RCGP announces programme for 2016 annual conference

The RCGP has published the first edition of the programme for its annual primary care conference, detailing 40-plus speaker sessions covering all aspects of general practice.

More than 1,600 GPs are expected to attend the event in Harrogate, North Yorkshire, running from 6-8 October 2016. GPonline.com has again been chosen as the media partner for the conference.

Find out more about early bird rates and view the programme

The conference, now in it's ninth year, is renowned for attracting inspirational speakers from around the world as well as offering practical CPD 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.

Keynote speakers for 2016 include the 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, the national clinical director of CVD prevention Dr Matt Kearney, and inspirational survivor of locked in syndrome Kate Allatt.

The concurrent learning sessions will be organised within ten main streams, following in-depth research with RCGP members, and the best of 400 short research papers submitted to the RCGP will be showcased in quickfire presentations. 

The concurrent session streams for 2016 are:

Energising Primary Care? How to thrive in the new NHS, including practice development, leadership and working with patients.

Clinical Learning Practical knowledge updates on hot topics in everyday clinical care.

Clinical Challenges Collaborative working to tackle problematic clinical issues.

Mental Health Focus In-depth practical sessions addressing mental health in the GP consultation.

Research and Innovation The latest findings and practical implementation of primary care research

Professional Education Developing educators and encouraging the next generation

Campaigning for General Practice Updates and debate on new and existing government policy and its impact

Practice Development Strengthening and developing all aspects of the practice unit across the UK

Career Development Inspiring resilience and growth through all stages of a GP’s career

Supporting Doctors? Helping GPs in the UK and internationally to provide high quality care, meet standards and develop special interests.

More than 100 suppliers and service providers, covering the breadth of primary care, will also be exhibiting at the event.

GPonline.com will be delivering exclusive updates on the conference over the coming months, and live news and video coverage from Harrogate.

Early bird rates for this year's RCGP Annual Conference end on 30 May. Click here to find out more about the event and view the programme

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