The conference programme is currently under development and will be available fully in June 2021.

Conference programme

The RCGP Annual Conference programme is peer reviewed by senior GPs to ensure we’re bringing you relevant and insightful information. Only the highest scoring sessions, submitted by RCGP members are presented at the conference. Plus our essential CPD sessions ensure you’re up to date with the latest practices and crucial learning on adult and child safeguarding and basic life support.

97% of delegates rate our sessions as excellent/good.

Full programme details will be available in June. In the meantime, here are some confirmed sessions to whet your appetite… don’t forget to register before 1 June to secure your place with a discounted earlybird ticket.

Session streams for 2021

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.

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

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

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. 

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).

Plus we’re delighted to welcome the following keynote speakers:
Professor Devi Sridhar
Dr Nikki Kanani
9:00 -10:10
10:20 - 11:05

Are we sitting too comfortably? Exploring sedentary behaviour and physical activity among General Practice staff

11:05 - 11:55
11:55 - 12:40

The Prescribing Debate: ‘Introduction of Pharmacogenomics is vital for safe and effective prescribing in General Practice’

12:40 - 13:40
13:40 - 14:25

Practical action to improve continuity of care: learning from the Health Foundation

Recovering from COVID-19 – clinical tips for active clinicians

14:35 - 15:20

Gardening and spending time in Nature can mitigate early burnout, increase personal resilience and bring joy to our working lives

15:20 - 16:10
16:10 - 16:55

Fresh approaches to undergraduate teaching general practice – a COVID opportunity

Approaching later career transitions-a workshop exploring options and possible choices for a new lease of life

09:00 - 09:45
09:55 - 10:40

Net-Zero Carbon General Practice: Our greatest healthcare opportunity to ‘build back better’

The Loneliness of the Long Distance COVID: the vital role of General Practice in managing a secondary epidemic of chronic disease

10:40 - 11:30

Tackling the inverse care law in general practice – with policy, and in practice

12:25- 13:25
13:25 - 14:25
14:25 - 15:10
15:10 - 15:55
15:55 - 16:40

A practical, evidence-based guide to eczema and acne in primary care

16:50 - 17:10