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									Project/Key     Intended        Key Quality     Activity/Output detail   Activity   Period    Foc    Strategic     Nation Stakeholders Risk      Contact Status Actual KPI achieved to date               Major success?                             Key highlights   Issues and       Evaluation and    What is the evidence of impact?       Who were your main   What are you planning to do in the   Please provide links to further
activity        outcomes        Indicator /                              Type       activit   us     Func(s)/Pro                       (optional (optional                                                                                           (if any)         changes (if any) Impact Assessed   (actual benefits received by          beneficiaries?       next 6 months to capture evidence of information in relation to case
                                Milestones                                          y         of     g(s) activity                     )         )                                                                                                                                                       beneficiaries)                                             impact? (what methods e.g. case      studies, surveys, websites.
                                                                                    occurs    imp    will                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           studies, survey)
                                                                                              eval   contribute
                                                                                              200    to
Support small   Innovation and Raise            Fund at least three      Fundin H1            Yes Evidence- UK-          Individual   Medium Victor  Comp Miniproject continue to be a success        Outcomes can take some time to            Two jointly           A new online    Yes                This is effectively an impact         Staff in Subject     Our methodology will consist of
or mini-        research       awareness of     small grants (in         g                        informed wide          academics           Ottaway leted of the centre. We have 27 current          mature but rewards can be excellent,      funded                system was                         evaluation (which has not begun       Communities          mapping the original work and the
projects.       supported.     R&D topics.      collaboration with                                practice                                                 projects, of which 18 are overdue          for example two of our past awards        projects              used to collect                    yet) and the write-up will report the                      intended outcomes on a mind
                                                HSaP).                                                                                                     and we plan to ensure that they            have resulted in teams being awarded      between               and analyse                        benefits and impact in more detail.                        map, and then updating this as a
                                                                                                                                                           complete this year.                        THES awards, including 'teacher of the    MEDEV and             submissions,                       1. Funding for small pedagogic                             longitudinal follow up to the
                                                                                                                                                                                                      year' in 2009. One project directly       HSAP (the             via the                            research (mini-) projects the                              project. We are planning to
                                                                                                                                                                 We funded two 'Scottish Funding      influenced the GMC 'Tomorrow's            first since the                     benefits include: undertaking the                          interview Pies of all past
                                                                                                                                                                 Council' projects in Scotland in     Doctors 2009' in the area of Student      IPE projects          uk website.                        project work. As these are peer-                           (completed) projects to determine
                                                                                                                                                                 October 2009 (total grant ~£10,000). Selected Components.                      funded in                                                reviewed proposals and funded                              the following: 1 - have the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                2005).                                                   from a large pool of applicants                            planned outcomes had the
                                                                                                                                                                 A joint call for applications was held The outcomes / recommendations of       Approximately                                            then it is clear that the proposals                        intended effect? 2. - what
                                                                                                                                                                 with a closing date of Sept 09.        one of our mini-projects has been       100 reviewers                                            funded are of high quality                                 unintended outcomes were there,
                                                                                                                                                                 MEDEV made 3 individual awards         adopted by the professional body        recruited.                                               (good/innovative ideas; well                               and what effect have these had?
                                                                                                                                                                 totalling £10,582 and has agreed to (RCVS) to ensure that all schools use Approximately                                                 developed methodology; outcomes                            3 - what outcomes (intended or
                                                                                                                                                                 jointly fund two further mini projects the 'Extra Mural Studies' (EMS) Driving 100 proposals                                            meaningful to the sector; etc.).                           otherwise) could be directly or
                                                                                                                                                                 with HSAP, totalling £8.728 (MEDEV Licence advice for students who are on in total.                                                     Bidders have a certain status and                          indirectly attributed to this work,
                                                                                                                                                                 contribution £4,364).                  placement in their final year.                                                                   may obtain/secure matching or                              especially those which might be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         follow up funding. This is what we                         considered to carry 'esteem',
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         want to find out about. 2 - Benefits                       such as further funding, further
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of _evaluating_ past funded                                academic papers, invitations to ...
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         projects (especially in a                                  (e.g. collaborate with others,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         longitudinal way) includes: deriving                       speak at an event, working party,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         an understanding of the full impact                        external examiner, etc.). 4 - other
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         of the project on the sector, the                          comments (with the benefit of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         host institution, the students and                         hindsight) about the small grant
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the individual. We are less                                and the perceived value to the PI
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         interested in finding out whether                          or the sector. We may also
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         they did what they set out to do                           undertake a small SWOT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         (this is already covered by the fact                       analysis, along the lines of our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         that they have a primary contact in                        OER evaluation methodology, of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         the subject centre who signs off                           other stakeholders to see what
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         changes to projects and agrees                             the wider perception of the small
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         final payment on completion) but                           grants programme is.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         more about the consequences,
Full partner in Contribute to   Project meets   Participate in           Fundin Ongoi Yes Evidence- UK-                  Individual   Medium Gillian      On    The funding for VETNET LLN will run       Wikivet is set to become one of the few    VETNET LLN                                          VETNET LLN relation to esteem.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         particularly in benefits students,    Students             Both VETNET LLN and WikiVet and
strategic       project         deliverables.   VETNET LLN and           g      ng        informed wide                  academics           Brown        track out in Summer 2010, but the NE &          major veterinary resources available       has secured                                         staff in FE and in HE organisations                        have been continued, to the
engagement      outcomes.                       Wikivet projects.                         practice                                                              York's Region has enough funding          world wide. Success of project attracted   partner                                             seeking to promote progression                             credit of the project leads, in very dex.php/Main_Page
(SE) projects.                                                                                                                                                  until Nov 2010. Ongoing input to          funding from a major pharmaceutical        agreement to                                        pathways for students hoping for                           different ways. VETNET LLN
                                                                                                                                                                Regional & National Advisory              company.                                   become a                                            careers in rural and veterinary                            funding comes to a complete end
                                                                                                                                                                Boards. (Beneficiaries - Universities                                                subscription                                        areas.                                                     in 2010, and the VETNET team
                                                                                                                                                                and Colleges) Funding for Wikivet                                                    organisation                                                                                                   have secured agreement of the
                                                                                                                                                                ran out in 2009 but has since entered                                                following the                                       Beneficiaries - veterinary staff /                         participating sites to continue to
                                                                                                                                                                into a funding contract with Pfizer for                                              end of funding                                      students / practitioners around the                        fund, at a much reduced level,
                                                                                                                                                                £50k p.a. for 3 years.                                                               in 2010.                                            world.                                                     privately. WikiVet has been
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    funded for the next 5 years by a
                                                                                                                                                                 GB is still a member of the WikiVet                                                                                                                                                                pharmaceutical company. In our
                                                                                                                                                                 steering group. (Beneficiaries -                                                                                                                                                                   experience strategic projects
                                                                                                                                                                 veterinary staff / students /                                                                                                                                                                      need as long as possible, and
                                                                                                                                                                 practitioners around the world).                                                                                                                                                                   preferably more than 2 years, to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    achieve substantial embedded
                                                                                                                                                                 We initiated, as part of our                                                                                                                                                                       outcomes for the participants.
                                                                                                                                                                 miniproject and then the JISC                                                                                                                                                                      Continuation of these projects,
                                                                                                                                                                 'communities of practice' (DeL2)                                                                                                                                                                   evidence that they provide value
                                                                                                                                                                 programme, WikiVet, which is on the                                                                                                                                                                to participants, is strong evidence
                                                                                                                                                                 point of securing ongoing funding for                                                                                                                                                              of success.
                                                                                                                                                                 the next 5 years from a major
                                                                                                                                                                 commercial sponsor.

Promote          Produce print, At least 3 joint   Collaborate with at  Fundin Ongoi Yes Evidence- UK-          Individual   Medium Megan On       From 2003 onwards (FDTL4), our           UMAP has been recommended for                                  We work with       UMAP enables schools to be            Students   We are not responsible for
strategic        event or other activities.        least three CETLs or g      ng        informed wide          academics           Quentin- track work was instrumental in establishing uptake by all schools in the UK by the                            over 70 SE         defensible in relation to                        evaluating strategic engagement
engagement       dissemination                     SE projects in the                    practice                                   Baxter         the UMAP consortium, in 2010             Medical Schools Council.                                       projects (in       assessment practice. It is not                   projects; however we will develop   /Internal.asp?NodeID=1361639&i
projects and     activity.                         sector.                                                                                         identified as mandatory for all                                                                         total) such as     without controversy, however the                 a questionnaire for CETLs and       nt1stParentNodeID=94964 and
evaluation.                                                                                                                                        medical schools in the UK. We                                                                           Academy            alternative (importing a foreign                 other projects to complete to say
                                                                                                                                                   facilitated the initial meetings, helped                                                                projects like      process from the US or possibly                  how the Academy has assisted        orkshop_page_public?entry_id=1
                                                                                                                                                   broker partners, and supported the                                                                      mhhe, and          Australia) might have destroyed                  them with the progress of their     63
                                                                                                                                                   project (particularly the intellectual                                                                  external           the UK outcomes-led approach to                  work.
                                                                                                                                                   approaches - this has established a                                                                     projects like      curriculum diversity.
                                                                                                                                                   high quality process, not a 'shared                                                                     IVIMEDs,
                                                                                                                                                   mcq' database) into the future. We                                                                      CETLs etc. It is   Staff leading project proposals
                                                                                                                                                   were instrumental in securing JISC                                                                      a huge             benefit from SC expertise and are
                                                                                                                                                   funding to support ongoing activities                                                                   commitment of      able to create more ambitious and
                                                                                                                                                   of the collaboration, but the original 5                                                                staff time.        well-thought-out project proposals.
                                                                                                                                                   schools were essentially self-funding.
                                                                                                                                                   Up to 16 schools joined the
                                                                                                                                                   partnership prior to the involvement
                                                                                                                                                   of the Medical Schools Council and
                                                                                                                                                   the GMC.

