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Elizabeth Blackwell Institute’s fourth Annual Public Lecture – GPs on the Brink: Restoring the Joy to General Practice

November 2, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm


The Elizabeth Blackwell Institute welcomes Chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard and theatre maker Viv Gordon to share the stage for the Institute’s fourth Annual Public Lecture GPs on the Brink: Restoring the Joy to General Practice.

The NHS underpinned by General Practice is where the vast majority of patient contact takes place. However General Practice has been on a precipice for some time – under-resourced and under-staffed our GPs are burning out and leaving the profession. Professor Stokes-Lampard, a GP in the Midlands and Chair of the Royal College of GPs talks about where the profession is now and how we all have a part to play in restoring the joy to General Practice, while Viv Gordon will share readings from her new theatre work PreScribed (a Life Written for Me). 

Prescribed (featured at the Edinburgh Fringe, August 2017, currently touring training venues around the UK) tells a witty and emotive story built from University of Bristol research into improving support for the estimated 13,000 UK GPs living with mental ill health. The research project ‘Improving access to support’ was led by Dr Ruth Riley, Lecturer, University of Birmingham, previously at the University of Bristol, with research carrried out by Dr Johanna Spiers, previously at the University of Bristol, both of whom will join Helen Stokes-Lampard and Viv Gordon for a panel during the event.
Tickets are free and are available from St George’s Bristol.


November 2, 2017
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm