Embedded in day-to-day clinical practice, this year’s PCRS-UK conference will explore how we respond to an ageing population with long term multi-morbidities at a time of huge changes in the healthcare workforce, budget constraints and new technologies, to support our patients with respiratory conditions optimise their physical, mental and spiritual health.
Start Date: October 14 08:00
End Date: October 15 20:00
Location: The International Centre, St Quentin Gate, Telford, TF3 4JH
I believe that to optimise our health and wellbeing we need to view healthcare through a broader lense. Having undertaken postgraduate studies in Sports & Exercise Medicine (and attended courses on expedition medicine) I have come to understand that the biomedical model whilst very useful does not address all our health needs in the most efficient or effective way. With this in mind I have developed a model called “The Human Five” (…it’s not revolutionary, and actually pretty simple! – see ‘my files’ for a simple PDF of the concept)…..it aims to be a universal health and wellbeing model, and very versatile – for example a consultation tool, a framework for managing long term health, or a tool to help optimise provider or individual performance, and inter-organisation collaboration. If you have any ideas or thoughts on any of this, or have similar interests, then I would love to hear from you.
I am married and have a young family. I live between Bath, Bristol and Wells. My non-work interests are running, sailing and general adventure/exploring.
1998-2003 Medical School in Leeds
2003-2007 PRHO and the GP VTS years in Yorkshire
2008-2009 GP in Yorkshire. Also post grad studies in Teaching and Organisational Behaviour and Managing Change.
2009-present GP partner in Wells Health Centre, Somerset
2010-2015 Post grad studies in Sports & Exercise Medicine at Bath Uni
Start Date: October 6 09:00
End Date: October 8 17:00
Location: Harrogate International Centre, 26 Kings Road, Harrogate, HG1 5JW
The RCGP Annual Conference is renowned for attracting inspirational speakers from the UK and around the world, as well as offering practical clinical education of the highest quality.
This year’s theme of Energising Primary Care has been specifically chosen to meet the current needs of GPs across the UK, equipping practices to face new challenges and make the most of emerging opportunities.
Our keynote speakers for 2016 include Chair of NICE Professor David Haslam, the new Director of Primary Care for NHS England Dr Arvind Madan, Chair of Tower Hamlets CCG Sir Sam Everington, and inspirational survivor of locked-in syndrome Kate Allatt.
The 2016 programme includes more than 40 hours of learning sessions and CPD covering all aspects of GP life, a vibrant selection of fringe meetings and a range of social activities that takes full advantage of all that beautiful Harrogate has to offer.
All concurrent learning sessions will be organised within ten main streams, following in-depth research with RCGP members.