                                                                                                                                                     We work with CETLs to share
                                                                                                                                                     deliverables e.g. via newsletter
                                                                                                                                                     articles, workshops and conferences.
                                                                                                                                                     e.g. Joint workshop in March 2010
                                                                                                                                                     with CETL Academic Practice

                                                                                                                                                     In March 2009 the Funding Councils
                                                                                                                                                     established the AHSCs
                                                                                                                                                     009/centres.htm) and in Dec 2009
                                                                                                                                                     ucation_cl.aspx) were announced.

Lead strategic Successful         Partners      Lead one SE project Fundin Full          Yes Institutiona UK-   Individual   Medium Suzann On     18 partner HEIs (including one non- Input to GMC patient consent for                   Our project                                                                Students   Please refer to project plan for full
engagement     OER project        participate,  where appropriate.  g      Year              l strategy wide    academics           e Hardy track funded partner). All deliverables met making audio-visual recordings                   has been                                                                              list of activities. Methods include
project.       'OOER'             deliverables                                               and                                                  to date.                              guidance                                         selected in the                                                                       surveys, focus groups, literature
                                  achieved, new                                              change                                                                                                                                      Subject Strand                                                                        review, case study capture,
                                  partners                                                                                                                                                                                               to present at                                                                         extensive dissemination activity
                                  encouraged                                                                                                                                                                                             the JISC

Publish with     Newsletter and   Distribute       Document ISBN etc. Publicat Ongoi         Communic UK-       Staff in   Medium Suzann On          One issue of the Newsletter (as          Publication of two major parts of the      Both reports                         Beneficiaries - veterinary staff /               These two reports entitled
ISBN numbers,    other print      information      in all references to ion    ng            ations/rep wide    subject           e Hardy track      planned) with a further 3 (one special   medical 'core curriculum' coinciding       timely wrt                           students / practitioners around the              BeSST: a core curriculum for
and distribute   cited in the     arising in the   SC print.                                 utation            communitie                           issue) planned. Two special reports      with the revised (2010) ethics core        other sector                         world.                                           psychology in undergraduate
printed          literature.      sector.                                                    manageme           s                                    in press.                                curriculum publication in Journal of       activity and                                                                          medical education (ISBN978-1-
materials,                                                                                   nt                                                                                               Medical Ethics.                            need.                                                                                 907207-15-0) and Teaching,
including CDs,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Learning and assessment of Law
etc.                                                                                                                                                                                          Collaboration with UKCLE and                                                                                                     in UK Medical Education (ISBN:
                                                                                                                                                                                              Psychology Network.                                                                                                              978-1-907207-14-3) will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               distributed during February and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               March 2010
Provide an       Journal          Increased or   Answer at least 800      Acade Ongoi        Sharing of UK-     Individual   Medium Victor  On    To the end of January 2010 we have          Enquiries to MEDEV range from simple                         The enquiries
enquiries /      publications,    improved       enquiries.               mic     ng         effective  wide    academics           Ottaway track received 211 enquiries via our e-mail       requests for signposting to requests for                     that we receive
consultation     greater RAE      evaluation and                          Contrib            practice                                             enquiries service, received a further       help with completely reconfiguring parts                     are more
service.         rating for       educational                             ution                                                                   ~500 direct to SC staff, and also           of curricula. We are involved in                             sophisticated
                 educational      R&D.                                                                                                            responded to numerous telephone             everything from facilitating answers to                      than in 2000;
                 journals                                                                                                                         enquiries.                                  researching replies.                                         requiring

Work             Report           Responses to     Circulate at least one Survey H1          Evidence- UK-      Sector       Medium Megan Comp Five 'light weight' evaluation studies         Two works have provided or supported
with/support     published.       survey           national survey.                          informed wide      agencies            Quentin- leted circulated via our NPCs list, such as      the definitive versions of parts of the
evaluation                        collected.                                                 practice           and our             Baxter         the prevalence of 'professionalism         core curriculum in Medicine.
studies.                                                                                                        owners                             awards' in medical, dental and other
                                                                                                                                                   schools. The two special reports
                                                                                                                                                   highlighted above are the results of
                                                                                                                                                   in depth evaluation studies
                                                                                                                                                   completed in 2009.

Identify three   Collaborative    Academy          Establish working      Acade Ongoi        Institutiona UK-   Staff in   Medium Megan On           MEDEV activities mapped, as far as                                                                    The two                                                  Students   We have ideas for encouraging
themed areas:    operational      documentation    groups with cognate    my        ng       l strategy wide    subject           Quentin- track     possible, to the three themed areas.                                                                  workshops                                                           students to work with the SDU to
student          plan around      of activity in   SCs to identify        activitie          and                communitie        Baxter             Discussion with other SCs around                                                                      depend on                                                           report examples of practice
engagement;      three themes     these three      priorities; document   s                  change             s                                    collaboration.                                                                                        student                                                             around sustainability in the NHS.
enhancing        with cognate     areas            for future plans.                                                                                                                                                                                       facilitators
quality;         SCs.             complete.                                                                                                          There are two workshops planned                                                                       availability.
education for                                                                                                                                        around student engagement.
development.                                                                                                                                         MEDEV and HSaP have appointed
                                                                                                                                                     two external consultants - one in IPE
                                                                                                                                                     and one in External Examining to
                                                                                                                                                     lead QE activities.

                                                                                                                                                     Contact has been made with the
                                                                                                                                                     NHS SDU (
                                                                                                                                                     with a view to collaboration around

Promote          Work with         Sector             One major event (in Event      Ongoi   Employabil UK-    Staff in   Medium Megan On       Employer engagement is central to           One of our past miniprojects (reported   Employer           Professional Bodies and
employer         PSBs,             informed of        collaboration) around          ng      ity and    wide   subject           Quentin- track the subjects that we support.               above) produced the 'EMS Driving         engagement in      Employer Organisations
engagement in    employers         employer           employer                               employee          communitie        Baxter                                                     License' adopted by the PSB (RCVS) to    the NHS is the
the sector.      (where            needs. Case        engagement.                            learning          s                                The MSC is undertaking a review of          engage students.                         subject of
                 appropriate),     studies of                                                (EEL)                                              selection for Foundation Training                                                    major funding
                 subject           closer HEI-                                                                                                  (                                                   debates:
                 associations      employer                                                                                                     Us/Projects/isfp/Pages/default.aspx).                                                workforce
                 on                working.                                                                                                                                                                                          planning,
                 employment                                                                                                                         Will be responding to the GMC                                                    mtas/medical
                 issues.                                                                                                                            'Future of Medical Regulation'                                                   education
                                                                                                                                                    consultation and running a national                                              England, etc. It
                                                                                                                                                    event in relation to the GMC                                                     is a really
                                                                                                                                                    Tomorrow's Doctors 2009. We are                                                  challenging
                                                                                                                                                    planning a national event in relation                                            area to be
                                                                                                                                                    to GDC The First Five Years                                                      working in.
                                                                                                                                                    changes; and one event for NPCs in
                                                                                                                                                    veterinary education.

                                                                                                                                                    Our work with AoME (see elsewhere)
                                                                                                                                                    is essential to this agenda.

