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Care of the Older Person Masterclass

Date: Saturday 5 October 2019

Audience: Hospital doctors and GPs

Also relevant for: Community Matrons, Practice Nurses, Therapists/AHPs and Paramedics

Limited time to register – prices from £180

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.


  • 6 CPD points
  • Expert speakers who give you practical tips on how to interpret the latest guidelines and evidence in your practice
  • 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 colleagues
  • 6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning

8:15 - 9:00

Mindfulness or Yoga (optional)

Delegates will have a choice of sessions to attend in this slot

9:15 - 9:45

Keynote: 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

9:55 - 10:00

Care of the Older Person: Welcome and Introductions

Clifford LiskConsultant Physician, Acute and Geriatric Medicine, Barnet Hospital, Royal Free Hospital and Hertfordshire NHS Trust

10:00 - 10:45

Acutely unwell older person

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Mark Holland, Consultant Acute Physician, Salford Royal Hospital

10:45 - 11:10

Morning break and refreshments

Delegates will have the opportunity to browse the exhibition and network with fellow attendees.

11:10 - 11:55

Falls and Frailty

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Joanna Pleming, Specialist Registrar in Geriatrics, North Middlesex Hospital

11:55 - 12:00

Learning bites

Quick wins you can implement immediately in your practice

12:00 - 12:45


Includes 10 minute Q&A session

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

12:45 - 13:55

Lunch and networking

Why not:

  • Explore the Careers Fair Exhibition
  • CV checking and 1-2-1 Careers Advice
  • View our Live Jobs Board
  • Pensions Advice

13:55 - 14:00

Learning bites

14:00 - 14:45

Dementia and delirium

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Shama Mani, Consultant Geriatrician, Royal Free Hospital London

14:45 - 15:10

Afternoon break and refreshments

An opportunity to visit our exhibitors in the exhibition area

15:10 - 15:55

Advance care planning

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Joanne Brady, Consultant in Palliative Medicine, Royal Free Hospital

15:55 - 16:00

Learning bites

16:00 - 16:45

Polypharmacy and deprescribing

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Clifford LiskConsultant Physician, Acute and Geriatric Medicine, Barnet Hospital, Royal Free Hospital and Hertfordshire NHS Trust

16:45 - 16:50

Summary and close

*Programme Subject to change

Tailor your experience
BMJ Live is 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 our workload
Getting your work published
Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice 

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

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. View the programme.

The event ran very smoothly and the speakers were very interesting and I learnt a lot and was given helpful knowledge that I will use in my work. The communication and information prior to the event was excellent
Care of the Older Person Masterclass, April 2015


A very interesting event, relevant to my areas of practice, reassuring that other clinicians both in primary and secondary care are working towards improving better care for older people
Care of the Older Person Masterclass, April 2015


Interesting and relevant. Up-to-date. I found the talks didn’t try to race through too much dense factual material, but instead explained useful, practical resources and tips that I can use in my future practice. I will be sharing my learning points with the rest of my team
Care of the Older Person Masterclass, April 2015

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