Dr Gareth Thomas

Deputy Director of Medical Education


Network & Locality: 

Mental Health Network (Older Adult Inpatients at the Harbour)


Special Interests

  • Medical and Clinical Education
  • Simulation
  • Supervision


Additional roles within LCFT

  • Deputy Director of Medical Education (2016-)
  • Accredited trainer for FY, GP, CT and ST doctors
  • Co-production medical lead for the female dementia ward
  • Previously Undergraduate Tutor at the Harbour (2014-2016)


Additional professional roles outside of LCFT 

  • Deputy Course Director of the HEE(NW) MRCPsych Course (2015-)
  • Question writer for the Multi Specialty Recruitment Assessment for the RCPsych (2014-)
  • Alumni of the Medical Education Fellowship (MEF) programme in HEE (NW)


Publications of interest

  • Acharya R, Thomas G and Hellaby M. Evaluation of a clinical handover simulation training session for junior doctors in psychiatry. BMJ Stel (2016) 0: 1–5
  • Thomas G, Duddu V and Gater R. Blending an e-learning package into a problem based learning module. International Journal of Medical Education. (2016) 7:259-260 
  • Thomas G, Acharya R. and Duddu V. An evaluation of handover for core trainees in psychiatry in the North Western Deanery. Clinical Governance: An International Journal (2014) 9: 3: 207 – 214
  • Thomas G and Knapp J. Bringing psychiatry training to the next generation: a FY1’s tale. The Psychiatrist (2008) 32: 312-313.
  • Introduction to Psychiatry for the Foundation Doctor v1.1: Published on the Doctors.net.uk website. A peer reviewed e-learning module.


Presentations of interest

  • ‘The Training Portfolio’. Presented at the Lancashire Care Medical Educators Conference, 2016.
  • ‘An Evaluation of Handover for the Core Trainees in Psychiatry in the North Western Deanery’. Presented at the BMJ Quality and Safety conference, 2014.
  • ‘A Qualitative Study Evaluating the New PBL Blended Learning at Manchester Medical School’, presented at the Manchester Medical Society, 2014.
  • ‘The Medical Education Fellowship Programme’, presented at the NW School of Psychiatry regional conference, 2014.


Interests/hobbies outside of work

Keen traveller and devoted Liverpool FC supporter.


One thing I’m most proud of in work

I am very proud to work in Lancashire Care and to have a formal educator role within this teaching organisation.

During my career, I have been an FY, CT and ST within the Lancashire Care and feel privileged to now be able to able to facilitate the development of students and trainees from a leadership position.


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