Dr Ben Jackson


Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine and Population Health

Senior Clinical University Teacher

Director of Primary Care Teaching

Ben Jackson
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Dr Ben Jackson
Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine and Population Health
Sam Fox House
Northern General Hospital
Herries Road
S5 7AU

For enquiries please contact - ClinMed-Operational@sheffield.ac.uk

Dr Ben Jackson is a part-time academic GP. He founded Conisbrough Group Practice in Doncaster over 20 years ago and is still a GP partner and trainer there. As an academic at Sheffield Medical School, he works to present general practice as a positive and challenging discipline for students.  

His academic interests include clinical supervision, health inequities, virtual learning and the development of new clinical roles in General Practice. 

He is a co-editor of the Medical School Council Virtual Primary Care platform.

He was a founder member of the Deep End General Practice Yorkshire and the Humber, network and co-leads the Deep End GP Health Equity academic stream at the medical school. Nationally he is a member of the RCGP Health Inequalities Steering Group. 

Research interests
  • Medical Education
  • Longitudinal Integrated Clinical Placements
  • Health Inequities
  • Primary Care workforce development


  • 2015 - present: Establishment of Primary Care Workforce hub within the regional NHS integrated care system.
  • Masters research, 2015 - 17: Facilitating and barrier factors to the introduction of Physician Associated into the primary care workforce.
  • 2015 - present: Deep End Yorkshire and the Humber: founder member of the movement to help address health inequities where possible through Workforce, Education and training, Advocacy and Research
  • 2018: Project team, NHS England Scoping Report into Advanced Clinical Practice in General Practice.
  • 2021 - present: Principal investigator for FAIRSTEPS: Framework to Address Inequities in pRimary care using STakEholder PerspectiveS

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. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Nicholls G & Jackson BE (2016) Promoting a career in general practice: the work experience programme.. Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jackson BE (2016) Stakeholder opinion on the incorporation of physician associates into the primary care workforce. Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Conference. RIS download Bibtex download
  • 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. RIS download Bibtex download

Working papers

  • Jackson BE, Fisher D & Hawthorne K (2018) An RCGP position statement on the wider clinical team in general practice. RIS download Bibtex download


  • Jackson BE Unpacking the P's : Physician Associates and the General Practice Workforce. Royal College of General Practitioners Annual Conference, Harrogate. RIS download Bibtex download
  • Jackson BE Barriers and Facilitators to the incorporation of Physician Associates to the General Practice Workforce. Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) annual scientific conference, 2016, Belfast. RIS download Bibtex download
  • 2015, NHS innovation/UoS £6000
  • Stakeholder contribution to the UoS development of a Postgraduate Certificate in Physician Associate curriculum
  • 2016, Educational project grant, two projects - £110,000
  • Development of General Practitioner input into hospital Longitudinal Integrated Placements
  • Development of undergraduate clinical placements in practices in deprived areas
Teaching interests

Our mission at the medical school has been to work with students to present General Practice as the engaging and demanding discipline, and to help them to develop the holistic approach that underpins our practice in the community.

We seek to expand the contribution and influence of this generalist approach where we can within the curriculum, and explore where we can through robust evaluation of our interventions.

More recently we have extended this work beyond undergraduate medical students through the establishment of a master’s programme for Physician Associates based on these principles.

Teaching activities

Leading the delivery and development of medical student community undergraduate placements outside NHS trusts.

Professional activities and memberships

Clinical roles

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

Other professional roles

  • RCGP Ambassador to South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw ICS
  • Chair, South Yorkshire & Bassetlaw Primary Care Workforce Group, HEYH
  • Professional Coach, Health Education Yorkshire and the Humber