I joined the Department of Primary Care and Public Health in 2012 and moved to the role of Education Manager 18 months later. We are a large Primary Care Education Dept of around 30 staff, trainee's and student shapers who work in 3 organised Educational Communities of Practice (eCoP's). These are supportive groups where we can discuss our work and enlist help and support from our colleagues during regular meetings. These meetings have included journal clubs, education and research tutorials, wellbeing activities and trips to exhibitions to name a few!
Our Dept priorities are centred around the student experience and that has led us to create some really innovative teaching opportunities which include Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LIC's), use of humanities in medical education, digital learning, coaching and integrating a socially accountable approach to all of our courses.
If you are working in any of the above areas and wanted to share your experiences then I would love to hear from you!