Doctors Working in Deprivation

Professor Graham Watt, from the University of Glasgow, who coordinates General Practitioners at the Deep End in Scotland, said: “Recruitment and retention of GPs are becoming crisis issues as a result of pressures on and within practices, particularly in deprived areas.

Shared Health Foundation is following the lead of Professor Graham Watt and wants to set up a network for doctors working in deprived communities in Greater Manchester.

This network aims to provide GPs with the opportunity to share good practice and discuss the challenges they face with a view to finding solutions.


Latest News and Future Events

Doctors Working in Deprivation Day 8th September

Following on from last year's Doctors in Deprivation conference, the Deep End Team bring you a one-day study opportunity for learning, sharing and collaboration to develop a workforce and training programme for Doctors working in the most hard pressed areas.

In a central location the day will include sought after keynote speakers and plenty of time to meet and share with like-minds and hear the latest updates on Deprivation medicine.

Day includes keynote speeches, extremely practical workshops, poster competition, and your chance to share innovation to the gong...

Speakers Include:

Professor Graham Watt CBE- Deep End Glasgow University

Dr Jessica Allen - Institute of Health Inequality

Dr Austin O'Carroll - North Dublin City Training Programme

Greg Fell - Director of Public Health, Sheffield

Dr Ming Rawat - Building your own Resilience


Workshop stream 1 - Creating a workforce for Deprivation: Curriculum, Training and Development for the Deep End: Speakers include: Dr James Matheson, Dr Tom Ratcliffe, Suzanne Newbrook


Workshop stream 2 - Social Determinants of Health and where to begin Topics including Chronic Pain management, Refugee medicine, Drug and alcohol addictions, Benefits. Speakers include Dr Jonathon Tomlinson, Dr Austin O'Carroll, Dr John Patterson, Dr Liz Foster


Includes keynote speeches, extremely practical workshops, poster competition, and your chance to share innovation to the gong!

The event is free of charge and sponsored by the Shared Health Foundation and Oglesby Charitable Trust, lunch is included

Please click here to book your place

Poster Prize information: 



Deep End GM Launch

On Tuesday 6th December GPs met together with Dr Tom Ratcliffe from the Yorkshire and Humber Deep End Group to discuss the opportunities for a Deep End Group in Greater Manchester. Full report and details of future events to follow

Please email us at if you would like to be part of this network and hear about future events. 

The Shared Health Foundation Innovation Prize

SHF, supported by the Oglesby Charitable Trust is inviting GPs at grass-roots level to share ideas and innovations that can be developed into projects which help to bridge the gaps for the poorest in our city. This may be something which already works for you in your practice, or is an idea at its early stages which you intend to develop further. Find out more and apply here

Doctors in Deprivation Study Day

At the recent event a panel of keynote speakers were chosen for their expertise and research into healthcare in deprived communities and they shared their knowledge and findings of the disparate health outcomes between people from different socio-economic groups.  Below are their presentations 


Professor Graham Watt

Department of General Practice and Primary Care at the University of Glasgow

Prof G Watt.pdf(.PDF, 2.66Mb)

Alice Evans

Director of Systems Change, Lankelly Chase Foundation

Alice Evans.pdf(.PDF, 661.29kb)

Professor Jacky Hayden

CBE, Dean of Postgraduate Medical Studies at Health Education England

Prof Jacky Hayden .pdf(.PDF, 1.49Mb)

Alison Holbourn

Care Quality Commission

Alison Holbourn .pdf(.PDF, 856.81kb)