GP General Update
“A good range of relevant topics and targeted to my general practice”
GP General Update delegate
– London, September 2012
Next upcoming General Update - London:
- Date: Tuesday 17th & Wednesday 18th September, 2013
- Start Time: 9am
- End Time: 5pm
- Location: BMA House, London
- Audience: General practitioners, advanced nurse practitioners, GP trainees.
Updated and refreshed for 2013, the two-day General Update continues to give you the latest evidence in important areas for GPs.
Look to BMJ Masterclasses to bring your knowledge up to speed for 2013. Our clinical editors have trawled through the most recent research and developments to save you time and help you adhere to new guidelines. We've added six new topics based on your feedback, and all sessions are led by our expert speakers to guide you through relevant case scenarios to change your everyday practice. Get your questions answered and put your learning to practice with our take home messages, QOF and prescribing tips.
- Earn 12 CPD credits (RCGP accredited) for appraisal and revalidation
- Comprehensive Course Handbook to take away your learning points for easy reference
- Track Your Learning document to reflect on sessions to help change your practice
- 6 months subscription to Best Practice - your online second opinion at the point of care
- Free Basic Life Support refresher course (limited places available)
- Dedicated Q&A time with our expert speakers and a chance to network with your peers
- Online onExamination assessments to maximise your learning results before and after attending a Masterclass
Early bird deadlines!
Day One: General Update, London
Programme content is identical at each event. Order of sessions and speakers will vary according to location.
Welcome and Introduction by the Chair Dr Fiona Godlee
Cardiology with Dr Iqbal Malik
This opening session will provide the latest evidence relevant to you including focus on arrhythmias, hypertension and a quick guide to interpretation of ECGs in primary care.
Sexual Health with Dr Mark Pakianathan
An overview of new guidelines and evidence with practical tips in contraception, testing for HIV in primary care and erectile dysfunction.
Rheumatology with Dr Richard Smith
An update on key areas in rheumatology, including osteoporosis, primary care approaches to the management of foot and ankle pain and a quick update on new drugs in rheumatology and the GP's role in their use.
Sponsored symposium supported by Pfizer
The symposium will focus on a topic relevant to the programme and will be presented by an expert speaker. BMJ Masterclasses work with appropriate sponsors, including pharmaceutical companies, under the principals of transparency, probity and editorial independence. For full information on our sponsorship policies see our sponsorship page.
Gastroenterology with Dr James Dalrymple
This case based session will guide you through important areas of inflammatory bowel disease, key points on IBS in primary care and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
Mental Health in the Elderly with Dr Claire Nicholl
Our speaker will discuss recognising depression and identifying mental health problems in the elderly, then tackle important areas of diagnosis of dementia and your role in primary care.
Ears, Nose and Throat Quiz with Mr Alam Hannan
The final session of the day will discuss some common ENT problems in primary care, along with important red flags including managing rhinitis, a primary care guide to assessing neck lumps and otitis media/externa.
Day Two: General Update, London
Programme content is identical at each event. Order of sessions and speakers will vary according to location.
Welcome and Introduction by the Chair Dr Beth McCarron-Nash
Respiratory Medicine with Dr Hilary Pinnock
The first session will provide tips and new evidence in the following areas: management of chest infections in the community, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), monitoring your patients with COPD and asthma and a quick guide to identifying occupational lung disease.
Diabetes with Dr Tahseen Chowdhury
During this session, you will be updated on all the latest guidance and evidence relevant to your practice in diabetes, including coverage of topical areas in the use of HBA1C, management of oral medications in primary care, the use of insulin, obesity and diabetes and an update on prevention of diabetes.
Paediatrics with Dr Adam Fox
As children account for 1 in 4 of GP consultations, this session will give you an update in a number of key areas of paediatrics including atopy and allergies in children, food intolerance and constipation.
Sponsored Symposium supported by Flynn Pharma
BMJ Masterclasses work with appropriate sponsors, including pharmaceutical companies, under the principals of transparency, probity and editorial independence. For full information on our sponsorship policies see our sponsorship page.
Interpreting Lab Results with Dr Stuart Smellie
Our expert speaker will guide you through a number of case scenarios to test your knowledge, discuss red flags and advise on management tips in lipids, anaemia, interpretation of immunology tests, testing for vitamin D and unexpected findings.
