GP General Update

Join us Tuesday, 1 November – Wednesday, 2 November 2022

BMJ Masterclasses is excited to be back with its refreshed GP General Update. The virtual format allows you to participate at a place that suits you. You will have the flexibility of selecting sessions to meet your needs and you can catch up on what you miss after the event.

The new format will feature necessary clinical updates on a range of topics, with expert speakers demonstrating how they can be applied to patients in the clinic or practice.

You will be guided in ways to manage tricky cases, co-morbidities and how to work hand-in-hand with patients to improve their outcomes.

Who should attend? GPs, practice nurses and those working in secondary care who see patients with a wide range of conditions, such as emergency care physicians, geriatricians and doctors in training.

100% of attendees said they’d change their practice after attending the GP General Update.

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Book by 4 October to save with the early bird rates

Event benefits

Leave with the Evidence Toolkit, containing a suite of relevant resources from BMJ.

Recordings of the entire programme available for 6 months post-event

Personalise your experience by selecting sessions across streams

CPD certificate of attendance

Receive detailed forms to help you reflect and identify take-home messages with ways to change your practice

Dedicated Q&A with the experts

6 months complimentary access to BMJ Best Practice

6 months complimentary access to BMJ Learning


Tuesday, 1 November –  Wednesday, 2 November 2022

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  • Tuesday, 1 November
  • Wednesday, 2 November
Tuesday, 1 November
TimesStream 1Stream 2
9.00 - 9.20Big picture topic - A healthier worldBig picture topic - A healthier world
9.20 - 10.05Cardiology
Angus Nightingale
In this session we will look at:
- What are the new drugs in heart failure and how do i use them?
- What to do with a patient with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction when the heart failure clinic doesn't have capacity to see them?
- How to achieve target BP in people with drug resistance or drug intolerances?
- Which patients with high cholesterol do i need to refer?
- whats new that i need to know about in AF and aortic valve disease
Cardiology
Angus Nightingale
In this session we will look at:
- What are the new drugs in heart failure and how do i use them?
- What to do with a patient with heart failure and preserved ejection fraction when the heart failure clinic doesn't have capacity to see them?
- How to achieve target BP in people with drug resistance or drug intolerances?
- Which patients with high cholesterol do i need to refer?
- whats new that i need to know about in AF and aortic valve disease
10.10 - 10.55ENT
Alam Hannan
Vertigo & Rhinosinusitis interactive lecture
Lifestyle Medicine
Angela Goyal
10:55 - 11:15BreakBreak
11.15 - 12.00Care of the Older Person
Clifford Lisk
Abnormal Bloods
Andrew Day
The session will cover the interpretation of abnormal results for some of the biochemistry tests that are most commonly requested from primary care.
These will include abnormalities in sodium and potassium concentrations, calcium disorders and abnormal liver function tests.
12:00 - 13.00BreakBreak
13.00 - 13.45Women's Health
Louise Price
Menopause / HRT
Women's Health
Louise Price
Menopause / HRT
13.50 - 14.35Session details coming soonMenopause Ask the expert roundtable
Toni Hazell and Louise Price
Join this session to ask Women’s health experts your questions regarding menopause and HRT basics. Participate in discussions with your colleauges on pressing health matters surrounding menopause
14:35 - 14:55BreakBreak
14.55 - 15.40Diabetes
Tahseen Chowdhury
Update on important areas of progress in diabetes, particularly around new NICE guidelines for management of Type 2 diabetes, progress in inducing remission of Type 2 diabetes, and the use of newer technology in diabetes management
End of Life Care
Philip Lodge
- Managing common symptoms of advanced disease
- Advance care planning - acknowledging the challenges
- Dilemmas of end of life care at home
- Anticipatory prescribing in the community
15.45 - 16.30Respiratory
Kevin Gruffydd Jones
This respiratory update will focus on recent developments in 3 high prevalence conditions in
primary care using case histories:
ASTHMA
CHRONIC COUGH
COPD
Respiratory
Kevin Gruffydd Jones
This respiratory update will focus on recent developments in 3 high prevalence conditions in
primary care using case histories:
ASTHMA
CHRONIC COUGH
COPD
16.30 - 16.45Closing remarksClosing remarks
Wednesday, 2 November
TimesStream 1Stream 2
9.00 - 9.20How to thrive: Looking after yourself so you can look after others
Claire Kaye
