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The agenda for 2018 is still in development. If you are interested in discussing future speaking opportunities, please email rebeccajolliffe@cogora.com 

2017 Programme

08.45 – 09.20 Registration and networking
Alongside the conference, the event features an exhibition where key industry partners, charities, association and suppliers will showcase the latest innovations and solutions

09.20 – 09.30 Welcome from Pulse editor Nigel Praities

09.30 – 10.05 Opening keynote and interview: Dr Helen Stokes Lampard, chair, RCGP

10.05 Big Discussion: Type 2 diabetes and the low carb diet: What is going on?
Dr David Unwin, RCGP expert clinical adviser in Diabetes, RCGP champion in collaborative care in Diabetes and Obesity

10.40 Exhibition and Networking

Interactive masterclasses on a key clinical challenge. Please note these workshops have limited capacity and will be on a first come, first serve basis on the day of the event. 

Chair: Dr Roger Henderson, senior GP partner, Shropshire and author

  Chair: Dr Gavin Ralston, chair, Birmingham CrossCity CCG and GPC negotiator

Workshop 1

 Workshop 2

Workshop 3

11.10 – 11.35
Autism in children

  • Recognition, referral, diagnosis and management
  • Common co-morbidities
  • Signposting to support

Dr Silvana Unigwe, GP and clinical adviser to the RCGP in Autism

11.10 – 11.35
New models of care: the future of general practice?

  • What does each model look like?
  • Pros and cons?
  • Successes from across the UK

Dr Pooja Arora, portfolio GP and GPC deputy policy lead for New Models of Care 

11.10 – 12.00
Dermatology: Management of acne and rosacea

Dr Manjit Kaur, consultant dermatologist, Birmingham

Supported by Galderma

11.10 – 12.00
Men’s health: Scrotal lumps – it’s not all about cancer

  • Diagnosing common presentations
  • Treatment options
  • When to refer

Dr Nikhil Chopra, GP partner in Buckinghamshire and GPSI urology

11.10 – 12.00
A new approach – improving CV outcomes in primary care

Dr Yassir Javaid, GP, cardiovascular lead, Nene CCG and primary care cardiovascular lead, East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network

Sponsored by MSD

11.40 – 12.05
Safeguarding update

  • Understanding new obligations in recognising and reporting signs of FGM 
  • Primary care and domestic violence: Support and referral for vulnerable patients

Dr Neera Dholakia, lead GP for safeguarding, West London CCG

11.40 – 12.05
What the NHS Pension changes mean for you

  • Highlighting April 2015 changes to the NHS Pension Scheme (NHSPS) and how they may affect your future benefits
  • Check your Normal Pension Age and how much you can expect in your Pension Pot when you retire
  • Discover how to increase your NHS Pension Benefits and alternative ways of saving for your retirement

Simon Appleyard, senior area manager, Wesleyan

Supported by Wesleyan

12.10 – 12.35
A practical approach to counselling and managing patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation

Dr Yassir Javaid, GP, cardiovascular lead, Nene CCG and primary care cardiovascular lead, East Midlands Strategic Clinical Network

Supported by Bayer

12.10 – 12.35
Understanding the GP voluntary contract

Dr Gavin Ralston, chair, Birmingham CrossCity CCG and GPC negotiator

12.10 – 13.00
Practical management of cow milk allergy in primary care

  • Symptoms of cow’s milk protein allergy (CMPA) including immediate vs delayed reactions
  • Taking an allergy focused history
  • Management options including breastfeeding exclusion diets, formula milk options, MAP guidelines and referral
  • Practical case studies

Dr Scott Hackett, consultant in paediatric allergy, immunology and infectious diseases, Birmingham Heartlands Hospital

Supported by Danone Nutricia Early Life Nutrition

12.10 – 13.00
Men’s health: Scrotal lumps – it’s not all about cancer

  • Diagnosing common presentations
  • Treatment options
  • When to refer

Dr Nikhil Chopra, GP partner in Buckinghamshire and GPSI urology

12.10 – 13.00
Migraine masterclass: recognising migraine in general practice

  • Identification and classification of migraine
  • Busting common myths
  • When to refer for further investigation
  • Common clinical scenarios – What to do and when?

Dr Brendan Davies, consultant neurologist, North Midlands Regional Headache Clinic, University Hospitals of North Midlands

12.40 – 13.05
Achieving HbA1c targets is a challenge: How can SGLT2 inhibitors help you manage type 2 diabetes?

