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Rachel Spencer

Career Progression Fellow, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences



Currently in receipt of an NIHR clinical progression fellowship award Rachel is working part-time towards a PhD in Primary Care patient safety. Rachel works as a salaried GP in Coventry 50% and is therefore best contacted by email. Formerly an academic clinical fellow on the Nottingham GP training scheme she is now a member of staff at the university. Her PhD focuses on discharge summary communication from hospitals to primary care from a primary care perspective.

Expertise Summary

Research interests include: patient safety, medications safety, diagnostic error

Clinical interests in: sexual health, women's health, child health

Teaching Summary

No current teaching role but previously involved with clinical teaching for medical students and small group seminars for the CPD theme.

Research Summary

PhD investigating GPs compliance with discharge summary instructions from secondary care.

Recent Publications

Past Research

Development of prescribing indicators for GPs

Systematic literature review of tools for patient safety in general practice

Development of the NIHR patient safety toolkit for general practice

School of Medicine

University of Nottingham
Medical School
Nottingham, NG7 2UH

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