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Dr Melvyn Jones
3B 40
Research Dept of Primary Care & Population Health
Royal Free Campus, Rowland Hill St
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  • Senior Clinical Lecturer
  • Primary Care & Population Health
  • Institute of Epidemiology & Health
  • Faculty of Pop Health Sciences

Melvyn Jones is a Clinical Associate Professor in General Practice in the Dept of  Primary Care& Population Sciences at UCL. He is a General Practitioner working in London & Hertfordshire. He is an honorary NHS Consultant with NHS England(Midlands & East). 

He trained at the Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine and completed his GP training in London and Oxford. He worked in Australia (RMO in a rural NSW hospital on the RCGP/RACGP exchange programme) before returning to the UK to complete his GP trainee year. He worked in the Bart's professorial practice in Hackney before joining the Bart's Academic Dept of General Practice (subsequently Bart's and London, Queen Mary University of London) on the Inner City Lecturer scheme. During this time he worked at a practice in Bow, gained his Masters (MSc) from King's in 1997, and worked on developing local primary care, leading on a scheme to introduce GP out of hour cooperatives across east London. He moved to the Royal Free HSM (subsequently UCL Medical School) in 1997 as lecturer, helping to launch the first iBSc in primary care. He was a Visiting Fellow to the Dept of Family Medicine, University of British Columbia (UBC) in Vancouver in 1999-2000.  He undertook his MD with Prof Gene Feder at Bart's completing this in 2008. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer (and an Honorary NHS Consultant) in 2005, Assoc Clinical Professor in 2018 and currently leads the UCL MB BS year 4 community based teaching programme. He has maintained active clinical practice until recently as a GP partner in SE Hertfordshire, and was a full GP trainer (East of England Deanery) from 2011-2019. He is now a portfolio GP.   He was Head of Primary Care Teaching at St George's University of London until  April 2022. 

Research Summary

Melvyn Jones has published in the fields of medical education, cardiovascular observational research and health services research. His current research interests are exploring chest pain among people with diabetes and developing educational research activities. He has been the generalist GP on the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) COPD 2010 update,  NICE COPD quality standards group, advisor to NICE NHS GP quality and outcome framework (QOF) on peripheral vascular disease, panel member for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Research paper of the year award and was a member of the NIHR  Health Technology Assessment (HTA) Programme primary care and disease prevention panel. He is a co-director of the London Best Evidence in Medical Education (BEME) international collaboration (BICC). http://beme.org.uk/

Teaching Summary

Melvyn Jones has several roles in the undergraduate educational field. He is the lead for the Year 4 MB BS Module 4A (Cardiology, Respiratory & Acute Medicine). His main role is Year 4 UCL lead for community based teaching, with 380 students placed in 3 courses including medicine in the community component of the general medicine firm, primary care involvement in the clinical introduction and orientation to medicine (IOM) course and Care of the older person courses (which is now in year 5), all based in local general practices. His role is overseeing these programmes. He is also actively involved in the firm management through the steering groups (MMG).  He led on the revision of these courses for the UCL 2012 MB BS curriculum review. 

He has been voted a "Top teacher" by students and received a UCL Excellence in Medical Education award in 2015.   (tinyurl.com/nhuqgjm)

He has also been involved in the UCL integrated BSc in primary health care for over 15 years, leading it for the first 7 years. This course was the first internationally, recruits students from across the UK and has produced over 140 graduates, who are now GPs and hospital doctors (including MB PhD transfers, and doctoral students). The course has been evaluated, and a several publications about the course have been published.  He has  led on a BEME systematic review on the role of intercalated BScs in medical education, which was published in 2013.     

In the postgraduate field he was a GP trainer in his practice and is working with the academic GP trainees attached to UCL.  

01-OCT-2019 Reader and Head of Primary Care Teaching Institute of Medical & Biomedical Education St George's University of London, United Kingdom
2018 Clinical Associate Professor in General Practice Research Dept of Primary Care & Population Health UCL, United Kingdom
2008 – 2009 British Heart Foundation Research Fellow Dept of General Practice and Primary Care Barts & London Medical School, Queen Mary Uni. of London, United Kingdom
2005 Honorary Consultant NHS England (Midland & Hertfordshire), United Kingdom
2005 – 2018 Senior Lecturer in General Practice Research Dept. Primary Care & Population Health UCL, United Kingdom
1999 – 2000 Visiting Fellow Dept of Family Practice University of British Columbia, Canada
1998 – 2019 GP principal   Warden Lodge Surgery Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
1997 – 2005 Lecturer in General Practice Dept of Primary Care & Population Sciences Royal Free Hospital School of Medicine (subsequently UCL), United Kingdom
1994 – 1997 Inner City Lecturer Dept of General Practice and Primary Care Barts Medical School, United Kingdom
Academic Background
2016   Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners Royal College of General Practioners
2008   Doctor of Medicine Queen Mary College, University of London
1999   Master of Science (by research) United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St.. Thomas's Hospitals
1999   Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy
1992   Diploma Family Planning Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
1992   Member of the Royal College of General Practioners Royal College of General Practioners
1992   Diploma of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
1987   Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Royal Free University College Medical School
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