About this event

  • Date and time Wed 25 Sep 2024 from 9:00am to 27 Sep 2024 at 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by General Practice with Primary Healthcare

Join us at the 43rd General Practice and Primary Care Update to stay updated with the latest in primary care, acquire new skills, and enhance your practice operations. This annual three-day event is an excellent opportunity to network and engage in interactive discussions with global experts in frontline general practice and primary care. Get 15% OFF when booking 2 days or 25% OFF for 3 days.

Day 1 - Clinical Day: Focused on key growing areas in primary care, Day 1 offers talks and practical advice from various professionals. Covering Cardio-Renal Metabolic conditions, attendees gain insights from scientific papers, research, and practical lessons, enhancing patient care delivery and boosting confidence in practice.

Day 2 - Transformation: Amid significant changes in Primary Care and a focus from DHSC and NHSE on how we deliver care, Day 2 explores innovative approaches to care delivery. Discussions include insights into the NHS workforce plan, pilot studies in PCNs, and a panel debate. Winners of competitions will be announced, with optional sessions on medicolegal and pensions.

Day 3 - Digital Tech: Highlighting digital technology's role in primary care, Day 3 covers its use in clinical areas like healthy ageing and obesity, along with AI for diagnosis and efficiency. Expert presentations and audience-driven panel discussions offer valuable insights.

By attending this event, you will learn about:

  • The latest developments in scientific research on health issues of growing prevalence in primary care, including ageing and obesity  
  • The latest developments in digital transformation which can help with clinical capacity, a better work-life balance and improved patient outcomes
  • The new technology used in primary care to help practices and PCNs meet targets and improve health outcomes for patients
  • How AI can help us in primary care and is not limited to secondary or acute care provision

Shortlisted candidates for the prizes below will showcase their work during this event and a winner will be awarded.


John Fry prize

Deadline: Thursday 1 August 2024

Open to: Medical, nursing and allied healthcare students with an interest in general practice and primary care

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We would like to thank our sponsor Scope Eyecare for their support of this meeting.
Please note that the scientific programme and content has not been influenced in any way by the sponsor.


Early Bird pricing available until 13 August 2024.

Get 15% OFF for 2 days or 25% OFF for 3 days


RSM Fellow
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£77.00 Day 1
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RSM Associate
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£46.00 Day 1
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RSM Retired Fellow
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RSM Trainee
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RSM Student
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£24.00 Day 1
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Non - Member

Consultant / GP / SAS Doctors
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£141.00 Day 1
£141.00 Day 2
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AHP / Nurse / Midwife
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£84.00 Day 1
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£44.00 Day 1
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£44.00 Day 3

Key speakers

Professor Amanda Adler

Professor Amanda Adler

Professor of Diabetic Medicine and Health Policy 

Speaker's biography

Amanda Adler, MD, PhD, FRCP is Professor of Diabetic Medicine and Health Policy at Oxford University where she directs the Diabetes Trials Unit. She trained in economics, medicine, epidemiology, pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance. From 2009 until 2021, she chaired a Technology Appraisal Committee at the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and has evaluated over 130 drugs and devices across all disease areas. With NICE, she also chaired the committee for new models to evaluate and purchase antimicrobials in the setting of antimicrobial resistance, the In Vitro Advisory Group, the Clinical Guidelines for Newer Agents for Type 2 Diabetes, and the first Quality Standard for Diabetes. Recently, she represented NICE in meetings with the Ukrainian Ministry of Health.  In 2019, Professor Adler received an award for Distinguished Contribution to NICE at the Parliamentary ceremony celebrating NICE’s 20th anniversary.  She sees patients at Addenbrooke's and Royal Papworth hospitals in Cambridge.  She is a Commissioner on the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) and chairs its Cardiovascular, Diabetes, Renal, Respiratory and Allergy Expert Advisory Group.

Dr Chris Whittle (2)

Dr Chris Whittle

Chief Medical Officer at eConsult and Clinical Entrepreneur at NHS England

Speaker's biography

Chris started his career in healthcare at the University of Edinburgh, where he studied for both his medical degree and BSc in Neuroscience. In 2015, while working full-time in anaesthetics, Chris joined the NHS England Clinical Entrepreneur programme and founded Q doctor, going on to set precedents in video consulting nationwide across health and social care. In 2021 Q doctor was acquired by eConsult, where Chris is now Chief Medical Officer. In this role Chris oversees millions of online consultations, and is using the latest in technology to join up healthcare journeys more effectively. Chris also advises early stage startups (Techstars, CEP) and lectures on digital health.

Dr Partha Kar

Dr Partha Kar

National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHS England

Speaker's biography

Professor Partha Kar is National Specialty Advisor, Diabetes with NHS England and co-author of the national Diabetes GIRFT report.

He has been a Consultant in Diabetes and Endocrinology at Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust since 2008- and pioneer of the Super Six Diabetes Model which is recognised as one of the good examples of integrated care.

He has helped to expand use of technology in Type 1 Diabetes- namely use of Flash Glucose in Type 1 Diabetes and CGM in Type 1Diabetes pregnancy along with online digital self-management platforms- while recently leading on real world data collection on Closed Loops for subsequent NICE review. He has worked subsequently with NICE on updating relevant guidelines in non-invasive glucose monitoring access in Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes.

