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The University of Southampton
Medical Education

Medical Education Research Forum: Doctors in Distress Event

15:30 - 17:30
29 June 2012
R2207, Life Sciences Building (B85), Highfield Campus

For more information regarding this event, please telephone MEDU on 02380 597313 or email .

Event details

The team will present an overview of an externally funded research project which looked at the ways poor performance amongst career doctors is identified by NHS organisations, whether the ‘tools’ for identification are effective and how these ‘tools’ and processes may be strengthened in the light of revalidation and the requirement for doctors to demonstrate their fitness to practice.

A qualitative review was undertaken consisting of a literature review of current practice, a policy review of current documentation from 15 trusts in one deanery locality; and 14 semi structured interviews with respondents with an overview of processes in use.  The framework for the analysis of the data considered tools at three levels: individual, team and organisational.  

The presentation will review the approach to the research and outcomes, the experience of working with an external organisation and reflections on supporting doctors with performance issues.

This venue is open access. Please let us know if you are planning to attend.

Speaker information

Dr Sam Scallan,University of Winchester,Wessex General Practice Education Research Lead

Dr Mark Rickenbach,University of Winchester,Associate Dean at Wessex Deanery

Dr Rachel Locke,University of Winchester,Senior Research Officer

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