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Organised by the Royal Society of Medicine, supported by the Nuffield Department of Primary Care Health Sciences.

Chaired by: Dr Andrew Papanikitas
Council Member, General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section and President, Open Section RSM.
NIHR Academic CLinical Lecturer in General Practice, University of Oxford

The rhetoric of markets affects all clinicians and all patients in some way.

  • Is the market an appropriate way to think about primary care? 
  • Given the imposition of markets in the UK and many other global settings, how should policy-makers, commissioners, clinician and patients think and act in other to do so in a way that is both right and fair? 
  • What is the ethical response to market forces and performance incentives? 
  • Do new medical technologies distort the ethical marketplace?
  • Do different markets require different values, and should they? 
  • How do we prepare new clinicians for and help patients to navigate the ethical market place? 
  • The metaphor of the market also applies to those who would study or teach ethics in practice. Why should some ideas be endorsed and others shunned, some be preached and others practised?

This conference offers a market place, or better still, a forum for ideas, questions research and shared learning in the field of primary healthcare ethics. The RSM welcome delegates from all disciplines and professions or with an interest in the ethics in of and for primary healthcare, and invite submissions for posters.

This meeting will bring together academics, educators, practitioners, ethicists and managers and others involved in the planning and delivery of primary care in an interdisciplinary event which will explore the ethical choices that clinicians make every day in commonplace situations.



Forthcoming events

The Research Cycle PPI Workshops 2019

Monday, 07 January 2019 to Tuesday, 31 December 2019, 12am - 1am

The NIHR CLAHRC Oxford, Oxford Biomedical Research Centre and Oxford Health Biomedical Research Centre will be running a series of eight workshops in 2019 for patients and members of the public.

Department Open Meeting with Q&A

Tuesday, 18 June 2019, 11am to 12pm @ Maths Lecture Theatre 1

American-European Health Economics Study Group - IV Edition

Wednesday, 03 July 2019 to Thursday, 04 July 2019 @ WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna, Austria

This study group provides a forum for bringing together graduates and researchers who wish to discuss their work-in-progress in any area of health economics.

Department Open Meeting

Tuesday, 22 October 2019, 11am to 12pm @ Flora Anderson Room, Somerville College

The Christmas Seminars

Tuesday, 03 December 2019, 11am to 12pm @ Flora Anderson Room, Somerville College