Work with        Sector more       NSS                Newsletters articles, Student Ongoi    Assessme UK-      Staff in   Medium Megan On           Our work in assessment led by           When the SC was established the                             Staff in Subject                                    
sector on        informed of       'Feedback'         one event possibly    engage ng        nt and   wide     subject           Quentin- track     UMAP (University of Manchester)         Chair of the GMC education committee                        Communities                                                   s/staffeddev/plagiarism/
assessment,      issues,           results            aimed at students.    ment             feedback          communitie        Baxter-            has been adopted by the Medical         declared that if MEDEV did nothing but
plagiarism and   solutions.        improved.                                                                   s                 assess             Schools Council as mandatory for all    solve 'assessment' then it would be a
feedback.                                                                                                                        ment               schools in 2010-->                      success.
                                                                                                                                 Brown -            MEDEV involvement with National
                                                                                                                                 Plagiris           Plagiarism conferences (reviewers of
                                                                                                                                 m                  abstracts etc.)
Work with        Students          Student voice      Recruit at least 2      Student Full   Evidence- UK-     Professiona Medium Megan On          MEDEV continue to successfully run                                                                  Students                                            
students and     aware of SC.      in SC activities   students to SC          Engage Year    informed wide     l bodies and       Quentin- track    the Student Essay competition.                                                                                                                                    s/students/index_html
student          Number of         increased.         event/s; expand         ment           practice          employer           Baxter            Student pages available on website.
engagement.      applications      More students      student AB                                               organisation       and               Site visits request contact with
                 for essay prize   aware of           membership;                                              s                  Gillian           students within discipline.
                 competition       Academy.           increase student                                                            Brown
                 increased.                           articles in newsletter.                                                                        Four students (one recent graduate)
                                                                                                                                                    are on the Advisory Board that we
                                                                                                                                                    share with HSAP. We are also
                                                                                                                                                    continuing to look for two further
                                                                                                                                                    student representatives. Two articles
                                                                                                                                                    written by students have also
                                                                                                                                                    appeared in the 01 newsletter.

Inform sector    Key areas of      R&D/strategic      Advertise at least     Resour Ongoi    Communic UK-      Universities Medium Gillian   On    The total of fundops available on the                                                                Universities and Colleges                           
of funding       need are          projects are in    200 funding            ces    ng       ations/rep wide   and                 Brown     track MEDEV website averages 70 valid                                                                                                                                    s/fundops
opportunities.   addressed by      the most           opportunities per                      utation           Colleges                            opportunities each week; with 155
                 the sector with   important          annum.                                 manageme                                              entries since the last annual report
                 assistance of     areas.                                                    nt                                                    (3/4 of the target). We expect fewer
                 appropriate                                                                                                                       funding opportunities to be
                 levels of                                                                                                                         advertised as the recession becomes
                 funding.                                                                                                                          prolonged.

Work with the    SC linked with    R&D projects Collaborate in at            Fundin Full     Sharing of UK-    Staff in   Medium Megan On           MEDEV has supported 2 individual                                                 The outcome
sector to        two new           are networked least 2 SE project          g      Year     effective  wide   subject           Quentin- track     and 2 project strand NTFS proposals                                              of these is not
develop          funded            into a wide   proposals.                                  practice          communitie        Baxter             (both project proposals currently in                                             yet known.
proposals and    projects.         support and                                                                 s                                    stage 2; we were supporting at least
support the                        dissemination                                                                                                    one JISC proposal which is on ice
implementation                     network.                                                                                                         pending JISC spending review.
of projects.

Work with      Greater             Funding         Inform funders of at      Commu H2        Inform and UK-    Government Medium Megan Behin This is a challenging time to be trying
stakeholders   funding             bodies          least one funding         nity            influence wide    and                 Quentin- d     to steer funding. We had undertaken
to raise       channelled          informed of     area.                     consult         policy            devolved            Baxter sched extensive work in the area of
awareness of   into areas of       areas of                                  ation                             administrati                 ule   developing a 'clinical commons' for
areas of       particular          funding /                                                                   on                                 patient consent but the £100K being
funding need.  needs of the        priority needs.                                                                                                held by the JISC is subject to the
               constituency.                                                                                                                      spending review.
Run relevant Raised                Broad          Run at least two           Event   Full    Curriculum UK-    Individual   Medium All      On    A creativity workshop took place in                                                                   Individual Academics
events         awareness of        understanding 'innovation-related'                Year    design     wide   academics                    track October: Celebrating 25 years of
promoting      key issues in       of TLA issues, events.                                                                                         Kolb's Learning Cycle: an
innovation and our sector.         and quality                                                                                                    appreciative workshop 2009.
creativity.                        assurance.
                                                                                                                                                 A workshop proposal has been
                                                                                                                                                 agreed in the area of 'the
                                                                                                                                                 performance of teaching'.
Proactively      Be the most       Raised             Regular monitoring     Acade Ongoi     Communic UK-      Individual   Medium Victor  On    In the first 6 months of the current                                                                   Individual Academics
and reactively   reliable source   awareness          of identified          mic      ng     ations/rep wide   academics           Ottaway track reporting year we have publicised
identify and     of new            across the         information sources    contribu        utation                                             178 news items, 152 events, 232
carry relevant   information.      sector of news,    (e.g. FCs, SAs, Govt   tion            manageme                                            funding opportunities, 104 jobs and
news, events                       etc. and           Depts) via websites,                   nt                                                  134 calls for contributions. The
(conference                        evidenced          mailing lists and                                                                          eBulletin mailing list has 1204 people
information),                      approaches.        media.                                                                                     on it.
Review           Uptake of         Quality L&T        Commission at least Fundin Full        Evidence- UK-     Staff in   Medium Suzann On     This work is incorporated into the           Collection of both open and non-open                        Staff in Subject            Please see the OOER project
learning and     quality           materials and      3 reviews of e.g.    g     Year        informed wide     subject           e Hardy track OOER project where over 1000                 electronic learning materials - over                        Communities                 plan for full detail of ongoing
teaching         materials by      approaches         books or teaching                      practice          communitie                      materials are under review.                  1000 to date.                                                                           capture.
materials/appr   sector.           highlighted.       software and publish                                     s
oaches, where                                         in newsletter.

Support for     Schools           Increased      Visit new schools.        Visit   Full     Sharing of UK-     Staff in   Medium Megan On           Most Y2000 schools have been        We have kept our profile with the new                                                                           Staff in Subject
new             enabled to        ability to                                       Year     effective  wide    subject           Quentin- track     visited in the last 12 months       schools high.                                                                                                   Communities
programmes/pr   respond more      support and                                               practice           communitie        Baxter             (Warwick, Durham, Keele) and we
ovision.        rapidly and       record                                                                       s                                    have met with NPCs (PMS, Aberdeen
                collaboratively   initiatives,                                                                                                      DS) at a variety of conferences and
                to new TLA        flexibility /                                                                                                     events such as ASME, AoME, ADEE
                opportunities.    evolution in                                                                                                      AVTRW meetings, etc.
                                  response to
                                  market forces.                                                                                                    There have been regular meetings
                                                                                                                                                    with Nottingham Veterinary School in
                                                                                                                                                    the reporting period. We have an
                                                                                                                                                    event planned with Lancaster
                                                                                                                                                    Medical School, and a date with the
                                                                                                                                                    new Dental School at
                                                                                                                                                    UCLAN/Liverpool (both Y2005) which
                                                                                                                                                    has been rearranged due to staff

                                                                                                                                                  The Country Advisor (Wales) is a
                                                                                                                                                  representative from one new school
                                                                                                                                                  (Swansea) and a visit is planned in
                                                                                                                                                  late March. We are due to arrange
                                                                                                                                                  meetings to see UEA.
Support for     At least one      New areas and Establish new NPC          System Full      Institutiona UK-   Universities Medium Megan On       Our NPC network of key contacts has See elsewhere a description of the                                                                                Universities and Colleges
new national,   new national,     priorities are networks where            s and   Year     l strategy wide    and                 Quentin- track remained at 82 members across the success of the first national workshop
regional,       regional,         identified.    necessary. Appoint        process          and                Colleges            Baxter         various medical, dentistry and       with generic PG Cert HE leads.
cultural or     cultural or                      specialist and policy     es               change                                                veterinary communities. In all cases
thematic        thematic                         advisors. Maintain                                                                               a new key contact has been
priorities.     priority                         NPC cover.                                                                                       established where staff have left.
                identified per                                                                                                                    We also have 3 Country Advisors
                year.                                                                                                                             and 2 Thematic Consultants: IPE and
                                                                                                                                                  External Examining (in collaboration
                                                                                                                                                  with HSaP).

                                                                                                                                                    A new network in Veterinary Care
                                                                                                                                                    Professions met under the MEDEV
                                                                                                                                                    umbrella in Feb 2010.

