Undergraduate Education in Lancashire Care
Lancashire Care Foundation Trust provides mental health placements for medical students from Manchester, Lancaster and Liverpool Medical Schools.
Each medical School has an individual curriculum, so all aspects of the delivery of medical education differ depending on the respective medical school, this includes QA and feedback systems.
Liverpool Medical School students are posted to West LCFT (Blackpool and Ormskirk). Liverpool students are posted during the 4th year of their course to LCFT placements in Blackpool and Ormskirk. The feedback is sent to the Medical School and Blackpool Victoria Hospital Undergraduate Department.
Lancaster Medical School students are posted to North LCFT (Lancaster). Lancaster students are posted for their Psychiatry placements in the 3rd and 4th years of their course. The feedback is done directly to the Medical School and then copies collated and sent to LCFT.
Manchester Medical School students are posted mainly to Central and East LCFT (Preston, Chorley, Burnley and Blackburn). Manchester students are posted for their Psychiatry placements in the 4th year of their course. Feedback is via Quality Assurance meetings that occur at the end of each placement involving the Acute Trust Education Dept, LCFT and Manchester Medical School.
Our feedback suggests that overall our psychiatry placements across LCFT are excellent with extremely positive feedback in most cases.
2010/11: University of Liverpool: Excellence in Teaching Award: Nick Mullin
2014/15: University of Manchester: Best Non-consultant Teacher: Gareth Thomas
2014/15: University of Manchester: Best Year 4 PBL Facilitator: Simon Belderbos
As well as the obvious awards that several staff have achieved, some of the comments from medical students have been particularly pleasing, from various students, consistently across all of LCFT and referring to numerous different individuals…..
“By far the most informative teacher that we have had in the medical school.”
“Best teaching I’ve ever had”
“This was an excellent andwell organised placement”
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