  • Current treatment options for patients.
  • Comparing SGLT2 inhibitors with sulphonylureas and DPP4 inhibitors.
  • Practical case studies.

Dr Hina Triverdi, GP with a special interest in diabetes, lead GP for diabetes, Leicestershire CCG 

Supported by Janssen

12.40 – 13.05
Legal pitfalls for GPs – What to do and how to avoid them

  • Pitfalls for GPs concerning employment status
  • GP Surgery premises – the pitfalls of property ownership, and possible alternative arrangements
  • Issues to consider when negotiating a Sale and Leaseback

Stewart Coles, associate solicitor and Jade Linton, employment solicitor, Sydney Mitchell LLP

 Supported by Sydney Mitchell LLP

13.00 Lunch and exhibition

14.00 – 14.25
Diagnosing polycystic ovary syndrome in primary care: Sorting fact from fiction

  • Identifying PCOS
  • Managing short and long term effects
  • Recognising and counselling for risks including fertility and endometrial

Dr Madhurima Rajkhowa, consultant gynaecologist, Clinical Lead Fertility Services, Birmingham Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

14.00–14.50
Top tips for time management and delegation

  • Tasks for now to save time later
  • Simple measures to improve performance and efficiency
  • Delegating to colleagues and secondary care

 Dr Matt Burkes, GP and writer, co-editor, The Good GP Training Guide

 

14.00 – 14.50
Recognising common paediatric emergencies

  • What do GPs need to recognise?
  • When to refer to secondary care

Dr Fathima Mahomed, consultant general paediatrician, The Portland Hospital for Women and Children

 14.00 – 14.50
Migraine masterclass: recognising migraine in general practice

  • Identification and classification of migraine
  • Busting common myths
  • When to refer for further investigation
  • Common clinical scenarios – What to do and when

Dr Brendan Davies, consultant neurologist, North Midlands Regional Headache Clinic, University Hospitals of North Midlands

 

14.00 – 14.50
Common eye presentations: diagnosis, referral and treatment in primary care

  • The importance of taking a thorough history
  • Visual and ophthalmoscope examination
  • The GP role in patient centred management

 

Miss Stella Hornby, Consultant in Emergency Eye Care and Primary Care Ophthalmology, Oxford Eye Hospital

14.30 – 14.55
HRT: Unpicking the evidence – do the benefits outweigh the risks?

  • Overview of current menopause guidelines
  • Evidence regarding HRT
  • Tips regarding safe HRT prescribing

Dr Louise Newson, GP and menopause expert in Solihull, West Midlands

Supported by Mylan

14.50 Tea, networking and exhibition

15.15 – 15.40
Latest guidance on eating disorders for GPs: New NICE guidance

  • Early identification and formal recognition of eating disorders
  • Intervention options
  • Associated physical health problems

 Dr Dominique Thompson, GP and director of service, University of Bristol Students’ Health Service and member of the NICE GDG for Eating Disorders

 

15.30 – 16.25
Mindfulness: An introductory workshop for GPs

  • What is mindfulness?
  • Using mindfulness as a professional tool to improve efficiency and wellbeing.
  • Evidence based uses of mindfulness for patients

Dr Tamara Russell, clinical psychologist in London specialising in mindfulness for healthcare professionals

15.30 – 16.20
Recognising common paediatric emergencies

  • What do GPs need to recognise?
  • When to refer to secondary care

Dr Fathima Mahomed, consultant general paediatrician, The Portland Hospital for Women and Children

 15.30 – 16.20
Common eye presentations: diagnosis, referral and treatment in primary care

  • The importance of taking a thorough history
  • Visual and ophthalmoscope examination
  • The GP role in patient centred management

 Miss Stella Hornby, Consultant in Emergency Eye Care and Primary Care Ophthalmology, Oxford Eye Hospital


 

 15.45 – 16.25

MSK: Back pain and sciatica

  • Key points from new NICE guidance
  • Highlighting important changes and recommendations for primary care management
  • Case studies

 Dr Ian Bernstein, clinical lead for MSK transformation, NW London collaboration of CCGs and member of the NICE GDG for back pain and sciatica

 16.30 – 17.00 Clinical update: Asthma management

 Dr John Alexander, consultant in paediatric respiratory & paediatric intensive care, Royal Stoke University Hospital and chair of the NICE guideline development group for asthma management

*Please note this programme is subject to change.

**We would like to thank our exhibitors for supporting this meeting, which includes a number of pharmaceutical companies. Unless stated in the programme, they have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection or content.