About this section

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section provides a national independent forum to promote high-quality education, networking and an exchange of ideas on topical and emerging issues in primary care by learning with, from and about other professions.

Upcoming events

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Minor surgery course

This course teaches the practice of minor skin surgery techniques, including a range of joint injections and non-surgical techniques as set out in the GMS contract for primary care minor surgery.

  • Price £350 - £550
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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Paediatrics in Primary Care: Gastroenterology

Book your place to get an understanding of common paediatric gastroenterology presentations and management in the primary care setting.

  • Location Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom
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General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: John Fry Prize  


  • First prize: £300

Submission deadline

To be announced

Open to

GP registrars, postgraduate students based in primary care, medical students and other undergraduates from professional groups involved in primary care and patients with experiences from primary care.

Application guidelines

Submit an essay of up to 3,000 words on one of the following topics:

  • An account of an audit or research project carried out in primary care
  • A reflective account of a health consultation in your primary care practice
  • A reflective account of an example of a team working in primary care

The winner will be required to present their essay at the GP Update meeting on 11 September 2019.

Submission closed

General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section: Medical Student and Trainee Poster Prize 


  • First prize: £100
  • Second prize: £50

Submission deadline

Monday 1 July 2019

Open to

Medical students and trainees.

Application guidelines

Submit a 250-word abstract describing the nature and purpose of your poster presentation, which should be relevant to a topic to be discussed at the 39th Primary Care Update. The abstract should be clearly structured and describe original research, a literature review or case studies.

Please include the title of the poster, the names of presenting and other authors and their professional role and affiliation.

Shortlisted applicants will be given a free place to the meeting. Posters should be printed on A1 size for presentation.

Apply here

Section Council members

Section meetings and conferences are usually organised by members of the Section Council, led by the Section President and often in collaboration with specialist societies.


Dr Andrew Papanikitas


Jeshni Amblum-Almer