Interviewee: James Edwards
Dr James Edwards, who usually hosts the on the wards podcasts, discusses Clinical Handover on the wards.
James is a Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Chair of the NSW Prevocational Training Council and Chair of the Preinternship (PRINT) committee at the University of Sydney. He previously held the position of Director of Prevocational Education and Training at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for 6 years.
He was awarded the Geoff Marel award in 2013 for outstanding contribution to the education and training of junior doctors in New South Wales. This was followed by a nomination for the Australian Medical Educator of the year in 2013 at the National Prevocational Conference. James has also completed a Masters of Medical Education at the University of Sydney.
At Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, he is the Chair of the Medical handover committee and was a member of the Local Health Districts Handover Committee. James received a quality health award for his clinical lead in developing an electronic medical handover. He was the clinical lead in the hospitals recent National Standards and Accreditation survey for Standard 6: Clinical Handover. James has a strong interest in patient safety with membership on the hospital Patient Care Committee and participation on local and district Root Cause Analysis investigation.
He has also spoken at local and national education conferences on the topics of assessment, clinical handover and junior doctor burnout.
With Dr James Edwards, Senior Staff Specialist in Emergency Medicine at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, and Chair of the Clinical Handover Committee, New South Wales, Australia
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