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Sara McKelvie

MA (Oxon), MBBS, MRCGP, DGM, DFSRH, DRCOG, MSc Gerontology

GP & Researcher, Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust; Doctor of Medicine Student

I am a GP and researcher at the Emergency Multidisciplinary Units (EMU) within Oxford Health NHS Foundation Trust, with funding from NIHR CLAHRC Oxford. These are community based day units that use a holistic approach to assess and individually tailor healthcare for older adults with urgent medical problems without needing an overnight stay in an acute hospital bed.

I am currently the chief investigator for a qualitative study exploring the intellectual processes involved in clinical decision making in this ambulatory care setting. My supervisors are Dr Daniel Lasserson (Birmingham), Dr Joanne Reeve (Hull & York) and Dr Margaret Glogowska (Oxford). This study aims to understand the training needs of staff working in ambulatory care as it is critically important for patient safety that clinicians are properly trained for this complex work.

Prior to work with the CLAHRC, I completed a Leadership and Education Fellowship at the Oxford School of General Practice after finishing vocational GP training scheme in 2015. I work clinically as a GP associate in Oxfordshire, with an interest in geriatric medicine.