17-18 May 2018 , The Grand, Brighton, UK

Conference Programme

The RCGP Annual Conference is renowned for attracting inspirational speakers from the UK and around the world, as well as offering practical clinical education of the highest quality. You can download a PDF version below, scroll through our Quick View, or dive into the Full View programme.


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This year’s theme of Energising Primary Care has been specifically chosen to meet the current needs of GPs across the UK, equipping practices to face new challenges and make the most of emerging opportunities.

Our keynote speakers for 2016 include Chair of NICE Professor David Haslam, the new Director of Primary Care for NHS England Dr Arvind Madan, Chair of Tower Hamlets CCG Sir Sam Everington, and inspirational survivor of locked-in syndrome Kate Allatt.

The 2016 programme includes more than 40 hours of learning sessions and CPD covering all aspects of GP life, a vibrant selection of fringe meetings and a range of social activities that takes full advantage of all that beautiful Harrogate has to offer.

Colour-coded CPD streams

All concurrent learning sessions will be organised within ten main streams, following in-depth research with RCGP members, plus a stream of short research paper presentations. Each of the streams for 2016 is clearly defined with its own ‘mission statement.’

We have also colour-coded the streams to make it as easy as possible to follow your favourite topic areas throughout the three-day schedule. The colour allocated to each stream will be continued into the printed version of the full programme at the event in Harrogate.

Session streams 2016

Click on the colour-coded buttons below to see the sessions within each stream.

Energising Primary Care

How to thrive in the new NHS, including practice development, leadership and working with patients

Clinical Learning​​

Practical knowledge updates on hot topics in everyday clinical care

Clinical Challenges​

Collaborative working to tackle problematic clinical issues

Mental Health Focus

In-depth practical sessions addressing mental health in the GP consultation

Research and Innovation

The latest findings and practical implementation of primary care research

Professional Education

Developing educators and encouraging the next generation

Campaigning for General Practice

Updates and debate on new and existing government policy and its impact

Practice Development

Strengthening and developing all aspects of the practice unit across the UK

Career Development

Inspiring resilience and growth through all stages of a GP’s career

Supporting Doctors

Helping GPs in the UK and internationally to provide high quality care, meet standards and develop special interests


You can also scroll through our Quick View mobile programme or dive into the Full View programme.