Prof Helen Stokes-Lampard
Keynote speaker at 13.30 on Thursday 13th July 2017
Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard is Chair of Council for the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), the UK’s largest medical Royal College representing over 52,000 family doctors across. The Chair shapes policy and leads the strategy of the College, working with politicians, policy makers and the media to ensure that the ‘voice’ of general practice and GPs is understood and represented.
Helen was RCGP Honorary Treasurer from 2012 to 2016 with responsibility for all matters related to the College finances and assets including premises, IT and human resources. Prior to this, she was Treasurer for the RCGP Midland Faculty and until stepping down to become Chair, retained involvement in the College’s work at a local level in her role as a personal mentor for doctors in difficulty.
She is a part-time GP partner at The Cloisters Medical Practice in Lichfield, Staffordshire, a dynamic group practice which she joined in 2002 on completion of her academic GP training at Birmingham University’s School of Medicine.
Helen’s academic research has explored many aspects of women's health, including gynaecological cancer screening, epidemiology and data linkage studies. She was Head of Primary Care Teaching (undergraduate) at Birmingham University’s School of Medicine until September 2016.
She was Clinical Director of the accredited Primary Care Trials Unit at Birmingham until 2012. She was also Head of the Academic GP Trainees programme at Birmingham where she ran an MSc module in Community Gynaecology and taught communication skills and ethics.
Prior to training as a GP, Helen graduated from St George’s Medical School, University of London before working in Obstetrics and Gynaecology for several years; an experience that has shaped her clinical and academic aspirations.