Now in its 2nd year
Who should attend?
In collaboration with the RCGP Rural Forum
The RCGP Rural Forum represent rural and remote GPs and promote rural issues inside and outside the College Faculties. There are around 800 RCGP members currently signed up to the rural forum, who are invited to participate in discussions pertinent to this group of members. The Forum aims to advance the College's objectives in rural practice; facilitate communication and networking of rural doctors in the UK and support the professional development of rural GPs.
By working with the College, they raise issues concerning remote and rural GPs to help inform political debate.
Call for abstracts now open! Deadline 30 April 2020
Why not exhibit at NCRRM 2020?
Rates: £500 for two-day conference. Discounts available for NHS, charities, third sector and not-for-profit organisations. Call the conference organisers on 01942 517230 for more information.
Professor Amanda Howe OBE FRCGP
Professor Amanda Howe OBE FRCGP is President of the Royal College of General Practitioners (2019-2021). She qualified as MRCGP in 1983, has worked as a GP since 1984, and currently practices at Bowthorpe Surgery in Norwich. She is also Professor of Primary Care at the University of East Anglia. Amanda has a wealth of experience within the RCGP, where she has previously held the positions of Vice Chair of Professional Development and Honorary Secretary. She is a Board member of the East Anglia Faculty and was their Provost 2016-2019. She is also the immediate past President of WONCA – the World Organisation of Family Doctors – in which role she learned how crucial the role of GPs is to running effective and efficient health systems. Amanda has a substantive track record in educational innovation and research, and has led the GP teaching for the Norwich based MB BS since its inception. She is passionate about enhancing training opportunities for medical students and young doctors outside hospital settings to strengthen patient care in community settings. Her research interests include mental health, professionalism and resilience, and effective empowerment of patients and professionals in care, education and research. Her wish as President is to bring her experience to support members, and continue our learning together.
Simon Yates ‘Making Calls’ – taking decisions during medical/crisis events in remote and mountain locations.
Simon Yates is an internationally acclaimed mountaineer, best known for his roll in the epic detailed in the book and film ‘Touching the Void’. He is a veteran of 76 mountaineering expeditions and has no plans to stop soon.
In addition to climbing for himself, Simon runs a commercial expedition company, has written three autobiographical mountaineering books and is a popular public speaker.
Professor Sam Dearman
Professor Sam Dearman is Director of Medical Education North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, Honorary Clinical Professor University of Central Lancashire And Consultant Psychiatrist Cumbria, Northumberland Tyne and Wear NHS Foundation Trust. Sam trained as an undergraduate and then postgraduate in the northwest of England, completing his higher training as a psychiatrist in Cumbria and working there in General Adult services ever since with all the remote and rural benefits and challenges that brings.
Developing an interest in medical education whilst in training, he began to produce educational literature and become an educational leader in the NHS at the same time as starting as a consultant, remaining in education from that time. Sam’s, as well as broader topics such as professionalism and educational governance. He has been involved in developing new medical schools and writing both undergraduate curricula and postgraduate learning outcomes.
Mike Greene MBE FRCSEd. FRCEM. Int Dip Mount Med, Dip Med Ed, An Adventure in Education. The UK Diploma in Mountain Medicine.
Mike Greene lives in the Lake District where he enjoys the hills every week. He is the National Medical Officer for Mountain Rescue England and Wales and was a team leader and doctor on the Wasdale Mountain Rescue Team. During 25 years of service Mike has been involved with more than 1500 rescues. Mike is a representative on the International Alpine Recue Medical Commission and the Clinical Lead for the Diploma of Mountain Medicine at the Faculty of Pre Hospital Care in Edinburgh, joining UCLan in September 2020. Mike trained in London and Nottingham and was involved with Pre Hospital Care in BASICs, NWAS and air ambulance services. He became an Emergency Medicine Consultant in a rural Hospital in Cumbria and has worked on the ski fields of New Zealand and a High Altitude Rescue Post in Nepal. Mike’s published research has been in the areas of: analgesia, airway care, limb injury management, traumatic brain injury, major incident management and the management of multiple injury in the mountains. His mountain adventures have taken him to Africa, Kashmir, Nepal, China, New Zealand, Norway and of course Europe. His favourite Welsh mountain is Tryfan and his ambition is to ski with more style!
James Hickman MBE, MB, BS, DRCOG, DFFP, DipUMC RCS(Ed), FIMC RCS(Ed), FRCGP, FRGS, Primary Care With Penguins
James Hickman is a Somerset GP with a special interest in pre-hospital emergency care. He is Chairman of SAVES (the Somerset BASICS scheme) and former chairman of The British Association for Immediate Care (BASICS). He has experience in motorsports medicine, event medicine, air ambulance work and International Search and Rescue (and 26 years as a full time GP partner!). He was awarded the MBE in 2014 “for services to healthcare, particularly emergency medical care”. In 2020 he spent 3 months working as a Medical Officer in The Falkland Islands.
Brigadier Tim Hodgetts CBE, Public response to a deliberate attack: the citizenAID initiative
Brigadier Tim Hodgetts is Medical Director of the UK’s Defence Medical Services and Co-Founder of West Midlands based philanthropic initiative, citizenAID.
Professor John Howarth MBE, Population Health in Rural Settings
Professor John Howarth is a senior clinician with 36 years experience. He is Deputy Chief Executive of North Cumbria Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust and system clinical lead in North Cumbria. He is Professor of Primary Care at UCLAN and works clinically in the Cumbrian town of Whitehaven. During the 1990s John worked in 13 different conflicts and natural disasters and was medical director of an international charity. He was a runner up in the first national NHS Leadership Awards in 2010, is a Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners and received a Fellowship in Public Health through distinction in 2011. He received an MBE in 2019 for services to general practice and the wider NHS.
