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GP General Update Masterclass

Dates: Friday 4 and Saturday 5 October 2019

Audience: GPs of all grades (GP partner, GP salaried, GP locum and GP trainees)

Also relevant for: Practice nurses

Limited time to register – prices from £180

Our GP General Update masterclass is designed for GPs of all grades, to help you keep up-to-date with the latest developments in primary care and earn valuable CPD points for appraisal and revalidation.

This year, we’ve also included some optional personal development sessions for taking control of a challenging workload and coping with the complexity of being a busy GP in the NHS.

Benefits

  • 6 CPD points per day
  • 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 other GP’s
  • 6 month subscription to BMJ Best Practice & BMJ Learning
Programme Day One
Programme Day Two

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: Wellbeing at Work (optional)

In response to the rising prevalence of stress and burnout among health professionals, The BMJ is running a campaign for doctors’ wellbeing. It calls for doctors to be able to take breaks and to have places where they can rest and recuperate, for their own and their patients’ safety. Working together with the BMA, the Royal colleges, employers and patient groups, this is a united effort to change systems, working practices, and culture to ensure that doctors get the breaks they need.

Fiona Godlee, Editor, BMJ

9:55 - 10:00

GP General Update: Welcome and Introductions

Claire Kaye, Portfolio GP, Hertfordshire

10:00 - 10:45

Cardiology

  • Management of stable angina – key takeaways from new SIGN guidance
  • Heart Failure
  • Diagnosis and managing effective diuresis
  • ECG interpretation advice

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Angus Nightingale, Consultant Cardiologist, Bristol Heart Institute

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

Diabetes

  • New drug treatments and the risk of euglycemic DKA (diabetic ketoacidosis)
  • Pre-diabetes diagnosis and management
  • Benefits of multifactorial intervention in diabetes care
  • Care planning in diabetes care

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Tahseen Chowdhury, Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, Royal London Hospital

11:55 - 12:00

Learning bites 

Quick wins you can implement immediately into your practice

12:00 - 12:45

Care of the Older Person

  • Preventing falls
  • Managing frailty

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

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

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

Creating a portfolio career for GPs

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Claire Kaye, Portfolio GP

14:45 - 15:10

Afternoon break and refreshments

An opportunity to visit our exhibitors in the exhibition area

15:10 - 15:55

Women’s Health

  • New contraception guidelines

Toni Hazell, Portfolio GP

15:55 - 16:00

Learning bites

16:00 - 16:45

ENT – Quiz

  • Common ENT cases including allergic rhinitis, tonsillitis and more

Alam Hannan, Consultant, Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital

16:45 - 16:50

Summary and close

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

GP General Update: Welcome and Introductions

Toni Hazell, GP, Greater London

10:00 - 10:45

Respiratory Medicine

  • Asthma update
  • COPD update

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Kevin-Gruffyd Jones, GP, Box Wiltshire

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

Neurology

  • Headaches/migraines – when to refer
  • Epilepsy (NICE Epilepsies: diagnosis and management)

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Giles Elrington, Consultant Neurologist, York NHS Trust

11:55 - 12:00

Learning bites

Quick wins you can implement immediately into your practice

12:00 - 12:45

Mental health

  • Diagnosis and management of depression
  • Differential diagnosis and approach to anxiety and bipolar disorders

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Roland Zahn, Reader and Consultant Psychiatrist in Mood Disorders at King’s College London / Maudsley National Service for Affective Disorders

12:45 - 13:55

Lunch and networking

Why not:

  • Explore the Careers Fair Exhibition
  • Attend one of our practical stations
  • View our Live Jobs Board
  • Pensions Advice

13:55 - 14:00

Learning bites

14:00 - 14:45

Time management for Primary Care

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Deen Mirza, GP Educationalist

14:45 - 15:10

Afternoon break and refreshments

An opportunity to visit our exhibitors in the exhibition area

15:10 - 15:55

Paediatrics

  • Common causes for referral including difficulty in breathing and diagnosis, fever, and sepsis

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Tim Fooks, GP, Pulborough

15:55 - 16:00

Learning bites

16:00 - 16:45

Ophthalmology

  • Common ophthalmology cases in primary care

Includes 10 minute Q&A session

Sarah Maling, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Bucks Healthcare 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. 

Other streams on Friday 4 October
Dermatology
Physicians General Update
Taking Control of your workload
Getting your work published
Clinical Pharmacist in General Practice 

Other streams on Saturday 5 October
Musculoskeletal Medicine
Care of the Older Person
Physicians General Update
Taking Control of Your workload
Managing complexity and uncertainty
Neurology Masterclass

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.

Covered a wide range of topics with useful and practical way of managing commonly encountered problems GP General Update, February 2019

 

My first time on a BMJ masterclass – will be returning. Very informative and well organised with excellent communication and time keeping! Received copy of slides in pdf mode and was able to make notes on that on my laptop instead of using word – loved it! GP General Update, February 2019

 

Excellent speakers, relevant and helpful. There was something useful to take from every lecture GP General Update, February 2019

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