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.
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 email@example.com 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 a healthcare professional, and plan to attend the AstraZeneca satellite symposium, you will have the opportunity to apply for the "two for one" accommodation offer for the nights of 28th and 29th September 2017. (Limited offer (100 places only) to conference delegates attending the AstraZeneca symposium only and based on first come, first served basis). Please note all delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation - please visit the accommodation page of the website for details. You will be notified if you have been successful in receiving the "two for one" accommodation offer.
The PCRS-UK is grateful to Napp Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer Ltd for the provision of an educational grant to support the activities of the Affiliated Group Leaders programme.