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Practice Managers Conference

Devon Local Medical Committee will be holding a Practice Managers Conference later in the year where you can learn, network and be inspired

The Conference will take place from 1:30pm on Wednesday, 29 November until 5:15pm on Thursday, 30 November at the Harbour View Hotel in Sidmouth:

Key themes for discussion at the Conference will include finance, HR, legal issues, risk management and an overview of the key challenges and developments in general practice. The provisional agenda is available to view here.

The cost to attend over the 1.5 days is £75 a head (not including accommodation or evening meal). The booking form is available here.

Events in September

Event Name: BMA ‘Let’s Talk: Women in Medicine – The Policy Agenda’ – Clare Woodford, BMA Senior Policy Adviser (Professionalism & Guidance)

Date: Tuesday 26 September

Location: Buckerell Lodge, Topsham Rd, Exeter, EX24SQ

Details: 7:30-9pm with refreshments from 7pm followed by the talk, discussion and networking. A free event for doctors from all branches of practice – for registration see flyer.

Event Name: Walking with Hemiplegia, Talking with Dysphasia. The Exeter Stroke Update
Course Date: 28 September, 2017
Location: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Events in October

Event Name: One day education day on Waking up to Climate Change

Date: Thursday, 5 October, 2017
Location: Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital

Details: Our Keynote speaker is Professor Michael H. Depledge - Chair of Environment and Human Health at the European Centre for Environment and Human Health, University of Exeter

Our topics include: Climate change, conflict and global security, Caring for our future built environment and What should we do with the natural capital?

Event Name: NICE Suspected Cancer – Improve Your Recognition and Referral

Date: Tuesday, 10 October, 6:30-9:30pm

Location: Post Graduate Medical Education Centre, Derriford

Details: Join us to see how the New NICE suspected cancer guidelines in 2016 have impactedlocally. Improve recognition and referral processes in a personalised "speed dating" format with specialists covering the following tumour sites and more:


Head and Neck lumps and bumps

Unknown Primary

Direct access imaging

Update on colorectal remote monitoring


2WW referral process

Contact: Book your place online. For more information, questions or a subject you would like covered please email: or

Event Name: BMA ‘Let’s Talk: About the Challenges for Doctors in Advanced Progressive Illness – ‘Would you just sign this TEP form please?’– Dr Jim Gilbert, Consultant in Palliative Care at Hospicecare, RD&E

Date: Wednesday, 11 October, 2017

Location: Buckerell Lodge, Topsham Rd, Exeter, EX2 4SQ

Details: 7:30-9pm with refreshments from 7pm followed by the talk, discussion and networking. A free event for doctors from all branches of practice.

Event Name: ‘Self-Care, Self-Aware – Your Health Matters!’ for Junior Doctors, with Dr Andrew Tresidder

Date: Wednesday 11 October, 2:30-5:30pm

Location: Anna Dart Lecture Theatre, Horizon Centre, Torbay Hospital TQ2 7AA

Details: Establishing an awareness of ‘self-care’ early in your medical careers will help your personal resilience and your enjoyment of life and medicine. This free three hour workshop will be interactive and engaging.

Contact: Registration is essential.

Event Name: A cancer patient - update for GPs

Date: 19 October 1-5:30pm

Location: RILD, Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital, Exeter.

Details: Download the flyer and booking form for more information.