Lewisham GP Debate – Tackling the GP Crisis

Wednesday 25th September – 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Lewisham Town Hall, 1 Catford Road, London, SE6 4RU

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As part of our work to support GP Recruitment and Retention in Lewisham, we are holding a panel discussion and networking event to explore and debate the impact of the national GP crisis in Lewisham. Dr Clare Gerada, Joint Chair of the NHS Assembly and Medical Director at the Practitioners health Programme (pictured below) will deliver the key note speech. She will be joined by a panel of leading professionals in the field to discuss, debate and explore solutions to tackle the local impact of the national GP crisis.

This event is open to all primary care staff so please do forward onto your colleagues who may be interested in attending. 

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This will be a panel discussion event to explore solutions and issues affecting GPs in our borough. Dr Clare Gerada, Joint Chair of the NHS Assembly and Medical Director at the Practitioners health Programme will deliver the key note speech and chair the panel of leading professionals in General Practice.  Panel speakers include Dr Steve Mowle, Honorary Treasurer, RCGP, Dr Louise Irvine, BMA and Lewisham GP representative and Dr Anushka Mehrotra, Medical Director, OHL.

One Health Lewisham is working to support GP recruitment and retention in general practice through GP fellowships, portfolio roles and training. We want to attract more GPs back into the profession and remove the barriers that prevent them from doing so. We have been developing tailored solutions to keep different groups of GPs in the workforce including those approaching the end of their career and those with family commitments.The NHS long term plan is bringing about many changes to address the crisis in general practice. From indemnity schemes, increased capacity for wider workforce such as prescribing powers for allied health professionals and the introduction of primary care networks. However, pressures are still mounting on general practice with demand and workload, due to GPs leaving and retiring from the professional and slow recruitment at the other end of the scale.

Tickets are free but there are limited spaces to attend this event, advanced booking is advised. Please click on link below to book your space.