                                                                                                                                                 Our work, in collaboration with 4
                                                                                                                                                 other SCs and AY, with generic staff
                                                                                                                                                 development leads would fall into this
Support for     At least three    Innovation in Run at least one           Event   H1       Curriculum UK-     Professiona Medium          Comp Our event "PBL in Practice in Modern Professionalism is set to become a                           Because of the                                        Students
changing        schools           curricula      event on curriculum                        design     wide    l bodies and                leted Medical Education" was aimed at        significant part of dental education                      recent review
curricula and   modernise         modernisation. design and                                                    employer                          curriculum awareness.                  following the re-rewrite of TFFYs PSB                     of TD2003 and
QA.             curricula with                   development.                                                  organisation                                                             documentation.                                            current review
                innovation.                                                                                    s                                 One dental school has innovated a                                                                of TFFYs
                                                                                                                                                 'professionalism and leadership'                                                                 curricula are
                                                                                                                                                 prize (with the help of the SC, based                                                            relatively
                                                                                                                                                 on experience with the student essay                                                             stable.
Regular          MEDEV article MEDEV article Write articles in             Publicat Ongoi   Evidence- UK-      Individual   Medium Suzann On     1 article in every edition of Medical  Bringing in other members of staff to   Continued                            Up to date digests of electronic   Staff in Subject  ;
articles in high in every issue. appears in     collaboration with         ion      ng      informed wide      academics           e Hardy track Teacher and The Clinical Teacher.      the process - involvement of OER        commitment of                        learning and teaching materials    Communities       
quality                          every issue of sector leaders.                             practice                                                                                    Project Officer                         both                                 and news in the biggest impact                                 /;
educational                      Medical                                                                                                         Publication in the IJWBC (in press:                                            publishers to                        journals in our sector.                              
journals and                     Teacher and                                                                                                     Brown, Smothers and Quentin-                                                   SC originated                                                                                       c
other media.                     Clinical                                                                                                        Baxter).                                                                       material in
                                 Teacher                                                                                                                                                                                        every edition
                                                                                                                                                    The Academy of Medical Educators
                                                                                                                                                    may establish a Journal.
Support for     Citations of      The most      Review and                 Publicat Ongoi   Evidence- UK-      Individual   Medium Suzann On     Many MEDEV miniprojects end up as                                              The Higher        We have had        See above                          Staff in Subject
high quality    authors, visits   effective and contribute articles.       ion      ng      informed wide      academics           e Hardy track high quality journal publications, for                                         Education         limited impact                                        Communities
educational     to websites,      innovative                                                practice                                             example, "Changing pattern of                                                  Academy was       on other media
journals and    etc.              (and evidence                                                                                                  student selected components (SSCs)                                             acknowledged      but we have
other media.                      based, where                                                                                                   selection; An opportunity to increase                                          in the credits.   not specifically
                                  possible)                                                                                                      research exposure?" has an article                                                               targeted other
                                  practices are                                                                                                  accepted for Medical Education.                                                                  media.
                                  harnessed and
Focus on        Activity          Improved        One event for            Externa Ongoi    Employabil UK-     Staff in   Medium Victor  On         In conjunction with HSAP we have
quality         endorsed by       understanding   External Examiners,      l       ng       ity and    wide    subject           Ottaway track      just appointed an external examiners
enhancement     QAA,              and rigor in    possibly in              examin           employee           communitie                           advisor to work across all of the
such as         standards         external        collaboration with the   ers              learning           s                                    constituencies of the two subject
external        raised.           examining.      QAA.                                      (EEL)                                                   centres. Discussions will take place
examiners.                                                                                                                                          with the external appointment once
                                                                                                                                                    the formal contract has been signed
                                                                                                                                                    to finalise the work programme,
                                                                                                                                                    including any events.
Scope and       Most efficient    Technology      Commission at least Publicat Full         Enhancing UK-      Staff in   Medium Suzann On          Two articles on technology-based                                                                                                                    Staff in Subject
promote new     uptake of the     supported       two articles on     ion      Year         learning   wide    subject           e Hardy track      teaching were commissioned for                                                                                                                      Communities
technology      most effective    learning and    technology based                          through            communitie                           01.20; 'NICE eLearning resources in
based           technologies.     teaching        teaching for                              technology         s                                    evidence-based decision making'
developments.                     shared across   newsletter.                               (ELT)                                                   and 'From traditional dental lectures
                                  the sector.                                                                                                       and conferences to more interactive
                                                                                                                                                    methods: The Manchester

Support for       At least one       Sector aware      Run on-line            Event     Full     Enhancing UK-      Individual   Medium Nigel     On    We host Eddie Gulc, SA, York, in                                                        Series of      Not possible to Yes   Greater understanding of and   Staff in subject          on line follow up survey combined
‘flexible         school             of and using      workshop for                     Year     learning   wide    academics           Purcell   track Ncl, who has been a tremendous                                                          workshops on   directly              ability to implement change    communities               with telephone survey of sample ast_workshop?entry_id=158
learning’.        adopting new       flexible          eModeration for at                        through                                                help to us with reviewing and other                                                     a variety of   attribute a                                                                    of participants         
                  flexible           learning          least 10 participants.                    technology                                             advice particularly in relation to                                                      flexible       policy decision                                                                                                  ast_workshop?entry_id=152
                  methods of         techniques.                                                 (ELT)                                                  flexible learning.                                                                      methods        at this level to                                                                                       
                  learning.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    our                                                                                                              ast_workshop?entry_id=147http:/
                                                                                                                                                          We are in the final stages of planning                                                               intervention,                                                                                                    /
                                                                                                                                                          two on line workshops for online                                                                     but we are                                                                                                       orkshop?entry_id=149
                                                                                                                                                          moderators; and to run at least one                                                                  creating
                                                                                                                                                          of our normal workshops fully on line.                                                               options by
Liaise with       Greater uptake     Identify,         Conduct 10 site          Visit   Full     Communic UK-       Staff in   Medium All         On    AT least 8 site visits to NPCs have         Our schools are 'managed' rather than
schools on a      of SC services     catalogue and     visits to NPCs and               Year     ations/rep wide    subject                       track taken place so far this year, with          structured: for example, medicine relies
departmental      by institutions;   disseminate       others. Assist with                       utation            communitie                          meetings also occurring at other            on 'service teaching' from a wide
or                measured by        resources         local/regional T&L                        manageme           s                                   events.                                     variety of places including the arts and
organisational    overall            relevant to our   events.                                   nt                                                                                                 humanities. There is always a key
basis to learn    quantification     sector.                                                                                                              4 visits are diaried and a further 3      person who coordinates and manages
of and respond    indicators (HEI                                                                                                                         awaiting a date.                          the curriculum.
to local needs.   statistics).

Broker            Uptake and         Detailed          Identify two existing Networ Ongoi        Sharing of UK-     Staff in   Medium All         On    RAFTT is ongoing and growing.       RAFTT materials are being converted
interaction and   activity of        understanding     networks and            ks and ng         effective  wide    subject                       track Partners in UK Council for          to OOER status in Jorum Open.
sharing, and      networks /         of specific       undertake at least      SIGs              practice           communitie                          Communication Skills Education are
support for       COP.               approaches.       one joint activity with                                      s                                   partners in the OOER project - we
networks and                                           each.                                                                                            hope to secure some communication
communities of                                                                                                                                          skills teaching materials for Jorum
practice.                                                                                                                                               Open.

Commission        Publication of     Increased         Invite tenders for 2 Networ H1            Evidence- UK-      Individual   Medium Suzann Not        Consultants appointed but resources                                                                  Funding will be                                      Staff in Subject
and               evidence at an     institutional     publications/resourc ks and               informed wide      academics           e Hardy yet       are not specifically planned as part of                                                              tight for                                            Communities
disseminate       ‘institutional     evidence for      es. Disseminate via SIGs                  practice                                       starte    this.                                                                                                commissioning
resources.        change’ level.     change in the     website.                                                                                 d - on                                                                                                         specific
                                     student                                                                                                    track     OER materials are being                                                                              resources; also
                                     learning                                                                                                             commissioned.                                                                                        it is a lot of
                                     experience.                                                                                                                                                                                                               work to
                                                                                                                                                          2 reports in press, further materials                                                                commission
                                                                                                                                                          to be commissioned e.g. Supporting                                                                   materials.
                                                                                                                                                          New Academic Staff.
Take a subject Better support        Value diverse     Identify specific        System Full      Institutiona UK-   Staff in   Medium Gillian     Behin   The veterinary nursing/para               MEDEV services to veterinary nursing                       FE sites                                             Staff in Subject
based          for diverse           subject-related   subject needs, such      s and   Year     l strategy wide    subject           Brown       d       veterinary groups are on track.           publication in VETNETworks has                             delivering                                           Communities
approach.      student groups        issues. Subject   as dental nursing        process          and                communitie                    sched   Dental Nursing, Dental Materials,         prompted interest in Academy and                           these
               including those       groups            and work with sector     es               change             s                             ule     Dental Hygiene & Therapy are a little     MEDEV workshops.                                           programmes
               in practice.          engaged in        to increase support.                                                                               behind for two reasons: dental staff                                                                 are widely
                                     enhancing                                                                                                            availability and dispersement of                                                                     dispersed.
                                     student                                                                                                              colleges delivering programmes.

