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Dr Sara Elizabeth McKelvie DM, MSc, MRCGP, DGM, MBBS, MA

NIHR Clinical Lecturer in General Practice

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Dr Sara McKelvie is an NIHR Clinical Lecturer at the School of Primary Care Research, University of Southampton.

Everyday clinicians make difficult decisions in healthcare; understanding what influences these decisions for the most vulnerable patients must remain a priority for healthcare research

Sara is interested in community-based alternatives to hospitalisation for older people with complex health and social needs. Her research has concentrated on understanding the clinical work of ambulatory care investigating patient, staff and system needs using ethnographic methods and cognitive task analysis. She is interested in the future workforce needed for primary and community care and the changing roles of healthcare professionals within this.

Sara was awarded her NIHR-CLAHRC funded doctorate on “Clinical Decision Making in Uncertainty; An Ethnography of a Complex Intervention in the Ambulatory Emergency Care setting” at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford in 2021. Sara completed a Masters in Gerontology from King’s College London in 2017.

Sara is also an NHS GP working in ambulatory care, which provides community alternatives to hospital care, treating patients closer to home during an acute illness. She works as Medical Lead for an NHS Foundation Trust, providing clinical leadership for the Emergency Multi-Disciplinary Units, Rapid Access Care Unit and Hospital at Home services.

Doctor of Medicine, University of Oxford, 2021

MSc Gerontology, Kings College, London, 2017

MRCGP, Royal College of General Practitioners, 2015

DGM, Royal College of Physicians, 2012

MBBS, Imperial College, London, 2009

MA Medical Sciences, University of Oxford, 2005

Research interests

Please visit the Primary Care Research Centre website.

General Practice

Healthcare for Older Adults

Community-based alternatives to Hospitalisation

Workforce for Primary and Community Healthcare

NIHR CLAHRC Oxford funded Doctor of Medicine on “Clinical Decision Making in Uncertainty; An Ethnography of a Complex Intervention in the Ambulatory Emergency Care setting” at the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford. Supervised by Professor Joanne Reeve, Hull and York Medical School, Dr Margaret Glogowska, University of Oxford and Professor Dan Lasserson, University of Warwick

Research group

Primary Care, Population Sciences and Medical Education

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