Event Overview

This event is FREE to members, £5 for non-members

Join us for an evening of conversation with Dr Steven Nickless who will be chatting about his experiences as a GP. From his origins in South Wales as the first member of the family at University and feeling like a fish out of water at medical schools to his unusual career path to becoming a GP mainly as a salaried GP in many different settings. He will talk about skills and experiences acquired on the way including working in multicultural settings where most patients had a limited command of English. At retirement Dr Nickless trained to teach English as a second language but used these skills with refugee doctors – requalifying, adapting and acculturating to NHS. Dr Nickless will also introduce us to the work that he and his retired GP colleagues do at Refugee Council.

This session will provoke thoughts about transitions – leaving roles and contexts behind but carrying a wealth of knowledge, skills and attitudes into the next phase of life.

There will also be an opportunity to ask questions in the evening.

GPs at all career stages welcome – including non-members.

Part of the “What’s Up Doc” Series of events for later career and retired GPs. This event is Organised by RCGP LCARM Northern Regional Committee but is open to all GPs!

For more information, please email samantha.self@rcgp.org.uk or call 07342 998754.