General Practice at the Deep End

Professor Graham Watt

Please note that this is a change to the advertised talk caused by unforeseen circumstances.

Professor Graham Watt
Emeritus Professor, General Practice and Primary Care, University of Glasgow

Graham has a long term research interest in health and disease in families which he began at Glyncorrwg and has pursued via the Ladywell Blood Pressure Study in Edinburgh and the MIDSPAN Family Study in the west of Scotland. He also has interests in inequalities in health and health care and in supporting the next generation of academic general practitioners and primary care researchers. He coordinated and led the Deep End Project from 2009-2016, based on the 100 most deprived general practice populations in Scotland, and remains an active member of the steering group and advocate for the exceptional potential of general practice, especially in deprived areas.

Dr Julian Tudor Hart is best known for first describing the inverse care law whereby the availability of good medical care tends to vary inversely with the need for it in the population served. Somewhat ironically one of the best examples of general practice making a difference to population health comes from his own practice over 25 years in one of the most deprived communities in South Wales. His example has inspired “General Practitioners at the Deep End”, an international movement of general practitioners, beginning in Glasgow but now involving 14 networks in 7 countries, all working to address the inverse care law. But this is just one of many challenges facing general practice in the National Health Service as it faces an uncertain future.

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Sir Charles Wilson Building

Address: 1 University Avenue, Glasgow – at the corner of University Avenue and Gibson Street.

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This lecture theatre is very atmospheric, as you can see in the picture above. It has all modern facilities but retains many original features in a beautifully refurbished church building. There are good public transport links, free parking very close by in the University grounds from 5pm, plus nice places to eat or drink before the lecture if you want to make a night of it.

The venue has a hearing loop which can be accessed via a hearing aid. The best reception for the loop can be achieved by audience members sitting in one of the front six rows.

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