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School of Clinical Medicine 5 year plan

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School of Clinical Medicine 5 year plan

    School of Clinical Medicine: 5 year plan

    1. Introduction

    The School‟s aims remain unchanged from the last plan:

    1.1 To educate individuals who:

    ; Are honest, caring, knowledgeable and competent and equipped to

    maintain good medical practice

    ; Show respect for their patients at all times

    ; Are knowledgeable about the scientific basis of medicine, including its

    most recent developments

    ; Have excellent communication skills for use in the health care of diverse

    populations

    ; Understand the importance of physical, psychological and social aspects

    of patient care

    ; Possess a sound appreciation of ethical, legal and community issues ; Are able to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams ; Possess the capacity for inquiry and are prepared to continue learning,

    teaching, evaluation and research throughout their careers and to prepare

    them fully for their roles as doctors.

    1.2 To conduct internationally excellent peer reviewed basic, clinical and translational research relating to a diverse range of medical conditions and treatments, with strategic focus in the following areas:

    ; Cancer Research

    ; Cardio-Respiratory Medicine

    ; Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism

    ; Epidemiology, Public Health and Primary Care

    ; Genetics and Genetic Medicine

    ; Haematological and Transplantation Medicine

    ; Infection and Immunity

    ; Neurosciences and Mental Health

    ; Stem Cells and Regenerative Medicine

    1.3 To underpin research with excellence in supporting disciplines and technologies such as:

    ; Structural Biology applied to Medicine

    ; Cell Biology

    ; Medical Imaging

    ; Bioinformatics

    1.4 To develop the careers of basic and clinical scientists in the above areas, through initiatives such as:

    ; The flagship MB/PhD Programme

    ; Skills training for PhD students

    ; Skills training for Postdoctoral Research Associates

    ; Provision of protected research time for junior clinical academics

    ; Support of fellowship applications, with appropriate mechanisms for

    assimilation into established University posts.

    1.5 To underpin the academic work of the School with excellence in

    administration and support services.

    2. Objectives for 2011-2015

These are attached, in the format requested by the PRAO.

3. Specific Issues from Planning Guidance

    The Planning guidance requires the School to comment specifically on Carbon Issues, International Engagement and Community Engagement.

3.1 Carbon Issues

    Carbon reduction is a complex area within the Clinical School, particularly in the case of embedded accommodation, and in the case of steam (which is provided by the Trust across the majority of the campus). Definitive guidance on how carbon reduction metrics will be handled on the campus would be welcomed by the School. We note that embedded accommodation is currently excluded from University incentivisation schemes at the current time, due to the complexity of the issues involved.

    Pending further clarification of these issues, the School has nominated the School Finance Manager, Robin Uttin, to lead on these issues.

    The School has not at the current time identified any areas where carbon reductions may be achieved with relatively little investment, although the School has achieved its targets under the Electricity Incentivisation Scheme through the use of management practices (e.g. constant vigilance in relation to the turning off of lights/personal computers/equipment).

    A major area requiring investigation is the scope to reduce emissions from biomedical facilities through the construction of a purpose built energy-efficient core facilities centre, as opposed to the refurbishment of existing sub-optimal buildings.

3.2 International Engagement

    The School has a number of important international links, including the flagship NIH programme whereby students from NIH undertake PhDs at Cambridge or Oxford. This programme now includes an MB/PhD stream targeted at students who wish to intercalate a Cambridge PhD into their North American basic clinical training. A student exchange with Yale also exists.

    Our main NHS partner, Cambridge University Hospitals, operates an international engagement programme, Addenbrooke's Abroad, in which many University clinical

    academic staff are actively engaged. This includes a link with the new medical school in Gaborone, Botswana. Academic staff from the School have visited the medical school and have advised on curriculum development.

    The School has a small but growing presence in the field of international health. We expect to see more concerted developments in this area over the planning period.

3.3 Community Engagement

    For the School of Clinical Medicine, community engagement means largely ensuring that we are fully engaged with the local health economy, and that benefits arising from the existence in the region of a world-leading medical school are available to patients in the region in a variety of healthcare settings, including not only tertiary referral hospitals, but also district general hospitals and primary and community care. In this context, the work of CUHP, and particularly the Health Innovation and Education Cluster, are of paramount importance. In particular, through these mechanisms, the School wishes to increase its offering in the area of multi-professional postgraduate education, including postgraduate Certificates, Diplomas and MSts. These present both an opportunity for community engagement and a further vehicle for ensuring that the work of the School achieves real impact on the care of patients.

4. Annual Report

A copy of the Head of School‟s Annual Report to the Faculty is attached.

5. Risk Register

An updated risk register is attached.

University of Cambridge

    Planning Round 2010

    Objectives and plans for the planning period

School/Institution Clinical Medicine

Objective

    To continue to foster excellent working relationships with the NHS both locally through Cambridge University Health Partners, regionally through the HIEC and the Clinical Academic Reserve, and nationally. Such relationships underpin our ability to teach and research (since it is through the NHS that we access patients and their data, as well as clinical facilities). The NHS is also a major funder of the School.

