Dr Ashley Reece
Paediatrician and Medical educator in London, United Kingdom
General Paediatrics. I am a Consultant Paediatrician and Medical Educator, working at West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust, based at Watford General Hospital, Hertfordshire, UK. I am a General Paediatrician, proudly working in the NHS. Effective communication is an essential skill for a paediatrician and I aim to help parents of the children I look after understand their child's condition and make informed decisions about their care.
Medical education. I have long held a passion for Medical Education. I have developed my skills in teaching by attending, teaching and running education courses covering educational theory, core teaching skills and other aspects of education and training including workplace based assessments, educational supervision and on the job teaching and learning. I have developed skills in both formative and summative assessments at undergraduate and postgraduate level. In 2009 I was awarded an Excellence in Medical Education award from UCL. I am an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at University College London, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and Fellow of the Academy of Medical Educators. In 2017 I completed a Masters in Medical Education from the University of Bedfordshire, graduating with Distinction.
Royal College Roles. I am a Fellow of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) and an Examiner for their postgraduate examinations. Between 2012 and 2016 I was the inaugural Chair of the START Assessment (Speciality Trainee Assessment of Readiness for Tenure [as a Consultant]), the Royal College's assessment of paediatric doctors towards the end of their specialist Paediatric training. In July 2016 I was appointed the Officer for Assessment overseeing workplace based assessment, e-portfolio, START and the Paediatric curriculum. Between 2007 and 2015 I facilitated on the RCPCH's national Paediatric Educators' Programme, an education course for UK Paediatricians, co-running between 2010 and 2015. Since October 2015 I have been the Undergraduate Tutor for the Medical Students from University College London at Watford General Hospital .
Book. In 2014 a book I co-edited with my colleague at Watford was published. Clinical Cases in Paediatrics is a unique training handbook for managing common presentations to Paediatric outpatients. Each chapter starts with a GP referral letter.