Dr Ali Husain, Delivering Health Care at the Hajj
Dr Ali Husain is an Emergency Medicine Consultant, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust.
Prof Stuart Maitland-Knibb MBChB MRCGP FIMC RCS (Ed) DUMC RCS (Ed), Director, National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine.
Prof Stuart Maitland-Knibb MBChB MRCGP FIMC RCS (Ed) DUMC RCS (Ed) Director, National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine. Stuart is an ex-military medical officer with extensive experience in primary care and emergency medicine both in hospital and pre-hospital. Specialising in urgent unplanned care, he has worked in the Helicopter Emergency Medical Service (HEMS) and pre-hospital settings for many years and continues to fly a day a week.
Andrea Manfrin, A Rural Pharmacy in the Alps
Andrea is a pharmacist with international experience in hospital and community pharmacy, industry, consultancy, academia, and had two pharmacies, one in Italy and one in Switzerland. He is interested in health services research, where he led the development and evaluation of a bespoke pharmacist-led intervention for patients suffering from chronic lung conditions. The results of his international work conducted in Italy had an impact on policy and practice, with the Government allocating 36 million Euros for funding such services. Andrea’s work has informed “Pharmacy 2030: A Vision for Community Pharmacy in Europe”, and is included in the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence evidence website. Andrea is developing a second area of interest, pedagogic research, looking at the use of active learning and student engagement across different disciplines.
Dr Chris Press, Medical Lead, Northern Exposure, Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Physician and experienced mountaineer and expedition medic.
Alongside his hospital work, Dr Chris Press has been active in UK Mountain Rescue since 2001 as well as acting as an Expedition Medic. He is a Helicopter Emergency Medical Service Physician with the Air Ambulance Service. He is also an accomplished cave diver with a number of exploratory projects ongoing throughout Europe.
Dr Shoba Subramanian BMBS, BMedsci, MRCGP, DRCOG, DipTropMed, Supporting the Health of Globally Mobile Populations
Dr Shoba Subramanian is one of the Medical Directors at United Health Care Global and a general practitioner by background. She has worked in the assistance industry for many years coordinating hundreds of medical evacuations internationally and escorting patients as a flight doctor herself. Her work has taken her around the globe to various countries including India, UAE, South Africa, Romania, Germany and Cambodia. She has considerable knowledge of global healthcare systems along with expertise in travel health, aviation medicine, occupational health and she recently attained the Diploma in Tropical Medicine from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She is an ALS certified VHS doctor with many years experience providing acute care remotely and conducting telehealth assessments for remote and offshore workers. Shoba is responsible for delivering safe medical transportation to UHC assistance and insurance members and leads their clinical teams in the UK, Europe and USA to achieve this. Her work has gained recognition across the business and she won the Sages of Clinical Excellence Award in 2019.
Dr John Wynne Jones, Chair, WONCA Working Party on Rural Practice
More to be announced, including…
Fiona Horsfield, GO Mountain Rescue; Prof David Woods, military medicine; Emma Watson, DoME Inverness; Prof Sam Dearman, North Cumbria Integrated Care; Dr Ashley Liston.
Call for abstracts now open! Deadline 30 April 2020
Submissions are welcomed for the one-slide powerpoint poster presentation.
Presenters will be given 2 minutes to present their work or research interests. If you’re up for the challenge, we’d love to hear from you!
Submissions welcome in the areas of:
Please email the abstract submission form to RemoteAndRural@uclan.ac.uk
Conference Venue Location:
North Lakes Hotel and Spa,
Ullswater Road, Penrith, CA11 8QT
The North Lakes Hotel and Spa is 10 minutes walk form Penrith station and very close to Junction 40 of the M6.
Full travel details can be found at the hotel website.
Accommodation is not included in the conference fee and must be booked separately either at the North Lakes Hotel and Spa (quoting the NCRRM Conference) or at your chosen hotel / B&B – accommodation information can be found on the Discover Penrith webpage.
Conference Fees (VAT not applicable)
The fee to attend for the 2 days of the conference is £290 (early bird fee before 1st April 2020 is £250), and includes refreshments and lunch on each day, access to the Keynote Speaker Sessions and Concurrent Sessions, Conference Dinner and Drinks Reception plus delegate documentation (Accommodation is NOT included in any of the fees).
The fee to attend one day is £120 (early bird fee before 1st April 2020 is £100) and includes refreshments and lunch on each day, access to the Keynote Speaker Sessions and Concurrent Sessions plus delegate documentation.
The 3 course dinner on the evening of Wednesday 11 June is included in the full fee, but extra places can also be booked at £50 and includes drinks reception, wine with meal and coffee.
There are only a limited number of subsidised places available for Undergraduate Medical Students* who are presenting posters (£30.00 per day) excluding accommodation and Conference Dinner. The Conference Organisers will select the Delegates for these places based on their Poster Abstract. Single Days Conference fee of £120 per day will apply if not selected for one of the subsidised places.
If you wish to be be considered for one of these places please ensure that you submit a 350 word Abstract to the National Centre For Remote and Rural Medicine RemoteAndRural@uclan.ac.uk.
*Undergraduate Medical Students will not be eligible for multiple concessions at the NCCRM Conference
To book a place at the National Centre for Remote and Rural Medicine Conference, 10th & 11th June 2020, please complete all fields and provide details as you wish them to appear in delegate documentation.
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