Proactively       Relevant       Raised                Maintain links with      Work     Ongoi   Inclusion   UK-    Professiona Medium Megan On           In the summer 2009 the DH launched        We have previously had major success                       Unfortunately                                        Professional Bodies and                          
identify issues   issues well    awareness of          TechDis and others       with     ng                  wide   l bodies and       Quentin- track     'Unleashing Aspiration: The Final         in the area of support for diversity; and                  we didn't hear                                       Employer Organisations                                     edia/227102/fair-access.pdf
and solutions     understood by  the need for          such as PSB to raise     professi                            employer           Baxter             Report of the Panel on Fair Access        it is not a high priority at the moment,                   that this was
relating to       the sector.    institutional         awareness of new         onal                                organisation                          to the Professions" chaired by Alan       however the publication of this report                     under
diversity.                       response to           approaches to            bodies                              s                                     Milburn made 80 recommendations           gives us some impetus to including an                      development in
                                 student and           diversity.                                                                                         (updated in December) which               angle from this in our next NPCs                           time to respond
                                 learning place                                                                                                           MEDEV is considering how we might         meetings.                                                  with a timely
                                 diversity,                                                                                                               help schools respond to.                                                                             event, etc. to
                                 sharing                                                                                                                                                                                                                       back up the
                                 national best                                                                                                                                                                                                                 launch.
Establish and 1 new              Harness /             Invite proposals for     Networ H1        Evidence- UK-      Individual   Medium Gillian On        Monitoring of COPs and SIGs                                                                          The new                                              Staff in Subject
support special COP/SIG          gather needs          at least one             ks and           informed wide      academics           Brown/S track     ongoing. New website (due Apr 10)                                                                    website is                                           Communities
interest        established or from schools to         COP/SIGs, and set        SIGs             practice                               uzanne            will allow ease of process to create                                                                 essential for
groups.         revitalised.     inform                up wikis etc.                                                                    Hardy             COPs from each workshop if desired.                                                                  increasing
                Mailing lists or direction and                                                                                                                                                                                                                 flexible support
                community        development.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  for COPs.

Promote           Specific           Particular        Run event aimed at       Event   Full     Employabil UK-     Individual   Medium Victor  On    We have appointed an external                 This appointment is a nationally                           HSaP has had                                         Staff in Subject
understanding     practice-based     needs of          theoretical basis of             Year     ity and    wide    academics           Ottaway track consultant jointly with HSaP to               recognised IPE leader.                                     some difficulty                                      Communities
of learning in    information        practice-based    learning in practice                      employee                                             provide strategic advice in the area                                                                     finding a
practice          available and      learning          in, for example,                          learning                                             of IPE (this post is managed by                                                                          suitable
including IPE.    taken up by        including IPE     assessment.                               (EEL)                                                HSaP).                                                                                                   student as it
                  practice           documented                                                                                                                                                                                                                would be best
                  educators.         and                                                                                                               We have attended relevant IPE                                                                           if they came
                                     understood.                                                                                                       events (EIPEN conference) and                                                                           from their
                                                                                                                                                       allocated a space on our Advisory                                                                       constituency.
                                                                                                                                                       Board to an IPE student
Support          Development         Understanding     Work with at least       Work     H2      Internation UK-    Universities Medium Megan On       Many UK schools contribute actively          25 international students are enrolled                     There are                                            Staff in Subject
schools in       of at least one     of the needs of   one school with a        with             alisation   wide   and                 Quentin- track to the internationalisation of the           w/e Sept 2009. It is too soon to 'spread                   significant                                          Communities
‘internationalis school abroad.      international     specific                 professi                            Colleges            Baxter         curriculum agenda, but are limited by        the word' but in time I am sure that they                  issues for this
ation’ issues                        students.         'internationalisation'   onal                                                                   statutes and quotas. We have                 will be willing to share their story.                      kind of
(such as new                                           strategy, and the        bodies                                                                 disseminated                                                                                            provision -
schools                                                PS/RBs.                                                                                                                                                                                                 including
abroad).                                                                                                                                                  Newcastle University has announced                                                                   ensuring PSB
                                                                                                                                                          the development of a new medical                                                                     registration
                                                                                                                                                          school in Malaysia (branch campus),                                                                  following
                                                                                                                                                          with students enrolled in 2009-10 for                                                                graduation.
                                                                                                                                                          the first time. MEDEV is liaising
                                                                                                                                                          regarding sharing experiences in
                                                                                                                                                          relation to internationalisation.

Promote sector     Institutional   Best practice         Identify and promote Visit      Ongoi   Institutiona UK-   Sector       Medium Megan On                                                      This is a key development in                              Individual Academics
to lead local      uptake of       widely                change agents,                  ng      l strategy wide    agencies            Quentin- track                                                professionalising teaching (in the
institutional      approaches      disseminated.         promote confidence.                     and                and our             Baxter                                                        professions) in the UK.
change.            consistent with                                                               change             owners
                   supporting the
                   needs of our

Keep               Institutional      Institutions       Complete HEI            Commu H2        Communic UK-       Sector       Medium              On    MEDEV started using Integra in         We believe that greater circulation of      IPP reports are
institutions/HEI   support from       aware of the       statistics and, where   nity            ations/rep wide    agencies                         track August and had a few initial issues to the IPP reports will increase their value   produced by
s informed of      institutions for   work of            necessary, write to     consult         utation            and our                                resolve with help from Academy         to the constituency.                        AY and timing
progress.          their staff to     MEDEV in           Deans and similar       ation           manageme           owners                                 York, including merging duplicate                                                  is dependent
                   engage.            their              with updates on SC                      nt                                                        records and catching up entry of                                                   on when they
                                      organisation.      activity.                                                                                         current data. This is primarily around                                             become
                                                                                                                                                           activity records and we anticipate                                                 available.
                                                                                                                                                           being caught up by the end of March.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              We have
                                                                                                                                                             We circulated 2007-8 IPP reports to                                              previously
                                                                                                                                                             NPCs quite late last year                                                        been told not
                                                                                                                                                             (September) but we hope to be on                                                 to issue our
                                                                                                                                                             time this year.                                                                  own reports
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              (which we used
                                                                                                                                                       The institutional IPP reports from                                                     to do).
                                                                                                                                                       2008-9 are not yet available from
                                                                                                                                                       Academy York but when they are
                                                                                                                                                       MEDEV will send relevant copies to
Work with host Ongoing                Host aware of      Staff of the SC        Other    Ongoi   Institutiona UK-   Sector       Medium Megan On       We are involved in the following:              We hosted a high level meeting of the
institution.   support from           the local work     contribute directly to          ng      l strategy wide    agencies            Quentin- track JISC projects (OOER; Learning Maps             two CETLs led by Newcastle University
               host.                  of the SC.         host T&L activity                       and                and our             Baxter         and ID Maps); support for CETLs                to look at outcomes and impact on the
                                                         (working groups,                        change             owners                             primarily CETL4HealthNE; working               host institution.
                                                         committees, events).                                                                          with QuiLT in relation to local
                                                                                                                                                       learning and teaching issues;
                                                                                                                                                       collaborated with PG Cert HE lead to
                                                                                                                                                       run the workshop for generic staff.

                                                                                                                                                             Staff of the centre teach on MBBS
                                                                                                                                                             and the MClinEd programmes; mark
                                                                                                                                                             assessed work; have tutees and
                                                                                                                                                             undertake admissions interviewing in
                                                                                                                                                             medicine. We have regular meetings
                                                                                                                                                             with staff in the dental school.

Lead, respond      New concepts       Grassroots         Broker relations        Networ Ongoi    Inform and UK-     Staff in   Medium Megan On               The workshop and MP programmes
to and support     documented         views              between relevant        ks and ng       influence wide     subject           Quentin- track         allow us to review 'hot topics' to the
top down and       and                informing          parties through         SIGs            policy             communitie        Baxter                 constituency, some issues which are
grass roots        disseminated.      policy             events, information                                        s                                        not funded can be supported in other
initiatives                           development.       sharing, etc.                                                                                       ways.
identifying and
informing                                                                                                                                                    We have, led by partners in Bristol,
policy.                                                                                                                                                      had primary input to the GMC
                                                                                                                                                             consultation on clinical recordings.

                                                                                                                                                             36 events have been attended by
                                                                                                                                                             Subject Centre staff
Keep fully up      News fully         The SC to be       Scan information        Resour Ongoi    Inform and UK-     Individual   Medium Suzann On     309 news items entered so far this              Substantial contribution to the
to date with       documented.        nationally         sources, call for       ces    ng       influence wide     academics           e Hardy track year, 40 of which are consultations             Tomorrow's Doctors consultation
and inform the     SC/Academy         recognised as      proposals and                           policy                                               from the funding councils, PSBs,                process and made our own response.
sector of          quoted by          a key provider,    network with SSAs.                                                                           employers, etc.
educational        news               alongside          Publish information
and health-        agencies,          PS/RBs, as the     in web databases,
related            sought out by      source of and      newsletter and
strategic          constituency.      route to           through events.
initiatives.                          influencing
                                      strategic policy
Develop a UK- Country owns            Country-           Appoint and maintain    Commu H1        Inform and UK-     Government Medium Victor  On             Appointed Country Advisors for
wide          outcomes.               specific           strategic policy        nity            influence wide     and               Ottaway track          Scotland, Wales and Northern
perspective,                          solutions.         advisors where          consult         policy             devolved                                 Ireland. Initially meetings and at
drawing from                                             necessary; link         ation                              administrati                             least 2 follow up meetings held with
common and                                               through the Advisory                                       on                                       all 3 appointees.
distinctive                                              Board.
regional                                                                                                                                               CAScotland attended the
priorities.                                                                                                                                            Practitioners forum and will attend
                                                                                                                                                       the QE conference.
Engage policy      SC sought out      Strong             Invite professional     Event   H1      Inform and UK-     Sector       Medium Megan On       MEDEV has attended all meetings of
makers and         by stakeholder     partnerships       and regulatory                          influence wide     agencies            Quentin- track the Interregulatory Group, and
leaders in SC      bodies for joint   and at least       bodies, Academy,                        policy             and our             Baxter         engaged PSBs with the OER project.
activities;        activities.        one joint          and other                                                  owners
undertake joint                       activity with      stakeholders to                                                                                     A professional association (British
activities with                       key                participate in at least                                                                             Dental Association) attended one of
strategic                             stakeholder        one SC activity.                                                                                    our workshops.
stakeholder                           bodies.
bodies where

Lead major         Stakeholders Activity valued Run event in policy              Event   H1      Sharing of UK-     Internal     High     Megan      Behin   We worked directly with the PSBs, in
policy related     aware of policy by the sector. related area.                                  effective  wide    clients               Quentin-   d       support of Bristol who led this work
activity in the    implications.                                                                 practice                                 Baxter/    sched   package, on updating guidance for
period.                                                                                                                                   Nigel      ule     'clinical recordings'.

