Dr Ben Jackson

Senior Clinical University Teacher


Ben JacksonAddress:
Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care
Samuel Fox House
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road
S5 7AU

Tel: 0114 222 22082
Fax: 0114 222 2199
Email: ben.jackson@sheffield.ac.uk

University Roles (Part-time)

  • Senior Clinical Teacher in Primary Care
  • Academic Lead for PG Dip in Physician Associate Studies
  • Lecturer, Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education

Clinical Roles

  • GP Principal, Conisbrough Group Practice (from 2002) CGP Website
  • GP Clinical and Educational Supervisor, Conisbrough Group Practice (from 2004)

Other Professional Roles

  • Chair, South Yorkshire Primary Care Workforce Group, HEYH
  • RCGP National Council Member (Elected -2015-18)
  • Vice Chair, RCGP Sheffield Faculty
  • Professional Coach, Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber HEYH Coaching

Additional Qualifications

  • PG Cert in Leadership and Management (RCGP/Univ of Exeter) - 2011
  • PG Cert in Palliative Care: Irish College of GP – 2001
  • Diploma Obstetrics and Gynaecology: RACOG - 2000


After graduating from Medical School (London) in 1993 I took up an academic medical rotation in Manchester achieving MRCP in 1996 and then, after choosing a career in General Practice, MRCGP in 1998. Subsequently, after several years working abroad in New Zealand and Ireland I returned to England in 2001 to found Conisbrough Group Practice with a vacant list of 1600 patients, in an ex-mining community in South Yorkshire. Our project was to grow and develop a teaching, training and research practice that delivered excellent clinical care to the community; we have been actively engaged in all these areas for several years and now provide care for over 10,000 patients.

I started teaching Sheffield UG medical students in the practice in 2002, became a postgraduate General Practice trainer in 2004 (a role I continue and cherish), and have supervised Nurses and Pharmacists in developing extending roles within primary care. I was Training Programme Director for Doncaster GP training programme for 4 years before becoming Associate Postgraduate Dean for GP in the Yorkshire and Humber Postgraduate Deanery. In 2010 I was appointed Deputy Director of the School of Primary Care in Yorkshire and the Humber and moved from there to my current role at the university.


  • Clinical - Respiratory Medicine, Neurology, Mental Health and Care of the Elderly.
  • Academic - Professional Development, Health Inequities, Workforce Development and Structure.


  • Oversight of primary care input into UG curriculum
  • Phase 1 – lecture - Introduction to General Practice (early years primary care)
  • Phase 3 – lecture - Practical Prescribing – safe prescribing of drugs
  • Phase 3a and 3b – ad-hoc small group workshops in General Practice
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education: portfolio assessment; teaching and learning in the workplace; giving feedback

Research and Evaluation

  • 2015 - Project team – Benefits of providing work experience in General Practice to potential applicants to medical school (with Leeds and Hull-York Medical Schools)
  • 2015-16 Masters thesis – Facilitating and barrier factors to the introduction of Physician Associates into the primary care workforce in South Yorkshire.
  • 2015 - ‘Deep End’ Yorkshire group; investigating the causes, effects and mitigating factors of health inequities across the region.


  • Facilitating and barrier factors to the introduction of Physician Associates into the primary care workforce in South Yorkshire – NHS innovation/UoS - £6000

Conference presentations

  • Quality Management of Workplace Based Assessment as part of the trainer re-approval process – a new resource. UKCEA National Conference, St Andrews 2010
  • Quality Management of Out of Hours training – challenges and solutions.
  • UKCEA Spring conference , London. 2013
  • Developing leadership skills in postgraduate trainees. UKCEA Spring conference, Warwick. 2014

Journal articles


  • Bansal A, Jackson BE, Paterson D & Buchanan J (2016) Exploring the value of patient-centred care and diversity issues at the start of training helps IMG’s apply these concepts in clinical settings.. Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Conference.
  • Nicholls G & Jackson BE (2016) Promoting a career in general practice: the work experience programme.. Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Conference.
  • Walton E, Jackson BE, Paterson D & Ratcliffe T (2016) Yorkshire and Humber GPs at the Deep End: Primary care tackling health inequity.. Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Conference.
  • Jackson BE (2016) Stakeholder opinion on the incorporation of physician associates into the primary care workforce. Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Conference.