Career Stories - Dr Lewis Potter
Search

Dr Lewis Potter

Part-time GP trainee (ST2), Newcastle

Since medical school, I’ve been fascinated by the ability to use technology to enhance medical education. As a result, I founded an online medical education platform called Geeky Medics and continue to develop it. I’ve been awarded an NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur Fellowship, in recognition of my dedication to this project.

I was attracted to a career as a GP because of the diversity it offers, both in terms of the clinical presentations you deal with day to day and the variety of roles that GPs can work in within the NHS. I’m a generalist by nature and the thought of committing to a much narrower speciality didn’t appeal to me. The opportunity to build a career that is tailored to your special interests is really exciting and I hope to take on additional educational roles alongside my clinical work in the future.

When it came time to apply to specialty training, I knew my ideal option would be to train part time. After reading about less than full time GP training on the programme website, I decided to apply. On the application form I explained that I wanted to continue to pursue my educational project alongside GP training with the support of the NHS Clinical Entrepreneur Programme. As a result, I was successful in securing a less than full time post.

This has meant I can fulfil my entrepreneurial goals and still progress as a GP trainee. My weeks are typically really varied, including clinical work, audits, GP teaching, clinical skills video production and leading a team of contributors to produce free educational content for the website.

This incredible flexibility that the GP training programme supports, is one of the many reasons why I believe it is an excellent choice for anyone who wants to incorporate additional roles alongside their clinical training.

I realise that I’ve developed a lot as a clinician during my 2 years of GP training, thanks to excellent clinical placements, regular GP teaching and invaluable mentorship from my supervisor. As a result of my project, I’ve gained experience in building and leading a team, which I’m sure will be valuable assets in my future career. Because much of my work involves producing educational guides on topics such as communication skills, I feel that I’m constantly learning new things that I’m able to put into practice myself to improve patient care.

The incredible diversity that a career as a GP offers, both in terms of the job itself and the opportunity to pursue other interests, is why I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending general practice to anyone who is considering their specialty training options.

Further Career Stories...

Dr Abdul Zubairu, GP Principal and Trainer, Southport Merseyside Read more...
Dr Grace Vas, GP Principal and GP Trainer, Sheffield Read more...
Dr Tayyab Jamil Chaudhry, GP trainee, Yorkshire Read more...
Dr Andy Jennings, Post CCT Fellow research and teaching, Yorkshire Read more...
Dr Joshua Tognarelli, GP ST2 London Read more...
Dr Ben Burville, GP trainer and appraiser..., Northumberland Read more...
Dr Bhavagaya (Bea) Bakshi, Sessional & Out of Hours GP, London Read more...
Dr Lauren Wogan, GPST Leadership Fellow, Yorkshire & the Humber Read more...
Dr Chee Yeen Fung, GP ST3 Out of Programme Experience (OOPE) London, Clinical Education Fellow and Founder of the Dr Me Project Read more...
Dr Judith Neaves, GP, Associate in Rheumatology, GP Tutor, GP Appraiser, MRCGP examiner, Musculoskeletal Physician and Registered Osteopath, Cumbria Read more...
Dr Devina Maru, Foundation Year 2 trainee, RCGP Co-Chair of Student and Foundation Doctor Committee, Hertfordshire Read more...
Dr Lewis Potter,Part-time GP trainee (ST2), Newcastle Read more...
Dr Gemma Atwell, GP and Clinical Teaching Fellow Read more...
Dr Junaid Tipu, Sessional and out of hours, Midlands and London Read more...
Dr Michael Brookes, Armed forces and veterans health Read more...
Dr Amir Khan, GP with special interest in diabetes and GP trainer Read more...
Dr Katrina Butterworth, Overseas and medical education GP Read more...
Dr Karin Schachinger, Portfolio GP specialising in family planning, sexual health, dermatology and mental health Read more...
Dr Bernadeta Bridgwood, Academic and research GP Read more...
Dr Dayala, part time clinical lecturer and GP with special interest in palliative care Read more...
Dr-Chris-Campbell, GP Partner, Lead GP, Out of Hours GP and Educationalist Read more...
Dr Graeme Spencer, GP and founding chairman of Cheshire & Shropshire Immediate Care Group Read more...
Dr Hayley Jenkins, GP - gynaecology and women’s health Read more...
Dr Sahadev Swain, GP Partner and finance lead Read more...
Dr Vicki Collinson, GP Partner with special interests Read more...
Dr Simon Abrams, GP - lead special interest drug misuse Read more...
Dr Ahmed Al-Dahiri, GP Partner and trainer Read more...
Dr Rebecca Farrington, GP - asylum seeker mental health Read more...
Dr Ramara Collins, Foundation Year 2 Trainee, Manchester Read more...
 CONTACT US
  • Email gprecruitment@hee.nhs.uk if you would like to request contact from a GP who can help you understand more about the job.

 USEFUL LINKS