Advancing patient care in low-resource settings: the RCP's first global health conference

The Royal College of Physicians’ (RCP's) first global health conference, Global ambition, global reach: Advancing patient care in low-resource settings, took place on Wednesday 25 October, with more than 120 health leaders, current and future partners, and members of the RCP in attendance.

In addition to sessions on the RCP’s biggest international programmes, led by members who have volunteered their time to support these projects, a wide range of guest speakers, including representatives from Save the Children, the Jordanian Red Crescent Society and Doctors Under Fire, took to the stage to lead panel discussions on current topics in global health.

In the afternoon, attendees were invited to participate in a range of interactive breakout sessions, including ‘Global priorities in patient safety’ and ‘Supporting leadership development in low-resource settings’.

Professor Ali Jawad, the RCP's international medical director, commented on the day's success:

This was a fantastic event, looking back at some of our recent achievements while gaining valuable feedback and input from our members – many of whom have extensive experience working overseas.

Thank you to everyone who supported the event and made it such a productive, positive day.

Plans are now being developed for next year’s event – part of the RCP’s 500th anniversary celebrations.