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University of Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx) Seminar, University of Exeter Medical School

When:  Wednesday, 31 October 2018, 1-2pm.

Where:  JS07, Smeall Building, St Lukes Campus, Exeter EX1 2LU

Professor Willie Hamilton, Professor of Primary Care Diagnostics

Cancer Diagnosis trials in Primary Care - ECASS and ERICA

Contact Joy Choules or 01392 722743


Fibromyalgia Body Reprogramming Training

When: Monday, 12 November 2018 – Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Where: Postgraduate Medical Centre, Derriford Hospital, Derriford Road, Plymouth, PL6 8DH

This course is run by the Pain Management service at Derriford Hospital and is crafted for clinicians who manage patients with Fibromyalgia and Central Sensitivity Syndromes. It provides an in-depth and novel approach to understanding and managing these conditions.

Day 1 will focus primarily on the diagnosis of functional based disorders, individual based management and evidence base.

Day 2 will explore psychological based approaches including implementing the body reprogramming approach. Simulated difficult communication scenarios will be explored.

More information about the body reprogramming approach can be found on our website:

Places are limited, so register as soon as possible. One day - £100, both days - £150. Includes refreshments and buffet lunch. Please contact Michaela Slocombe to book onto the course

MDDUS Training Day - ‘Avoid harm and reduce your risk’

When: Wednesday, 14 November, 2018, 9.30am-4.30pm

Where: Room JS101, Smeall Building, University of Exeter Medical School, St Luke’s Campus, Exeter, EX1 2LU

Members - £25

Non-Members - £45

Register online at the RCGP Tamar Faculty Website

PenCLAHRC Making Sense of Health Research Conference

When: Friday, 16 November 2018, 9am-3.15pm

Where: Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre.

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To register for your free place, please visit or email  to request a link to the booking page

University of Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care (APEx) Seminar, University of Exeter Medical School

When:  Wednesday, 28 November, 1-2pm.

Where: JS07, Smeall Building, St Lukes Campus, Exeter, EX1 2LU.

Judit Konya, College of Medicine and Health Academics Clinical Fellow

Exploring the role of peer-led group based interventions in the care of adult sexual abuse survivors


Sinead McDonagh, College of Medicine and Health Research Fellow

To Beet or not to beet? That is the question - a brief review of dietary nitrate as a potential ergogenic and therapeutic aid. 

Contact:  01392 722743

Open Dated Training/Events:

Practical Diploma in Primary Care Mental Health

A Flexible Course with Teaching at Times to fit your schedule either as one programme or a combination of:
3 days face to face teaching on Thursdays in London
6 Saturday mornings in the Manchester area
12 Tuesday evenings in your own home via webinar.

  • Designed by experts in primary care
  • RCGP accredited
  • Practical skills that work in a 10-minute consultation
  • Gain 50 hours CPD credits over 2 years
  • Flexibility to defer sessions and catch-up
  • Comprehensive workbooks that support your CPD portfolio
  • Bespoke support available by phone, facetime, skype and email
  • Networking opportunities with like-minded practitioners.

The course will cover topics including:

  • Anxiety and depression
  • Maternal mental health
  • Psychosis and complex personalities
  • Medically unexplained symptoms
  • Addictions
  • Children and young people
  • Dementia
  • Learning disabilities.

More information is available at:
Contact: or on 07768196760.

Making Every Contact Count - free training

Making Every Step Count is an accredited behavioral change program encouraging frontline staff to make the most of every contact they have with patients or clients, to positively impact on their health and wellbeing.

Its benefits for frontline staff include:

  • The confidence required to deliver healthy lifestyle messages and the ability to direct customers to local support services
  • The experiences needed to have conversations about health and active listening skills
  • An awareness of their own health and wellbeing
  • An opportunity to develop new relationships with community organisations
  • An understanding of Open Discovery Questions (ODQ).

We recommend all participants complete the two hour online e-learning before attending the training days. For more information on how to access the e-learning or to reserve a place on the next available course please contact