First5 Conference Information

Everything First5 GPs need to know about attending the RCGP Annual Conference. 

So, you’ve CCT’d, you’ve gone into independent practice and after the initial whirlwind you find some time to breath – what now?

Being a newly qualified GP can be daunting. The RCGP Annual Conference is the perfect opportunity to not only get some CPD, contributing to your own development and appraisal, but also to meet other new GPs and colleagues, attend social events, and build a supportive network from across the UK and beyond.

I’d love to see you in Liverpool. 

Dr Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein
Chair, RCGP First5 Committee

Registration offers 

First5 members save 25% on a full conference ticket.* Secure your ticket before 24 June for an additional £54 saving.**

*Saving is calculated against the cost of a full member, full conference ticket.
**Saving is calculated against the cost of a post-earlybird First5 member, full conference ticket. 

Programme highlights 

This year’s conference programme has a dedicated stream for First5 delegates with sessions including:

  • Making my appraisal something I look forward to (because of its value to me and my patients)
    This practical session will offer simple tips and tricks to make demonstrating your continued competence proportionate and easy. We will share evidence from people who have made their own appraisals work for them, with a particular focus on learning and developing methods that work for you.

  • How to get your idea heard
    Have you had a great idea but then struggled to take it further? Is there something you want to change in your practice, but people aren’t on board? In this session you will be introduced to the ‘art of persuasion’ – Aristotle’s proofs – and learn how to use millenia -old principles to ensure that your communication has the impact you need.
  • How to make an irresistible peer group!
    This interactive session uses insights from education theory and social media to help you create effective peer events. Be prepared to have a go at chairing a session, promoting an event, and eliciting feedback. There will also be an opportunity for questions and problem-solving based on issues you’ve faced.


Submit a poster 

Posters are an essential part of the conference and are prominently displayed in the exhibition hall on the Thursday and Friday of the event, where they attract huge interest from delegates. Why not present your work? 


We have negotiated special rates for First5 attendees at Hampton by Hilton, keeping your attendance cost low and allowing a greater opportunity to network with fellow new members. 


Social events 

Spend your evenings at the First5 social events – meet fellow new GPs from across the UK and abroad, network and share experiences from your own transition to general practice. More information coming soon…