Highly Commended in the Health Service Journal Value Awards, 2019

Winners, Health Stream Sanctuary Award, City of Sanctuary, 2014

Winners, Adult Learners’ Week National Outstanding Learner Provider in the Healthcare Sector Award 2008

Winners, Greater Manchester Strategic Healthcare Awards 2005 – for Innovation and Excellence in Teaching and Learning.

Workshops And Presentations

Smalldridge A, Sykes M and Morowa H; An innovative adaptation of Problem Based Learning (PBL) teaching to improve the clinical reasoning skills of a group of International Medical Graduates (IMGs); 2013; MedEd Published: March, 2013.

Smalldridge A, Cross D, Sykes M (2012). Tips for helping International Medical Students’ communication skills. Workshop given at University of Manchester Community-Based Medical Education Undergraduate Teaching Conference; Bolton, UK.

Sykes M, Cross D, Smalldridge A (2012). Tackling language related communication issues in supporting International Medical Graduates. Workshop given at the Association of Medical Education in Europe Conference 2012; Lyon, France.

Cross D, Smalldridge, A (2012). Identifying IMG’s language and communication learning needs using a combined linguistic and clinical approach. Oral presentation given at the European Association for Communication in Healthcare Conference 2012; St Andrews, Scotland.

Cross D, Keaney M (2012). Safe and Effective Clinical Communication (SECC) – A skills training course for International Medical Graduates (IMGs). Workshop given at the Communication and Medical Ethics Conference 2012; Trondheim, Norway.

Cross D, Smalldridge A, Sykes M, Keaney M (2012). Safe Communication Skills for International Doctors. Poster presented at Patient Safety Congress 2012; Birmingham, UK.

Fisher JP, Sykes M. (2009) Helping international medical graduates adapt to the NHS. Workshop given at the Association for the Study of Medical Education (ASME) Annual Scientific Meeting; Edinburgh, UK

Fisher JP, Sykes M, Rayner C (2008). Fit to practice in a diverse society? – teaching cultural competence and diversity awareness. Workshop given at Manchester Medical Education Conference 2008. Manchester, UK.

Anderson K, Fisher JP, Sykes M (2006). International medical graduates and home grown medical students learning together. Poster at Association of Medical Education in Europe Conference 2006; Genoa: Italy.

Sykes M, Fisher JP and Hampson A (2005). Helping overseas doctors adapt to work in the healthcare system. Workshop given at the Association of Medical Education in Europe Conference 2005; Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Keaney M, Sykes M, Fisher JP (2005). Refugee Health Professionals – part of the solution. Poster at the International Health and Medical Education Centre/Lancet Lecture; London, UK.


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