RCP Linacre fellow and elected councillor
Dr Jo Szram is the RCP’s Linacre fellow, a role focused on the development and leadership of the RCP’s network of college tutors and associate college tutors.
She is responsible for linking their work to that of other regional roles, the RCP’s Trainees Committee and New Consultants Committee representatives, and advocates and champions college tutors’ work within the wider medical workforce.
Jo is a consultant respiratory physician specialising in occupational lung disease at the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, and deputy postgraduate dean for Health Education England South London. She has national roles with HEE as lead dean for the Flexible Portfolio Training Pilot and the Postgraduate Deans’ Leadership Leads group. She is chair of NACT UK, which represents and supports directors of medical education and other educational leaders across the four nations to promote excellence in quality of education for all healthcare learners. She sits on the Council of the Royal Society of Medicine’s Patient Safety Section and is an elected councillor at the RCP.
She has worked with the Joint Royal Colleges of Physicians Training Board (JRCPTB) quality team to critically assess and refine training, and to develop and deliver a trust-wide multiprofessional educational programme in quality improvement education for all staff.
Her work on the editorial board of the Future Healthcare Journal has provided the opportunity to influence the evolution of the publication as a way to empower all, particularly doctors in training, to demonstrate what they have learnt, and spread and share their knowledge widely.