Policy Adviser at the Medical Schools Council

Clare is a Policy Adviser at the Medical Schools Council. Prior to starting at the MSC in 2013 Clare worked as an Education Policy Manager at the General Medical Council where she led on the development of the joint GMC and MSC guidance on supporting students with mental health conditions. During her time at the GMC Clare worked on numerous policy projects including the review of Tomorrow’s Doctors 2009 and the review of the routes to GP and specialist registration.

The MSC is the representative body for UK medical schools and Clare focuses on the education aspect of medical schools’ work. Her particular focus is on selection and widening participation and she led the Selecting for Excellence for project which concluded with a final report which was launched in December 2015. Clare also does extensive work on student fitness to practice and student support and has recently been involved in the review of the joint GMC and MSC guidance Medical Students: professional values and fitness to practice.

Clare also provides policy support to the Pharmacy Schools Council, Veterinary Schools Council and the Dental Schools Council.