Welcome to the academic programme for potential and existing GP trainers.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Strategic Leadership and Multi-professional Education in Healthcare (SLAMEH) has been developed in partnership between HEE KSS and the School of Digital and Lifelong Learning at the University of Kent.
About the providers
The GP School is part of the HEE KSS local office and covers the suburban and rural coastal areas of Kent, Surrey and Sussex. It is responsible for the health of a population of 4.2 million.
The main activity of the GP School is the recruitment of doctors to GP specialty training and the quality management of that training both in hospital rotations and General Practice placements.
The School for Digital and Lifelong Learning (DaLL) at University of Kent (UoK) delivers relevant postgraduate education and training courses across Kent and North Thames gateway.
The centre is based in the Medway Building at the Chatham Maritime campus and works in partnership with other Higher Education providers across the region. The centre has expertise in supporting professionals whilst they continue to work in their own field of expertise by providing work-related programmes on which individuals can acquire Postgraduate level skills and gain qualifications which further enhance professional development.
About the Postgraduate Certificate (PG Cert)
The introduction of a post graduate qualification relevant to GP educators is timely given:
- the General Medical Council (GMC) and Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) have laid down standards for medical educators and this includes a move to increased professionalisation of the teaching role with the gaining of an academic award
- evaluation of the KSS GP Educator pathway has shown those who previously took up the Postgraduate certificate found their work as a Trainer was significantly enhanced
- revalidation processes will require enhanced reflection on GPs work in all spheres and work undertaken in preparing for the Postgraduate certificate (and the gaining of the award) will support GPs in this process
The programme of study is designed to be flexible and related to the work needed to become accredited as a Trainer or will enhance the re-accreditation process. The programme has been designed to be portfolio based learning which takes into account work already undertaken by clinicians.
The initial award is for a PG Cert, but further study can lead to a Diploma and onwards to a Master’s degree.
We hope you will find this programme of study rewarding and that it will enhance your activities as a GP educator in KSS.