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Rethinking Medicine: Professor Martin Marshall

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The University of Cambridge School of Clinical Medicine

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2020 GP Lecture at the University of Cambridge

Dr Martin Marshall

Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL, Improvement Science London and Chair-elect of the Royal College of General Practitioners

All guests welcome for snacks and drinks after the Lecture

In his presentation, Professor Marshall will describe the rationale, background and development of Rethinking Medicine as a new professionally-led movement.

The application of the medical model, focusing on diseases and doctors, has achieved an enormous amount and will continue to do so, but there is a growing realisation that it can cause harm, is expensive and is not always effective. Doctors are responding by engaging with activities that lie outside the traditional remit of medicine; they are rethinking their roles and responsibilities.

Rethinking Medicine is in essence about four things:

• Challenging our propensity to use a disease-based medical model to solve problems for which it doesn’t add value

• Recognising the social determinants of illness and well-being and, where appropriate, using social interventions and community assets in place of medical ones

• Changing the nature of our relationship with patients, citizens and the public, sharing expertise, decisions and influence

• Accepting the responsibility of clinical professionals to create a conducive environment in which clinical medicine is practiced.

About Professor Marshall

Martin Marshall is Professor of Healthcare Improvement at UCL in the Department of Primary Care and Population Health, Programme Director for Population Health and Primary Care at UCLPartners, current Vice Chair (External Affairs) and Chair-Elect of the Royal College of General Practitioners, and a GP in Newham, East London. Previously he was Director of R&D at the Health Foundation, Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England and Director General in the Department of Health, a clinical academic at the University of Manchester and a Harkness Fellow in Healthcare Policy.

He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London and of the Faculty of Public Health Medicine. He has over 220 publications in the field of quality improvement and health service redesign. His primary academic interest is in maximising the impact of research on practice. In 2005 he was awarded a CBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for Services to Health Care.


This lecture is hosted and organised by the General Practice Education Group at the University of Cambridge

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