiner Panel Member
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society Advanced Pharmcist Assessment Panel member
  • CMH rep as Regional development and delivery 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/
  • Co-design and co-delivery of Clinical assessment skills courses with Centre for Postgraduate Pharmacy Education team

Teaching

 

Modules

2020/21

Information not currently available


Supervision / Group

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