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Summer Social 2022: Florence Nightingale Heritage Walk & Lunch

We are delighted to invite you to join us for this year’s summer social, the (rather delayed) Florence Nightingale Heritage Walk which also includes a visit to Lea Hurst, her family’s Derbyshire home.

Date: Sunday 26th June 2022

Time: 11am

Meeting place: High Peak Junction car park, Lea Road, Lea Bridge


  • Walk along Cromford Canal and through Lea Wood up to Lea Hurst
  • Meet Peter Kay, owner of Lea Hurst
  • Tour of gardens, access to key rooms in house and see Nightingale related features
  • Proceed along route of the Heritage route, passing various points of interest
  • Lunch stop at Jug & Glass pub (members may join us here if not wanting/able to participate in the walk)
  • Continue along Heritage route
  • Return to car park

The walk will be approx. 4 miles with some inclines, but we will take it at a steady pace, not a route march!

All those who are interested please email for further information.

2021-2022 Session

Welcome back to the Derby Medical Society 2021-2022 Session. The President for this year is Dr Alastair McCance. We welcome all doctors, medical students and senior healthcare practitioners to join us as at meetings and we encourage membership.

We take the safety of our members and guests seriously; COVID has not gone away and we have taken some safety steps:

  • There will be drinks and nibbles available before meetings in the Medical School foyer at 6:30pm. These will be individually packaged.
  • Derby Medical School Lecture theatre is spacious, and we ask that you leave a seat between yourself and other guests.
  • For members and guests who are unable to attend the meeting in person we are anticipating that we will be able to broadcast the meeting via Zoom (further details linked in the table below).

Please find below a programme of events – all meetings start at 7pm.

– The Derby Medical Society Council.

Events 2021-22

Thursday 7th October 2021Chronic Kidney Disease: A Silent Pandemic”Professor Maarten Taal
Professor of Medicine, Royal Derby Hospital
Thursday 21st October 2021Presidential Address
Dr Alastair McCance
Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Derby Hospital
Wednesday 10th November 2021
“The Inside track of being inside The House”Pauline Latham, OBE
Member of Parliament for Mid Derbyshire
Microsoft Teams
Wednesday 1st December 2021“Mitral valve surgery”Mr Stephen Billing
Consultant Cardiothoracic Surgeon,
Royal Wolverhampton Hospital
Thursday 13th January 2022Annual Presentation Evening:
Clinical Cases
Poster Display
Awards for Medical student elective bursaries
Junior DoctorsZoom/Teams
Thursday 27th January 2022“Type 2 diabetes: from at risk to symptomatic HFpEF”Professor Gerry McCann
Professor of Cardiac Imaging, Leicester University
Thursday 10th February 2022“We’re going to need a bigger boat”Professor Andrew Goddard
President Royal College of Physicians
Thursday 24th February 2022“A Life in Cardiology and Research”Professor Sir Nilesh Samani
Professor of Cardiology, Leicester University
Thursday 10th March 2022“Non-surgical Aortic Valve Replacement”

followed by the Annual General Meeting
Dr Julia Baron
Consultant Cardiologist, Royal Derby Hospital
Thursday 7th
April 2022
The Passion of Christ: A Forensic Medical PerspectiveDr Robert Hunter
Senior Coroner for Derbyshire

Welcome to Derby Medical Society!

Welcome to the Derby Medical Society website. The society was founded in 1862 for the purpose of bringing together medical practitioners from the many diverse branches of medicine to discuss the medical science of the day and to present and discuss cases of interest to its members.

To this day, the society maintains the spirit and motivation of its founders through the presentation of a yearly lecture series featuring keynote speakers from all walks of medicine, many of whom have world renowned reputations in their field. Additionally, the society has a proud tradition of supporting the medical community through its long standing association with the Royal Medical Benevolent Fund and through the provision of bursaries and awards for medical students and trainees.

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