Read the latest HealthWatch newsletter:  Newsletter 117, Winter 2021-22

As usual, attendance at the HealthWatch AGM and presentations is free and open to all. If you would like to stay for the dinner, however, this must be pre-booked and paid for in advance, see the agenda below. While all are welcome to attend the AGM, only members may vote.

Date: Wednesday 31 October 2018

Time: 19:00 (drinks reception from 18.30 — see below for full agenda)

Location: The Medical Society of London, Lettsom House, 11 Chandos Street, Cavendish Square, LONDON W1G 9EB (see map)

HealthWatch Award 2018: Dr Sarah Wollaston MP
The 2018 HealthWatch Award will be presented to Dr Sarah Wollaston MP.

Sarah Wollaston is that rare politician: a scientifically literate and sceptical MP. She consistently uses her background as hospital doctor, GP and forensic examiner for the police, to bring a logical and dispassionate analysis to social problems and affairs of state.

Even more precious, she will change her mind in the face of new, sound evidence. Her track record includes advising on the ill-considered Saatchi Bill, supporting minimum-unit pricing for alcohol, chairing the government’s Health Select Committee, and defending patients’ confidential information. She has always maintained the highest level of personal integrity. HealthWatch applauds her.

Sarah will give a talk entitled, From GP to MP: How to Lose Friends but try to Influence People


18:30 Reception for the AGM and Award ceremony.

19:00 Annual General meeting of HealthWatch (only members of HealthWatch may vote, but non-members are welcome to attend).

19:30 Presentation of awards to the winners of the 2018 Student Prize competition for critical analysis of clinical research protocols.

19:40 Presentation of the 2018 HealthWatch Award to Dr Sarah Wollaston (see above).

20:30 Buffet dinner (£45.00 per person). To order your buffet dinner, please click here Book buffet dinner

Nominations for Committee

Our constitution requires that nominations for officers and members of the committee should be submitted not less than 28 days before the AGM.

Any member of HealthWatch can nominate an officer or ordinary member for the committee. Nominations should be seconded by another member, accompanied by a letter from the person nominated to state s/he accepts, and sent to the Secretary, Prof David Bender or by post to 8 Eagle Close, AMERSHAM HP6 6TD before 3rd October.

Motions for discussion

Motions for discussion at the AGM should be sent to the Secretary, Prof David Bender or by post to 8 Eagle Close, AMERSHAM HP6 6TD before 3rd October.


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