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General Data Protection Regulation Awareness Workshop - save the date

Local GP practices are encouraged to ‘save the date’ to attend a learning event about the implications of a new data protection law and how to ensure compliance.

Health partners including Devon Local Medical Committee, NEW Devon CCG, South Devon and Torbay CCG, Devon Community Education Provider Network and Devon Doctors will be holding a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) Awareness Workshop on Tuesday, 16 January at Exeter Racecourse.

More information – including the agenda and how to book – will be communicated in due course. In the meantime, expressions of interest to attend can be emailed to as spaces will be limited.

The event will run for a full day and refreshments – including lunch – will be provided.

Practice Managers Conference

Devon Local Medical Committee is holding a Practice Managers Conference 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 agenda is available to view here. The window to book to attend has now closed.

Health Checks Training

NHS Health Checks Refresher Training

Health Checks Training

Events in December

Wednesday 6 December 2017

Speaker: Mr Denzil May, Consultant General & Colorectal Surgeon, RCHT

Topic: Colorectal Cancer in Young Patients


Time: 19:30, hot Buffet and drinks are available from 18:30

Venue: The Duchy Hospital, Truro, TR1 3UP

Parking: Staff car park behind the Duchy Hospital

Conferance room: opposite the Staff car park, please press the PUSH PAD to enter


RCGP Tamar Faculty 2017 McConaghey lecture



Speaker: Professor Clive Ballard

Title: Dementia: Prevention, Treatment and Care


Time: Welcome drinks 19:00, Lecture 19:30, complimentary buffet after the lecture

Venue: RILD Building, Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital, Barrack Road, Exeter, EX2 5DW

Parking: Parking available


To book a place click here





Details: Agenda for the session

1.World Population, Family Planning and Sustainability

“Either we reduce our numbers voluntarily, or nature will do it for us brutally”

Maurice Strong, at the UN Environment Conference, Rio 1992

2. New developments in UK Sexual and Reproductive Health (SRH) including in

Training for Practice Nurses and GPs through the Faculty of SRH

3. What’s on the way out? Some methods and some practices (like routine follow-ups)

And what in contraception is new - or old news yet important, ripe for rediscovery?

4. 21st century Pill-prescribing:

tricycling, 365/365 or 24/4, but preferably now NOT 21/7

5. NuvaRing, Qlaira, Zoely and Eloine/Daylette

– all to be welcomed, for selected cases

6. Quick-starting & Bridging,

and the protocols to use if progestogens follow hormonal EC

7. Another plug for EC by Cu:

10 x greater efficacy, quick-starting, & gives long-term option

11.00am Refreshments

11.30am Lecture 2

8. Contraception in Lactation

9. Case cameos, to introduce the Proving not Pregnant Protocol

10. The LARCs – unapologetically promoted, AGAIN!

11.Intrauterine contraceptives (IUCs meaning IUDs & IUSs) – the best of the best?

12. Parenteral contraceptives

(Depo-Provera, Sayana Press, Nexplanon)

13. Diseases and drugs which interact in contraception

14. Contraception in Adolescence and Peri-menopausally

15. Summary of the morning: 21 messages which may change your practice

(or not, if you were already up to speed!)

1.00pm Final Questions and Close