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posted on 13.05.2022, 02:10 by Belinda O'Sullivan, Helen HicksonHelen Hickson, Rebecca Kippen, Donna Cohen, Phil Cohen, Glen Wallace
Clinical education/training is increasingly being expanded to community general practice settings (primary care clinics led by doctors). This plays an important role in developing a skilled “primary-care ready” workforce. However, there is limited information to guide the implementation of high-quality learning environments suitable for the range of general practices and clinical learners they oversee. We aimed to develop a consensus-based framework to address this. A co-design participatory action research method involved working with stakeholders to agree a project plan, collect and interpret data and endorse a final framework. As a starting point, an initial draft framework was adapted from an existing framework, the Best Practice Clinical Learning Environment (BPCLE) Framework. We gathered feedback about this from a national GP Supervisor Liaison Officer Network (SLON) (experienced GP clinical supervisors) during a 90-minute face-to-face focus group. They rated their agreement with the relevance of objectives and elements, advising on clear terminology and rationale for including/excluding various components. The resulting framework was refined and re-tested with the SLON and wider GP educational stakeholders until a final graphically designed version was endorsed. The resulting “GP Clinical Learning Environment” (GPCLE) Framework is applicable for planning and benchmarking best practice learning environments in general practice.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

18

Issue

4

Start Page

1

End Page

14

Number of Pages

14

eISSN

1660-4601

ISSN

1661-7827

Publisher

MDPI

Publisher License

CC BY

Additional Rights

CC BY 4.0

Language

en

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

Yes

Acceptance Date

02/02/2021

External Author Affiliations

Monash University; University of Queensland; MEERQAT Pty Ltd., Vic.; General Practice Supervisors Australia

Era Eligible

Yes

Medium

Electronic

Journal

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health

Article Number

1482