Virtual Delivery on 27th January and 10th February 2023.
About the course
The COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the importance of primary care in delivering effective healthcare. Testing, vaccination, caring for people in their homes, aftercare of those hospitalised and helping the families who have lost loved ones - are all services delivered by primary care and cornerstones of global solutions to health crises. Provision of these services makes primary care the most effective form of healthcare and it is the principal vehicle through which the WHO envisages delivering health for all. But what is primary care? What are its core principles? How does it deliver such outstanding health outcomes? Despite their increasing roles, there remains uncertainty about how primary care and public health can be effective in different healthcare systems. A clear understanding of what primary care is and what it can deliver is therefore essential.
The online contact days focus on applying ideas to practice using a combination of small groups, masterclasses and interactive panel sessions. After completing the course you will have also gained an insight into academic postgraduate study and the possibility of continuing your studies in education, public health and leadership.
Limited number of fully-funded scholarships for international health care practitioners. Please visit this website for details on eligibility criteria.
Designed for a UK and international audience of health practitioners, analysts and or policymakers including (but not limited to):
■ General Practice ■ Radiography ■ Nursing
■ Pharmacy ■ Paramedics
■ Occupational Therapy ■ Midwifery
For a full programme, scholarship eligibility and/or any other enquiries about the course, please email [email protected] or call +44 01392 722010 / 722964 medicine.exeter.ac.uk/cpd @ExeterMedCPD
The course is delivered by a panel of internationally recognised practitioners and researchers. All have been key contributors towards defining what primary care is and providing the evidence that underpins it:
■ Professor Alex Harding - Course Director, Family Practitioner, Co-Chair of UK Heads of Teachers and advisor to WHO education group
■ Dr Rob Daniels – Course Facilitator, Family Practitioner with experience of rural and remote medicine
■ Professor Chema Valderas - Family Practitioner in UK and Spain Professor of General Practice and contributor to the WHO definition of primary care
■ Professor Sir Denis Pereira Gray - Past President and Chair of the Royal College of General Practice, and Emeritus Professor. Past advisor to WHO and Egyptian Government
The course provides any practitioner, analyst or policymaker who is involved in primary care with an opportunity to:
■ Learn about the core ideas that underpin primary care
■ Analyse the evidence behind what makes primary care so efficient
■ Learn and put into practice change management techniques
■ Join a global community of primary healthcare providers working together and enable change to strengthen primary care systems