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GP Careers in the 21st Century

On Wednesday 9 September 2015, Imperial College London, the Imperial Academic Health Sciences Centre, Health Education NW London and Hammersmith & Fulham GP Federation held a conference on 'GP Careers in the 21st Century'. The conference was aimed at medical students, GP Specialist Trainees, and qualified GPs. We were very pleased that around 25 students attended the event.

Delegates were able to learn about opportunities for working in primary care in NW London. In addition to traditional GP roles, this included opportunities for working in urgent care, clinical leadership roles, education, research and GPSI roles in areas such as diabetes and ophthalmology.

 Some of the delegates at the event

Dr David Wingfield, Chair of the GP Federation, speaking at the event.

Conference Programme
09:00-9:30
Coffee and Registration
09:30-9:45
Welcome: Professor Azeem Majeed – Dr Clare Etherington
Dr David Wingfield – Dr Samia Hasan
09:45-10:30
Careers in Urgent Care  & Opportunities
Dr Simon Douglass (LCW) -  Dr David Wingfield – Dr Samia Hasan
10:30-11:00
Portfolio GP Careers
Dr Graham Easton- Dr Samia Hasan
11:00-11:30
Coffee
11:30-12:30
Clinical Leadership
  1. Dr Natasha Malik
  2. Dr Chad Hockey
  3. Dr James Cavanagh
12:30-13:45
Lunch
13:45-14:45
Teaching and Research – (PCPH & CRN)
1.    Dr Sonia Kumar - Dr Aisha Newth – Dr Richard Ma: teaching
2.    Dr David Mummery - Dr Austen El-Osta: research
3.    Ms  Sandra O’Sullivan - Mrs Shilpi Mehra
14:45-16:00
GPwSI Options and Career Pathways
1.    CIS & Care Planning: Dr Vicki Cooney - Dr Sarah  Brice – Dr Aglaja Dar
2.    Diabetes: Dr Tony Willis
3.    Ophthalmology:  Miss Rahila Zakir
4.    More opportunities: Dr David Wingfield & Mr Chris Adams
16:00-16:30
Plenary - Q&A
16:30
Finish

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