NHS 'Question Time' planned for RCGP Annual Conference

Delegates at this year's RCGP Annual Conference can expect a lively debate in the college's version of the BBC Question Time panel show.

Dr Arvind Madan, director of primary care at NHS England
Dr Arvind Madan, director of primary care at NHS England

The one-hour plenary session promises a clash of opinions between panellists including RCGP chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, NHS England’s director of primary care Dr Arvind Madan, and healthcare commentator Roy Lilley.

An audience of up to 1,300 GPs will also have their say, submitting questions to the panel and giving their verdict on the answers.

The NHS ‘Question Time’ Panel:

  • Chair: Professor Martin Marshall, Joint Vice-chair, RCGP

  • Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair, RCGP

  • Dr Arvind Madan, Director of Primary Care, NHS England

  • Dr Robina Shah, Chair, RCGP Patient Carers Partnership Group

  • Dr Holly Hardy, Bristol GP and RCGP Council member

  • Roy Lilley, NHS writer, broadcaster and commentator

This year’s conference takes place in Liverpool from 12-14 October and includes more than 50 hours of CPD across ten topic streams.

Download a PDF of the conference programme

The theme of the conference is Forward Together and there is a major focus on providing general practice at scale, examining the opportunities and challenges for GPs across the UK. Other streams tackle areas such as clinical CPD, healthcare technology, health and wellbeing for GPs, mental health and career development.

Plenary speakers include WONCA President Professor Amanda Howe on building a lasting career in general practice and Professor Jako Burgers on why Dutch GPs are happier than their UK colleagues.

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