Jane Tilley

Consultant in anaesthetics and Intensive care with a special interest in medical education

Jane is Director of Medical Education and Leadership Tutor for the Trust, leading an enthusiastic Medical Education Team which provides a multi-professional faculty to support training throughout the hospital.

The simulation centre is a fully equipped and highly regarded department providing training at various levels with 1 full time and 2 part time dedicated clinical fellows, all of which have managed to provide output which has been presented both nationally and internationally. She supervises a medical education F2 doctor and a higher fellow in Leadership who supports our popular leadership programme where we have access to the Yellow Belt course and free access to the internationally renowned Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Open School enabling our doctors to study for certificates in Leadership and Quality Improvement.

Our trainees have successfully completed substantial leadership projects leading to real improvements in quality, efficiency and patient care often in collaboration with other allied health professionals. Our leadership fellow this year has worked hard on our GMC survey results to make real improvements leading to our Trust making the most substantial gains in the survey results for all trusts in HEKSS.

The Education centre runs several courses where we welcome faculty from our senior and junior medical staff and all our fellows are encouraged to pursue educational and research interests of their own where possible. We encourage our fellows in Education to take up Post Graduate qualifications and have financially assisted several fellows to study for PGCert. in Medical Education. The fellowships that we offer can be tailored to suit individual interests and we have recently appointed an honorary fellowship to a medical management graduate from Colombo University to study UK Health Management systems.

Jane and the Education Centre staff are fully trained to give advice regarding opportunities in medical research and our hospital is consistently cited as providing the highest volume of research output in the UK for a medium-sized District General Hospital. We have very close links with the University of Surrey who have just opened a Physician Associate course along with their Vetinary School. They are now poised to open a new medical school within the next few years. Many of the consultants at the Royal Surrey regularly teach at the University.