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Dr Fiona Crosbie

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GP Year Lead and Clinical Tutor

I have lived in the North East since coming to Newcastle University in 1989. My first degree was BSc (Hons) Medicinal Chemistry. I then studied Medicine and completed my MBBS in 1998. I qualified as a GP in 2002.

As a GP Year Lead and Clinical Tutor, my role includes teaching medical students, being the clinical lead for a year group, and liaising with the regional GPs who teach on our clinical placements. I am also the lead for Communication Skills teaching for the medical students on campus.  I am delighted to be working at my local University.

I want to encourage and inspire the next generation of doctors, just as my tutors did when I was a medical student.

Teaching and supervision

I started my GP career working in Durham city centre and the surrounding villages. Since 2007, I have worked as a GP in South Tyneside. I have been lucky to work in great practices which train foundation doctors and GP Specialist Trainees and teach medical students at all stages of their undergraduate course.

My part-time role at the University enables me to continue working as a GP in the local area, so I can remain up to date and still enjoy working with patients and their families.

From 2015 to 2018, I was an active member of Gateshead and South Tyneside Local Medical Committee: LMCs have a national statutory function to represent GPs' interests. I progressed to become Vice Chair and then Chair of my LMC, a position which gave me increased knowledge of medical politics and the structure and function of the wider NHS.

Last updated 28 February 2024