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A message from the incoming Chair of LUCID 2021


On behalf of the LUCID committee, I hope that you, your family and your colleagues are all keeping well through what has been a very challenging first half of 2020. As the incoming Chair for LUCID 2021 I never envisaged the challenges that lay ahead in respect of a global pandemic.

We have seen the impact that this had across all of our communities, industry and economy as a whole. And as an organising committee we are certainly working in a very different environment to previous LUCID conferences.

I just wanted to let you know the outcome of our latest committee meeting where we discussed the feasibility of holding a venue based LUCID conference in October 2021.

We acknowledge that had LUCID been this year that this would have had a significant impact financially for all involved with the conference.

Whilst it’s been a very difficult decision for the committee to make, the most sensible and realistic outcome is that we will be postponing LUCID 2021 to 2022. We all acknowledge that we are in a very different landscape now and we will be very much guided by Rapiergroup in terms of booking a venue and how other conferences the size of LUCID are modifying their product for 2022.

As an organising committee we are committed to ensure that the LUCID brand remains strong and that we deliver a conference that maintains those high standards. At our next committee meeting in September we will be discussing how we can collaborate between AMUS, FOCUS, HCF, HIS and Select74 and develop a ‘virtual’ programme for 2021.

Please let me know if you have any questions at this stage and we will keep you posted of further developments in respect of LUCID.

Take care and best wishes,


Carl Padget
Chair, LUCID Organising Committee


LUCID stands for Life Underwriting, Claims and Insurance Doctors.

LUCID is the leading protection industry conference in the UK and Ireland, for all levels of experience. Held every two years, the conference is recognised as an excellent forum for underwriters, claims assessors and insurance doctors to learn from a variety of experts in their field and take back valuable knowledge and experience to support in their roles.



CII CPD Accredited event

LUCID strives to deliver an affordable, educational, fun and accessible conference for Life insurance professionals of all levels of experience.

A platform to network and socialise and hear from leading medical experts to disseminate medical and technical advancements that are relevant and forward thinking.


LUCID grew from an idea Dr Kevin Somerville (the then Chairman of Assurance Medical Society), first had back in 2007. The first LUCID fledgling committee was born involving committee representatives from Assurance Medical Society, Health Claims Forum, Select 74 and Association of Medical Underwriters.

The conception of LUCID turned into a reality with the first conference being held in Stratford upon Avon in 2009.  Fast forward a few mergers later, the addition of FOCUS and more recently the Health Insurance Society, LUCID has grown from strength to strength and is now synonymous with its own brand.

LUCID's success and popularity continues to flourish with the last conference in 2017 in Bristol attracting around 65 companies and well over 300 delegates in attendance from across the UK, Ireland, Europe, South Africa, Caribbean and as far afield as Australia!

Today, LUCID is still very much a collaborative conference organised by all the UK & Ireland's industry clubs and developed in partnership with Hampton Medical.


We would like to say a huge thank you to all of those who kindly donated to our charity partner, the Scottish Association for Mental Health, throughout LUCID 2019. We raised an amazing £4,000 for the charity, which will help contribute to providing mental health social care support, services in primary care, schools and further education, among others.


"This was my first time that I attended LUCID and the programme and speakers were amazing. LUCID is definitely the 'elite' and has the wow factor. The speakers were amazing and all very interesting! I attended Simone Moir class are you sitting comfortably and she was brilliant, very funny but made everyone feel at great ease. Everyone enjoyed it. Tim McCarthy speech was excellent very heartfelt and told with great emotion. Dial Medicine for murder was brilliant too."

"My team who attended commented that they were privileged to be given the opportunity to attend LUCID 2019."

"I got a 'scholarship' through SCOR and otherwise would not have been able to go; so this was a fantastic opportunity."

"My first time at a LUCID conference and I found the event to be very interesting and informative. I was concerned the conference would be too technical but this was not the case - so many interesting topics and speakers and relevant to all!"

"This was a very well organised conference, from start to finish it was amazing - well done to all involved. Thanks so much for a very enjoyable few days, a super conference I will always remember it!"

"Very well organised, including the nights out. The App was an excellent tool, to help plan talks and also see who was attended so could get in touch prior to LUCID. Excellent work done by all!"

"LUCID is a wonderful conference and you learn a lot from it. The presentations and topics are fantastic and very interesting. I would highly recommend this conference to everyone it is very enjoyable with amazing speakers. It was lovely to meet up with everyone face to face along with meeting new people too."

"Thanks to all those front of house and behind the scenes that worked so hard to make the three days run so smoothly."


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Today is World Mental Health Day so a great opportunity to remind you LUCID’s 2019 charity partner are the Scottish Association of Mental Health. Come along and hear from SAMH’s Jo Anderson as she opens on Tuesday with 'Mental Health...


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