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PRE-FORUM EXCHANGE

Wednesday 26 January 2022, 08:30 to 12:30 GMT

Before every VdGM forum runs a pre-forum exchange, during which VdGM members can experience family medicine in the local context of the host country. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exchange will be a virtual event and take place via Zoom on Wednesday 26 January 2022, from 08:30 to 12:30 GMT. 


Registration is FREE and open to all VdGM members, 

even if you cannot attend the face to face forum. 


The virtual exchange is an opportunity to learn about family medicine in Scotland, meet and share experiences with colleagues from across Europe. The exchange will visit a rural island practice, a deprived inner-city practice in Glasgow and a typical practice in Edinburgh. There will be break out rooms for discussion, and also a session comparing primary care systems across Europe. 

 

PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION

08:30

A welcome and introduction to UK primary care and general practice, including question and answer session.

EDINBURGH GP PRACTICE VISIT

09:15

Visit a typical GP practice in the city of Edinburgh.

COFFEE BREAK

09:45

☕️ 🫖

ISLAND PRACTICE VISIT

10:00

Visit a rural GP practice located on one of Scotland's remote islands.

BREAKOUT ROOMS

10:30

Social breakout rooms to discuss your experiences with other exchangees.

COFFEE AND EXERCISE BREAK

11:00

☕️🫖 + ⛷🏋️

GLASGOW GP PRACTICE VISIT

11:20

Visit an urban GP practice in a deprived area of Glasgow.

EUROPEAN HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS

11:50

A discussion about the differences and similarities between the variety of primary healthcare systems across Europe.

CLOSE

12:30