Ophthalmology with Ms Laura Crawley
Learn more about common ophthalmology dilemmas in primary care with tips on assessment and management of your patients with red eye, dry eyes and loss of vision, including an update on glaucoma.
Neurology with Dr Giles Elrington
The final session of the day will aim to increase your confidence in areas of neurology that can prove challenging. Topics include headaches and red flags, migraines and the dizzy patient.
London – BMA House
Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9JR
Tuesday 17 & Wednesday 18 September 2013
Glasgow – Radisson Blu
301 Argyle Street, Glasgow, G2 8DL
Tuesday 22 & Wednesday 23 October 2013
Sheffield – Mercure Hotel
119 Norfolk Street, Sheffield, S1 2JE
Tuesday 26 & Wednesday 27 November 2013
|Fee (Incl. of VAT)||Early bird fee||Full fee|
|BMA member/Previous BMJ Masterclass attendee*||£195||£220|
|GP trainee/Recently qualified GP||£170||£195|
Prices are per delegate, per day.
*To book at the previous BMJ Masterclass attendee rate you will need to enter your discount code, which has been sent to the email address used to make your previous BMJ Masterclass booking. To be reminded of your discount code please email our customer service team [hyperlink to firstname.lastname@example.org] or call 0207 111 1106 who will be able to verify your previous attendance.
Dr Fiona Godlee
Fiona Godlee has been Editor in Chief of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) since 2005. She qualified as a doctor in 1985, trained as a general physician in Cambridge and London, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. Since joining the BMJ in 1990, she has written on a broad range of subjects, including the impact of environmental degradation on health, the future of the World Health Organization, the ethics of academic publication and the problems of editorial peer review.In 1994 she spent a year at Harvard University as a Harkness Fellow evaluating efforts to bridge the gap between medical research and practice. On returning to the UK, Fiona led the development of BMJ Clinical Evidence, which evaluates the best available evidence on the benefits and harms of treatments and is now provided world wide to over a million clinicians in nine languages. In 2000 she moved to the Current Science Group to establish the open access online publisher BioMed Central as Editorial Director for Medicine. In 2003 she returned to the BMJ Publishing Group to head its new Knowledge division. She has served as President of the World Association of Medical Editors (WAME) and Chair of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and is co-editor of Peer Review in Health Sciences. She lives in Cambridge with her husband and two children.
Dr Iqbal Malik
Consultant Cardiologist, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London and National Clinical Lead for Web-Based Systems for the Heart Improvement Programme
Iqbal Malik is a consultant at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London. He trained at Peterhouse College, Cambridge and then at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital, London. After further training in West London, Dr Malik was appointed as a consultant cardiologist at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, London in 2001. At Hammersmith Hospital, he is director of the catheter laboratories and lead for primary angioplasty. He is lead clinician for revascularisation for North West London Cardiac Network and national clinical lead for web transfer systems. His research interests are in stroke prevention (patent foramen ovale closure and carotid stenting), coronary revascularisation and transcatheter aortic valve implantation.
Dr Mark Pakianathan
Consultant Physician – Sexual Health, St George’s Healthcare NHS Trust
Mark Pakianathan graduated from the University of Aberdeen in 1991. He trained in general internal medicine and then specialised in GU/HIV medicine in Edinburgh. He has a keen interest in reaching out to disadvantaged groups and these have included working in outreach settings, working with commercial sex workers, setting up adolescent sexual health clinics (including a teenage HIV clinic) and, more recently, setting up a sexual health service at HMP Wandsworth.He is chair of the BASH media committee and has extensive experience in working with the media. He is particularly passionate about delivering high quality sexual health services to young people.
Dr Richard Smith
Consultant in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine and Tutor, Salisbury Hospital, Salisbury and British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine
Dr Richard Smith is a Consultant Rheumatologist at Salisbury Hospital. He trained in London and, following that, spent a year at the New South Wales Institute of Sports Medicine. He runs a multidisciplinary musculoskeletal and sports medicine clinic every week. In his spare time he is doctor to the World's Strongest Man and Superstars tournaments.
Dr James Dalrymple
GP, Drayton and St Faiths Medical Practice
Jamie Dalrymple is a full-time GP in Norwich, trainer in General Practice, and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Norwich Medical School where he teaches 3rd year Medical students.
