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Devin studied post-graduate medicine at St George's University, having obtained a first-class degree in psychology with physiology at Oxford. She is passionate about being a GP, not least because her interests span all aspects of medicine, from paediatrics and elderly care, to medical education and improving efficiency, access and standards of care.
Devin has tutored students at both Oxford and St George's universities and worked as a Clinical Teaching Fellow at Kingston Hospital where she co-piloted an innovative simulation scheme for final-year medical students. Astonished by the statistic that some 10% of inpatients come to medically-caused harm, and backed-up by her own observations, she became involved in many quality improvement projects such as developing a standardised clerking proforma and new hospital-at-night scheme. She worked with CLAHRC (Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care) to improve inpatient care of diabetic foot disease and helped to establish a new Ambulatory Care Department which avoided 136 admissions in its first month.
These projects have inspired Devin to understand more about how she can make a lasting impact on standards of care across the system. With the drive towards community-based care and clinically-led commissioning, she strongly believes that GPs are in a position to lead in addressing the challenges of unprecedented demand and diminishing resources. Devin hopes her year as a National Medical Director’s Clinical Fellow with the CQC will allow her to better understand the systems that sustain and regulate healthcare in England, and the economics and policies that underpin them, in order to play a meaningful role in challenging the barriers to change and improving access to and quality of care for all.
her interests span all aspects of medicine, from paediatrics and elderly care, to medical education and improving efficiency, access and standards of care.