Maggie Bartlett

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Chair of Education in General Practice


Maggie graduated from Sheffield University School of Medicine in 1985. She worked in hospitals in Sheffield and Rotherham and then joined the Chesterfield Vocational training Scheme for General Practice which she completed in 1989. Her early career was as a GP in Shropshire.

She is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Maggie worked at at Keele School of Medicine , becoming deputy Director of Education in General Practice in 2015. While at Keele, she taught on the MA (medical education) programme, teaching all modules of the Certificate in Medical Education and co-leading on two ( theories of learning and curriculum design) and leading a Diploma module on the theoretical perspectives of simulation based education. She co-authored a course on clinical reasoning for year 4 students and led the establishment of whole consultation simulations for final year students. She was the lead academic for a small rural campus in south Shropshire where students spent time on GP placements in local rural practices.

Maggie joined Dundee School of Medicine in October 2017 and continues to practice clinical medicine as a GP in Dundee.


Maggie’s publications have mostly arisen from the work that she has done in the field of education for undergraduate medical students, having been focused on quality and innovation in undergraduate teaching and learning in general practice.

She is currently particularly interested in Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships in which continuity of clinical and learning relationships is the organising principle. Her future research is likely to be focused on this.


Bartlett M. The Royal College of General Practitioners e-learning programme GPS_11_009 a and b Care of the Woman Who has had Unprotected Sex. RCGP e-learning programme 2009

Bartlett M, McKinley RKM, Wynne-Jones J and Hays RB. A rural undergraduate campus in England: virtue from opportunity and necessity. Remote and Rural Health, 2011:11; 1841 (online).

Gay SP, Bartlett M, McKinley RK. Teaching clinical reasoning to medical students. The Clinical Teacher, 2013:10; 308-312

Standards of Care for Womenwith Vulval Conditions’ published by the British Society for the Study of Vulval Diseases 2013 ( (member of the project working group).

Bartlett M, Gay S, McKinley RK. Keele School of Medicine: Teaching final year medical students in the community. The Network Towards Unity for Health Newsletter 2013

Bartlett M, Webb M and McKinley RK. The investment of a new medical school in its local primary care community. Education for Primary Care, 2015; 26: 89-94

Bartlett M, Gay SP, List PAD and McKinley RK. Teaching and learning clinical reasoning: tutors’ perceptions of change in their own clinical practice. Education for Primary Care, 2015; 26: 248-54

McKinley RK, Bartlett M, Coventry P, Gay SP, Gibson SH, Hays RB and Jones RG. The systematic development of a novel integrated spiral undergraduate course in general practice. Education for Primary Care, 2015; 26: 189-200

Bartlett M. Rapid Response reTowards a paradigm shift in cancer screening: informed citizens instead of greater participation’ BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 05 May 2015)

Worley P, Couper I, Strasser R, Graves L, Cummings B-A, Woodman R, Stagg P, Hirsh D on behalf of the CLIC Research Collaborative(Kenny Banh, Amanda Barnard, Maggie Bartlett, Kathleen Brooks, Gilles Brousseau, David Campbell, Narelle Campbell, Hoffie Conradie, Byron Crouse, Dawn DeWitt, Michael Douglas, Rejean Duplain, Jay Erickson, Deb Fearon, David Garne, Jennene Greenhill, Lori Hansen, Alex Harding, Bill Heddle, Wes Jackson, May-Lill Johansen, Deborah Jones, Scott Kitchener, Scott Knutson, Jill Konkin. Sarah Mahoney, Helen Malcolm, Lindsay Mazotti, Bridget O’Brien, Daryl Pedler, Bruce Peyser, William Pieratt, Denese Playford, Ann Poncelet, Leonard Reeves, Torsten Risor, Lambert Schuwirth, Barbara Sheline, Branko Sijnja, Ruth Stewart, Sarah Strasser, Robert Trowbridge, Richard Van Wylick, Lucie Walters, Henry Weil, Sarah Wood, Lea Yerby). A typology of longitudinal integrated clerkships. Medical Education 2016; 50(9): 922-932 DOI:10.1111/medu.13084

Bartlett M, Potts J, McKinley RK. Do quality indicators for general practice teaching practices predict good outcomes for students? Education for Primary Care. April 2016

Bartlett M, Hays R, Pritchard K, Lewis L, McKinley RK. Teaching undergraduate students in rural general practice: an evaluation of a new rural campus in England. Rural and Remote Health April 2016

Bartlett M and Gay SP. Chapter 8: Using Guidelines, Scores and Decision Aids. In: Cooper N and Frain J. The ABC of Clinical Reasoning. London: BMJ Books; 2016

Bartlett M, Crossley J, McKinley RK. Improving the quality of written feedback using written feedback. Education for Primary Care. August 2016

Bartlett M and Bartlett F. Cosmologies of selection: lessons from the faculty biscuit tin. Medical Education, 2016;50(12):1233-1236

Bartlett M, Basten R and McKinley RK. The Green Shoots of Recovery: a realist evaluation of a team to support change in general practice. BMJ Open 2017;7:

Bartlett M, Kinston R, Gay SP, McKinley RK. Taking on the doctor role in whole task simulation. The Clinical Teacher. 2017; DOI:10.1111/tct.12678

Lefroy J, Roberts N, Molyneux A, Bartlett M, Gay SP, McKinley RK. Utility of an app to improve feedback following workplace-based assessment. The International Journal of Medical Education.2017;8:207-216

Bartlett M, Rees E, McKinley RK. 'From 'knowledge leech' to 'part of the team': students' learning in rural communities of practice. Education for Primary Care. 2017.

Smithson S, Bartlett M, Blanchard D, Webb M. e-letter BJGP "Time to revive the GP-focused clinical examination"

What’s in a name? A discussion about what medical students and junior doctors call their seniors and why it matters. Lefroy J, Bartlett M, Gay SP, Hawarden A. Keele School of Medicine. Med Ed Publish Sept 2017.

An innovative fifteen-week long assistantship in general practice: a description and evaluation- McKinley RK, Bartlett M, Gay S, Gibson S and Coventry P. Keele School of Medicine. Accepted by Education for Primary Care, September 2017.