Regularly         Increased        Maximally           Members of                System Ongoi    Organisati UK-     Staff in   Medium Victor  On        We have 78 Subject Specialist
communicate       collaboration    exploited           committees;               s and   ng      onal        wide   subject           Ottaway track     Advisors; 73 Health Information
with and share    with subject     complementari       newsletter recipients;    process         effectivene        communitie        / Nigel           Specialists; 25 members of the Inter-
activities with   associations.    ty and sector       liaise as appropriate.    es              ss                 s                 Purcell           regulatory group; 40 members of the
e.g. subject                       enjoys joined                                                                                                        OER project; 3 Country Consultants
associations.                      up services.                                                                                                         and we have 1313 newsletter
Keep fully up     Number and       Sector is given     Identify relevant         Commu Ongoi     Inform and UK-     Professiona Medium            On    40 consultations appeared in our
to date with      relevance of     maximum             consultations and         nity    ng      influence wide     l bodies and                  track news feed.
and inform the    consultations    opportunity to      notify constituency;      consult         policy             employer
sector relevant   advertised.      respond to          respond when              ation                              organisation
consultations     Increased rate   relevant            appropriate.                                                 s
via the           of response      consultations;
website,          from             their views
eBulletin and     organisations    inform policy.
Newsletter.       to policy
Respond on        consultations.
behalf of the
Promote           Staff            Raised status       Promote RAFTT &       Networ Ongoi        Raising     UK-    Staff in   Medium Nigel       On    5 new programmes accredited or in        Supporting institutions through to full    Successful      UKPSF is          Yes   Accredited PG Cert programmes in Universities and Colleges   Case studies                         NA
Academy           recognised for   of registered       COP activity to share ks and ng           the status wide    subject           Purcell     track final stages + one other in process.     accreditation                              completion of   being revised           clinical education - participants
accreditation     educational      practitioners;      accreditation         SIGs                of teaching        communitie                                                                                                              accreditation   and this may            gain FHEA status and the
of                qualifications   ‘waiting list’ of   potential and                                                s                                                                                                                       for a           affect                  accreditation process is itself
Cert/Dip/Maste    and CPD          those wishing       awareness. At least                                                                                                                                                                  programme       accreditation           formative and developmental
rs in clinical    arising from     to be               one programme                                                                                                                                                                        following       process
education with    SC courses.      registered.         accredited.                                                                                                                                                                          individual
our sector.       Increased                                                                                                                                                                                                                 additional
                  number of                                                                                                                                                                                                                 support
Provide           Promotion/reco   SC courses          Respond favourably        Reward Ongoi    Supporting UK-     Individual   Medium Nigel     Behin   Generic map of all SC activities to    Detailed generic map of SC activities to                   The idea of SC          It is early days on this and we     Staff in Subject         Develop a survey to identify
references and    gnition of       (workshops)         to at least two           and      ng     and        wide    academics           Purcell   d       UKPSF in place but not yet             UKPSF                                                      courses                 need to consider further the most   Communities              strategies for achieving this goal   urces/detail/ourwork/recognition/n
other             constituency     mapped to the       requests for personal     recognit        championi                                        sched   individually mapped to each                                                                       contributing to         effective ways to support and                                                                     ew_SFs_gainrecognition
supporting        members.         standards           support and               ion             ng                                               ule     workshop                                                                                          accredited              evaluate this activity.
evidence for                       frameworks.         evidence to support                       teaching                                                                                                                                                   programmes is
promotion                          SC courses          promotion.                                                                                                                                                                                           problematic at
including                          contribute to                                                                                                                                                                                                            this stage but
senior                             accredited                                                                                                                                                                                                               still under
fellowships.                       programmes.                                                                                                                                                                                                              consideration
Promote           Membership of    Uptake of           Review applications,      Profess Ongoi   Raising     UK-    Sector       Medium Nigel     On    We are working with the Academy of       This is a key development in                               Earliest date           Will be the number of joint         Staff in Subject         Carry out planned collaboration
membership of     AME increases    membership          run workshops and         ional   ng      the status wide    agencies            Purcell   track Medical Educators (AoME) who have        professionalising teaching (in the                         for                     fellowships awarded                 Communities              with Academy of Medical
the Academy       fellowship of    and fellowship      training for AME          Standar         of teaching        and our                             published their own PSF and              professions) in the UK.                                    implementation                                                                       Educators
of Medical        the Academy      of AME.             membership.               ds                                 owners                              awarded approximately 200                                                                           is Sep 10
Educators;                                                                       Framew                                                                 Fellowships. We contribute at every      A series of very positive meetings with
cross AME/                                                                       ork                                                                    level in the organisation and            AME leading to a detailed plan to
Academy                                                                                                                                                 brokered a key meeting with              explore mutual recognition.
recognition.                                                                                                                                            colleagues in the HEA.

                                                                                                                                                          MEDEV advertises all AoME events,
                                                                                                                                                          and sponsored an exhibition stand at
                                                                                                                                                          their annual conference.
Contribute to     Accreditation    Greater             Work with Academy         Profess Ongoi   Raising     UK-    Sector       Medium Nigel     On    All medicine related SC events are                                                                  Becoming          Yes   All medically related events have   Staff in Subject         Continue to ensure all workshops
the               of SC courses    equality of the     accreditation activity,   ional   ng      the status wide    agencies            Purcell   track approved by RCP                                                                                     more difficult to       received RCP approval               Communities              are approved                     meetings/workshops
development       from the RCP     status of           etc. to refine,           Standar         of teaching        and our                                                                                                                                 obtain RCP
and uptake of     or RCGP;         teaching c/f        promote and apply         ds                                 owners                                                                                                                                  approval. AME
standards         Academy and      with e.g. REF.      the PSF.                  Framew                                                                                                                                                                     approval
frameworks        AME (as                                                        ork                                                                                                                                                                        system not yet
including PSF.    appropriate).                                                                                                                                                                                                                             in place.

Promote       Portfolios in        Widespread          Maintain SEDA             Staff & H2      Supporting UK-     Sector       Medium Megan On       This is scheduled for H2.
understanding use for staff        understanding       membership;               professi        and        wide    agencies            Quentin- track
of portfolio  and students.        of portfolio        possibly run an           onal            championi          and our             Baxter
accumulation                       accumulation        event for those           develop         ng                 owners
of evidence.                       of evidence.        wishing to follow         ment            teaching
                                                       experienced route

Map SC              Accreditation     Diversity of      Map at least two SC     Staff & Full    Yes Raising     UK-    Professiona Medium Nigel     On    A map of MEDEV SC activities has       In due course we will be able to count     Mapping will                    In due course we      We are working with the Academy Staff in Subject                                     
activities to the   of SC and         accreditation.    workshops to the        professi Year       the status wide    l bodies and       Purcell / track been completed in print and on web,    the Numbers of fellows/members from        enable                          will be able to       of Medical Educators to introduce Communities                                                  s/staffeddev/staffcpd/
standards           other valued                        standards               onal                of teaching        employer           Gillian         both downloadable from the website.    respective constituencies gaining dual     interaction                     count the             cross-recognition of professional
frameworks          courses.                            frameworks.             develop                                organisation       Brown                                                  recognition. We will also record and       with the                        Numbers of            (teaching) accreditation with the
including PSF.                                                                  ment                                   s                                                                         evaluate as appropriate further specific   Academy of                      fellows/members       Higher Education Academy in
                                                                                                                                                                                                 collaborations between                     Medical                         from respective       order to streamline sector
                                                                                                                                                                                                 MEDEV/Academy York and the                 Educators                       constituencies        processes and raise awareness of
                                                                                                                                                                                                 Academy of Medical Educators. For          PSF (in which                   gaining dual          both organisations among potential
                                                                                                                                                                                                 example joint events and contributions     we are                          recognition. We       members. The first meeting took
                                                                                                                                                                                                 to journals/newsletter                     involved).                      will also record      place in October where broad
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and evaluate as       agreement to collaborate was
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            appropriate further   achieved, including a potential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            specific              mechanism for managing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            collaborations        processes. This work will be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            between               measured by whether the two
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            MEDEV/Academy         organisations can achieve mutual
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            York and the          recognition of each others'
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Academy of            accreditation processes, and
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Medical               whether SC events (workshops)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Educators. For        can be mapped to the professional
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            example joint         standards described. The reason
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            events and            for choosing this quantitative
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            contributions to      methodology is: 1 - to continuously
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            journals/newsletter   monitor performance and potential
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            .                     risks to ensure as much synergy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  as possible thus avoiding
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  duplication of effort and confusion
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  in the sector.

