As part of College Day, the Royal College of Physicians is pleased to announce Dr Richard Heron will be delivering this year's FitzPatrick lecture, on good work to attract and retain global capability.
Due to unforseen circumstances, Professor Andrew Lees will no longer be speaking on soulful neurology.
Dr Richard Heron is the Vice-President Health and Chief Medical Officer at BP with responsibility for strategic development of the BP Group Health agenda including Employee Wellbeing, Occupational Health and Hygiene requirements for ~75,000 employees and Community and Public Health matters in the countries where BP operate.
He is immediate past-President of the UK Faculty of Occupational Medicine, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (London, Edinburgh), American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and past president of the Society of Occupational Medicine.
He trained in internal medicine in UK and Auckland, New Zealand, before specializing in Occupational Medicine. Before joining BP, Richard was Head of Global Safety, Health and Risk Management at AstraZeneca pharmaceuticals.
Richard is honorary professorial fellow of International Business and Health, Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology, University of Nottingham School of Medicine.
His specialist interests include the relationship between health and productivity and work-related mental health. He has worked a variety of expert advisory groups with the UK Government departments of Health, and Work and Pensions, The NHS Staff Health and Wellbeing Board and the Health and Work board for Public Health England.
The lecture will begin at 3pm on 15 April 2019. You do not need to register prior to the event.
Further information regarding the lecture content will be available shortly.
Founded by a gift from Mrs Agnes Letitia FitzPatrick, received in 1901, confirmed by deed 1930 – in memory of her husband Dr Thomas FitzPatrick MRCP (1832–1900): £2,000 to endow a lectureship in ‘The History of Medicine’, the precise subject to be announced beforehand and the lectures to be printed and published in a separate book. The suggestion of the lecture topic was by Dr FitzPatrick’s close friend Sir Norman Moore. This was originally two lectures for the College but this appears to have ceased in 1975.
The lectures are delivered by a fellow of the RCP appointed by the president and censors. The same fellow may be appointed 2 years in succession, but not again until an interval of at least 1 year has elapsed.