RCGP | AiT Annual Conference 2018

Date07 June 2018
Duration1 day
Start Time09:00
End Time17:00
AudienceGP Trainee



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Our AiT annual conference will take place on the 7th June and all GP trainees from Scotland are invited to attend.  The theme is innovation in general practice and will cover topics such as NHS technology, technological innovations within primary care and robotics and health.  There will also be three plenary sessions in the middle of the day with delegates picking which sessions they would like to attend.  Not only is the day of great benefit educationally but also offers plenty of networking with colleagues from across the other areas in Scotland.

Our speakers for the day include Dr Rebecca Rosen, Dr Carey Lunan, Dr Andrew Mackay amongst others.

After you have booked your course you will receive a confirmation email which will also ask you to indicate which workshops you would like to attend.

Coffee and registration is from 8.30am with the day starting at 09.10am finishing at 5.00pm, lunch and refreshments are included in the fee.
VenueRadisson Blu, 80 High Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1TH
Maximum capacity100
Phone0203 188 7752
ContactFiona Paterson
Faculty/DepartmentEast of Scotland Faculty, North East Scotland Faculty, North Scotland Faculty, RCGP Scotland, South East Scotland Faculty, West of Scotland Faculty

Course programme

08.30 - 09.10   Registration and coffee

09.10 – 09.15  Welcome & setting aims for the day

09.15 – 10.15  NHS Technology – Dr Rebecca Rosen

10.15 – 10.50  Patients story – Mr Colin Angus

10.50 – 11.05  Tea & Coffee Break

11.05 – 12.05  Keynote Speaker: Dr Carey Lunan. Chair RCGP Scotland

12.05 – 13.05  Lunch

            Plenary Session – Delegates to choose which session they wish to attend

13.05 – 14.05  Option 1 - Confidentiality - evolving risk: MDDUS


                       Option 2 - Techological innovations within primary care: Mr George Chacko

14.10 – 15.10 Option 3 Psychology of interview: Mr David Craigie


                      Option 4 Robotics and health: Dr Lynne Baillie

15.10 – 15.20 Tea and coffee break

15.20 – 16.20 Option 5 - Practical Mindfulness: Ms Tina Gilbert


                      Option 6 - Mental Health: Craigie Partnership

16.20 – 16.50 RCGP Bright Ideas - Dr Andrew Mackay

16.50 - 17.00 Sum up and close

17.00             Close


  • Accommodation
  • Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Wi-fi


Dr Rebecca Rosen: Rebecca is a senior fellow in health policy at the Nuffield Trust and a GP in Greenwich. She is also an accredited public health specialist. Her current policy interests include integrated care, primary care, new organisational models for general practice and NHS commissioning. Within her GP practice, Rebecca leads work to improve continuity and quality of care for people with chronic complex ill health and to apply the principles of the chronic care model in a practice setting.

Mr Colin Angus: Colin is the current Chair of the RCGP P3 group (Patient, Partnership in Practice); whose aims are to develop ideas and lead activities that encourage GPs to work in partnership most effectively with patients and public; influence activity in Scotland that impacts on the quality of patient care and work together as a team to ensure the activities of the College respond to patient needs.

Dr Carey Lunan: Carey is a partner in an Edinburgh "Deep End" practice. She has been a frontline GP for 14 years and actively involved in the RCGP for 11 of these, initially with South East Scotland Faculty and then as Executive Officer for patients and public, then interface working. She sits on the RCGP ethics committee. She became Chair in November 2017 and during her time as Chair, she plans to make GP wellbeing a high priority and is also keen to ensure that any proposed new models of care are right for patients and based on robust evidence. She is a passionate advocate for generalism and its critical role within an NHS that provides safe, sustainable, patient-centred, high quality care, in-hours and out-of-hours.

MDDUS (Medical Dental Defence Union Scotland): Liz Price is Senior Risk Advisor with MDDUS. Her session "confidentiality: evolving risks" will be interactive, scenario based which will test your knowledge of the relevant legislation, regulatory guidance and principles of confidentiality when faced with some newly emerging scenarios in general practice.

Mr George Chacko

Dr David Craigie: David is co-founder of Craigie Partnership, an Edinburgh based consultancy offering professional psychology, business support, career and coaching services. He is experience in working collaboratively with people across all sectors and has coached at chief and senior executive level, including senior lawyers and political figures, as well as professionals from varied backgrounds, team leaders, graduates and the self-employed and unemployed.

Dr Lynne Baillie: Lynne joined Heriot-Watt University in July 2007 as a lecturer with the award of an RCUK academic fellowship. Previously Lynne obtained a BSC degree in molecular biology at Glasgow University in 1999 and was awarded her PhD in 2004 from St Andrews University. From 2004-2007 she continued as a post-doctoral research fellow at St Andrews, working on projects ranging from all-optical cell soring to photoporation of mammalian cells to assist transfection. The use of light in biology and medicine as a research tool or as a therapy, continues to be of interest to Lynn.

Ms Tina Gilbert: Tina is an experienced mindfulness meditation trainer who has been teaching and practicing meditation for many years. She has taught mindfulness to businesses including SKY managers, staff working for Scotland Association for Mental Health (SAMH) and Glasgow Association for Mental Health (GAMH), specialist courses for people living with cancer in Edinburgh and West Lothian, involvement in mindfulness research at Napier University and many 8 week programs for the general population. Tina would say mindfulness can be life changing, not only has she first-hand experience of this but has seen the benefits to so many who have taken the opportunity to work with the mind. As a clinical nurse specialist in cancer care and chemotherapy, she has trained many patients through the 8 week program witnessing the benefits it can bring such as stress reduction, developing coping strategies to deal with ill health and be less reactive and calmer in life.

Dr Andrew Mackay: Andrew is a GP at St Triduana’s Medical Practice, Edinburgh and a trainee tutor for South East. Andrew will be covering a number of innovative ideas including discussing how he became involved with quality improvement through the work that led to his bright ideas submission; the projects he is involved in with other practices as GP lead for ACP in Edinburgh and will share his experience of cluster working.

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