Work with ‘new      PG Certificate SC support for       Appoint advisors, set   Staff & Full    Yes Raising     UK-    Professiona Medium Nigel     On    Two workshops on integrating           Both workshops were highly evaluated       Second          We need to      Yes                   For the ~20 participants at WS2,     Individual Academics   Continue to evaluate workshops
lecturers’ and      Leaders        institutional        up working groups or    professi Year       the status wide    l bodies and       Purcell   track discipline themes into generic         (see URL) and the delegates were           workshop        continue to                           benefits included sharing                                   and add follow up telephone        _workshop?entry_id=159
PG Academic         working with   programmes.          one-off events to       onal                of teaching        employer                           programmes.                            keen to continue the collaboration.        included 4      work to                               understanding of how the                                    survey of sample of attendees
Programmes.         MEDEV.                              develop approach;       develop                                organisation                                                                                                         other subject   overcome the                          Academy and SCs can help them                               focused on impact on practice.     s/detail/2009/18_Nov_Successfully_i
                                                        run activities to       ment                                   s                                   All workshops are evaluated on day                                               centres - see   generic v                             in supporting staff and professional                                                           ntegrating_discipline_characteristics
                                                        support new staff.                                                                                 and with 3 month follow up survey.                                               link.           discipline                            development in their institutions;                          Contribute to a similar workshop
                                                                                                                                                           2nd of these workshops had an                                                                    divide in the                         sharing experiences with one                                planned by the Academy in
                                                                                                                                                           average overall rating o 4.4 on 1-5                                                              area of                               another; informing Academy reps                             Scotland.
                                                                                                                                                           scale where 5 is excellent.                                                                      education                             present (MEDEV, HSaP/SWAP,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            development.                          Bioscience, Psychology, UK
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Physical Sciences and Academy
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  York/accreditation) of changes that
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  they would like the Academy to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  make to support them better; for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the wider community not present at
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the event the benefits/impact will
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  come when suggestions arising
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  from the latter are able to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  delivered and a better
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  understanding of the work of the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  subject network as a whole.

Evaluate SC         SC leading or SC evaluated.         Appoint evaluator (if   System Ongoi        Organisati UK-     Internal    Medium Megan Behin We plan two activities: one a general
performance.        comparable                          appropriate) or work    s and   ng          onal        wide   clients            Quentin- d   survey of staff in our sector in the UK
                    with other SCs                      with Academy            process             effectivene                           Baxter sched and one focussing on the impact of
                    'impact'.                           evaluation team.        es                  ss                                             ule miniprojects, taken from a reward
                                                                                                                                                       and recognition perspective. We
                                                                                                                                                       responded to the impact evaluation
                                                                                                                                                       request from York and are
                                                                                                                                                       considering how to capture our
                                                                                                                                                       impact on students.
Have relevant       Remain within     Well managed      Update documented       System H1           Organisati UK-     Internal    Medium Victor  On    Procedures were reviewed in relation
and                 budget while      and               policy for allocating   s and               onal        wide   clients            Ottaway track to the collaboration with HSaP. Prof
transparent         maximising        transparent/ac    funds (in connection    process             effectivene                                         Paul Wright (external reference -
procedures          use of funding.   countable use     with core values        es                  ss                                                  from our Advisory Board) attended
and policies                          of resources.     below); republish on                                                                            the allocation meeting for MP
for allocating                                          website.                                                                                        funding.
Annual              SC                Consistently      Produce one             System Full         Communic UK-       Sector      Medium Victor  On    All plans and reports submitted.
planning and        represented in    high quality      operational plan and    s and   Year        ations/rep wide    agencies           Ottaway track Attended relevant briefing events,
reporting           Academy           information -->   one report according    process             utation            and our                          Academy forum, and similar.
according to        reporting         transparency.     to Academy              es                  manageme           owners
Academy             figures.                            guidelines; publish                         nt
requirements,                                           on website.
publish on
Align activities    Maximise          Joined up         Align operational       System Ongoi        Organisati UK-     Sector      Medium Victor  On    Mini project call aligned and
with HSaP;          efficiency for    approaches        activities such as      s and   ng          onal        wide   agencies           Ottaway track successful awards issued. Meeting
close working       staff of SCs      relevant to       mini-project calls,     process             effectivene        and our                          held of SC staff on 2 occasions
with SWAP.          and the           shared            print, etc., where      es                  ss                 owners                           already. Staff event organised as
                    two/three         agenda.           appropriate. Meet                                                                               part of the Advisory Board Away Day
                    constituencies.   Federated         with HSaP/cognate                                                                               in early March. In the first 6 months
                    Increased         activity          SCs at least 3 times.                                                                           of the reporting year there were 1361
                    visitors to the   advertised on                                                                                                     unique visitors to the HEALTH NG
                    HEALTH NG         HEALTH NG                                                                                                         website with 2161 visits in total.
                    website           website.                                                                                                          There were 10122 page views.

Maintain           All information   Clear and        Review financial          System H1      Organisati UK-      Internal     Medium Megan Behin Some financial procedures                   All staff aware of procurement,                            Integra data     Government and devolved
responsibility     which is clear    comprehensive    procedures and            s and          onal        wide    clients             Quentin- d   documented.                                contracting and other financial rules.                     insufficiently   administration
and                of DPA signed     reports and      introduce                 process        effectivene                             Baxter sched                                            VAT regulations adhered to.                                clear to run a
accountability     off and           financial        refinements;              es             ss                                               ule MP, external consultant and                                                                           DP check yet
channels           published on      statements.      document financial                                                                            workshop contracts have been                                                                          but we plan to
overseen by        website.                           statement and                                                                                 reviewed.                                                                                             do one.
the Academy                                           budget.
and Advisory                                                                                                                                            Meeting with contracts officer
Board.                                                                                                                                                  regarding MEDEV person information
                                                                                                                                                        --> Integra (Integra contract). Not

                                                                                                                                                        One meeting of the Advisory Board
                                                                                                                                                        has taken place as per schedule. All
                                                                                                                                                        minutes etc. available on HEALTH
Policies and   Minimal               Maintain high    Review policy for         System Ongoi   Organisati UK-      Internal     Medium Victor  On       NG website.
                                                                                                                                                        Forming part of the review of Staff
procedures for complaints.           standards of     responding to             s and   ng     onal        wide    clients             Ottaway track Handbook/Manual. All staff have
responding to                        service          enquiries; implement      process        effectivene                                           been advised of procedures. We
enquiries.                           delivery.        changes if required       es             ss                                                    have received no complaints about
                                                      and resources                                                                                  our enquiries service.
Develop new        Completely       New website       Respecify website,        System Full    Organisati UK-      Individual   Medium James On       Redevelopment on track, major
website            overhaul         available by      develop, test with        s and   Year   onal        wide    academics           Outtersi track sections of the current website have
incorporating      MEDEV            July 2010.        users, launch.            process        effectivene                             de             been copied to the django
web 2.0 tools;     website to                         Maintain Integra          es             ss                                                     environment. Most of the new data
integration with   match                              data.                                                                                           structure is now in place, historical
Academy CMS        HEALTH NG                                                                                                                          data has been converted for several
and Integra.       (rewrite in e.g.                                                                                                                   sections. New design has been
                   Django).                                                                                                                           created.

