Wednesday, 8 November 2017

RCGP Conference

The annual RCGP conference this year was down in the lovely Liverpool and was well represented from the North East of Scotland. The conference is attended by GPs from around the world coming together to share knowledge, ideas and go "forward together" (the theme of this years conference).

The event included large group talks in the auditorium from eminent college members, such as the charismatic Helen Stokes-Lampard (chair) talking about 'Enid shaped care' -  a gripping story about one of her elderly patients and how it was inappropriate to chase targets when it wouldn't improve her quality of life, and other inspirational people such as Sir Ian Smit, founder of the Eden Project, who told us to follow our dreams and think outside of the box!

There were clinical update sessions on a variety of subjects from diabetes to contraception, Level 3 child protection training and BLS and everything in between. There was discussion on consultation models and humour in the consultation and a huge area dedicated to exhibitors both of posters and of products and services.

There was plenty of caffeine and networking, discussing better and more efficient models of care  and there were also social events. Overall a very inspirational few days!

Don't worry if you missed this year because next year is in GLASGOW, so not nearly so far to travel - hope to see you there!

Dr Douglas Naismith, GPST3 Aboyne Medical Practice, RCGP AiT Wellbeing Lead, RCGP Scotland Recruitment Ambassador

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