Primary Care General Update, Manchester September 2016

Wednesday 7th - Thursday 8th September 2016

Audience: GPs, Practice Nurses, Training grades

Formerly known as our GP General Update, the Primary Care update now features a programme of expert speakers suitable for the whole Primary Care team to keep you up to date in 12 core clinical topics and earn you 12 CPD credits for your appraisal (6 points per day).

Taking place across two days, each clinical session incorporates real-life case studies, interactive polls and practical demos to bring you the latest evidence, new developments and guidelines in primary care.

Key features:

    • Expert speakers who give you practical tips on how to interpret latest guidelines and evidence in your practice
    • Interactive voting - make decisions on cases as you would in your practice and see if your peers and our speakers agree
    • Dedicated question time with the experts – quiz them on a tricky condition, or get advice on how to manage a specific patient
    • The opportunity to discuss key topics with others working across the Primary Care teams in a range of roles.

Additional benefits:

    • Pre course assessment by BMJ OnExamination. These 12 case based questions relate to each of the topics you will be hearing about at the event – take the test, and identify any learning needs that arise. 
    • Pre event PDF of slides. We make the presentations available in advance of the course, so you can have a look through what will be discussed, consider any questions you would like to ask our experts and bring them along to the event on your tablet or laptop. 
    • Comprehensive course handbook. Our handbook is tailored to include only the most useful and relevant information about latest evidence and guidelines, as well as top tips from our speakers on writers on how to manage your patient. You will receive both a print and digital version, so it can always be to hand.
    •  BMJ Learning and BMJ Best Practice - all delegates will now receive a 6 month subscription to access hundreds of CPD modules on BMJ Learning and and clincal decision support with BMJ Best Practice.

We hope to welcome you to a Primary Care Update soon!

Early Bird discount available until Wednesday, 27 July 2016 

This event has already taken place

Course Details

Date: Wednesday 7th - Thursday 8th September 2016

Start Time: 9.30am

End Time: 4.45pm

Audience: GPs, GP trainees and practice nurses

Location: The Studio, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN

Map of The Studio, 51 Lever Street, Manchester, M1 1FN

Course Benefits:

CPD certificate of attendance

Comprehensive digital course handbook

Dedicated Q&A with the experts

CPD points available

Counts towards your Revalidation

Delegate testimonials

"Excellent, enthusiastic, entertaining speakers who made the information relevant to GP work" (April 2016)

"Liked the interactive questions so you can see where you are in relation to general opinion/knowledge and help identify very important gaps/misconceptions" (April 2016)

"Excellent speakers , very relevant topics , great handbook . I will be back!" (April 2016)

"Of all the course I attend, I feel BMJ Masterclasses are the most tailored to the needs of the GP" (April 2016)

Day One: GP General Update

Topics to be covered
0830 - 0930
Registration and refreshments
0930 - 0945
Welcome and introduction by the chair Dr Maurice Conlon
0945 - 1045
Cardiology with Dr Youssef Beaini
  • Chest pain
  • Assessing CVS risk
  • Exercise in cardiac disease
Care of the Older Person with Dr Tony Burch
  • Frailty
  • Dementia
Gastroenterology with Dr Tanay Sheth
  • Coeliac update
  • The patient with abdominal pain in primary care
1345 - 1435
Paediatrics with Dr Marie Wheeler
  • GORD
  • Food allergy
Abnormal blood tests with Dr Lance Sandle
  • As a GP you are going through numerous blood results each day.  This session will focus on primary care cases and highlight easily missed results and red flags
1545 - 1635
Mental health with Dr Liz McDonald
  • Antenatal and postnatal mental health
  • Personality disorders and dealing with challenging behaviour
Summary and closing remarks
Programme subject to change.

This event may be supported by the pharmaceutical industry via provision of exhibition stands and optional short talks in the exhibition area during lunch. There will be no sponsored symposium. For more information on how BMJ Masterclasses work with sponsors please see our commercial opportunities page.

Day Two: GP General Update

Topics to be covered
Registration and refreshments
Welcome and introduction by the chair
Diabetes with Dr Vinod Patel
  • Update on new agents
  • Special groups- children/young people, pregnancy
  • Self care - lifestyle and engaging the patient
Dermatology with Dr Juber Hafiji
  • Rashes in primary care - helping you recognise common and easily missed presentations
  • Recognising skin cancer
  • Psoriasis update
Women's health with Ms Shirin Irani
  • Focus on older women:
  • Menopause/HRT update
  • Contraception options when still required
  • Incontinence
The unwell patient with Dr Lauren Wentworth
  • Recognising sepsis
  • Atypical presentations in the older person
  • Recognising the ill child
Respiratory medicine with Professor Angela Simpson
  • Asthma update
  • Pneumonia
  • Tuberculosis update
Neurology with Dr Giles Elrington
  • Diagnosing MS and managing relapses 
  • Headaches
Summary and closing remarks
Programme subject to change. Further speaker details to be announced in due course

This event may be supported by the pharmaceutical industry via provision of exhibition stands and optional short talks in the exhibition area during lunch. There will be no sponsored symposium. For more information on how BMJ Masterclasses work with sponsors please see our commercial opportunities page.