    Actions to be taken to achieve the objective

    2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

    Financial Continue to manage Continue to manage Continue to manage Continue to manage

    decrease in real-terms decrease in real-decrease in real-terms decrease in real-terms

    value of ACAR funding terms value of ACAR value of ACAR funding value of ACAR funding

    funding

    Staff Seek permission to fill Seek permission to Seek permission to fill Seek permission to fill

    ACAR funded fill ACAR funded ACAR funded ACAR funded vacancies

    vacancies as these vacancies as these vacancies as these as these arise.

    arise. arise. arise.

    Estate Contribute ?500k to Engage with

    clinical skills unit in the business planning for

    Deakin Centre. Engage new NHS learning

    with design and build centre on the

    process. campus.

    Other Promote CUHP as a Promote CUHP as a Promote CUHP as a Promote CUHP as a

    forum for top-level forum for top-level forum for top-level forum for top-level

    strategic engagement strategic engagement strategic engagement strategic engagement

    between the University between the between the University between the University

    and the NHS. University and the and the NHS. and the NHS.

    NHS.

     Engage with emerging Engage with Engage with emerging Engage with emerging

    GP consortia. emerging GP GP consortia. GP consortia.

    consortia.

    What are the criteria by which you will Achievement will be evidenced by the continued access to NHS patients and teachers by our know if you have achieved the objective? students; by the continued funding of clinical academic posts by the NHS; and by the continued

    configuration of NHS services in ways which are amenable to research.

University of Cambridge

    Planning Round 2010

    Objectives and plans for the planning period

School/Institution Clinical Medicine

Objective

    To continue to develop our undergraduate medical education programme, both increasing numbers and continuing to enhance the quality of provision.

    Actions to be taken to achieve the objective

    2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

    Financial Undertake modelling of Seek resources to Seek resources to Seek resources to

    resource requirements support additional support additional support additional

    for increase in standard increase of 15 in the increase of 15 in the increase of 15 in the size

    course clinical numbers size of the clinical size of the clinical of the clinical cohort.

    beyond 145. cohort. cohort.

    Undertake (with SBS)

    modelling of resource

    implications (for SCM

    and SBS) for increase

    of the Cambridge

    Graduate Course.

    Staff Resources likely to See 2012/13 See 2012/13

    include additional

    part-time

    appointments for

    NHS clinicians

    making major

    contributions to

    course organisation

    (e.g. Associate

    Deans) phased over

    the three years

Estate Contribute ?500k to

    clinical skills unit in the

    Deakin Centre. Engage

    with design and build

    process.

    Continue process of

    refurbishment of the

    Clinical School

    Building.

    Other Bring forward proposals Continue to review Continue to review Continue to review

    to formalise Student Student Fitness for Student Fitness for Student Fitness for

    Progress Committee, in Practice procedures, Practice procedures, in Practice procedures, in

    order to ensure best in line with GMC line with GMC line with GMC

    practice in the support requirements and requirements and requirements and

    of students who are recommendations. recommendations. recommendations.

    experiencing difficulties.

     Admit 145 standard Admit 160 standard Admit 175 standard Admit 190 standard

    clinical students. Seek clinical students, clinical students, clinical students, subject

    permission to further subject to subject to permission. to permission.

    increase clinical permission.

    numbers. Admit 40 CGC

    students

    What are the criteria by which you will A key indicator will be the ability to admit to the clinical school the majority of suitably qualified

    know if you have achieved the objective? graduates of the pre-clinical course who puts Cambridge as their first choice; and the ability to fill all

    available places with students who have chosen Cambridge as their first choice.

    Continued recognition of the Cambridge medical degree by the GMC, and favourable reports from

    quality assurance inspections.

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on the CUHP campus.

    The LC is likely to

    provide the

    accommodation which

    would be required to

    support any major

    expansion in the

    School‟s programme of

    professional education.

    Other Review the scope and Together with the Together with the Together with the CUHP organisation of the CUHP HIEC and CUHP HIEC and ICE, HIEC and ICE, bring School‟s postgraduate ICE, bring forward bring forward proposals forward proposals for portfolio, including MD, proposals for for expansion in expansion in MChir, MPhil, MSt. expansion in professional education professional education

    professional programmes. programmes. Together with the education CUHP HIEC and ICE, programmes. bring forward proposals

    for expansion in

    professional education

    programmes.

     Admit an additional

    10 FT and 10 PT

    students to the MPhil

    in Clinical Science.

    What are the criteria by which you will The key indicator here is the number of students registered on the School‟s postgraduate

    know if you have achieved the objective? programmes. In the absence of clarity from the NHS about future arrangements for postgraduate

    education, it is not possible to set clear targets, since there is no indication of the likely number (if

    any) of student places that will be commissioned from Universities.

University of Cambridge

    Planning Round 2010

    Objectives and plans for the planning period

School/Institution Clinical Medicine

Objective

    To maintain levels of research funding through the planning period.

Actions to be taken to achieve the objective

    2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15

    Financial ?84.5m ?87.1m ?86.6m ?87.4m

    Staff

    Estate

    Other

What are the criteria by which you will Financial Accounts.

    know if you have achieved the objective?

University of Cambridge

    Planning Round 2010

    Objectives and plans for the planning period

School/Institution Clinical Medicine

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