Lakeside has a long history of involvement in medical education across all sites. Stamford, Kettering, Oundle and Corby are all experienced post-graduate training practices, with a good track record of retaining registrars to continue working in the organisation. Dr John Hart, Dr John Mellor and Dr Stella Lowry are Programme Directors at Kettering and Peterborough Vocational Training Schemes. Lakeside Healthcare also trains Foundation Year doctors and is working towards developing new Academic FY2 placements in conjunction with Health Education East Midlands.
The practices at Stamford, Corby and Oundle are involved with undergraduate education and have links with the medical schools at Leicester, Cambridge and Oxford. Lakeside Corby was one of the first GP Academies at Leicester Medical School and is currently one of the largest, hosting 12 medical students in each attachment. The practice has received excellent feedback from students and in 2016 was awarded Outstanding Clinical Team of the Year Award by the Medical School. A number of our tutors have also won individual awards. There are plans to develop a similar hub at Stamford. Dr Andy Ward, Education Lead at Corby, is a Senior Clinical Educator at Leicester Medical School.
Lakeside is increasingly becoming involved in inter-professional education. Working with De Montfort University in Leicester, we have provided placements for up to 10 nursing students at Corby, with plans to expand to Stamford. We are also offering teaching attachments for Pharmacy and Physician Associate students. Paula Clapham, our inter-professional education manager has worked with Andy Ward and Professor Liz Anderson from Leicester Medical School to develop innovative teaching that allows students from different fields to work together for the direct benefit of patients.