Musculoskeletal Medicine

5 October 2019  |  London


Early Bird ends 6 September 2019

GP General Update


Musculoskeletal medicine is largely glossed over at medical school, but makes up roughly 30% of all GP consultations. MSK conditions can vary hugely in presentation, from work related accidents to sports injuries and chronic pain, and can have a huge impact on the quality of life of your patients.

Our Musculoskeletal Medicine masterclass will give you the latest updates and practical tips on managing patients who present with common MSK conditions. Our expert speakers will demonstrate examination techniques and help you build your knowledge and tackle tricky conditions so you can manage them in your practice with confidence.


 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: GPs of all grades (partner, salaried, locum and trainee)
Also relevant for: Practice Nurses

  • Saturday 5 October 2019
  • 09:55 – 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 - 10:00Musculoskeletal medicine: Welcome and Introductions
10:00 - 10:45Back and neck pain

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 - 11:55Foot and ankle pain

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

Quick wins you can implement immediately into your practice
12:00 - 12:45Hand and elbow pain

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 - 14:45Hip and knee pain

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 - 15:55Shoulder pain

Includes 10 minute Q&A session
15:55- 16:00Learning bites
16:00 - 16:45Multi-joint pain

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
Getting your work published
NEW – Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice

Other streams on Saturday 5 October
GP General Update
Physicians General Update
NEW – Neurology
Taking control of your workload
Managing complexity and uncertainty

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: Elspeth Wise

Chair: Elspeth Wise

Salaried GP

Elspeth Wise is a salaried GP in Washington, Tyne and Wear and also works in both hospital and community rheumatology clinics. She has recently been awarded an MD for research focused on GP registrars and musculoskeletal education.

Jill Halstead-Rastrick

Jill Halstead-Rastrick

Advanced Musculoskeletal Podiatrist, Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust

Session: Foot and ankle pain

Dr Jill Halstead-Rastrick is an Advanced Musculoskeletal Podiatrist at Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust and is currently funded part-time via the NIHR HEE post-doctoral bridging fund. She holds a visiting research fellow title at the Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine. She is also a leading expert in MRI and foot pain, she published the first foot osteoarthritis MRI score in 2017.

Diarmaid Ferguson

Diarmaid Ferguson

Advanced Musculoskeletal Practitioner

Session: Back and neck pain

Diarmaid is an Advanced Musculoskeletal practitioner and non-medical prescriber, with a degree in Physiology and Biochemistry from Cardiff University and trained as a Physiotherapist at Leeds University.

He is the chair of the National back pain and Radicular pathway clinical network and is a Versus Arthritis MSK Champion. He is the non-medical member of the Primary Care Rheumatology and Musculoskeletal Medicine Society committee.

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