Dr Giles Elrington

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 Health 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 clinical research mainly in MS, general and botulinum toxin clinics at Southend General Hospital, a primary care based clinic for Mid-Essex PCT and until 2011 a headache clinic at the London Hospital. From 2011 he has been part time Medical Director of the National Migraine Centre. 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.

Dr Juber Hafiji

Dr Juber Hafiji :

Consultant Dermatologist and Dermatological Surgeon, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Juber Hafiji is a Consultant Dermatologist and Specialist Dermatological Surgeon. He completed his dermatology training in Cambridge, UK where he developed his interest in skin cancer and dermatological surgery. He then went onto complete the prestigious American College of Mohs Surgery Fellowship in New Zealand, making him the only American College of Mohs surgery accredited surgeon in Kent. As Surgical Lead at East Kent University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Dr Hafiji has driven change in enhancing the skin cancer service to improve the overall patient experience. Dr Hafiji works full time in the private sector in Kent at the BMI Chaucer Hospital, Spencer Private Hospitals and The One Ashford Hospital. He has also set up a new Community Dermatology Services in East Kent including Teledermatology bringing care closer to home. He is an active member of the British Association of Dermatologists and British Society for Dermatological Surgery and is regularly invited to speak nationally and internationally. His main clinical interests are in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer. His main research interests are in highlighting surgical techniques that provide patients with the best results. Dr Hafiji is a leading expert in Mohs micrographic surgery – the Gold Standard treatment for treating many skin cancers.

Dr Lance Sandle

Dr Lance Sandle :

Consultant Chemical Pathologist, Central Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

Lance was born and educated in Leeds. After “house jobs” at St James’s Hospital he trained in general and chemical pathology in Manchester. He has been Consultant Chemical Pathologist in Trafford since 1986 and has clinical interests in lipids. He has served in senior medical management and as Director of Professional Standards at the Royal College of Pathologists, where he is currently Vice-President for Professionalism for the period 2014-2017. Lance has been married over 30 years to Linda, a GP, and has 2 daughters. He plays piano, bass and guitar, having found that practice improves proficiency in contrast to the time he has wasted playing golf.

Dr Lauren Wentworth :

Consultant Geriatrician, University Hospital South Manchester

Lauren Wentworth graduated from Manchester Medical School in 2004. She trained throughout the North West developing her interest in Geriatric Medicine. During this time she completed an MSc in Geriatric Medicine and a PGCE in Medical Education. In 2013 Dr Wentworth began as a consultant Geriatrician at the University Hospital of South Manchester. Since this time she has developed a keen interest in community and acute geriatrics, developing services in both areas. These include OPAL (Older Persons Assessment and Liaison) teams in the Emergency Department and Acute Medical Unit enabling specialist emergency frailty care and an offsite Discharge to Assess Unit which allows recuperation and assessment of frail patients. Her community work enables follow up of patients who have accessed these services and also review of new referrals.

Dr Marie Wheeler :

Consultant Paediatrician, Gloucestershire Hospitals NHSFT

Dr Wheeler is a Consultant General Paediatrician with a special interest in Paediatric Allergy at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital with Countywide Allergy clinics across Gloucestershire where she has worked since 2005. She received her training in Respiratory Paediatrics and Allergy in the South West. She frequently teaches on allergy within local Primary Care. She also has a keen interest in Education, maintaining links with Postgraduate Medical Education within Paediatrics as LTFT RCPCH Lead for Severn and as Foundation Programme Director in Gloucestershire. Within the later role she also links with the local GP Foundation Lead.

Dr Maurice Conlon

Dr Maurice Conlon :

GP Principal, Ridgacre Medical Centres

Maurice has worked as a General Practitioner in Birmingham since 1993, at Ridgacre Medical Centres, which runs two practices in Birmingham. Maurice developed an interest in appraisal in 2001, publishing his seminal paper Appraisal: the catalyst of personal development in the BMJ in 2003. He helped establish the NHS Revalidation Support Team in 2008, becoming National Director between 2008 and 2011. He continued at the RST as Associate Director until its closure in March 2014; he then moved to the NHS England revalidation programme office. Maurice is also a medical appraiser. Maurice’s view is that patients receive better and safer care from appropriately supervised, well supported doctors.

Dr Tanay Sheth :

GPSI Gastroenterology, Primary Care Gastroenterology Society

Tanay Sheth is a GPSI in Gastroenterology based in Surrey, and a committee member of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology. He was educated at Cambridge and St Bartholomew’s, and trained in Medicine & Gastroenterology and General Practice. He has a long interest in endoscopy, practising in primary and secondary care since 1999, and setting up a primary care service in London in 2008.

