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The Clinical Skills Educator’s primary role is to teach classroom-based theory, underpinning various clinical skills and utilising up to date evidence-based knowledge so that patient care is never compromised.

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The Clinical Skills Team consists of the following staff members:

Photo of the Clinical Skills Team using equipment in the Clinical Skills lab.

Photo of Margaaret CookseyMargaret Cooksey
Clinical Skills Lead

Photo of Claire BrowneClaire Browne
Clinical Skills Educator/Trainer

Photo of Karen CottrellKaren Cottrell
IPE/Clinical Skills Educator

Photo of Carol RoweCarol Rowe
Specialist Respiratory Clinical Educator

Photo of Joanne HolmesJoanne Holmes
Clinical Educator for Radiology

Photo of Selina Ralph

Selina Ralph
Clinical Skills Educator

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Sarah Fullwood
Interprofessional Facilitator/Clinical Skills Educator

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The team is responsible for formulating and maintaining self direction of their work and time manage themselves in order to support the learning and training needs of undergraduate medical students.

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Once the sessions have been completed, the educators then follow the students into clinical areas, to assess their clinical skills on an array of procedures. The Educators are responsible for each student they supervise, ensuring students practice safely under guidance.

Working in this way, the Educators are able to identify students who are struggling and can provide extra support and training when required, whilst also promoting best practice and ensuring patient safety. The team offer bespoke training with one–to-one sessions to accommodate the individual needs of each student.

Educators work in collaboration with other health care professions to ensure that a high standard of patient centred care is adopted.

The Clinical Educators also provide a variety of Interprofessional Education workshops, which include:

  • Safe Drug Administration and Prescribing

  • Breaking Bad News

  • End of life

  • Bereavement

  • Safe Discharge

The workshops encourage students from different professions to 'problem base learn' together to improve patient care and safety in a classroom environment. There are plans to develop further workshops.

For further information about click here to view the Interprofessional Education page.

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"I attended the Cannulation practical – I was able to practice in a less stressful environment without risk of harming patients. The practical sessions and videos are great as it’s difficult to learn practical things from a lecture. ."

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