Following the publication of London Medicine’s reports on clinical placements in June 2017, the Royal Free London have worked towards implementing many of the recommendations and guidelines contained in the reports. Below, Dr Joseph Newman,  Clinical Teaching Fellow at the Royal Free, introduces the work that is taking place, while full details of the Royal Free’s initiative on clinical placements can be found here.

“In June 2017 London Medicine published a key set of medical education guidelines entitled Providing effective undergraduate medical clinical placements in London: Recommendations from the student perspective.

At UCL Medical School’s Royal Free London campus, we set out to evaluate how the modules we provide already meet these recommendations and where indicated, we have designed new projects to either fill the deficits or enhance the teaching already in place.

We are a diverse team of six Clinical Teaching Fellows from a range of clinical backgrounds under the leadership of Dr Paul Dilworth, UCL sub-dean, and liaison with Prof Deborah Gill, Director of UCL Medical School. We work closely with the administrative team and the wider medical school to design, deliver and evaluate a large number of medical education initiatives.

In this document we aim to outline the work that we have carried out over the past year as a case study of how the London Medicine recommendations could be implemented further afield. Whilst the projects are based on local curricula and infrastructure, we hope that the principles have a wider applicability.”

This work was presented to the London Medicine forum at BMA House on 24 April 2018.