Dr Tony Burch :

Primary Care Advisor, Health Education NW London

After 30 years in General Practice, most of it in the London Borough of Brent, Tony Burch recently retired and began a non-clinical job for Health Education NW London. For ten years he was also GPSI for Older People, working firstly on whole system service change and development, and latterly also admitting step up patients to a local community hospital. Dr Burch is also on the examining board for the Diploma in Geriatric Medicine (DGM), which includes geriatricians, psychogeriatricians and GPs. This multiprofessional approach means that nobody has a monopoly of knowledge, and means they learn from each other rather than compete. Dr Burch also had two main educator roles: for undergraduate students, and later as GP Tutor for CPD, where he helped set up and support GP Appraisal in his area. His current role is to set up and support Education Networks in NW London. Dr Burch’s passion for Older People’s Medicine began modestly but continued to grow (and still does) as he enjoyed the challenge of complex medicine in a population which is wise, delightful and prone to being sidelined, misunderstood and ignored. Age itself is a poor determinant of who will benefit from medical intervention; the GP along with the patient and their carer can make a huge difference to lives lived well, even with limited quality.

Dr Vinod Patel

Dr Vinod Patel :

Consultant Physician Consultant Physician, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Associate Professor (Reader) in Clinical Skills, George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust, Warwick Medical School, university of Warwick

Vinod Patel is associate professor in clinical skills at Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick and honorary consultant physician in endocrinology and diabetes, acute medicine and medical obstetrics at the George Eliot Hospital NHS Trust in Nuneaton, Warwickshire. Dr Patel trained in endocrinology and diabetes at the Hammersmith and the Royal London Hospitals and obtained a doctorate on haemodynamic factors in the pathogenesis of diabetic retinopathy from the University of London and has published many papers on this work. Although his specialist area of research is prevention of diabetic complications, he has a keen interest in clinical diabetes care. His qualifications in hospital medicine and general practice have allowed him to work across the primary care/secondary care interface and improve delivery of diabetes care for the community. Dr Patel’s commitment to clinical education is to help create world-class healthcare professionals who will be able to deal with clinical, managerial and professional challenges. His diabetes care team helped to develop the “Alphabet Strategy” for patient-centred, evidence-based, multiprofessional diabetes care. This preventative and treatment-orientated strategy has been taught in courses and seminars across the UK and presented frequently at conferences. Recently, two workshops were delivered in Bahrain, sponsored by the UN Development Programme. Dr Patel’s work is driven by the belief that a patient-centred, outcome-based, team-working approach can reduce all premature complications of diabetes and complications of all long-term conditions by at least 50%, thereby significantly improving the quality of life of patients in the UK.

Dr Youssef Beaini

Dr Youssef Beaini :

Clinical Lead Cardiovascular Disease for Bradford City CCG, GP advisor for Cardiovascular Disease to the Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Clinical Network, GP Partner, The Ridge Practice

Youssef Beaini graduated from Manchester in 1998 and spent several years pursuing general medical training before taking a job as a cardiology registrar for 5 and a half years. He later decided to pursue community medicine and is currently the Cardiovascular Lead for three local CCGs, CVD GP advisor to the Yorkshire and Humber Strategic Clinical Network, a GPwSI Cardiology and a GP principal at the Ridge Medical Practice, Bradford (which serves over 25,000 patients).

Miss Shirin Irani

Miss Shirin Irani :

Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist, Heart of England Foundation Trust, Birmingham

Shirin Irani is a consultant obstetrician, gynaecologist at the Heart of England Foundation trust and honorary senior clinical lecturer at the University of Birmingham for over 15 years. She runs a tertiary service for women with fibroids, a one stop treatment hysteroscopy clinic for women with bleeding problems and is also a visiting gynaecologist at the Birmingham Children’s Hospital looking after adolescent girls after transplants or with haematology problems.

Professor Mike Kirby

Professor Mike Kirby :

GP, Letchworth, Hertfordshire and Visiting Professor, Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, Centre for Research in Primary and Community Care, University of Hertfordshire

Mike Kirby qualified at St Mary's Hospital, London before working as a cardiology registrar and hospital practitioner at the QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. He has been a GP and vocational trainer in Letchworth, Hertfordshire since 1973 and has been the director of HertNet (The Hertfordshire Primary Care Research Network) since 1998. He is currently visiting professor to the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire and attending physician to the Prostate Centre, London. Professor Kirby is an associate member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians. His editorial responsibilities include the British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease, the British Journal of Cardiology, Geriatric Medicine, Trends in Urology and Men’s Health and the International Journal of Clinical Practice. He also holds membership of several NHS advisory boards. He has published more than 300 clinical papers and 30 books. His special interests include cardiology, diabetes, osteoporosis, men's health and urology, and education.