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maandag 8 oktober 2018

RCGP: RCGP Annual Conference - Day 2 highlights

RCGP Annual Conference - Day 2 highlights

Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, RCGP Chair; political activist and columnist Owen Jones, and former Secretary of State for Health, Stephen Dorrell will be on the panel, hosted by RCGP Vice Chair Professor Martin Marshall.

Completing the line-up will be RCGP Scotland Chair, Dr Carey Lunan, Dr Vish Ratnasuriya, Chair of Our Health Partnership, and Laura Serrant, Professor of Nursing at Sheffield University.

Turning Point Director Lord Victor Adebowale and Professor Jason Leitch, Clinical Director for Healthcare Quality and Strategy, Scotland will address delegates in the afternoon.

Other sessions today include:

Bringing genomes to life

With the cost of genomic sequencing technology tumbling and the mainstreaming of genomic medicine within the NHS, GPs will become increasingly exposed to genomic information in routine clinical care.

This session aims to de-mystify this new era and help delegates with the communication of genomics to their patients.

Group consultations

Could 'group consultations' with a GP be a potential solution to the GP workforce crisis?

The approach will be outlined from the clinical and patient perspectives, to try to give an understanding of the critical factors for success.

Short papers will also be presented on topics including facilitators and barriers to social prescribing, pharmacists in general practice, and suicide rates following cancer diagnosis.

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Patient reaction to 'shared appointments' has been very positive, says RCGP

"Some patients have even said they have benefited from the support they receive from their fellow patients, in addition to the care they receive from their GP.

"However, this approach will not work for everyone and GPs will know what best suits their patients and practices - and there is no pressure on patients to participate if they would prefer to continue seeing their GP in a one-to-one consultation."

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RCGP Annual Conference - Day 3 highlights

Professor Graham Watt Emeritus, founder of the Deep End Project, will also take to the stage today with GP Dr Lisa Robins, to talk about tackling health inequalities in Glasgow.

The winners of the RCGP Research Paper of the Year Award will also be announced.

Other sessions include:

Homelessness and health

This session takes an interactive look at the status of homelessness and explores the work of GPs in helping patients struggling to access healthcare.

Promoting general practice in Northern Ireland

Since 2014 Northern Ireland GPs have been volunteering as Undergraduate Medical Champions to inspire and support students towards a career in general practice.

Delegates will hear about successful initiatives that can be replicated elsewhere, including voluntary electives in local practices and diverse GP career portfolios.

Campaigning for general practice 

This session will outline the College's work to create opportunities for late career and retired GPs to continue in primary care as a solution to the GP workforce crisis.

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