Willows Health Academy

Leading in our field

We are proud to provide world-class undergraduate medical education to medical students from the University of Leicester, postgraduate Physician Associate students from DeMontfort University, and GP Specialty Trainees.

Many of these clinical tutors work both within primary and secondary care and tend to lead on the tutorials for our students. Our outstanding students will be offered the opportunity to publish research through case reports and case series through the DMU-Willows Centre for Primary Care Research.

Our passion for high-quality education has been recognised through awards one for the ‘best undergraduate teaching practice’ and ‘Excellence in Clinical Tutorship’.


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Award winning tutors

Professor Fahad Rizvi GP Director
Dr Tariq Kapasi GP Director
Dr Vinay Gupta GP Director

Academy projects & audits

Under our guidance, our students have been involved in many exciting and innovative projects. Some of these have led to publication opportunities, with a focus on quality improvement and high quality patient care.

Examples include:

  • management of patients with cardiac issues
  • patients on hormone replacement therapy (HRT)
  • patient satisfaction
  • patients on various forms of contraception
  • patients diagnosed with osteoporosis
  • looking at outcomes from our acute respiratory infection hubs (mobilised December 2022 – March 2023)
  • appropriate antenatal counselling
  • patients diagnosed with gestational diabetes
  • patients with history of alcohol misuse
  • patients with a range of mental health issues

Paired with local providers

Provide training to current students in healthcare practice. We provide training, teaching and education for medical students from the University of Leicester, Physician Associates and Pharmacy Students from De Monfort University, and international medical students who are seeking placement and exposure to Primary Care in the United Kingdom.

Willows Academy partners include:

  • University of Leicester
  • Demontfort University
  • Health Education East Midlands
  • Nottingham Trent University
  • LLR training Hub

International Students

With courses ranging from 1 week or 3 months, Willows Health is able to cater to a wide variety of interests in careers both clinical and medical. We can suit your needs and what you want to achieve.

Clinical Time and Tutorials
Self-catering Accommodation
Teaching and Working in the UK and the UKMLA
Opportunity to Explore Parts of the UK