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Affiliated Group Leaders Meeting 

Surviving and Thriving in Challenging Times

28th September 2017, Telford International Centre

Our annual workshop for all affiliated group leaders and those interested in setting up a new group offers fantastic opportunities to network with other group leaders, share tips on growing and managing your group/network and also includes several educational sessions to support your own professional development and which you can take back and share with your group.

Carol Stonham, Nurse lead for PCRS-UK highlights, "Practice is so fast pace with little time to stop and consider strategies for caring for yourself and each other. Taking time out, networking with colleagues who have the same challenges, giving yourself the head-space to develop coping mechanisms not a luxury, it’s a necessity."   So don't miss out on your opportunity to network with your colleagues, pick up new tips on how to cope in today's fast-changing environment and learn about how you can help shape the future of primary care and the management of your patients with respiratory disease. You can then share this learning with your local groups.

This year's workshop (download agenda HERE), aims to provide practical information that you can take away and share with your local group/network. It features the following key sessions;

Planning for success and longevity - Melissa Canavan

In this session Melissa Canavan discusses her experiences of setting up an education committee to share the workload of the group, share experiences and successes and to forward plan so that the group has appropriate members of the team on board that it is not reliant on one individual

A vision for the future - reasons to be cheerful 1, 2, 3 - Noel Baxter, Chair of PCRS-UK

In this session Dr Noel Baxter, chair of the PCRS-UK will share his vision and learning for the future of primary care and explore what we can do to support and influence the changes

Recognising and managing stress in the workplace - Sally Whitley

In this interactive session Sally will explore how stress affects us and discuss tools and tips we can use and implement in everyday life to help recognise and manage stress

Share and network with colleagues and peers

Of course, as usual we will provide plenty of opportunity for networking with your peers to allow you to share information about your own groups, their challenges and successes and explore ideas and tips that you can take back and share locally.

Register Now

Limited places are available at the meeting so book now HERE to reserve your place. The workshop is free of charge to PCRS-UK affiliated group leaders or PCRS-UK members interested in setting up a new group.

If you are interested in setting up a group do consider attending this workshop - it's a great chance to meet other group leaders and learn from them.  Alternatively, please email to arrange to talk about setting up a local group or to arrange a time to discuss your ideas for a local group with an established affiliated group leader.


The workshop precedes the annual PCRS-UK national primary care conference and immediately precedes the AstraZeneca Satellite symposium (18.30 – 20.00).  If you are attending both the affiliated group leaders meeting and the PCRS-UK national primary care conference you may be eligible to apply for a limited accommodation offer to cover accommodation on Thursday 28th September 2017.  If you are interested in this special offer please contact us HERE


The PCRS-UK is grateful to Napp Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer for the provision of sponsorship through funding to support the activities of the Affiliated Group Leaders programme. The programme has been solely organised by PCRS-UK.  Select Napp and Pfizer employees will be in attendance at the meeting in a non-promotional capacity.