Health and Work in Undergraduate Medical Education - elearning for healthcare
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  • Public Health England - Partnership Logo
  • Department-of-Health-Social-Care

About the Health and Work in Undergraduate Medical Education programme

In 2017, the government announced measures in Improving lives – the future of work, Health and Disability aimed at building a society in which “all disabled people and people with long-term health conditions are able to go as far as their talents will take them”. One of these measures include activities to integrate health and work into healthcare professionals’ undergraduate training through the development of resources. This work was commissioned via Public Health England and the University of Kent and was developed in collaboration with the Faculty of Occupational Medicine.

Knowledge of the relationship between work and health, as well as its application in leading effective consultations with patients, is a requirement within medical education (as specified in the General Medical Council (GMC) 2018 Outcomes standards for medical graduates, which sets out what newly qualified doctors must know and be able to do). Medical schools have their own approaches to teaching and exercise autonomy in the delivery of their undergraduate curricula to meet GMC standards.

This new medical undergraduate resource provides adaptable content to support health and work education and can be incorporated flexibly into existing undergraduate curricula.

It also includes learning objectives and links to wider resources (for example the Work and Health elearning modules for healthcare professionals for both teachers and students. Medical schools can adapt the materials to meet their own needs.

The materials consist of 16 PowerPoint slide-sets (with notes included) and lecturer notes divided into three learning frameworks:

  • Impact of work and worklessness on health
  • Enabling patients to stay in and to return to work
  • Working as an effective team member

We welcome your feedback on the use and improvement of this resource. Once you have accessed a session in the programme a session feedback icon will become available, allowing you to score the session and provide feedback on your experience and usefulness of the content.

Evidence

The evidence gathered for the slide content was identified in collaboration by experts in the field.

Meet the team - University of Kent

  • Dr Ferhana Hashem, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent
  • Sabrena Jaswal, Researcher, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent
  • Dr Catherine Marchand, Research Associate, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent
  • Dr Lindsay Forbes, Senior Clinical Research Fellow (Public Health), Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent
  • Dr Naren Srinivasan, Clinical Research Fellow General Practice, Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent
  • Dr Ben Baumberg Geiger, Senior Lecturer in Sociology and Social Policy, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent

Meet the team - PHE project team

  • Magdalene Mbanefo-Obi, Head of Health and Work, Public Health England
  • Manuel Ramos, Programme Manager- Health and Work, Public Health England

Special acknowledgement

  • Dr Mark Allerton
    Medical Policy Adviser
    Department for Work and Pensions
  • Professor Tarani Chandola
    Current role: Head of Department of Social Statistics
    Organisation(s) where you are based: School of Social Sciences, University of Manchester
  • Professor Debbie Cohen
    Emeritus Professor of Occupational Medicine
    School of Medicine, Cardiff University
  • Dr Rob Hampton
    Portfolio GP and Occupational Physician
    GPSI for Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Dr Jane Hitchins
    Member of Faculty of Occupational Medicine
    Consultant in Occupational Medicine
    East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust
  • Professor Anjum Memon
    Current role: Chair in Epidemiology and Public Health Medicine
    Organisation(s) where you are based: Brighton and Sussex Medical School
  • Dr D Sen
    Consultant in Occupational Medicine & Senior Fellow, Higher Education Academy
    Academic Dean, Faculty of Occupational Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians, London

 

Public representatives:

  • Dr Jacky Moore
    Patient and Public Involvement Representative
    Affiliated with ‘Opening Doors’ Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent
  • Dr Prasanthi Sivakumaran
    Medical Doctor
    Barts Health NHS Trust
  • Dr Christopher Wan
    Foundation Doctor Year 1
    Royal Derby Hospital
  • Ms Hazel Woodward
    Patient and Public Involvement Representative
    Affiliated with ‘Opening Doors’ Centre for Health Services Studies, University of Kent

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