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EACH UK national representative. I am Senior Lecturer in Clinical Communication at UCL Medical School in London, leading the clinical communication skills strand of the undergraduate medical curriculum. I also do research and postgraduate teaching.
Consultant in palliative medicine, NHS Lothian & honorary senior clinical lecturer, Usher Institute for Population Health Sciences and Informatics, The University of Edinburgh.
My clinical role is leading a specialist advisory team in a large tertiary care and teaching hospital. Our successful postgraduate education programme in clinical communication (Effective Communication for Healthcare) has been running since 2002. We offer a range of workshops and run a national training programme for tutors. Current interests include effective communication and teamwork after an adverse event (Being Open) and evidence informed approaches to talking about goals of care and future care planning with people whose health is deteriorating. My university role includes participatory research on palliative care and clinical communication.
I am a General Practitioner and Lead for Clinical Communication at Dundee University, Scotland. I have an interest in Alternative and Augmentative communication and am currently researching clinical inter-professional communication.
I am Professor of Clinical Communication and Head of the Clinical and Communication Skills Learning Unit in the Institute for Health Sciences Education, Barts and The London School of Medicine and Dentistry, Queen Mary, University of London, UK. I qualified as a dental surgeon and had 18 years of experience as a clinician, researcher and educator until my interest in communication between patients and healthcare professionals led to a career change. I deliver undergraduate and postgraduate communication skills education and undertake educational research. I am adviser to the General Medical Council UK, Professional Linguistics Assessment Board on communication assessment of International Medical Graduates and a member of The GMC’s Assessment Advisory Board. I chaired the UK Council of Clinical Communication in Undergraduate Medical Education from 2010 – 2014.
I am a senior lecturer in nursing in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at De Montfort University in Leicester. I lead the undergraduate dissertation module and several cancer modules for post-registration nurses. I am also involved in the teaching of communication skills within the school. I am also involved in teaching doctors communication skills; specifically breaking bad news within a cancer and palliative care context. I have a special interest in communication and doctor and patient interactions within the medical consultation with a view to improving the consultation experience for both doctors and patients; this interest is reflected through my research.