‘Is Real Health obtainable or am I too late?’ That is one question that will be addressed in a day of seminars devised by The Oldie’s top-class doctors. Dr James Le Fanu (pictured), Oldie contributor, weekly medical columnist for the Telegraph, and a man with many years’ experience as a GP. He will talk about ‘overmedicalisation’, the subject of his forthcoming book, Too Many Pills: How Too Much Medicine is Endangering Our Health. We’ll also have Dr Tom Stuttaford* who, in his regular Oldie column, tackles topical issues as far-ranging as breast cancer and saving babies’ lives.
We’ll round off the day with an ‘Ask the doctors’ Q&A for on-the-spot medical advice. And medical journalist Olivia Timbs will also be on hand in what promises to be an informative – and lively – day.
10.15-11.40 Morning sessions – each lasting 20 minutes including questions
Tips to get a telegram from the Queen!
*What’s good for you
*What you should avoid
*What advice you can ignore/will make no difference.
11.40-12.00 Tea/coffee break
12.00-1.00 What's up Doc? Dr Tom Stuttaford's guide to REAL health*
*How much exercise do I really need to take?
*Is that all the calories I can eat in a day?
*Exactly how many units of red wine are beneficial?
1.00-1.45 Buffet lunch with wine
1.45-3.15 Afternoon sessions – each lasting 20 minutes including questions
How to stay:
*In touch (hearing/sight)
*Cheerful (mental health)
3.15-3.30 Tea/coffee break
3.30-4.15 Too much medicine, with James Le Fanu.
4.15-5.00 Ask the doctors
HOW TO BOOK £125 per person to include all the above and VAT. Do book with Laura to guarantee your place on email@example.com. Her number is 01225 427311.
*Since organising this course, Dr Tom Stuttaford has very sadly died. We have the impossible task of finding a suitable replacement to take on his role in the day. We will confirm in due course.