For further information and to book places on our courses please visit: www.rcgp.org.uk/wessex

George Swift Lecture

This year’s George Swift Memorial Lecture ‘The Implications of Bawa-Garba and the Boundaries of Professional Conduct’ will be given by Kenneth Hamer.


Kenneth Hamer is an experienced barrister and former Recorder of the Crown Court. He sits as a legally qualified chair at the General Medical Council (Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service) and is a legal adviser/legal assessor to the General Dental Council and the Nursing and Midwifery Council. Opportunities for networking will form part of the evening and a hot supper will be provided. 


If you are a full time student with an NUS card please contact Wessex@rcgp.org.uk and we will provide you with a £20 discount code.


Start date:   10/10/2019

Duration:     Evening

Location:     Southampton University 

The Wessex GP Debate

The Wessex Faculty will be hosting our first ‘GP Debate', tackling the hot topic of Assisted Dying.

The audience will be presented with scenarios which will be debated and a vote taken after all the evidence has been delivered.

Speaking in favour of the motion - Dr Howard a member of PAD

Speaking against the motion – Dr Carol Davis, Lead Consultant in Palliative Care, Southampton


The Faculty appreciate that this is an emotive topic and request that those in attendance to respect the views of others.

Start date : 13/11/2019

Duration:    Evening

Location:    New Place Hotel, Shirrell Heath, Southampton

Wessex Choir

Singing can actively improve your mood and help stress, so why not join fellow GPs to learn some songs, sing in chorus, challenge yourself, have fun and network at our first Faculty choir taster session.  The choir is open to ALL that means that you don’t have to have had any previous musical experience and there’s no expectation to be able to read sheet music! As long as you express an interest in singing then you’re welcome! Please note the first session is a taster session and is is free to come along and you are not expected to commit, but we would like this to become a regular group so an it would be great to know if people are intending to commit to regular attendance.


10/15 mins break 

45 mins: Second half of rehearsal, including a run through of what we’ve learnt

Start date : 18/11/2019

Location:    Bishops Waltham

Joint Injections Workshop - 1 day Course 

Join us for this interactive full day workshop aimed at clinicians working within primary care which will cover injections and management techniques for the knee elbow hand wrist and shoulder.   Delivered by 3 Wessex based consultant Rheumatologists. 

Start date :  20/11/2019

Duration:     Full day

Location:     Southampton

Speakers:    Dr Richard Hull, Dr Mark Edwards and Dr  Michael Clynes

Annual Winter Ball & AGM

The RCGP Wessex Faculty Board cordially invite you to the Annual Winter Ball and AGM “Celebrating 60 Years of GP”,

7 pm Drinks reception

7.30 AGM (20 mins)

Followed by Dinner & Dancing


Start date : 22/11/2019

Duration:    Evening

Location:    Grand Harbour Hotel, Southampton