Consistent         Less than 24      Website       Review quality               System Ongoi   Organisati UK-      Individual   Medium James On       Only a few minutes of down time for                                                                                  Staff in Subject
delivery of        hours             always up and processes of                 s and   ng     onal        wide    academics           Outtersi track MEDEV site. HEALTH NG down for                                                                                       Communities
quality            downtime per      running.      contractors;                 process        effectivene                             de             6-7 hours due to server issue. Some
services such      year.                           streamline data              es             ss                                                     controlled downtime on HEALTH NG
as the website.                                    maintenance on                                                                                     in relation to the mini-projects call.
                                                   HEALTH NG and                                                                                      Current MEDEV site is being
                                                   MEDEV websites.                                                                                    managed out to be replace by the
                                                                                                                                                      new website. There have been
                                                                                                                                                      26064 unique visitors to the MEDEV
                                                                                                                                                      site. 58552 pages have been
                                                                                                                                                      viewed. The most viewed items on
                                                                                                                                                      the site are a guide called A Good
                                                                                                                                                      Teacher Is More Than A Good
                                                                                                                                                      Lecturer: The twelve Roles of the
                                                                                                                                                      Teacher and Funding Opportunities
Follow             Brand clearly     Clear branding   Staff training in style   System H1      Organisati UK-      Individual   Medium Suzann On      New corporate identity developed       Clear and clean look and feel              First issue of                     Staff in Subject          Continue to promote new identity From spring 2010
Academy style      recognised as     and              guidelines for web;       s and          onal        wide    academics           e Hardy track and piloted.                            appropriate to both online and printed     01 with new                        Communities               via a rebranded MEDEV website,
guidelines and     an Academy        information/co   maintain compliance       process        effectivene                                                                                   media                                      livery - Winter                                              from Spring 2010
develop print,     SC.               mmunication      with guides for new       es             ss                                                                                                                                       2009, 01.20. 2
website and                          strategy.        leaflet and HEALTH                                                                                                                                                                joint reports
stationary                                            NG materials.                                                                                                                                                                     with UKCLE
according to                                                                                                                                                                                                                            and
style.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Psychology in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        new livery.
Have               All activities in Documented       Document all              System Ongoi   Communic     UK-    Internal     Medium Victor  Behin This is task is ongoing and will be
published          the SC            policies and     policies and              s and   ng     ations/rep   wide   clients             Ottaway d     completed by the end of the reporting
policies and       covered by        procedures.      processes on              process        utation                                         sched year.
procedures.        policies.                          website and/or in         es             manageme                                        ule
                                                      Office Manual.                           nt
Have a staff       High staff        Meet             Annual PDR for all        Staff & H1     Supporting   UK-    Internal     Medium Megan On       All staff employed by Newcastle
development        morale.           institutional    staff; annual             professi       and          wide   clients             Quentin- track follow the PDR process. Mid year
policy                               HR               consideration of          onal           championi                               Baxter/V       and end of year (depending upon
including                            requirements.    promotions round.         develop        ng                                      ictor          individual start date) have been
annual                                                                          ment           teaching                                Ottaway        undertaken as host policies and
performance                                                                                                                                           procedures. A first draft of some
review.                                                                                                                                               specific MEDEV policies are under
Promote        High staff            Efficient        Allocate tasks/areas      Staff & H2     Organisati UK-      Internal     Medium Megan On       Having two additional staff has
flexibility in morale.               working          of responsibility and     professi       onal        wide    clients             Quentin- track enabled MEDEV to re-allocate tasks
working based                        practice         monitor training          onal           effectivene                             Baxter/V       across more colleagues which has
on                                   supporting SC    requirements /            develop        ss                                      ictor          increased effectiveness due to
outcomes/perf                        activities at    performance.              ment                                                   Ottaway        additional time being available and
ormance.                             busy times.                                                                                                      increased staff morale. Training is an
                                                                                                                                                      integral part of the Subject Centre
                                                                                                                                                      and the host institution and has been
                                                                                                                                                      actively encouraged. At recent Team
                                                                                                                                                      Away Day staff development was a
                                                                                                                                                      key outcome to take forward and we
                                                                                                                                                      are actively looking at various
                                                                                                                                                      options for each member of staff and

Hold team     Maximised         Staff                  Hold at least one        Staff & H2     Organisati UK-     Internal    Medium Victor  On    Regular team meetings                                                       Further
away days and creativity in the empowered to           annual staff             professi       onal        wide   clients            Ottaway track (approximately every 6 weeks) and                                           enhancing our
staff         workplace.        improve the            development event        onal           effectivene                                         one Away Day held on 15th                                                   strategic focus
development                     quality of the         (possibly with           develop        ss                                                  December. All MEDEV staff
to foster an                    work or work           HSaP).                   ment                                                               attended. Priorities have been
environment                     environment.                                                                                                       identified and further meetings are
that values                                                                                                                                        being held with various staff to
creativity.                                                                                                                                        identify future actions.

                                                                                                                                                    A main item identified during the day
                                                                                                                                                    was staff/career development and
                                                                                                                                                    Nigel Purcell has agreed to lead this
                                                                                                                                                    area of work with support from each
                                                                                                                                                    staff member with line management
Incorporate    All activities       Activities         Map all MEDEV            System Ongoi   Organisati UK-                                       responsibilities.
                                                                                                                  Professiona Medium Megan Comp MEDEV submitted operational plan
core values in mapped to            informed by        activities and           s and   ng     onal        wide   l bodies and       Quentin- leted for 2009-10 plotted against the core
practice by    core values.         core value         policies to core         process        effectivene        employer           Baxter         values.
reviewing                           statements.        values to ensure         es             ss                 organisation
activities                                             compliance. Emerge                                         s
against the                                            at least one new
core values.                                           policy relating to the

Effective         Financial         Closer working     Three AB meetings        Acade Ongoi    Organisati UK-     Professiona Medium Megan On         The first Advisory Board was held in
relationships     optimality;       with               per year including an    my        ng   onal        wide   l bodies and       Quentin- track   October. The annual Board and staff
with Academy      outputs           colleagues         away day (at             activitie      effectivene        employer           Baxter           Away Day will be held in early March.
including other   relevant to       across the         discretion of the        s              ss                 organisation                        This will include a number of new
SCs and           generic or        Academy to         Board). Attend                                             s                                   members and look to future
Advisory          highly specific   add value and      Academy meetings.                                                                              initiatives between MEDEV and
Board.            audiences,        benefit the                                                                                                       HSAP.
                  depending on      sector, and
                  their             recognise and                                                                                                     We collaborated with two other SCs
                  requirements.     value                                                                                                             to produce two special reports; 4
                                    distinctiveness                                                                                                   other SCs on a joint workshop led by
                                    .                                                                                                                 us, and attended all relevant
                                                                                                                                                      Academy events regarding
                                                                                                                                                      organisational effectiveness. The
                                                                                                                                                      Director has just taken up her turn on
Work with         Sector            SCs 'walk the      Feed into cognate       Networ Ongoi    Evidence- UK-      Internal    Medium Victor  On       the SEG.
                                                                                                                                                      MEDEV continue to provide financial
constituencies    appreciation      talk' reflecting   activity such as IPE ks and ng          informed wide      clients            Ottaway track support to the MHHE project. Due to
of cognate        for joined up     changes to         and mhhe, and lead SIGs                 practice                                            funding restrictions in previous years
SCs and the       agenda and        health and         at least one new                                                                            it was not possible to continue with
Academy to        activities.       social care        collaborative activity.                                                                     financial support for the IPE,
promote                             services.                                                                                                      however MEDEV continue to work
collaborative                                                                                                                                      closely with IPE. A recent example is
working.                                                                                                                                           the funding (or part funding) of 3 mini
                                                                                                                                                   projects in the aforementioned joint
                                                                                                                                                   call with HSAP.

Pursue            Activities        Distinctive    Identify at least one        System H1      Curriculum UK-     Internal    Medium Megan Comp MEDEV has worked with the PSBs
separate          recognising       aspects of SC  area where                   s and          design     wide    clients            Quentin- leted via the Interregulatory Group.
agenda’s          distinctive       work identifiedcollaboration is not         process                                              Baxter         Tomorrow's Doctors and TFFY
where             requirements.     and supported. in the interests of the      es                                                                  changes are clearly distinct from
necessary.                                         constituency.                                                                                    common activities.
Effective         All activities    Separate and Maintain and review            System Ongoi   Organisati UK-     Internal    Medium          On    The appointment of a Centre
management        mapped to         distinctive    effective, sustainable       s and   ng     onal        wide   clients                     track Manager and Information Advisor
of SC,            HEALTH NG         aspects of the and appropriate SC           process        effectivene                                          has enabled time to review systems
relationship      core values.      two SCs work operational systems.           es             ss                                                   and processes and we are actively
with host                           identified and Maintain and review                                                                              continuing to enhance our operations
institution and                     supported.     efficient, effective,                                                                            and services. Much of the work to
continued                                          sustainable,                                                                                     date has been on internal activities
maintenance                                        coherent, and                                                                                    and we plan in the second half of the
and                                                appropriate SC roles                                                                             year to look at external activities
development                                        and responsibilities.                                                                            such as marketing as well as the
of HEALTH                                          Maintain and extend                                                                              HEALTH NG partnership with HSAP.
NG in                                              our high profile and
partnership                                        promote awareness                                                                                  Marketing materials rebranded with
with HSaP.                                         of the support                                                                                     similar designs.
                                                   activities and
                                                   services available.                                                                                Joint miniproject review system.
                                                   Support and
                                                   enhance effective                                                                                  Shared exhibition stands at events
                                                   marketing &                                                                                        such as the D&D conference
                                                   communications.                                                                                    (Wales).
                                                   Maintain and review
                                                   efficient, effective,
                                                   coherent, and
                                                   appropriate HEALTH
                                                   NG roles and
                                                   responsibilities in
                                                   partnership with


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