Dr Claire Nicholl
Consultant Physician, Medicine for the Elderly, Addenbrooke’s, Cambridge University Hospitals NHSFT
Claire has broad interests in clinical aspects of medicine for the elderly and service delivery. She developed her interest in memory disorders while she was senior lecturer in medicine for the elderly at the Royal Postgraduate Medical School, working in one of the pioneering multidisciplinary memory clinics at the Hammersmith with Professor Brice Pitt, founder of the Old Age Section in the Royal College of Psychiatry. She was also the GP tutor and organised the week long annual update for GPs. Since moving to Cambridge, she has continued to see patients with memory difficulties in a typical outpatient setting, and teaches and examines undergraduates and postgraduates.
Mr Alam Hannan
Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist, Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital, London
After completing undergraduate studies at King’s College London, Mr Hannan remained in London to pursue postgraduate training in otorhinolaryngology—head and neck surgery. In 2009 he was appointed to the consultant staff at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, the UK’s largest ear, nose and throat (ENT) service, which is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence, unique in the breadth of ENT knowledge and subspecialties represented on one site. Mr Hannan delivers a full general elective and emergency ENT service for adults and children, and collaborates to provide subspecialised rhinology and facial plastic surgery.
Dr Hilary Pinnock
GP Principal, Whitstable Medical Practice, Kent and Reader, Allergy and Respiratory Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, The University of Edinburgh
Dr Hilary Pinnock is a GP in Kent. She holds a Clinical Research Fellowship in Primary Care in the Division of Community Health Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests focus on delivering respiratory care in the 'real-life' setting of primary care. She is actively involved in the education programme of the General Practice Airways Group, and chairs the self management evidence review group of the British Thoracic Society SIGN asthma guideline.
Dr Tahseen Chowdhury
Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Barts and The London NHS Trust
Tahseen Chowdhury is lead clinician in the department of diabetes and metabolism at the Royal London Hospital, in the East End of London. He runs a large specialist diabetes and metabolism unit, dealing with diabetes particularly among the Bangladeshi community of Tower Hamlets. Dr Chowdhury has a research and clinical interest in diabetes in South Asians, and has authored over 100 publications, including a book entitled Diabetes in South Asian people: Explained. He qualified from the University of Birmingham and trained in Birmingham and Manchester, before becoming a consultant physician in 2000.
Dr Adam Fox
Consultant Paediatric Allergist, St Thomas' Hospital, London
Dr Adam Fox chaired the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health National Care Pathway for food allergy in childhood and was a member of the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline development group for the assessment and diagnosis of food allergy in children. He is an expert adviser to NICE on allergy and also an executive member of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He was named ‘Paediatric Allergist of the Year' by Allergy UK in 2007.Dr Fox's particular interests are food allergy, gastrointestinal allergy, immunotherapy and medical education.
Dr Stuart Smellie
Consultant Chemical Pathologist, County Durham and Darlington NHS Trust
Stuart Smellie is consultant chemical pathologist at County Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust. He qualified from St John's College, Cambridge and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford and took up his current post in 1994. His main research interest is good practice in laboratory medicine and he chairs a cross-discipline group researching common questions for primary care. Dr Smellie is director of clinical practice for the Association of Clinical Biochemists and sits on the council of the Association of Clinical Pathologists and the HTA diagnostics panel.
Ms Laura Crawley
Fellow of Ophthalmology, Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital, London
Laura Crawley is a post CCT fellow in ophthalmology with a specialist interest in glaucoma, cataract and anterior segment surgery at Imperial College Hospitals NHS trust and Moorfields Eye Hospital. She trained at Bristol University and having completed MRCP in the Wessex Deanery moved to Oxford and then London for ophthalmology training
Dr Giles Elrington
Medical Director and Consultant Neurologist, National Migraine Centre
Giles Elrington qualified at St Bartholomew's Hospital in 1980 and has been consultant neurologist at Barts and the London NHS Trust since 1993. From 1993 to 2001 he was also consultant neurologist in Colchester. Since 2001 he has had a portfolio career. Regular NHS sessions include the headache clinic and clinical research at the London Hospital, general and botulinum toxin clinics at Southend General Hospital, contract work for North and Mid-Essex PCTs and a rehabilitation clinic in Stowmarket. He has a private practice in Colchester and London. Dr Elrington is a general neurologist with particular interest in headache, multiple sclerosis, rehabilitation and neuropsychiatry.