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2024 RCGP (Midland) Education, Research and Innovation Symposium

rcgpWarwick Medical School is pleased to be hosting the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Midland Faculty Annual Education, Research and Innovation Symposium in 2024.

Thursday 18th April 2024 - 9am Registration to 4pm

'New Directions in Primary Care'

This one-day symposium will take place at

The Westwood Teaching Centre, Westwood Site, University of Warwick, COVENTRY, CV4 8EE

REGISTRATION - please complete the form and make your payment from here.Link opens in a new window

Please be mindful that registration closes at 6pm on Friday 12th April at 6pm.
See our draft programmeLink opens in a new window which includes details and timings of all oral and poster presentations. NOTE: This is subject to minor change, updates and additions up to the date of the event.
We are delighted to confirm that our two keynote speakers will be

Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown, OBE

Victoria is a GP in east London and the RCGP Vice Chair for External Affairs, having previously co-chaired the RCGP Health Inequalities group. She combines research and extensive clinical commissioning experience.

As a clinical commissioner, Victoria led on Integrated Care working with providers, the local authority, the voluntary sector and the local community towards improving healthcare provision and equity of access. She is currently the Research and Innovation lead of NE London ICB, leading on the evaluation of social prescribing and working with NHSE, academic and VCSE partners towards increasing participation and diversity in research.

In her academic role at the Wolfson Institute of Population Health, Queen Mary University of London, Victoria undertakes research on health policy with a particular focus on the design and evaluation of healthcare interventions and their impact on professional behaviour and health inequalities.

She is a Founding Senior Fellow of the Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management and a non-executive director at Turning Point.

Professor Helen Atherton -

'Pioneers of the future: finding your way in academic primary care research'

Helen is Professor of Primary Care Research in the Primary Care Research Centre, University of Southampton. Helen is a health services researcher with a PhD in Primary care research and has worked in academic primary care research since 2005. Her background is in public health and anthropology. Helen’s expertise is in use of digital routes of access to general practice, and alternatives to the face-to-face consultation, such as online and video. She leads studies that focus on how digital routes of access into general practice impact on patients and healthcare professionals.

She advises professional bodies and NHS organisations in the evidence-based use of remote and digital consultations in general practice. Helen is associate editor for the journal ‘Digital Health’ and is Vice Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Scientific Foundation Board.


The Annual Education, Research and Innovation Symposium is held in partnership with the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Midland Faculty.

If you have enquiries in the meantime please do get in touch with Helen McGowan on wmrcgp2024 at warwick dot ac dot uk

Venue, Travel and Parking information for delegates

Travel information, parking and maps to help you find us are included here.Link opens in a new window