Since January 2013, ‘Webinars for GPs’ has been organising live and interactive CPD webinars for busy GPs and has been a proud provider of accredited CPD since 2016.
Before Webinars for GPs came into being there was a problem with CPD; too much of it was pharma sponsored, and often held at times that were inconvenient for family life, or at locations that made it difficult. Dwindling audiences at such meetings showed this model was failing.
‘Webinars for GPs’ was born from the need to provide non-pharma sponsored, quality CPD for busy GPs in an efficient and effective manner. Since 2013, we have been saving GPs precious time and money by delivering CPD in an online format whilst maintaining quality with handpicked speakers and providing the flexibility to attend webinars live or watch a recording when it suits.
Effective learning is encouraged by making our live sessions interactive, with live audience polls and surveys, as well as giving attendees the opportunity to pose questions to the expert speakers we are proud to work with. After attendance, personal learning points can be downloaded for the attendees’ appraisal folder, as can a CPD certificate, accredited by the CPD Standards Office.
Webinars for GPs remains committed to providing high quality CPD at an affordable price, with a range of membership offers tailored to suit the busy GP’s needs.
About our Founder and Host - Dr. Simon Wade MRCGP, CEO at Webinars for GPs
Dr. Simon Wade is an experienced GP, having spent 16 years as a full time (9 sessions) partner in a busy practice in Corby, Northamptonshire, a town with high levels of poverty and significant morbidity.
As a student, Simon attended King’s College London for pre-clinical medical school and then King’s College Hospital for his clinical studies, qualifying with MBBS in 1986. Following this, Simon spent 3 months working on a Kibbutz in Israel before undertaking vocational GP training in Mid Sussex at the Cuckfield Hospital based local VTS scheme.
Subsequent to his GP training and after six months working as a GP locum in Sussex, spells as a locum in New Zealand and also a year working in Newfoundland, Canada, (with his son, Ben, having recently arrived) Simon relocated to Northamptonshire where he has lived and worked thereafter.
Since 2008, Simon has worked as a freelance GP locum, mainly within Northamptonshire, choosing to avoid locum agencies and work in a handful of practices that he has built good relations with.
In 2012 when Simon saw the impact of The Webinar Vet, disrupting and improving choice for Veterinary CPD, he realised that there was a similar need for GP CPD. Simon looked for live and interactive online CPD for GPs but found there was none - he decided to be the first. In 2013 Simon founded the ground-breaking Webinars for GPs, the first of its kind, and never bettered.
Simon has a love of the outdoors, enjoys walking short and long-distance routes (whatever the weather) and is also a fan of ‘wild swimming’, whether fresh water or on the coast. With a large blended family including, so far, four grandchildren, and still working three to five sessions per week as a locum GP, Simon enjoys the mix that makes up his life at this time.