About this event

  • Date and time Sat 29 Oct 2022 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by Students

The purpose of this event is to promote partnerships between patients and the medical profession to pave the way for a better, more inclusive healthcare system as we rebuild after the pandemic. By strengthening this relationship, we aim to ensure patients never feel isolated when they are at their most vulnerable. We will discuss real-life examples of partnerships and their successes. 

There will be a series of presentations and workshops by students and experienced professionals on non-technical aspects of medical practice, such as political challenges with the public health service and humanitarian values. The event will end with a prize-giving ceremony for the Dr Edwin Doubleday essay award, which funds medical students aspiring to improve the relationship between patients and the medical profession. 

Aims of the event: 

  • To highlight the role and importance of patient partnerships 
  • To educate the medics of tomorrow about non-technical aspects of practice
  • To inspire attendees to improve the relationship between patients and the medical profession
  • To give attendees the chance to improve their presentation and networking skills 

This event is run in association with the University of Manchester Doubleday Centre and the Doubleday Medical Schools Patient Partnership Collaboration. 

Students are invited to submit an essay using the link below to enter the Doubleday Student Prize. 

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Key speakers

Professor Dame Clare Gerada

Professor Dame Clare Gerada, General Practitioner and President, Royal College of General Practitioners

Professor Sir Michael Marmot

Professor of Epidemiology, University College London, Director, University College London Institute of Health Equity and Past President, World Medical Association

Dame Philippa Russell

Vice President, Carers UK


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Welcome and introduction

Dame Philippa Russell, Vice-President, Carers UK

Session 1

Chair: Mr Peter Johnson, Patient Representative and Service User

Professionals as patients

Professor Dame Clare Gerada, General Practitioner and President, Royal College of General Practitioners

Questions and answers
NHS transformation through patient partnership

Ms Rachel Power, Chief Executive and Head of Patient Partnership, The Patients Association

Questions and answers
Comfort break

Session 2

Addressing social determinants of inequality

Sir Michael Marmot, Director, Professor of Epidemiology, University College London, Institute of Health Equity

Question and answers
Prizes and presentation

Mr Alexander Collins, Intercalating Medical Student, Imperial College London and University of Bristol

Prize winner presentation
Closing remarks

Honorary Professor Fraser Birrell, Lifestyle Medicine and Innovation, Newcastle University and Consultant Rheumatologist, Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust and Dame Philippa Russell

Close of meeting



Registration for will close at 12pm on Saturday 29 October 2022. Late registrations will not be accepted.

The agenda is subject to change at any time 

If the event is recorded, we are only able to share presentations that we have received permission to share. There is no guarantee that all sessions will be available after the event, this is at the presenters and RSM discretion. 

All views expressed at this event are of the speakers themselves and not of the Royal Society of Medicine, nor the speaker's organisations. 

This event will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be distributed in future on various internet channels. 

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