His other work has involved introduction of frailty into QoF treatment targets, Diabulimia pilot projects in the NHS; championing “Language Matters” and helping to create an overview of Diabetes care in Primary Care Networks. Recent work has focussed on transitional care models- as well as tackling inequalities in technology access based on deprivation and ethnicity.

He is one of the leading users of social media in diabetes care – and writes a monthly blog for the British Medical Journal.

Beyond diabetes, he also recently taken a role in tackling issues of racial disparity in the medical workforce as the Medical Workforce Race Equality Standard lead for NHS England. He has also been named as one of the most influential BAME individuals in healthcare in 2020,2021 and 2022.


View the programme - Day 1

Clinical day

Registration, tea and coffee

Session 1

President's address

Dr Jay Verma, President of the General Practice with Primary Care section

Future of Healthcare: Learn from best practices

Mr Andy Wilkins, Founder, Future of Health

Renal realities: Exploring the depths of kidney health and treatment advances

Ms Fiona Loud, Policy Director, Kidney Care UK

Heart matters: The frontier of cardiac health and innovation

Professor Nik Patel, Consultant Cardiologist, East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust

Tea and coffee break

Session 2

Chair: Dr Jay Verma

Tongue twisters, gizmos: Yet basics matter

Professor Partha Kar, Type 1 Diabetes & Technology Lead, NHS England

Diabetes unveiled: Navigating challenges and advancements in treatment

Dr Rahul Thakur, GP Partner, Pendle View Medical Centre

Lunch break

Session 3

Chair: Dr Jeya Balakrishna, Consultant Psychiatrist, Defence Primary Healthcare, Ministry of Defence

Self-harm and suicide in primary care

Professor Ann John, Professor in Public Health and Psychiatry, Swansea University

University student mental health: Fours years of learning

Dr Tim Alnuamaani, Consultant Psychiatrist, Greater Manchester Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust

Tea and coffee break

Session 4

Chair: Jeshni Amblum-Almér, Immediate Past President, General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section

Back pain in primary care and supporting evidence

Dr Solomon Abrahams, Consultant Physiotherapist, Premium Physiotherapy

Falls in primary care and supporting evidence

Dr Solomon Abrahams

Health forecast for the 22nd Century
Close of meeting

Annual General Meeting

View the programme - Day 2


Registration, tea and coffee

Session 1

Patient access

Annabelle Sanderson, Council Member, General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section

Patient perspective

John Black

Introducing AHPs to primary care and working with HCPs

Dr Roopinder Brar, GP Partner, Sunny Meed Surgery

Revolutionising primary care: Insights from the fuller report on integrating AHPs

Dr Lisa Harrod-Rothwell, CEO Londonwide local medical committees

Tea and coffee break

Session 2

Chair: Dr Sue Truman, NHS Primary Care Advisor, Mid and South Essex ICB 

The medical administrator - A case for structured educational development of the non-clinical workforce in health & social care

Speaker to be confirmed

CAIPE and poster day
John Fry Prize topic discussion
Lunch break

Session 3

Advanced clinical practice and NHS long term workforce plan

Dr Gemma Hurley, Senior Lecturer and Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Kingston University and St George's University, London

Driving clinical initiatives into practice

Dr Jennifer Egbunike, Associate Professor (Health Policy and Organisational Studies), University of Doha for Science & Technology

Tea and coffee break

Session 4

Integrating primary care activity to community pharmacies

Shilpa Shah, CEO, North East London Local Pharmaceutical Committee

Building the future of primary care with a multidisciplinary workforce

Dr Roopinder Brar, Dr Gemma Hurley, Dr Jennifer Egbunike and Shilpa Shah

Close of meeting
View the programme - Day 3

Digital technology

Registration, tea and coffee

Session 1

Chair: Dr Fiona Cornish, GP, Newnham Walk Surgery, Cambridge

President's address
Obesity as a precursor to metabolic disease

Professor Amanda Adler, Professor of Diabetic Medicine and Health Policy, University of Oxford

Living long and prosper

Professor Kay-Tee Khaw, Emeritus Professor of Clinical Gerontology, University of Cambridge

Recent advances in google health

Professor Cathy Speed, Senior Clinical Specialist, Google Health

Tea and coffee break

Session 2

Chair: Dr Varun Kumar

Improving access via digital tools

Dr Chris Whittle, Chief Medical Officer, eConsult

AI in dermatology

Dr Varun Kumar, Junior Doctor, Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust

Community at play: Hero of health

Dr Wendy Dawe

Lunch break

Session 3

Chair: Jeshni Amblum-Almér

Hexarad: Advances in radiology

Dr Farzana Rahman, Founder, Hexarad

Patients know best

Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, CEO, Patients Know Best

Tea and coffee break

Session 4

The challenges for clinicians working with AI in healthcare

Dr Mohammad Al-Ubaydli, Dr Farzana Rahman and Professor Cathy Speed

Closing remarks
Close of meeting



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