Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard
As Chair of the RCGP, Helen helps shape 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. She is a part-time GP partner at The Cloisters Medical Practice in Lichfield, Staffordshire, a friendly, dynamic group practice, which she joined in 2002, having just completed her academic GP training in inner city Birmingham and at the medical school in Birmingham University.
Prior to training as a GP, Helen worked in obstetrics and gynaecology for several years and this experience shaped her clinical and academic aspirations. She was a personal mentor for doctors in difficulty in the midlands until 2016, a scheme supported by the West Midlands Deanery and RCGP Midland Faculty.
Helen was the head of primary care teaching (undergraduate) in the medical school of the University of Birmingham until becoming RCGP Chair.
Her diverse research interests have spanned gynaecological cancer screening, all aspects of women’s health, epidemiology and data linkage studies. The subject of her PhD was ‘Variation in NHS Utilisation of Vault Cytology Tests in Women post-hysterectomy’. She was clinical director of the accredited Primary Care Trials Unit at Birmingham until July 2012 when she resigned to allow her time to concentrate on her RCGP roles. She was also head of the dynamic academic GP trainees programme at Birmingham. She ran an MSc module in community gynaecology and taught communication skills and ethics.
There will also be a chance to meet Helen in the workshop, Your Chance, Your Ideas, Your College.