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


Fowler, Iolanthe; Jackson, Ben A general practice taster programme for foundation doctors, BMJ careers. 23rd March 2015;

Bansal, Aarti; Buchanan, Jo; Jackson, Ben; Patterson D, Tomson M. Helping international medical graduates adapt to the UK general practice context: a values-based course for developing patient-centred skills. Educ Prim Care. 2015;26:105–8.

Sandars J; Jackson B; Self-authorship theory and medical education: AMEE Guide No. 98. Med Teach. 2015;37(6):521-32. doi: 10.3109/0142159X.2015.1013928. Epub 2015 Feb 20.

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

Poster Presentations

Fowler, I and Jackson, B; Evaluation of impact of taster programme in gp training practices for foundation doctors - RCGP Annual Conference Harrogate 2013

Jackson, B and Rughani, A; Teaching Leadership: Theory into Practice in Yorkshire and the Humber – RCGP annual conference, Liverpool 2014

Jackson, B; Marshall, M; Haughton, P; Sandars, J; Physician Associates: part of the solution or an unhelpful distraction. – RCGP Annual Conference 2015.