Gwilym is currently working as part of the Cardiovascular Team within the Primary Care Unit working on a new programme of research investigating screening to detect undiagnosed atrial fibrillation.
His foundation training was at the West Suffolk Hospital in Bury St Edmunds. He is now undertaking clinical placements as a GP trainee within the West Suffolk GP Training Scheme, to date having worked at two GP practices in Suffolk and Norfolk. He has been involved in clinical quality improvement including working on implementing a new hospital electronic patient record and introducing systems to improve palliation in critical care.
Gwilym graduated in Medicine from the University of Cambridge in 2014. During his undergraduate training he undertook Student Selected Components in the Primary Care Unit within the Cardiovascular Group (stroke patients’ rehabilitation experiences), Palliative and End of Life Care Group, and the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research (informal carers’ patient experiences and health-related quality of life). His experiences encouraged him to apply for an academic clinical fellowship which he commenced as a GPST3 in 2018.
Cardiovascular health, palliative and end of life care and atrial fibrillation.
He has undertaken teaching of medical and physician associate students in hospital and GP placements. During his Academic Clinical Fellowship Gwilym will be helping to promote GP and primary care research to medical students at the University of Cambridge.
Thomas GP, Saunders CL, Roland MO, Paddison CA. Informal carers’ health-related quality of life and patient experience in primary care: evidence from 195,364 carers in England responding to a national survey. BMC Family Practice. 2015 May 15;16(1):62. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12875–015-0277–y
(RCGP Research Paper of the Year 2015 – Winner, health services delivery and public health category)
University of Cambridge careers profile: https://www.cam.ac.uk/news/graduate-get-a-job-make-a-difference-7
Gwilym’s Clinical Academic Training is funded by Health Education England.