Health secretary Matt Hancock joins prestigious speaker line-up for RCGP Annual Conference 2019

The Health secretary Matt Hancock has confirmed that he will speak at the RCGP Annual Conference in 2019, joining College Chair professor Helen Stokes-Lampard on stage for the first plenary session of the three-day event.

Health secretary Matt Hancock (Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)
Health secretary Matt Hancock (Ian Forsyth/Getty Images)

The conference takes place in Liverpool from 24-26 October this year, and Chair of the GMC Dame Clare Marx will also speaking on the first day.

Professor Sir Michael Marmot will give The John Hunt Lecture on Friday, in honour of his global work on tackling health inequalities.

NHS Question Time

Friday will also host a lively plenary debate in the form of NHS Question Time, where the audience of 1,000 GPs will be able to quiz a high-profile panel on the hot healthcare topics of the day, including broadcaster Julia Hartley-Brewer and clinical pharmacist Ravi Sharma, director of England at the Royal Pharmaceutical Society.

Saturday’s plenary programme will include GP communications expert Dr Roger Neighbour, a past president of the RCGP and the renowned author of The Inner Consultation, speaking on ‘Zen and the art of leadership’.

The full programme for this year’s RCGP Annual Conference is now available online at www.rcgpac.org.uk, offering more than 60 hours of learning sessions covering all aspects of GP life, including ‘mandatory CPD’, plus hundreds of research posters, over 100 exhibitors, and numerous networking events.

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