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Deputy Medical Director, Director of Undergraduate Psychiatry, Sheffield Health and Social Care Foundation Trust Generation Q Fellow

Helen Crimlisk

Sheffield Health and Social Care NHS Foundation Trust

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Helen is a consultant Adult psychiatrist who trained in London at Guys Hospital Medical School, Institute of Neurology, Maudsley and Bethlem NHS Trust and now works in Sheffield.

She took over as Director of Undergraduate Psychiatry in 2014 and since then has used Quality Improvement methodologies, in particular Appreciatve Inquiry, Experience Based Co-design and PDSA to improve clinical placements and student experience with a view to promoting both the specialism of psychiatry and interest in mental health to medical students. She is particularly passionate about innovative teaching methodologies, the use of lived experience in learning and teaching, reflecive practice and the medical humanities.

She became Deputy Medical Director in 2016, whilst undertaking her Masters in Leadership and Quality Improvement at Ashridge Business College as a generation Q fellow and supports the Quality Improvement team and Service User Engagement and Experience Team. She also has an interest in Workforce Development and is completing project currently leading the project on Physician Associates and Advanced Clinical Practitioners and the Trust.

Q Exchange ideas

  • Development of peer led Narrative Masterclasses for students, codesigned and codelivered by staff and citizens of Sheffield

    We would like to scale up our Narrative Masterclass to benefit wider groups students, staff and citizens of Sheffield This is a coproduced, codesigned 5 week 2 1/2 day course using narrative enquiry to give meaning to people’s lives through restorying techniques, creative approaches and reframing methodologies. These groups have been evaluated as providing benefits to all participants, including medical students. We would like to trial other students and learners who are also staff members. (see: ). Specifically, we have 3 aims: (now edited to include 4 aims) 1 use coaching methodology to develop 5 new peer facilitators 2 offer 5 additional courses with a wider remit of staff and students from a wider range of health and social care professions 3 broaden the range of peer/citizen participants in the courses focussing particularly on more disenfranchised groups (mental health, learning disability, long term conditions) and those from more diverse backgrounds 4 consider testing a “virtual” course using Skype or FaceTime -which might be particularly helpful for people’s with health co diction’s which make it difficult to get out or who might find it difficult to make a session. During conventional working hours, Key words: story, narrative, recovery, creative, learning, coproduction, codesign, codelivery, participatory, staff wellbeing, burnout, compassion,coaching, quality improvement, service user engagement, diversity, reframing,

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