Transforming medical education to suit 21st century healthcare needs

12 October 2020 - 12 October 2020
 Transforming medical education to suit 21st century healthcare needs

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ASMEBITESIZE: Transforming medical education to suit 21st century healthcare needs
Monday 12th October 2020, 5:30pm

This session was delivered by Dr Bogdan Chiva Giurca (Founder of the NHS Social Prescribing Champion Scheme and International Social Prescribing Day) and host Prof Karen Mattick (ASME Director of Awards) - with special guests Veronica Franklin Gould, founder of Arts 4 Dementia and Bev Taylor, Operations Director at the National Academy for Social Prescribing.

The emergence of Engel’s biopsychosocial model has changed the landscape of medical education and clinical practice. The one-size-fits-all approach to health and care has been dismissed in light of complex unmet patient needs and expectations. With one in four GP consultations arranged purely for social reasons, the medical model alone falls short of delivering the excellent care that our patients need and that healthcare professionals strive to deliver. The Social Prescribing model (and Person Centred Care more widely) has been developed to complement and work alongside the medical model to address unmet needs. Moreover, social prescribing has the potential to play a key role in tackling the social determinants of health, estimated to account for approximately 80% of the modifiable factors contributing to health outcomes for a population. In spite of these known, well evidenced facts, medical education continues to focus on the acute scenario, often teaching medical students algorithms which rarely apply in our day to day jobs as doctors.

During the session they explored the impact of the changing demographics brought up by the 21st century and discussed how we can transform medical education to suit 21st century healthcare needs.

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Dr Bogdan Chiva Giurca 

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Bogdan is the Founder and Chair of the NHS Social Prescribing Champion Scheme (2016-2020) consisting of 5,000+ UK junior doctors and medical students. Over a three-year period, the scheme has delivered over 400 teaching sessions in all UK medical schools as well as developing a National Consensus for Teaching Social Prescribing. By putting together the world’s first ‘International Social Prescribing Day’, Bogdan has acted as an international social prescribing champion, raising awareness of the subject globally. 

Bogdan’s work has influenced national healthcare policy and has driven key changes within the medical school curriculum, contributing to several peer-reviewed publications and policy documents, including the NHS Long Term Plan, the Personalised Care Model, GP Partnership Review, as well as authoring three books on medical education.

Currently, Bogdan is a Foundation Doctor in London and a Collaborator for the Harvard Global Health Institute.

Professor Karen Mattick

Karen Mattick

Karen is committed to the highest possible quality in education and research and is motivated by academic work that makes a clear difference to healthcare processes and outcomes. Her two main areas of responsibility at the University of Exeter are Director of Postgraduate Education (PGT & CPD) for the College of Medicine & Health, involving education leadership of the portfolio of Masters programmes and short courses, and Co-Lead for the Centre for Research in Professional Learning, involving research leadership of projects involving healthcare education. Karen is particularly committed to supporting healthcare practitioners to engage in scholarship, and much of her work life is spent supporting postgraduate students and healthcare professionals to undertake research, scholarship or evaluation projects. Alongside her work at the University of Exeter, she is the Director of Awards for the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) and Visiting Professor at Queen's University Belfast, which provides another outlet to her focus on the Education/Research/Practice interface.  Karen's work in this area has been recognised through various awards, such as Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and National Teaching Fellow, but her real sense of achievement comes from working with talented Masters and doctoral students, and early career professionals.

Veronica Franklin Gould

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Veronica Franklin Gould FRSA founded Arts 4 Dementia (A4D) in 2011 to develop weekly programmes for early-stage dementia at arts venues, training, best practice conferences and reports. Reawakening the Mind (2012-13) won the London 2012 Inspire Mark and Positive Breakthrough in Mental Health Dementia Award 2013. On publication of Music Reawakening (2015), Veronica was appointed A4D president. Her regional guide, Reawakening Integrated: Arts & Heritage (2017), maps arts opportunities for dementia and aligns arts within NHS England’s Well Pathway for Dementia. Veronica leads A4D’s social prescribing programme, whose research findings will be disseminated with a conference and report in 2021.

Bev Taylor 

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Bev is the Operations Director at the National Academy for Social Prescribing.