Welcome to the University of Cambridge GP Education Group (GPEG)
We are a centre of excellence in the scholarship and delivery of healthcare education.
Many of our team are embedded as primary care practitioners and this brings a unique perspective and understanding that informs our approach.
We work with practitioners, educationalists, policymakers, system leaders and commissioners in the fields of primary health care and health professions education.
Dr Richard Darnton is the Director of the GP Education Group (GPEG). You can read more about his work here and some of his achievements are featured here.
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GPEG is part of the Primary Care Unit, based within the University of Cambridge Department of Public Health and Primary Care.
Find out more about GPEG
We welcome enquiries from individuals or organisations who would like to:
partner with us;
consult GPEG for advice and insights;
undertake scholarly inquiry or innovation supervised by Dr Darnton;
become a seminar facilitator;
host medical students at their GP practice.
We provide excellent clinical education at scale right across the East of England.
We transform practice in the UK and beyond through innovation and evaluation.
Our innovation stories
We generate insights that guide strategy and policy at an institutional and national level.
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We offer supervision with world leading primary care researchers and research-active GPs
GP placements are a critical component of medical education at Cambridge, say new GPEG members
Dr Zoe Needham and Dr Nirshanthan Nagarajah are both practising GPs and medical educators. They joined the GP Education Group…
GP perspectives on supervising medical students remotely vary across GP teaching practices in the east of England
Dr Richard Darnton discusses his latest research, published in Medical Teacher, January 2023. UK medical students spend much of their…
Shortage of premises space in primary care threatens GP capacity to teach medical students
GPs say shortage of space in their premises threatens their ability to teach medical students. Medical student placements in general…
Dr Richard Darnton awarded Principal Fellow status at the Higher Education Academy
Dr Richard Darnton, Director of GP Education at the University of Cambridge, has been awarded Principal Fellow status at the…
Disruptive Innovation: Medical Education since COVID-19
The General Practice Education Group (GPEG) annual conference, called Disruptive Innovation: Medical Education since COVID-19, brought 200 GP tutors together…