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GP General Update

21 & 22 November 2017  |  London

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Early Bird ends 11 Oct 2017


Audience: GPs, GP trainees and practice nurses

  • Tuesday 21 & Wednesday 22 November 2017
  • 9.30am – 4.45pm
  • BMA House, Tavistock Square,
    London, WC1H 9JR


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

Kevin Gruffydd Jones

Kevin Gruffydd Jones

GP Principal, Box, Wiltshire, and Honorary Research Lecturer, University of Bath
Respiratory medicine
Kevin Gruffydd-Jones trained at the University of Oxford and is a principal in General Practice and GP trainer in Box, near Bath.  He has a special interest in Sports Medicine and Respiratory Medicine. He has research interests in Asthma and COPD and is an Honorary Lecturer at the University of Bath.
He is clinical policy lead for the Primary Care Respiratory Society (UK) , Respiratory lead for the RCGP, Respiratory adviser to NICE for QOF was a  member of the  2010 NICE COPD Guidelines Committee and current member of the NICE Asthma Clinical Standards Committee.
Dr Anju Kulkarn

Dr Anju Kulkarn

Consultant Clinical Geneticist, Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust

Clinical Genetics
Anju Kulkarni is a Consultant Clinical Geneticist at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and leads the Southeast Thames Cancer Genetics Service, which serves a population of approximately 5 million across South London, Kent and East Sussex. She graduated from Imperial College School of Medicine and subsequently trained at specialist level in both Medical Oncology and Clinical Genetics. Anju leads multidisciplinary specialist clinics for BRCA1/2 gene mutation carriers and other rarer hereditary cancer conditions. She has extensive clinical and academic experience in Cancer Genetics and has published and taught on the topic at national and international level.

Sarah Maling

Sarah Maling

Consultant Ophthalmologist Bucks Healthcare Trust

Sarah Maling is a Consultant Ophthalmologist at Bucks Healthcare trust. She a year working as a teaching fellow for the School of Ophthalmology and London Deanery and is completing her master’s degree in clinical education at the Institute of Education in London.

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.

 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.

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

Dr Richard Smith

Dr Richard Smith

Consultant in Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine and Tutor, Salisbury Hospital, Salisbury and British Institute of Musculoskeletal Medicine

Musculoskeletal medicine
Dr Richard Smith is a consultant rheumatologist at Salisbury Hospital. He trained in London and then spent a year at the New South Wales Institute of Sports Medicine. Dr Smith runs a multidisciplinary musculoskeletal and sports medicine clinic every week. He sits on the BSR clinical affairs committee, the BIMM council, UK MSK diploma council (for which he also examines) and RSM Sports and Exercise Medicine council. He lectures on the BMJ masterclass circuit and for the BSR Primary Care Society and the RCGP. Dr Smith has also written a musculoskeletal chapter for e learning for the RCGP. In his spare time he is doctor to the World’s Strongest Man and Superstars tournaments.

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.

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).

Alam Hannan

Alam Hannan

Consultant Otorhinolaryngologist - Head & Neck Surgeon, Royal National Throat, Nose & Ear Hospital

Mr Hannan is a consultant at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, the UK’s largest ear, nose and throat service, which is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence, unique in the breadth of ENT knowledge and subspecialties represented on one site. He delivers a full general elective and emergency ENT service for adults and children, and collaborates to provide subspecialised rhinology and facial plastic surgery. Mr Hannan also leads his Trust’s community ENT service, and is thereby committed to improving education, links and pathways between primary and secondary care.

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