Many Imperial GPST trainees have been recognised and awarded for their high performance and innovation:


Dr Duncan Hockey

Dr Duncan (Chad) Hockey - London-wide GP trainee of the year

After winning the leadership category of the excellence awards, Dr Duncan (Chad) Hockley then went on and to win the overall "GP trainee of the year" award in 2014. The judges were impressed by Dr Hockey’s on-going leadership work and delivery of sustainable changes which have helped to significantly improve education for GP trainees and services for patients in London as well as promote and develop primary care.

This is a great achievement for Chad and the Imperial GPST scheme.

Dr Duncan Hockey commented on his achievement: “To be honest I don’t think I could have done this on any other scheme – the opportunities I’ve had have been amazing."

Dr Morag Lenman, Dr Kat Holt and Dr Chiara Haynes

Dr Morag Lenman, Dr Kat Holt and Dr Chiara Haynes - Top priz

In 2014, three trainees were involved in an exciting paediatrics with integrated care placement based at St Mary’s hospital. In addition to a two-month clinical placement, this post provided involvement in many projects with a view to improving the connections between primary and secondary care services which will be invaluable to our future careers as GPs.

A selection of these projects was presented at the London School of General Practice Annual Trainee conference and provided an opportunity to share work. Three trainees in the imperial scheme Dr Chiara Haynes, Dr Kat Holt and Dr Morag Lenman were awarded first prize in the category ‘Research and Audit’ for their presentation “Connecting Care for Children’s Health". An extended version was also presented at the St Mary’s hospital paediatric grand round which generated a lot of interest from paediatric colleagues and received overwhelmingly positive feedback.

This post also provides trainees with opportunities to expand upon their skills in project management and the development of ideas from initial concept through to publication.

With the support of supervisors Dr Mando Watson and Dr Bob Klaber, the trio received their first publication in the British Journal of General Practice, ‘Paediatric consultant-GP hotline audit’ which audited a hotline service for GPs to phone in with paediatric queries. Some of their work, which considered the issues of Accident and Emergency use and GP opening hours was also presented at an unscheduled care meeting with local heads of commissioning. This was a unique opportunity to broaden understanding of commissioning and collaborative team working.

Such has been the success of this post that the paediatric department at St Mary’s Hospital has planned to introduce integrated care projects into the rota for all their trainees, paediatric and GP alike, to continue this work.


Das P, Naylor C, Majeed A, 2016, Bringing together physical and mental health within primary care: a new frontier for integrated careJ R Soc Med, Vol: 109, Pages: 364-366

Majeed A, 2016, Clinical skills training in UK GP training schemesBr J Gen Pract, Vol: 66, ISSN: 0960-1643

Hirani N, Karafillakis EN, Majeed A, 2016, Why children do not attend their appointments: is there a need for an interface between general practitioners and hospitals allowing for the exchange of patients' contact details?JRSM Open, Vol: 7

Baird B, Anna Charles, A,  Honeyman M,  Maguire D, Das P, 2016, Understanding pressures in general practiceKing’s Fund report, Published in May 2016.

McKay AJ, Parekh R, Majeed A, 2016, Implications of the imposition of the junior doctor contract in EnglandJOURNAL OF THE ROYAL SOCIETY OF MEDICINE, Vol: 109, Pages: 128-130, ISSN: 0141-0768

Parekh R ,2016, Trying to be the perfect doctor, InnovAiT, 0(0), 1.

Naylor C, Das P,  Ross S, Honeyman M, Thompson J, Gilburt H, 2016, Bringing together physical and mental health, King's Fund publication.

Atkins K, Jan Van Hoek A, Watson C, Baguelin M, Choga L, Patel A, Raj T, Jit M, Griffiths U ,2016, Seasonal influenza vaccination delivery through community pharmacists in England: evaluation of the London pilotBMJ Open 1 February 2016 vol. 6 no. 2.

Chavda J, Patel A, 2016, Bibliometrics, social media, altmetrics, and the BJGP, Br J Gen Pract66(642), e59-e61.

Stanyon M,  Khan S.A, 2015, Requiem for the grand roundRCPJournal Clin Med February 1, 2015 vol. 15 no. 1 10-11.

David R, 2015,  Viewpoint: An innovative training post in medical writing, BJGP February  1, 2015

 Parekh R, 2014, Clozapine induced tubulointerstitial nephritis in a patient with paranoid schizophreniaBMJ Case Rep. 2014 May 20;2014.

Kothari S, 2014, Specialists in out-of-hospital settings –King’s Fund report, Published 22 October 2014.

Lenman M, 2014, Diagnosis and management of psoriatic arthropathy in primary careBJGP, Published 1 August 2014.

Parekh R, 2013, Brucellosis disguised as infective endocarditis in the returning travellerJRSM Short Rep. 2013 Feb; 4(2): 12.

Haynes C, Lenman M, Holt K, 2013,  Paediatric consultant GP-hotline auditBMJ Qual Improv Report 2013;2.

Hockey D, 2013, Understanding the service use patterns of emergency department frequent attenders: could paediatric outreach be a solution? Arch Dis Child-2013-304495v1.

Hockey D, 2013, Making our health and care systems fit for an ageing population.King's Fund.

Haynes C,  Holt K, 2013, Written medical discharge communication from an acute stroke service: a project to improve content through development of a structured stroke-specific template ,  Br J Gen Pract. 2013 Jul; 63(612): 348.  

Parekh R, 2012, A woman with neck pain and shortness of breathBMJ 2012;345:e6553.

Parekh R, 2012, Obstructive sleep apnoea: quantifying its association with obesity and snoringPrim Care Respir J.2012 Dec;21(4):361-2.


Dr Ravi Parekh (2015): Junior doctor pay changes will damage general practice: the trainee view

Dr Preety Das (2015): Improving mental health outcomes for young people: the perspective of a GP trainee

Dr Duncan (Chad) Hockey (2013): Why aren’t care homes higher on the agenda in the health debate?

Dr Duncan (Chad) Hockey (2013): An alternative guide to the urgent and emergency care system in England


Dr Anika Patel (2013): Poster PresentationJul 2013- An Evaluation of Short Stay Breast Cancer  Surgery, June , British Association of Day Surgery Annual Scientific Meeting 2013-Impact of influenza vaccination by community pharmacists upon uptake of influenza vaccination, London Deanery GP trainee conference.