Population Health

Year 5

Students:              1 student per tutor for a 4 week period - 4 days a week


2019-20                Block 5: Mon 3rd Feb - Fri 28th Feb 2020

                             Block 6: Mon 2nd Mar - Fri 28th Mar 2020

                             Block 7: Mon 30th Mar - Fri 24th Apr 2020

                             Block 8: Mon 27th Apr - Fri 22 May 2020

Payment:              £2752 per student*

(*2019-20 rate subject to confirmation by HEE.)


About Population Health

This is a clinical attachment in GP, with additional Population Health learning objectives 'to focus on the role of the doctor in meeting individuals and local populations' needs by working as a member of the healthcare team'.

The Intended Learning objectives (ILOs) of the 4 week block include:

  • Applying clinical decision-making skills, to formulate a holistic personalised management plan for the individual in partnership with the patient and carers (demonstrating shared decision making).
  • Evaluate a patient’s progress with members of the multiprofessional team, demonstrating appropriate team working skills, through written and/or oral communication.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the healthcare needs for the population group(s) encountered in the placement; this includes knowledge of the applicable public health policies; implementation of appropriate preventative care and a working knowledge of key social and health challenges around resource allocation for this group(s).


Your role in delivering the Population Health module

Students should have a minimum of 8 clinical sessions. 2 sessions per week are assigned to personal study and remote learning. Online webinars occur on a Wednesday PM in the 2nd and 3rd week. (*TBC)

Students should have at least 6 consultations in which they lead on consultations seeing 3-4 patients per session. They should focus on shared decision making, whilst formulating management plans in preparation for F1 such as arrange appropriate investigations and drafting referral letters. They should review pathology results and patient related documentation such as discharge summaries and clinic letters.

2 flexible clinical sessions can be used to specifically address the ILOs of the block:

Students should consider the types of populations served by your practice and their health needs. They should also broadly consider the social determinants of health, strategies that are used in practice, the locality and more broadly to address these needs. Students could review patient records to summarise their health needs and investigate services available to your practice population. How do third sector services support our patients? Consider charities, and the role of food banks and other voluntary organisations.

Students could spend time reviewing the health care needs of patients with chronic disease e.g diabetes. Accessing specialist services within the practice or locality e.g GPwSI services, community services e.g Heart Failure nurses, Outreach services, community paediatrics, OOH or any specific groups who require more support e.g patients with cancer, or palliative care needs and hospices, those with mental health issues, addictions, learning disabilities, asylum seekers and refugees.

Students could also attend MDT meetings, NHS locality meetings or (CCG or LHB) when considering resource allocation, and services run by CCGs in the community. They could also attend patient and carers' groups, experience ‘new models of care’ including intermediate care, respite care, home visiting services and social services, with supervision. and many more options.

This will be dependent on the services available to each practice.

Students will complete 3 short reflective pieces (100-200 words each) based on the learning objectives which you will mark. You will also provide feedback on attendance and engagement during the block.


We hope you find this information useful. For additional help and advice please contact:

Grace Turya
CBME Years 3 - 5 Administrator
+44 (0)161 275 1855

or the CBME lecturer responsible for your CCG: http://sites.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/cbme/aboutus/lecturersbyccg/ .