Mrs Pamela Ward
Profiles

Mrs Pamela Ward

Honorary University Fellow

Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Role

Honorary University Fellow, Academic Tutor, Occasional lecturer

Qualifications

Undergraduate Qualification  

BDS.(Manchester) 1970. Honours in Medicine and Surgery.  Distinctions in Pathology and Bacteriology. 

Postgraduate Qualifications

FFGDP(UK)RCS ENG 2015

MFGDP(UK) 1996.  

Membership of the Institute of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (ILTHE) (now Fellowship of Higher Education Academy (HEA)) 2003 (achieved through Portfolio route)

Certificate in Dental Practice Appraisal (Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, Royal College of Surgeons) 2006.

Professional membership

GDC Registration No. 44575 (registered 1970)  

BDA Membership. No 44575 

Fellow of Faculty of General Dental Practitioners, Royal College of Surgeons (Faculty Membership No.109337)

Roles on external bodies

• Specialist Dental Adviser for Care Quality Commission • Member of the Fellowship Development Group at the Royal College of Surgeons. • Member of the South-West Local Dental Network • Examiner for national (MJDF) dental qualification • Examiner for international (ORE) dental qualification. The following posts were held prior to joining Peninsula Dental School • Vocational Training (now Foundation Training) Adviser, Leicester and Leicestershire, 2000-2008 - South Yorkshire and East Midlands Postgraduate Dental Deanery • Appointed by Appointments Commission to Dental Vocational Training Authority • Adviser De Montfort University Foundation Degree in Dental Technology • Member of Leicester LDC • Member of Broxtowe and Hucknall PCT Dental Learning Network • Member of lead PCT Oral Health Strategic Planning Group, in particular, involved in Single Assessment Process Working Group • Member of the Branch Council of East Midlands BDA. • Board member of Nottingham Emergency Dental Service • Worked with PCTs in setting up Nottingham Dental Emergency Service for non-registered patients. • Member of Nottingham LDC. Special interests: media liaison, emergency dental treatment. Involved in setting up of Dental Access Centre. • Member of Broxtowe and Hucknall PCT Oral Health Advisory Group

Teaching interests

I am passionately interested and committed to the application of groupwork theory and skills to the learning of dental students, in particular through their application in Enquiry-Based Learning. In clinical practice I have trail-blazed developments in the areas of interdisciplinary working and developing the 'skill-mix' within the dental team, managing change and team development (see publications,presentations and wider activities set out in sections below) and these add to my teaching interests.

Staff serving as external examiners

• Examiner for national (MJDF) dental qualification • Examiner for international (ORE) dental qualification.

Grants & contracts

My practice was selected by the Dental Modernisation Agency as a Field Site, the aim of which was to change the ‘skill-mix’ within the practice (2002-2005).

‘Dentistry’ in Littlechild, B. and Smith, R. (eds) Inter-professional and Inter-agency Practice in the Human Services: learning to work together, London: Pearson (2013).  

‘Quality Measures’ in Letters to the Editor. British Dental Journal, 211, pp345-346 (2011). 

‘” It’s not what you do, it’s the way that you do it.” Groupwork and the Dental Career Journey’.  Groupwork 18 (2), pp.81-100 (2009). 

‘The changing skill-mix – experiences on the introduction of the dental therapist into general dental practice’. British Dental Journal, 200, pp193-197 (2006). 

 ‘Dentist on the Desk’ and ‘Christmas Emergency Cover’, both published in Dental Practice

Reports & invited lectures

• ‘Putting Human Interaction Centre Stage: Groupwork and the Dental Career Journey’. Paper presented to annual conference of Association of Medical Humanities, ‘Humanities at the Cutting Edge’ (2010). • Formal lecture to new dental school, Penang, Malaysia (2009). • Researched and wrote ‘Trainers Manual’ for Vocational Training Trainers (2003) which was disseminated to the postgraduate Deaneries. • During my association with the Modernisation Agency (2003-2005) contributed to dissemination events and presented to a national conference on developments in the work of the DCPs in the changing profile of the practice.

Other academic activities

• Specialist Dental Adviser for Care Quality Commission • Member of the Fellowship Development Group at the Royal College of Surgeons. • Extensive experience as primary care clinician and practice owner. Recent invitation to become a partner in a 10 dentist practice which holds the BDA Good Practice Award. Invitation issued because of “the high esteem in which I am held by both patients and fellow professionals”. • Member of the South-West Local Dental Network • Ran NHS Modernisation Agency Field Site in the first wave of Dental Pilots developing exemplar for inter-professional working/‘skill-mix’ among dental practitioners and PCDs. • Commitment to teamwork recognised and commended in assessment for Investors in People award to practice. Refereed journal articles and book chapter on the topic. • Vocational Training Advisor for 6 years for Leicestershire. • Examiner for national (MJDF) dental qualification • Examiner for international (ORE) dental qualification. • Competency Assessor/Foundation Training Equivalence, South Yorkshire and East Midlands Post Graduate Dental Deanery. Member of Postgraduate Education Committee. • Experience in developing modes of assessment, competences and clinical governance. Holds FGDP and Dip in Dental Practice Assessment • Experienced facilitator of EBL/self-directed learning • Fellow of Higher Education Academy (FHEA) • Fellow of Faculty General Dental Practice, Royal College of Surgeons (FFGDP(UK)RCSEng.)

Additional information

• Member of GDC panel/working group to indentify learning outcomes with training for dental technology (2010) • COPDEND Leadership Skills for Dental Educators, 6 day course (2005-2006). • Mentoring Skills 5 day course, South Yorkshire – East Midlands Regional Postgraduate Dental Education Office (2005) • Negotiating Skills, Centre for Postgraduate and Continuing Medical Education, University of Nottingham (2005). • Researched and wrote ‘Trainers Manual’ for Vocational Training Trainers (2003) which was disseminated to the postgraduate Deaneries. • During my association with the Modernisation Agency (2003-2005) contributed to dissemination events and presented to a national conference on developments in the work of the DCPs in the changing profile of the practice. • My practice was selected by the Dental Modernisation Agency as a Field Site, the aim of which was to change the ‘skill-mix’ within the practice (2002-2005).