Professor David Haslam not 'just a GP'
Not 'just a GP': Lecture by Professor David Haslam
As medical science becomes ever more complex - manipulating molecules, exploring therapeutic possibilities undreamt of by previous generations, unravelling genomic information - the role of the generalist is increasing in importance.The more effective that science becomes at keeping us alive – living with conditions, rather than dying from them – the more we will all need a physician who can see us as a whole, rather than merely a collection of malfunctioning organs. Predicting the future is notoriously difficult – but the breadth of skills required by the generalist physician is likely to remain vital and invaluable. What is more, it is a fascinating, challenging, stimulating, and unpredictable career.
17:00 Career Forum: drop in for one-to-one advice
Snacks and drinks
19:00 Reception for all
Drinks and nibbles
About Professor David Haslam
David Haslam is Chair of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). He is a former President and Chairman of Council of the RCGP, past-President of the BMA, a former vice-Chairman of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges, and is visiting Professor in Primary Health Care at de Montfort University, Leicester, and Professor of General Practice at the University of Nicosia. He was a GP in Ramsey, Cambridgeshire, for 36 years and has been an expert member of the National Quality Board, and National Clinical Adviser to both the Healthcare Commission and CQC.
He is a Fellow of the RCGP, the Faculty of Public Health, the Academy of Medical Educators, and the Royal College of Physicians. He was awarded CBE in 2004 for services to Medicine and Health Care, and has been awarded Doctorates by Birmingham University and the University of East Anglia.
About the Career Forum
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