Northumbria Primary Care are very excited to announce that Ponteland Medical Group GP Dr Lily Lamb has been awarded an NIHR Doctoral Fellowship. Dr Lamb will receive funding to complete a PHD in the field of medical education and workforce, beginning in April this year.

The NIHR Fellowship Programme supports individuals on their trajectory to becoming future leaders in health and social care NIHR research. Their four fellowships have been designed to support individuals in becoming leading researchers. The Department of Health set up The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) to improve the health and wealth of the nation through research.

Dr Lamb has showed a continued commitment to improving the field of medical education research, taking a specific interest in role modelling in primary care medical education and in securing the future GP workforce. We look forward to seeing the result of the further research this fellowship enables her to undertake.

“The application process for NIHR Doctoral Fellowships is challenging and highly competitive. It’s a real honour to be recognised by the NIHR and to receive this funding. I’m incredibly excited to begin my research and feel very grateful to my supervisory team at Newcastle University that I am in this position. Medical education and the GP workforce are subject areas that I’ve long been interested in and I look forward to contributing to the body of research on such an incredibly important topic for patients and the wider NHS”

Dr Lily Lamb

We’re over the moon for Dr Lamb to have received an NIHR Doctoral Fellowship. This prestigious role recognises Lily’s longstanding commitment to improving the body of research in medical education and allows employers the opportunity to better understand how we provide attractive opportunities for this vital future workforce. Lily will undertake this new role alongside her clinical role at Ponteland Medical Group and continues to be the embodiment of NPC’s values. Her passion for improving primary care, staff and patient experience is second to none and we’re confident that this fellowship will be a fruitful endeavour for not just our patients and colleagues, but those up and down the country.”

David Hedgcock, Northumbria Primary Care Managing Director

Northumbria Primary Care understands the important of participating in research at the primary care level. By contributing to the national body of research, we are adding to the discovery and development of new treatments for patients, as well as improving the skills and knowledge of our teams.

Congratulations Dr Lamb!

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