Programme and workshops
We have an exciting and informative day planned for delegates.
08:30 - Registration
09:00 - 10:20 - Opening Plenary (The England Suite)
The future of general practice: more of the same? Dr Robert Varnam
There has probably never been as much talk of change in general practice as now. Why? Is general practice broken? Dr Varnam believes we are on a journey of discovering ways to liberate the more of the true potential of primary care. Here, he'll illustrate some of the ways in which practices across England are innovating not to break the traditional model of general practice but to unleash it.
General Practice as the solution: Looking forward, celebrating success and inspiring others. Professor Helen Stokes - Lampard
10:20 - 11:20 - Workshop Session 1
11:20 - 11:55 - Break with refreshments and time to explore the exhibition and view the posters.
11:55 - 12:55 - Workshop Session 2
12:55 - 13:45 - Lunch. Delegate voting for the best poster closes at the end.
13:45 - 14:40 - Prize Presentations (The England Suite)
Join us for the winners presentations of our abstract competition and the winner of our poster competition chosen by you, with prizes presented by Dr Fiona Wright, from the London Journal of Primary Care.
14:40 - 15:40 - Workshop Session 3
15:40 - 16:00 - Break & Refreshments
16:00 - 17:00 Trailblazers' Panel Discussion (The England Suite)
This is your opportunity to take part in an interactive panel discussion with GP trainees and early career GPs who have managed to successfully shape their careers to incorporate their talents with clinical work. Our combined panel will comprise of GPs and trainees whose roles range from being senior fellow to the CEO of NHS England to president of the Vasco de Gama Movement. You will gain insight into the challenges these GPs have faced to get to where they are so early in their careers and have an opportunity to ask questions directly to the panel. Leave feeling inspired of all the opportunities awaiting you.
17:00 - 18:00 - Networking Reception (The Corinthian Roof Terrace)
Programme for the workshops
|Your Chance, Your Ideas, Your College||✔|
|How to Thrive and Survive at Work||✔|
|Yoga at Your Desk||✔|
|How to Make Your Passion Your Work||✔||✔|
|From Conception to Reality||✔||✔||✔|
|Social media: An Innovator’s Guide||✔|
|Coding for GPs||✔|
|Medical Education - How to get in and stand out||✔||✔|
|What are New Care Models?||✔|
|Pathways to Develop Your Special Interest||✔|
|10 things to Kickstart Your GP Career||✔||✔||✔|
|Financial Survival Guide||✔||✔||✔|
|What can we learn from our patients?||✔|
|I’m a GP Parent (Or will be soon)!||✔|
|Unlocking Social prescribing||✔|
|Building a Healthy New Town||✔|
Building a Healthy New Town – John Craig, Baljeet Shah and Dr Fiona Wright
Members of the team from Barking Riverside discuss the rewards and challenges of building a health-focused town from scratch, with the guidance of residents.
Coding for GPs – Maxwell Flitton
Across the globe young children are now learning to code and many doctors are joining this movement so they can create their own programmes to tackle healthcare problems. Here is your chance to get involved and learn the basics of coding.
Financial survival guide – Dr Benjamin Holdsworth and Michelle Trivett
Advice from a leading financial planner specialising in medical professionals, with updates on NHS pensions, financial protection, tax relief, locum income and investment strategy.
From Conception to Reality – Dr Abeyna Jones, Dr Tom Micklewright, Dr Vikesh Sharma, Dr Chris Smith, Dr Shubs Upadhyay and Dr Claire Marie Thomas
Via a speed-dating format you will be able to discuss face-to-face with multiple entrepreneurs the journey of bringing their healthcare innovations into reality. This year we are fortunate to be joined by:
- Dr Tom Micklewright who is a GP trainee and clinical entrepreneurship fellow. He will be discussing his journey to creating Head Salad, a fun and engaging mental wellbeing and resilience project for children and adolescents.
- Dr Abeyna Jones who is the CEO and Chief Medical Officer of Medic Footprints. She will be discussing her journey to setting up this online platform that focuses on Alternative Careers and Wellbeing for Doctors.
- Dr Shubs Upadhyay who is the founder of myGPevents. Shubs along with Dr Chris Smith will be talking about his experience in setting up myGPevents and sharing insights on how GP trainees can get involved in coding and digital health. Chris has developed and evaluated a digital health intervention in Cambodia as well as built a primary care information website.
- Dr Claire Marie Thomas who will be sharing her experiences on setting up international projects, drawing on her personal experience of forming SKIP and her involvement in USHAPE in Uganda.
- Dr Vikesh Sharma who will be giving more insight on setting up a social enterprise. Dr Sharma leads the Local Care Network community engagement project aiming, through collaborative working, to improve and overcome health inequalities for the Portuguese-speaking population in Lambeth.
