School of Medicine Inaugural lecture: Prof Richard Neal

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Medicial Lecture Theatre, Level 7

Worsley Building, University of Leeds

Clarendon Way

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You are invited to the Inaugural Lecture to be given by Professor Richard Neal, Professor of Primary Care Oncology at the Academic Unit of Primary Care in the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS), School of Medicine, University of Leeds, entitled:

“Cancer Diagnosis in General (Practice) – how good is it, and how much better should it be?’’

Richard Neal graduated in medicine from Birmingham in 1988. After GP training in North Yorkshire, he undertook a Research Training Fellowship (funded by Northern & Yorkshire Regional Health Authority) at the Centre for Research in Primary Care at the University of Leeds. During his first period of working in Leeds, he completed his PhD, and worked as a part-time GP at Meanwood. At this time, his main interests were in patterns of attendance in general practice. A Macmillan Senior Lectureship in Primary Care Oncology then became available, he was encouraged to apply, and was appointed in 2000, despite claiming than he had no special knowledge of cancer at the time. This post was serendipitous, in that it led him into an emerging and fertile research field, and he has continued working in this area ever since. He moved to a Senior Lectureship in north Wales in 2003 (initially University of Wales College of Medicine, then Cardiff University, then Bangor University) and was promoted to a personal chair and appointed Director of the North Wales Centre for Primary Care Research in 2012. In 2016 he returned to Leeds as Professor of Primary Care Oncology. He works as a part-time GP at Hawthorn Surgery in Lower Wortley.

He leads research at the interface of primary care and cancer, especially around the early detection and diagnosis of cancer in general practice. He leads the Leeds hub of the CanTest Collaborative (www.cantest.org) funded by a Cancer Research UK Catalyst award. He is Chief Investigator of the WICKED Research Programme (Wales Interventions and Cancer Knowledge about Early Diagnosis), funded by Cancer Research Wales. He leads the Leeds hub of the newly commissioned Department of Health Policy Research Unit for Cancer Screening, Awareness and Early Diagnosis. Nationally, he is Chair of the Primary Care Clinical Studies Group of the National Cancer Research Institute, overseeing an increase in accruals to national portfolio studies. Internationally, he is an executive member of Ca-PRI (Cancer and Primary Care International Research Network), and led Modules 3 and 4 of the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership for Wales.

The lecture will be held on Tuesday 3rd July 2018 at 4.00pm in the Leeds Medical School Lecture Theatre, Level 7, Worsley Building.

Refreshments will be available from 3.30pm and after 5.00pm at the conclusion of the lecture.

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Worsley Building, University of Leeds

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United Kingdom

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