Education Consultancy

Our specialists in medical education have a breadth of experience in design, delivery and evaluation of regional and national initiatives.

These are the following services we can provide

  • Evaluation services with impact on learning and behaviours
  • Medical education research
  • Invited reviews of training environments
  • Alternative workforce development
  • Course and Programme designs
  • eLearning, Portfolios and Appraisal systems – implementation and design

Recent Projects

Regional Clinical Induction Passport Evaluation


HEE Yorkshire and Humber launched the regional clinical induction passport for doctors in training. The passport is an online clinical simulation with interactive scenarios containing embedded core mandatory training, important clinical and professional practice points . We worked in partnership with the project in the design, review and adoption work to see this successfully implemented across all 16 acute Trusts.

In 2018 we were commissioned to undertake a formal review of the project evaluating the utility, acceptability and quality of learning and behavioural change in practice.

Thematic analysis of 2100 completed online evaluations demonstrated significant impact on learning and behavioural change. Stakeholders view were collected by semi-structured telephone interviews using a standardised interview script.

Full Report Available to Download

Our Senior Educators & Researchers


Dr Simon Frazer

Simon is a consultant in paediatrics and medical education.

He lead the education services in an acute trust for 8 years as the director of education and deputy medical director at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. He has worked with HEE on a number of initiatives around regional induction passports and educational supervision.

He designed and implemented the school of paediatrics education programme for ST1-3.

He has experience leading the development and implementation of the RCPCH trainee portfolio and representing his college developing a revalidation portfolio with the Academy of Royal Medical Colleges and Equiniti 360. He has sat on a number of assessment and revalidation committees at the RCPCH.

He has provided leadership in the implementation of high fidelity multi-professional simulation and human factors training within his own trust that runs several regional and national courses.

Liz Profile

He has a passion for education and a unique perspective of the wider health service workforce in his role working in an integrated multi-professional education service.

Dr Liz Spencer

Liz founded DoctorsTraining in 2008 and retired as a consultant anaesthetist in Gloucestershire in 2017. She obtained her diploma in Medical Education, University of Bristol in 2005 and is an Executive Coach (ILM Level 7). She was Director of Medical Education for ten years and elected onto NACT UK Council in 2004, Chair 2006-9 and Education Adviser until 2018. She has published guidance for NACT UK members and nationally on many aspects of medical education.

She developed a Faculty Development programme for her Trust, assisted the Severn Deanery and HEE SW develop materials for their Trainers and has travelled the country developing Faculty, particularly Educational & Clinical Supervisors. She has presented nationally and internationally on Supporting Doctors in Difficulty and delivered Leadership in Medical Education courses for NACT UK, RCS (London) and the London Deanery. She is an Appraiser for her Trust and NHS England & is a recognised Appraiser trainer.

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