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Helen Salisbury


Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer in Communication Skills

  • Medical Advisor to the Health Experience Research Group
  • GP Principal

I am responsible for teaching and coordinating the communication skills course for medical undergraduates at Oxford. As well as teaching, I recruit and train tutors and simulated patients who work with the students to improve their communication with patients, mostly through role play.  I also develop the curriculum and assessments and provide individual coaching to students who struggle in this area.

Patient and public involvement in medical education, (from admissions, through curriculum design, teaching, assesment and governance) is a current focus of the General Medical Council and I have recently taken on responsibility (jointly with a colleague in gynaecology) for improving this across the medical school.

I joined the Health Experience Research Group in May 2011 to provide medical oversight of and input into the work of the researchers, attending the planning meetings for new projects and helping the researchers with medical background. I also work with a small team updating the Healthtalkonline website and ensuring its medical accuracy. I collaborate with other members of the group in preparing papers for publication.

I am particularly interested in the use of recorded patient experience in medical education and am currently researching whether exposure to patient experince in this way makes a difference to later consultations by students

 I also work half time as a GP in Oxford.


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