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Dr Melvyn Jones
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 . 

He trained in london 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 joined the Bart's Academic Dept of General Practice (subsequently Bart's and London, Queen Mary University of London) on the Inner City Lecturer scheme. He moved to the Royal Free HSM (subsequently UCL Medical School) in the 90s as lecturer, helping to launch the first iBSc in primary care. He was a Visiting Fellow to University of British Columbia (UBC).  He undertook his MD completing this in the mid 2000s. He was promoted to Senior Lecturer in the mid 2000s, &more recently Assoc Clinical Professor. He has maintained active clinical practice until recently as a GP partner in Hertfordshire, and was a full GP trainer (East of England Deanery). He was Head of Primary Care Teaching at St George's University of London until  recently. 

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 theundergraduate educational field. He was the lead for the Year 4 MB BS Module 4A (Cardiology, Respiratory & Acute Medicine). His main role was Year 4 UCL lead for communitybased teaching, with 380 students placed in 3 courses including medicine in thecommunity component of the general medicine firm, primary care involvement inthe clinical introduction and orientation to medicine (IOM) course and Care ofthe older person courses (which is now in year 5), all based in local generalpractices. His role is overseeing these programmes. He is also actively involvedin the firm management through the steering groups (MMG).  He led on therevision of these courses for the UCL 2012 MB BS curriculum review. 

Hehas been voted a "Top teacher" by students and received a UCLExcellence in Medical Education award.  

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

Inthe postgraduate field he was a GP trainer in his practice and is workingwith the academic GP trainees attached to UCL.  

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   Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy Higher Education Academy
1999   Master of Science (by research) United Medical and Dental Schools of Guy's and St.. Thomas's Hospitals
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
1992   Diploma Family Planning Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists
1987   Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Royal Free University College Medical School
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