How to thrive: Looking after yourself so you can look after others Claire Kaye
9.20 - 10.05Dermatology
Ahmed Kazmi
Hair loss
Dermatology
Ahmed Kazmi
Hair loss
10.10 - 10.55Care of the Older PersonObesity
Stephanie de Giorgio
10:55 - 11:00BreakBreak
11.00 - 11.45Gastroenterology
Simon McLaughlin
Investigation and management of diarrhoea, Coeliac disease mini masterclass, SBBO (small bowel bacterial overgrowth), Investigation and management of Iron deficiency anaemia, A brief overview of video capsule endoscopy and other useful gastro tips and tricks
Musculoskeletal medicine
Elspeth Wise
11:45 - 13:00BreakBreak
13.00 - 13.45Mental Health
Soumitra Burman-Roy
- ADHD referrals
- How to manage the private practice referring people for drug treatments - is there any more information what drugs they're talking about? ADHD meds or others?
Mental Health
Soumitra Burman-Roy
- ADHD referrals
- How to manage the private practice referring people for drug treatments - is there any more information what drugs they're talking about? ADHD meds or others?
13.50 - 14.35Urology/Oncology
Early diagnosis on prostate cancer
Sponsored by Ipsen
Ask the expert / roundtable
14.55 - 15.40Rheumatology
Richard Smith
- NICE guidance on OA
- NOGG guidance on Osteoporosis
- Romo has just been approved for Osteoporosis
- new medications / JAKs / Biologics must be bewildering for GPs
- how to handle the Fibromyalgia consult?"
Ophthalmology
Session details coming soon
15.45 - 16.30Neurology
Philip Smith
- The clinical diagnosis of an epileptic seizure requires detailed history taking, including an eyewitness account.
- In children and teenagers, interictal EEG, ideally within 24 hours after a first seizure, is particularly important. All patients who have had a suspected focal-onset seizure should undergo detailed MR imaging of the brain. A 12-lead ECG is essential following a first seizure or an unexplained blackout spell.
- Patients who have had an epileptic seizure should be informed about factors that may provoke seizures (e.g., sleep deprivation and alcohol use), the risks of seizures and the legal restrictions on driving.
- Data from long-term pragmatic trials suggest that the first-line medication for patients with focal-onset seizures is either lamotrigine or levetiracetam, although other reasonable options are available; for patients with generalised-onset seizures, the first choice is sodium valproate, except for women of reproductive age, in whom the first-line medication is usually levetiracetam.
Neurology
Philip Smith
- The clinical diagnosis of an epileptic seizure requires detailed history taking, including an eyewitness account.
- In children and teenagers, interictal EEG, ideally within 24 hours after a first seizure, is particularly important. All patients who have had a suspected focal-onset seizure should undergo detailed MR imaging of the brain. A 12-lead ECG is essential following a first seizure or an unexplained blackout spell.
- Patients who have had an epileptic seizure should be informed about factors that may provoke seizures (e.g., sleep deprivation and alcohol use), the risks of seizures and the legal restrictions on driving.
- Data from long-term pragmatic trials suggest that the first-line medication for patients with focal-onset seizures is either lamotrigine or levetiracetam, although other reasonable options are available; for patients with generalised-onset seizures, the first choice is sodium valproate, except for women of reproductive age, in whom the first-line medication is usually levetiracetam.
16.30 - 16.45Closing RemarksClosing Remarks

Programme subject to change. Session outlines announced soon.

Tailor your experience

This BMJ Masterclass is a flexible, multi-stream event, so you can tailor your experience by choosing to attend sessions and workshops running at the same time. You will receive access to the sessions for six months post-event, enabling you to catch up on demand at a time that suits you.

Virtual fees:

Fee (Excl. VAT)Early bird (One Day)One Day TicketEarly bird (Both Days)Two Day Ticket
BMA member: Doctor£148£172£296£344
Doctor (standard)£180£204£360£408
Concession£120£144£240£296

Concessions include trainees, recently qualified*, pharmacists, nurses and allied health professionals.
*To classify as recently qualified, you must have been qualified within the last two years.

All the above prices are per delegate and are exclusive of VAT as this is based on country of residence and will be added automatically during the registration journey as such:
VAT for attendees in the UK is 20%
VAT for attendees in the EU (excluding UK), AUS and IND who are NOT VAT registered is 20%
VAT for attendees in the EU (excluding UK), AUS and IND who ARE VAT registered is 0%
VAT for attendees different from the above is 20%.

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