Views & Reviews From the Frontline

A beacon of generalism

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 10 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6803
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

I don’t do conferences; they didn’t exist in my day. Anyway, I was never much good at networking, and didn’t value it: it never seemed relevant to what I do. But when the Royal College of General Practitioners’ (RCGP) conference rolls into my town, there seems no excuse not to go. This is only the sixth RCGP conference. I am apprehensive on multiple levels and consider attending in disguise. Will it be the stereotype dicky bow ties, bad coffee, and detached academics presenting irrelevant research to the overqualified …

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