Care of the Older Person

5 October 2019  |  London


Limited time to register – prices from £180

GP General Update


As a nation, we are living longer than ever before. By 2050 it’s estimated 1 in 4 people in the UK will be over 65, a total of 8 million. Healthcare workers across community, primary and secondary care are increasingly finding themselves on the frontline in empowering older patients in living healthy, active and independent lives, as well as supporting them through complex comorbidities

Our Care of the Older Person Masterclass will keep you up-to-date with the latest evidence, new guidelines and best practice in 6 core areas. It is a practical, multidisciplinary course, allowing you to interact and learn from colleagues from both primary and secondary care, and to take home key messages that you can implement in your practice the next day.


 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

Networking breaks giving you the opportunity to discuss key topics with your peers

Access to expert speakers

6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning


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£185£215£370£430
Doctor (standard)£225£255£450£510
GP trainee / Recently qualified£150£180£300£360
Pharmacists / Nurses / AHPs£150£180£300£360
Other healthcare professionals£225£255£450£510

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 returning it to BMJ Contact Centre, 12th Floor, Southgate House, Wood Street, Cardiff, CF10 1GR.


Audience: Hospital Doctors and GPs
Also relevant for: Community Matrons, Practice Nurses, Therapists/AHPs and Paramedics

  • Saturday 5 October 2019
  • 08:15 – 16:50
  • Olympia London, Hammersmith Road,
    London, W14 8UX


Time Topics to be covered
08:15 - 09:00Mindfulness or Yoga (optional)

Delegates will have a choice of sessions to attend in this slot
09:15 - 09:45Keynote: The NHS People Plan – What does it mean for me? (optional)

In June 2019 the interim NHS England People Plan was announced. The Plan sets out a vision for a new way of working that will deliver more joined up, patient centered care while at the same time improving work-life balance and flexibility for staff across the organisation.

It’s an ambitious project with far reaching objectives, from improving leadership culture, to tackling workforce shortages and introducing new operating models. In this opening session, Helen Bevan will discuss what the NHS People Plan will mean for you, what changes are to come, and how its influence will be felt across the four nations.

Helen Bevan, Chief Transformation Officer, NHS Horizons
09:55 - 10:00Care of the Older Person: Welcome and Introductions
10:00 - 10:45Acute Geriatrics

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
10:45 - 11:10Morning break and refreshments

Delegates will have the opportunity to browse the exhibition and network with fellow attendees
11:10 - 11:55Falls and Frailty

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
11:55 - 12:00Learning bites

Quick wins you can implement immediately into your practice
12:00 - 12:45Parkinsons

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
12:45 - 13:25Lunch and networking

Why not:
- Explore the Careers Fair Exhibition
- Attend one of our practical stations
- View our Live Jobs Board
13:25 - 13:55Session to be announced
13:55 - 14:00Learning bites
14:00 - 14:45Dementia and Delirium

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
14:45 - 15:10Afternoon break and refreshments

An opportunity to visit our exhibitors in the exhibition area
15:10 - 15:55Advance care planning

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
15:55 - 16:00Learning bites
16:00 - 16:45Polypharmacy and deprescribing

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
16:45 - 16:50Summary and close

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

Tailor your experience – 9 courses in 1 event
This BMJ masterclass will be brought to you by BMJ Live, a multi stream conference, so you can tailor your experience by also choosing to attend sessions from our other courses and workshops running at the same time.

View the full programme options below.

Other streams on Friday 4 October
GP General Update
Physicians General Update
Taking control of your workload
Managing complexity and uncertainty
NEW – Clinical Pharmacist for General Practice

Other streams on Saturday 5 October
GP General Update
Musculoskeletal Medicine
Physicians General Update
Taking control of your workload
NEW – Neurology
Getting your work published

BMJ Careers Fair
As part of your conference package, you will also have access to our careers fair exhibition, and a variety of content to help you progress your career. Our range of seminar sessions will include topics on Well-being, pursuing a portfolio career, career guidance and relocation in the UK and abroad. View the Seminar Programme.

Chair: Dr Clifford Lisk

Chair: Dr Clifford Lisk

Consultant Physician, Acute and Geriatric Medicine, Barnet Hospital, Royal Free Hospital and Hertfordshire Community NHS Trust

Chair & Session: Polypharmacy and deprescribing
Dr Clifford Lisk is a Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at Barnet Hospital, Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Hertfordshire community NHS trust. His main interests are Medical Education, Community older age medicine and appropriate medicines management in older adults. He is passionate about Medical Education and has been previously the Postgraduate training lead for Medicine, Royal College Tutor and Training Programme Director for Core Medical Training at Barnet Hospital.

He is currently the Lead Training Programme Director for Core Medical Training in North-central London Health Education England, host Examiner for MRCP PACES examinations at Barnet Hospital and a final MBBS examiner with UCL medical school. He has recently been appointed as Honorary Senior Lecturer at UCL medical school and a visiting lecturer to the Non-Medical Prescribing course at the University of Hertfordshire.

Joanna Pleming

Joanna Pleming

Geriatrics/GIM/Stroke ST7, North Middlesex University Hospitals NHS Trust

Session: Falls and frailty

Joanna Pleming is an ST7 registrar in geriatric and general medicine with a special interest in stroke. She is undertaking training in North London, currently at North Middlesex Hospital. She has contributed to chapters in the books Brocklehurst’s Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and Healthcare Provision in an Ageing Society. She is currently running a prize-winning MDT advanced care planning simulation programme, The
Elephant in the Room – Advanced Care Planning Simulation, and helped set up The Frailty Journey at Barnet Hospital, a teaching day for MDT professionals working with frail patients in hospital and in the community.

Shama Mani

Shama Mani

Consultant Geriatrician, Royal Free Hospital, London

Session: Dementia and delirium

Mark Holland

Mark Holland

Consultant Acute Physician, Salford Royal Hospital

Session: Acutely unwell older person
Mark qualified in medicine with MB, BS from St. George’s Hospital Medical School, University of London, 1988. He subsequently trained in General Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine. He started his first consultant post at Withington Hospital in Manchester in 1999, developing an interest in older people who fall. In 2004 he was the first medical leader for the then Medical Assessment Unit at Wythenshawe Hospital.

In 2007 he set-up the first training programme in Greater Manchester for doctors training in the then new specialty of Acute Medicine, a post he held until 2012. Since 2010 Mark has been a Council member of the Society for Acute Medicine (SAM), including two years as President from 2015 to 2017.

Tabish Saifee

Tabish Saifee

Consultant Neurologist, The National Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery, London

Session: Parkinsons disease

Joanne Brady

Joanne Brady

Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Royal Free Hospital

Session: Advance care planning

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