Health September 10, 2018
A month to go until the RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference 2018

By Daniel Male - Accountable Care Journal

(Photo: Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, provided by RCGP)

In just over a month Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair of the Royal College of GPs, will address around 2,000 GPs and primary care professionals at this year’s RCGP Annual Primary Care Conference. The conference will take place between 4-6 of October at the SEC Glasgow.

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The conference will also include keynote speeches by Jeane Freeman MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport in Scotland; Lord Victor Adebowale, Chief Executive of Turning Point; and academic Dr Ben Goldacre, as well as a series of seminars, workshops and discussions.

Topics will include technology and the importance of lifestyle; the benefits of mindfulness in medicine; early cancer diagnosis; resolving interface issues; encouraging general practice as a career choice; exploring new models of care, and a session about whether Einstein would have made a good GP.

Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Vice Chair of RCGP and Chair of the Conference Management Group, said: “The RCGP’s Annual Primary Care Conference is a brilliant opportunity for GPs and wider practice teams from across the UK to come together and celebrate the best of general practice.

“Our profession is currently facing some of the toughest challenges in the history of the NHS, so events like this are crucial for sharing ideas, learning from each other, and refreshing knowledge bases – things we know have made a big difference for delegates and their practices in recent years."

Further panel discussions and sessions speakers include: 

  • Owen Jones, Guardian columnist and author
  • Stephen Dorrell, NHE Confederation Chair and former Health Secretary
  • Carey Lunan, RCGP Scotland Chair
  • Laura Serrant, Professor of Nursing
  • Dr Vish Ratnasuriya, Chair of Our Health Partnership
  • Professor Graham Watt, founder of the Deep End Project
  • Professor Jason Leitch, Clinical Director of Healthcare Quality and Strategy for the Scottish Government

The full programme can be found here.