"From GP to MP, How to Win No Friends and Try to Influence People" George Swift Lecture 2018 with Sarah Wollaston

Date26 April 2018
Start Time18:30
End Time22:00
TypeOfficial meetings
AudienceAudience, Foundation Doctor, GP, GP Trainee, GP Trainer or educator, Medical student, First5, Nurse, Patients and public, Pharmacist, Physician assistant, Practice manager, Practice nurse, Retired GP



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Time TBC - approx. 18:30 for supper and 19:30 start of lecture. Will email to all delegates when confirmed shortly.

Sarah worked on the frontline of the NHS for twenty-four years before entering Parliament in 2010. She spent several years as a police forensic examiner for Devon and Cornwall Police – mostly seeing victims of sexual or domestic violence. For eleven years she worked as a GP on Dartmoor and taught junior doctors and medical students as well as examining for the Royal College of General Practitioners.

In 2014, Sarah was elected by MPs from both sides of the House of Commons to chair the Health Select Committee. The Committee has published a number of influential reports looking at spending and forward planning in the NHS, including public health post-2013, a review of the Comprehensive Spending Review and the growing pressures on A&E departments. The Committee’s work on childhood obesity led to the publication of a Public Health England report on the evidence for action on sugar consumption and resulted in the Government’s Childhood Obesity Plan. Sarah was re-elected as chair unopposed in 2017. Sarah is also chair of the Liaison Committee, whose membership is made up of the chairs of other Select Committees in the House and which holds an evidence session with the Prime Minister three times a year.

There will be opportunities for questions after the lecture.

VenueWinchester Holiday Inn, Telegraph Way, Morn Hill, Winchester, SO21 1HZ
Maximum capacity100
Phone020 3188 7709
ContactWessex Faculty
Faculty/DepartmentWessex Faculty


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