The RCGP Annual Conference is the must attend event of the year for GPs and practice team colleagues, showcasing the latest clinical and policy developments across the UK and bringing together an impressive range of national and international speakers.
 
The past year has made us all realise and appreciate the opportunity to take time out to reflect, recharge and share our experiences. But we’ve really missed socialising and networking in person with peers, colleagues and friends. We look forward to welcoming you to our Annual Conference in Liverpool, 14-15 October 2021 to do just that!

Register now for October 2021

After such a long period without face-to-face interaction, the return of our Annual Conference is a fantastic opportunity to socialise and network in person with peers, colleagues and friends. The conference will be COVID-safe as we adhere to the latest government advice. As such, there will be strictly limited capacity so early booking is strongly advised.

Register before 1 June to save up to £96.

EARLY BIRD EXTENDED UNTIL 30 JUNE

What to expect

Updates on issues relevant to your practice.

Dedicated sessions for new GPs and AiTs.

Be part of controversial debates.

Use your learning to tick off those hard-to-reach ePortfolio competencies.

Inspirational and thought-provoking speakers.

Network and exchange ideas with over 1200 of your peers.

Essential CPD including BLS, and adult and child safeguarding.

A sparkling diary of social and networking events.

Present your work or get inspired by over 400 peer-reviewed poster presentations.

96% of 2019 attendees achieved their objectives by attending the conference.

Only the highest quality
Concurrent sessions are proposed by RCGP members and rigorously reviewed by senior GPs - only the highest scoring sessions are presented at the conference.
Outstanding plenary speakers
Our international reputation and contacts ensures the highest quality plenary speakers.
Peer reviewed posters
We provide a platform to showcase your work and share your knowledge and insights with your peers.
Leading and shaping general practice
We’re constantly adapting and reviewing the latest changes in general practice, we are the thought leaders and standard-setters, and a key part of the evolution of general practice.
Community
We’re the home of general practice, connecting a loyal community of thousands of GPs across the UK and overseas with their peers.

What's on the agenda for October

The 2021 programme will include a new-look structure, with a heavier focus on CPD.

A broad base of clinical knowledge and skills are needed for generalist medical practice. This stream will cover clinical topics and knowledge.

As well as requiring skills in the assessment and management of the general UK population, GPs utilise a range of specific clinical approaches and skillsets to groups of patients. Sessions in this stream will focus on how GPs can improve their work and engagement within the following life stages:

  •       Children and young people
  •       Maternity and reproductive health
  •       People with long term conditions, and cancer
  •       Older adults
  •       People at the end of life

The sessions in this stream will focus on how GPs can improve their understanding of educational principles and approaches and help them to improve how they apply them in their day-to-day educational work. 

The popular ‘mandatory’ CPD programme continues for 2021 – places are held for RCGP members only and numbers are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment. Sessions include Basic Life Support, Adult Safeguarding (Level 3) and Child Safeguarding (Level 3).

Sessions in this stream will explore specific capabilities in more depth, applying them in an appropriate professional context. Each session should intend to illustrate important aspects of everyday general practice. Topics for this stream include:

  •     Consulting in general practice
  •     Equality, diversity and inclusion
  •     Evidence-based practice, research and sharing knowledge
  •     Improving quality, safety and prescribing
  •     Leadership and management
  •     Urgent and unscheduled care

General practice is a fantastic place to work but in order to look after our patients we also need to look after ourselves. Enhancing personal, professional and practice wellbeing is the aim of this stream. 

The general practice workforce is under considerable and growing strain. This stream aims to provide sessions to help prepare the next generation of GPs, and to re-enthuse those in the later stages of their career. 

What our attendees say

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"Outstanding conference, very well organised and very enlightening."
“High quality speakers talking about current GP issues"
“Good learning opportunity with targeted learning areas of use to both trainees and GP consultants."
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Get involved

Don't miss your chance to present your work or shape this years programme.
Submit an abstract for poster presentation

Do you have a project or piece of work that you would like to share with your peers? Presenting a poster at the conference is an excellent way to share research and expertise that could benefit your peers.

Submit your abstract before 21 June for a chance to be selected for a poster display by our peer-review panel.

Submit a session proposal

Do you have experience and expertise that could benefit your peers? Why not share them – and earn recognition from your colleagues – submit your ideas for the opportunity to speak at the RCGP Annual Conference & Exhibition 2021.

Submit your proposal by 23:59pm Friday 26 March

Meet our speakers

Professor Michael Kidd

GP, Deputy Chief Medical Officer and Principal Medical Advisor to the Australian Government, Department of Health, past President of the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners, past President of the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA),primary care researcher and medical educator

Updates on issues relevant to your practice.

Dedicated sessions for new GPs and AiTs.

Be part of controversial debates.

Use your learning to tick off those hard-to-reach ePortfolio competencies.

Inspirational and thought-provoking speakers.

Network and exchange ideas with over 1500 of your peers.

Essential CPD including BLS, and adult and child safeguarding.

A sparkling diary of social and networking events.

Present your work or get inspired by over 400 peer-reviewed poster presentations.

96% of 2019 attendees achieved their objectives by attending the conference.

Highlights from 2019

2019 Plenary speakers

Dr Harsha Master

GP lead in COVID rehabilitation, Hertfordshire Community Trust

Upcoming events

22 October 2020

In the first major event for primary care in 2020, this online event allows members to come together to explore what the future holds for general practice as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Join your fellow members for a day of insightful discussions to explore:

  • how general practice will emerge from the pandemic
  • what the future holds for you as a GP
  • practical tips on how you can best manage from both a personal and professional perspective.

This event is FREE for RCGP members.

11-12 February 2021

This online conference provides RCGP members and other primary healthcare professionals an opportunity to join together to understand how the future of general practice will impact on everyday practice and how to adapt. It will build on our Building the future of general practice event (22 October 2020) where over 2,000 members explore how general practice will be structured as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic.

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