The Deep End conference is an opportunity for doctors, medical students and those with an interest in deprivation and health inequalities to come together, learn and share.

This year, the conference theme is ‘Reversing the Inverse Care Law’.

In 1971, Tudor Hart, a GP based in South Wales, proposed that the availability of good medical or social care varies inversely with the needs of the population it serves. This can be seen in practice, but we believe it can be changed!

The conference will aim to discuss this further – through keynote talks, panel

sessions, workshops, open conversation and meeting of minds throughout the day.

9:00-9:30       Registration

9:30-9:45       Welcome

9:45-10:45     Dr Laura Neilson

10:45-11:00   Dr Ellie Lister - Walking Project

11:00-11:15   Jessie Lee - Deprivation and                                Primary Care Resource Allocation

11:15-11:30   BREAK

11:30-11:45   Dr Noy Basu & Dr Laura Johnston

                      Deep End Scotland Update

11:45-12:00   Dr Tom Ratcliffe -

                      Deep End Y&H Update

12:00-12:30   Guest Speaker - Jon Rouse

12:30-13:30   LUNCH

13:30-15:30   Workshop Streams

15:30-16:00   Dr Sarah Parry -

                      Resilience for Health Professionals 

16:00-16:45   Panel Session

16:45-17:00   Closing remarks




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Laura Neilson is the CEO of Hope Citadel Healthcare CIC, a project lead at the Shared Health Foundation, and a director of the Focused Care CIC. She is also a doctor in A&E.


Laura founded Hope Citadel whilst as a medical student living in on a council estate in Oldham. She noticed the inequality in healthcare for the poorest, seeing the Inverse Care Law in stark reality, and decided that it was possible to make a difference – so she set up a GP practice. Hope Citadel now run 9 GP practices in some of the most hard-pressed areas of Greater Manchester, aiming to provide whole-person healthcare to all.

Laura is passionate about tackling health inequalities and breaking down barriers to universal services.  In 2016, Laura was recognised as a leader in healthcare when she was awarded the HSJ Rising Star award.



Are you interested in deprivation medicine?

Have you innovated new models of healthcare, or put together research which impacts health inequalities?

If you have, or would like to, the Shared Health Foundation would love for you to put together a poster presentation for the Doctors in Deprivation Conference. The most innovative poster will win a £50 amazon voucher.

If this interests you, please send an electronic copy of your poster to:

by Friday 7th September



 235 Washway Rd, Sale M33 4BP

Parking on site

Buffet lunch and refreshments provided