How to Make Your Passion Your Work – Dr Rupy Aujla and Dr Juliet McGrattan
Avoid that ‘Monday morning feeling’ by making your passion your work. It’s possible to have a career in General Practice and still further your interests outside of your clinical work. Come and hear how these two GPs have done just that by combining their interests in health and medicine to create exciting, fulfilling careers. Benefit from learning how they overcame challenges and hear their top tips for diversifying your own portfolio.
How to Thrive and Survive at Work – Dr Clare Gerada
Run by Clare Gerada from the NHS Practitioner Health Programme, this workshop will look at what we can individually do to maintain our well-being throughout our career as doctors and explore the benefits of using reflective group work.
I’m a GP Parent (Or will be soon)! - Dr Stephanie deGiorgio, Dr Clare Gerada, Dr Claudia Pastides and Wesleyan
This workshop will showcase how to forge a fulfilling career and family life. Hear how others have done it and be inspired to do it your own way. This session will cover practicalities such as parental leave, financial support and less-than-full-time options.
Medical Education – How to get in and stand out - Dr Anju Verma
With increasing numbers of doctors looking to combine an interest in medical education with clinical training, learn how to increase your involvement and experience in medical education through formal and informal opportunities.
Pathways to develop your special interest -
Dr Yassir Javaid, Mat Lawson and Dr Anjaly Mirchandani There’s not just one way to become a GP with a clinical special interest. Hear from those that have successfully done it through various different routes.
Social media: An Innovator’s Guide – Dr Rupy Aujla, Dr Claudia Pastides and Dr Stephanie deGiorgio
Learn how to maximise the potential of various social media platforms, whether that be for learning, networking or influencing others.
Unlocking Social Prescribing – Janet Coan
The Bromley by Bow Centre is an internationally acclaimed organisation that has developed a distinctive response to the complex issues facing a community with very high levels of health inequality and deprivation. Its pioneering model integrates primary care with an exceptionally comprehensive range of services that engages the community and by focusing on improving the wider social determinants of health, alongside high quality clinical services. Through the past 20 years we have pioneered the development of social prescribing, helping to create the national social prescribing network and supporting hundreds of organisations, CCGs and STP areas develop their social prescribing schemes.
We currently deliver three distinctive social prescribing schemes, a generalist one, which serves a network of five GP practices with 35,000 registered patients, a specialist social prescribing programme with Macmillian, which serves people living with and beyond cancer across four east London boroughs and a specific programme for families with young children based in one GP practice.
This workshop will explore why social prescribing represents a significant and urgently needed opportunity for the health system, one which: harnesses the resourcefulness within patients and the community to support their own health and wellbeing: supports the transition towards a social model of health; and that builds partnerships between the health, social care and voluntary sector towards the development of health creating communities. The workshop will cover the principles and aims that guide social prescribing schemes, their core elements and variation in models, and the benefits of social prescribing for healthcare and other professionals, patients and the community.
What are New Care Models? – Professor Nick Harding
With an eye to the future and innovation at their core the New Care Models are an exciting exploration of running things differently. Up and down the country there are multiple sites piloting these new ways of working from vanguards to the primary care home. As founding partner of Modality, one of the multi-specialty community provider (MCP) vanguards, which brings together 26 practices for almost 220,000 patients, Nick Harding invites you to join in the discussion. Can we change the future? Can we make the future better? Nick chairs the Data and Oversight Group for all of the 50 vanguards across England. He is a long term educator and GP trainer and has been involved at the Royal College of General Practitioners as an examiner. He has also helped set up some of the new GP leadership courses across England. Join this workshop to hear more about the different types of New Care Models and see what future models we’ll be working in.
What can we learn from our patients? – Dr Jonathon Tomlinson
We all have patients that challenge us. This workshop will explore how we can maintain patient-centredness, maximise learning opportunities and retain resilience. Participants will challenge the evidence, share ideas and think about ways to adapt their own practice.
Yoga at Your Desk – Dr Ly Anh Dang
A practical workshop to learn techniques you can use whilst at work to manage stress and develop a sense of wellbeing on the go.
Your Chance, Your Ideas, Your College – Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard
A chance to sit around the table with the current chair of the RCGP, Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard to explore and debate the ideas around the future of general practice. You will be able to share your own ideas, solutions and innovative thoughts on the future direction of general practice and how you want your college to support you.
10 things to Kick Start Your Career – Dr Surina Chibber
Life as a new GP needn't be daunting, mundane or restrictive. This workshop covers 10 essential things that every GP trainee or new GP can utilise to create a diverse and exciting career, increase opportunities for income, become financially savvy about income. We will cover support, working safely and confidently. We will look at different career opportunities and how to actually pursue them and how to become the best GP you can be.