Community group helps Millom residents to hope and cope

A group in Millom set up to support those needing extra support is going from strength to strength. The community led ‘Hope and Cope’ group successfully brings together local people with chronic, debilitating or long term conditions, encouraging them to support one another. The group which runs weekly welcomes anyone from Millom and the surrounding areas who would benefit from extra support whether they are directly experiencing an illness or are supporting someone who is.

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Job opportunity with UCLAN

School of Medicine, Clinical Lead for Professionalism

Grade: Paid on the Clinical Academic payscale – Senior Lecturer grade with Consultant status (£76,001-£102,465 pro rata) – 6 sessions pw; must work Monday am and pm, Wednesday am and pm and Friday am and pm

Contractual Basis: Indefinite

Base: UCLan Campus, Preston (with occasional visits to campuses in Burnley and Whitehaven)

Closing Date: Sunday, 27th November 2016

The School of Medicine has launched successfully a range of medicine programmes since September 2015 including the MBBS programme for international students, the BSc(Hons) Medical Sciences and the PG Diploma in Physician Associate Studies. We are now seeking to appoint a current medical practitioner to lead on the content and delivery of professionalism in practice on these programmes and to facilitate collaborative group learning. The post-holder will support students in developing self-directed learning skills, focusing around case-based and problem based learning, team/group working skills and the development of professional attitudes and behaviours. You will facilitate students to manage their own learning and to explore and understand the breadth and depth of the course topics in an integrative way.

Duties will include: 

  • Leading on the development, implementation and assessment of the eportfolio system
  • Leading on provision of training and supervision for portfolio tutors
  • Planning, preparing and facilitating small group teaching sessions relating to professionalism/law/ethics/communication skills and case or problem based learning
  • Providing academic advice to students giving constructive feedback on their e-portfolio collation
  • Acting as an academic advisor to students
  • Acting as a tutor for students taking a student selected component or undertaking a research project as part of their study
  • Participating in assessment including OSCEs and e-portfolio as an examiner or assessor
  • To contribute to course development and innovation activities and engage in module review and evaluation in response to feedback

Informal enquiries are welcomed – please contact Dr Gerard Browne in the first instance: 

North Cumbria Education Symposium: Using Clinical Education to Raise Quality of Clinical Care

Date: 25 November 2016

Venue: Best Western Plus Castle Inn Hotel, Bassenthwaite, Keswick, CA12 4RG

This one day clinical led event is to help support local educators improve quality by looking at alternative solutions for both training and clinical care. Everyone welcome – as the system needs to come together to achieve this.

To express an interest in attending please complete the online form via: