Dr Steve Pratt
Steve is a GP, appraiser and educator. He has worked in UK general practice for 30 years and also holds qualifications in public health. He has worked in southern India, training community health care workers, as well as teaching evidence based medicine to specialist trainees in general practice for over 20 years. Steve leads the delivery of GP Update courses for PCI internationally. He is also currently a presenter for Red Whale. What holds all this together is a love of primary care and wanting to help colleagues deliver the best care possible for their patients through compassionate, evidence based care as part of a team.
Dr Kate Grint
Kate is a half time GP Partner (family medicine doctor) based in Buckinghamshire. She also works for Red Whale, writing the GP Update handbook and teaching courses. She has immensely enjoyed teaching on the Primary Care International GP Update Global programme for the last two years. She spends the rest of her time with her young family and enjoys singing!
Dr Malcolm Thomas
Malcolm was a GP principal for 14 years in a 10,000 patient teaching practice in Northumberland. He has held posts with Newcastle University Medical School and has been extensively involved in GP Training, culminating in 6 years as Associate Director of Postgraduate GP Education in the Northern Deanery in Newcastle upon Tyne. His main clinical and teaching interest has always been the challenge of fashioning effective and time efficient consultations with patients. This led to his founding EPI in 2003 – to specialise in developing high quality and practical training focusing on this outcome.
Dr Avril Danczak
Avril is a GP and GP/Primary Care Medical Educator in central Manchester, and has years of experience as a GP trainer, GP appraiser and as a GP tutor. She currently delivers Study Release Courses for GPs in training, training for consultants in managing trainees in difficulty and is working with members of the NIHR Greater Manchester Primary Care Patient Safety Translational Research Centre on projects researching diagnosis and uncertainty in Primary Care. She delivers Master Classes for GP trainers across the North West Region and has trained in the Calgary Cambridge Method at the Madingley Consultation skills course.
Dr Amer Sheikh
Amer is a GP in Surrey and Berkshire and is Musculoskeletal Clinical Lead for NW Surrey CCG. He graduated from Aberdeen University Medical School and became a Member of the Royal College of General Practitioners in 1995. He went on to become Deputy Chairman of the Department of Family Medicine & Polyclinics at King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre in Riyadh and returned to the UK as a Lead GP in 2012. Amer has an MSc in Pain Management and is also a lecturer for the British Medical Acupuncture Society.
Dr Lucy Cox
Lucy is a GP with a special in interest in gynaecology. She works in NHS general practice as well as in community gynaecology and contraception clinics. She is a trainer for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health and teaches other health professional about the importance of sexual health medicine. She is the director of the Red Whale women’s health course, and writes the handbook and presents the course to UK primary care clinicians. She lives in Surrey with her family and a house rabbit.