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

Save the date! Friday 8th September 

Shared Health Foundation are supporting a joint Symposium between Deep End GM and Deep End Yorkshire and Humberside at a Leeds location.

Please join us for a day of excellent teaching and network opportunities for those learning, working and training in areas of Deprivation. 

More information to follow shortly! 

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)