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GP General Update

27 & 28 September 2017

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Early Bird ends 16 Aug 2017


Audience: GPs, GP trainees and practice nurses

  • Wednesday 27 & Thursday 28 September 2017
  • 9.30am – 4.45pm
  • The Studio, 7 Cannon Street, Birmingham, B2 5EP


Our GP General Update event features a programme of expert speakers who will 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.

You’ll leave the day with a wealth of knowledge, ready to change your practice.


Expert speakers who give you practical tips on how to interpret the latest guidelines and evidence in your practice

GP workbook of top tips from our expert speakers

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 other GP’s

6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning

 |  12 CPD HOURS

Delegate fees

Fee (Incl. of VAT)Early bird (One Day)Full Fee (One Day)Early bird (Both Days)Full fee (Both Days)
BMA member: Doctor£149£199£298£398
Doctor (standard)£249£299£498£598
BMA Member: GP trainee / Recently qualified £99£149£198£298
GP trainee / Recently qualified / Nurses £149£199£298£398

Prices are per delegate, per day. If you are having difficulty booking online, you can also register by: Phone | 0207 111 1105
Post | Download a postal booking form and return it to BMJ Contact Centre, 12th Floor, Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GR.


  • Day 1
  • Day 2
Day 1
Time Topics to be covered
08:30 - 09:30Registration and refreshments
09:30 - 09:45Welcome and introduction by the chair
09:45 - 10:35Respiratory medicine
- Asthma
10:35 - 11:25Diabetes
- Identification and management of pre-diabetes
- Drug treatments
11:25 - 11:45Refreshments
11:45 - 12:45End of Life Care
- Identifying patients entering end of life
- Symptom control
12:45 - 13:45Lunch
13:45 - 14:35Clinical genetics
- Familial breast cancer
- Ovarian cancer
(including BRCA, hereditary bowel cancer, who to refer and how)
14:35 - 15:25Mental health
- Depression
- Substance Misuse
15:25 - 15:45Refreshments
15:45 - 16:35Ophthalmology
Case based quiz
16:35 - 16:45Summary and closing remarks

Programme subject to change. Further speaker details to be announced in due course

 Dr Noel Baxter

Dr Noel Baxter

GP, NHS Southwark
Respiratory medicine
Noel is a GP in southeast London and a clinical commissioner for NHS Southwark. He has been a champion for respiratory services in Lambeth and Southwark since 2007.  He co-led the NHS London Respiratory Team 2010-13, is currently a member of the Primary Care Respiratory Society (PCRS-UK) executive and their London regional lead. He is currently delivering a project for the London clinical senate “ Helping smokers quit” and is a member of the London respiratory network. His current work involves the development of pathways for structured assessment and management of breathlessness and cough.
Dr Mark Salter

Dr Mark Salter

Consultant in adult general and community psychiatry, East London and the City Mental Health NHS trust

Mental Health
Mark Salter has been a consultant in adult general psychiatry in East London since 1994. He is responsible for the provision of both inpatient and community care in a deprived inner city area. Day-to-day work involves a diverse range of psychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, personality disorder and organic cerebral syndromes. His areas of special interest include the primary/secondary care interface, the ethics and philosophy of psychiatry, risk and the stigmatisation
of those with mental illness. Dr Salter teaches about mental illness and has published extensively on the subjects of substance misuse, schizophrenia, mental health legislation and community care. In September 2006 he was consultant adviser to a TV programme on bipolar disorder. His first book, Outdoor Psychiatry, coauthored with Dr Trevor Turner, was published in January 2008.

Dr Philip Lodge

Dr Philip Lodge

 End of Life Care
Philip Lodge has been a consultant in palliative medicine for 11 years, working in a teaching hospital, the community and a hospice.  He trained as a GP before entering specialty training in palliative medicine and is married to a GP who reminds me often how things are in the real world. Dr Lodge has an interest in chronic pain management and the long term use of opioids. He also greatly enjoys teaching and training both undergraduate students and junior doctors and is a Foundation Training Programme Director at the Royal Free Hospital.

Day 2
TimeTopics to be covered
08:30 - 09:30    Registration and refreshments
09:30 - 09:45Welcome and introduction by the chair
09:45 - 10:35Musculoskeletal medicine
- Review of new NICE guidelines on low back pain and sciatica
- Identification of inflammatory back pain
- What's new in osteoporosis
10:35 - 11:25Men's Health
- Prostate problems
- UTIs in men
11:25 - 11:45Refreshments
11:45 - 12:45Care of the Older Person
- Falls
- Polypharmacy
12:45 - 13:45Lunch
13:45 - 14:35Cardiology
Session summary to be confirmed
14:35 - 15:25Adolescent health
- Adolescence a vital developmental stage- including latest research on brain development.
- Anorexia- an evidence based approach
- Transition - life stages and within the health care system
- Making your practice young people friendly
15:25 - 15:45Refreshments
15:45 - 16:35ENT
Case based quiz
16:35 - 16:45Summary and closing remarks

Programme subject to change. Further speaker details to be announced in due course

Mike Kirby

Mike Kirby

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

Men’s health
Michael Kirby has been a GP and vocational trainer in Letchworth, Hertfordshire 1973- 2008. He was the Director of HertNet (The Hertfordshire Primary Care Research Network) 1998-2008. 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. He qualified at St Mary’s Hospital, London before working as a Cardiology Registrar, and subsequently Hospital Practitioner at the QEII Hospital, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, an Associate Member of the British Association of Urological Surgeons and a member of the Institute for Diabetes in Older people. He is Editor in Chief of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Journal, and his other 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. Dr Kirby has published more than 400 clinical papers and 30 books. His special interests include cardiology, diabetes, osteoporosis, men’s health, urology, and education.

Dr Marian Davis

Dr Marian Davis

Retired GP and volunteer with Doctors for the World

Adolescent health
Marian Davis had been a GP for over 30 years, working in a very rural part of Herefordshire until she retired in March 2016. She has a longstanding interest in adolescent health particularly the areas of access, hard to reach groups and transition. Marian ran a dedicated clinic in her own practice for over 20 years which was well supported by young people and their parents. Between 1999 and 2013 she set up a series of clinics in secondary schools providing comprehensive primary care. She has been a member of the special interest group at RCGP since 1995 and its chair for over two years. She is now a volunteer with Doctors of the World and working with the Margaret Pike Trust towards developing youth friendly services in Uganda.

Angus Nightingale

Angus Nightingale

Consultant Cardiologist, Bristol Heart Institute, Bristol

Angus Nightingale trained in Cambridge and London, going on to do heart failure research in Cardiff, Oxford and Adelaide, Australia. He is now a Consultant Cardiologist at Bristol Heart Institute and was Associate Foundation Programme dDrector at Bristol Royal Infirmary. His areas of clinical cardiology interest are non-invasive imaging, valvular heart disease and heart failure and his research areas are in resistant hypertension and heart failure.

Dr Nightingale is committed to postgraduate medical education and believes improving links between primary and secondary care is crucial.
He is most proud of innovative illustrations (such as washing up gloves) for understanding the pathophysiology of heart failure!

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