Health secretary Jeremy Hunt to speak at RCGP Annual Conference 2017

The RCGP has announced that health secretary Jeremy Hunt will speak at the college's Annual Conference in Liverpool to an audience of up to 1,350 GPs.

Mr Hunt's speech will take place on the first day of the event, which runs from 12-14 October 2017, followed by a joint audience Q&A session with RCGP Chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard.

He will join a list of inspirational keynote speakers from the world of medicine and beyond, alongside more than 60 learning sessions over the 2.5 days of the conference.

This year’s theme is Forward Together, aiming to meet the developing needs of GPs across the UK, as boundaries blur between practices, between disciplines and professions, between doctors and patients, and between primary and secondary care.

GPs working together for the NHS

The conference will emphasise the GP role in 'Leading UK primary care to the next level', managing the drive for quality improvement and the transformation into larger, more complex organisations to deliver the changes needed in the NHS.

NHS England's director of primary care, London GP Dr Arvind Madan, will also speak at the conference as part of the NHS Question Time session on the main stage on Friday morning.

The Friday afternoon plenary will hear from co-founder of the Eden Project Sir Tim Smit on sustainability and health, alongside reproductive health expert Professor John Guillebaud.

On Saturday, the plenary schedule includes the president of WONCA Professor Amanda Howe, and Holland's Professor Jako Burgers on why Dutch GPs are happier than their UK colleagues.

Find out more about the conference and download the programme

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