Launch of the College of Medicine
The College of Medicine was launched on 28 October 2010, marked by an event at the House of Commons. Our grateful thanks to our host, the Rt Hon Peter Hain MP. This was followed by a symposium at the Cabinet War Rooms.
Today healthcare is about teams, and patients are now partners rather than passive recipients of care. The College of Medicine reflects that. Uniquely, it is a powerful alliance of doctors, nurses and other health professionals alongside patients and scientists. No other medical body has ever brought all these groups together.
Together, we are re-defining what good medicine means. Part of that is the renewal of the traditional values of service, commitment and compassion. College professionals regard their work as a vocation, not just a job. As well as medical care, we focus on health improvement, wellbeing and self help, particularly in respect of long term conditions.
The Evidence for Change: New Solutions from a new College
Thursday 28th October 2010
The Jubilee Room, House of Commons, 10 am to 12 noon
1. Sir Graeme Catto
• Welcome, introduction and thanks
• College Introduction video - coming shortly
3. Sir Graeme Catto
• Why the College is needed
• The crisis in medicine
• The College’s purpose and role
4. Dr Harry Brünjes
5. Dr Michael Dixon
6. Professor Mustafa Djamgoz
• Science - read the powerpoint here.
7. Professor David Peters
• Healing - read the powerpoint here.
8. Kaye McIntosh
• The Patient’s perspective - read the powerpoint here.
9. Sir Donald Irvine
• The last word.
The Cabinet War Rooms, 2pm to 5pm
1. Welcome, thanks and introduction by Sir Graeme Catto
2. The evidence for change
• Sir Graeme Catto, President of the College of Medicine, in conversation with Dr Michael Dixon, Chair of Council.
3. Presentation of the Michael Pittilo Student Essay Award 2010
• Click here to read the winner article
4. The evidence for patient involvement
by Sir Donald Irvine - read the powerpoint here.
5. Question time
• Sir Donald Irvine in conversation with College Vice-Chair Kaye McIntosh, Patients’ Council member Dr Ade Adeagbo, nurse Dame Donna Kinnair and the audience
6. Question time
Evidence and science in practice - read the powerpoint here
• Professor Mustafa Djamgoz and Professor Simon Gibbons in conversation with Professor Andrew Miles, Professor Jane Plant and the audience
7. Faculties and services
• Education. Professor George Lewith - read the powerpoint here.
• Self care. Professor David Peters and Simon Mills - read the powerpoint here.
• Homeless care. Professor Aidan Halligan
• Women’s health. Mr Michael Dooley - read the powerpoint here.
• Neuro-musculoskeletal. Sarah Bazin and Richard Brown - read the powerpoint here.
8. Question time and discussion
9. Round-up and thanks.
Sir Graeme Catto