Andrew Mee

  • Webinar recorded on Wed 21st September, 2016
  • 1 hours 13 mins

Reflective practice has been used by healthcare professionals for many years, to help improve performance and patient outcomes. Within healthcare, reflection has been defined as ‘a process of reviewing an experience of practice in order to describe, analyse, evaluate, and so inform learning about practice’ (Reid, 1993). Continual critical thinking and reflection can close the gap between theory and practice, improve quality of care and stimulate personal and professional development. With this latter point in mind, The RCVS has recently sought feedback on an initiative to incorporate reflective practice into the CPD cycle. This webinar will briefly summarise the previous evidence relating to the use of reflective practice, describe what reflective practice is, and then will look at several popular models of reflection, before examining how reflective practice aids learning and development.

Andy graduated from the University of Liverpool in 1990 with an Honours degree in Veterinary Science and first worked as a House Surgeon at the University of Liverpool Small Animal Hospital. He then moved to Manchester University to carry out his PhD on the role of canine distemper virus (CDV) in canine bone disorders, and then began a MRC research fellowship investigating the molecular biology of the vitamin D receptor. He then obtained a Wellcome Trust Veterinary Research Fellowship to work on the role of CDV in human Paget’s disease of bone, before becoming a Lecturer in Medicine at the University, a post he held for 8 years. More recently Andy has worked in the NHS, as a Research Manager at Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust and at Manchester Mental Health and Social Care NHS Trust (MMHSCT). Whilst working at MMHSCT, he studied on the Global Accelerated MBA programme at Manchester Business School, gaining his MBA in December 2013. Andy now works as a Senior Lecturer in Healthcare Management at the Alliance Manchester Business School, where his primary role is as a tutor on the Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Programme. This is one of several national leadership programmes run on behalf of the NHS Leadership Academy; reflective practice plays a key role in all of the leadership programmes run by the Business School.

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