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January 2019

University of Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care Seminar

Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair, Royal College of General Practitioners: A future vision for general practice

When: Tuesday, 22 January 

Where: St Luke’s Campus, Exeter EX1 2LU

Contact: Joy Choules 01392 722743

More information: 

RCGP Tamar Faculty Survive and Thrive Programme

Mindfulness in practice workshop

When: Wednesday, 23 January, 12.15-5pm

Where: The Mercure Rougemont Hotel, Exeter *This event is free to RCGP members

Facilitator: Dr Zahida Adam

One Day Strength and Values workshop (Full Day)

When: Monday, 28 January, 9-5pm

Where: Nuffield Health, Wonford Rd, Exeter, EX2 4UG

Facilitator: Dr Vik Mohan

Register online:  

More information: Alice Sefton, Tamar Faculty Administrator, Tel: 01392 722744

University of Exeter Collaboration for Academic Primary Care Seminar

Should clinicians measure blood pressure in 2019? Prof Richard McManus, Professor of Primary Care Research, University of Oxford

When: Friday, 8 February, 1-2pm 

Where: JS07, St Luke’s Campus, Exeter EX1 2LU

Contact: Joy Choules 01392 722743

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Spring Update Meeting of the Devon and Cornwall Branch of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Health

Sexual Health from Menarche to Menopause

When: Saturday, 2 March, 9am-4.30pm

Where: Plymouth Medical Centre, Derriford Hospital, Derriford Rd, Plymouth PL6 8DH

Registration and Course Information: Sandra Phillips, Course Administrator, Plymouth Medical Centre, Derriford Hospital, Plymouth PL6 8DH Tel 01752 430501

Programme 2019

Registration 2019

RCGP Tamar Faculty Survive and Thrive Programme

MBTI Workshop (Full Day)

When: Friday, 8 March, 9-5pm

Where: The Arundel Arms, Lifton, PL16 0AA

Facilitator: Dr Vik Mohan

Advance Communication Skills for Doctors (Full day)

When: Friday, 17 May, 9-5pm

Where: Knowledge Spa, The Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, TR1 3HD

Facilitator: Dr Vik Mohan

Register online:  

More information: Alice Sefton, Tamar Faculty Administrator,  Tel: 01392 722744

Open Dated Training/Events:

Devon Public Health:Level 2 Stop Smoking Practitioner training

Devon Public Health have announced new training dates for staff to attend Level 2 Stop Smoking Practitioner training. The free courses are suitable for people working in a GP/Pharmacy setting where the organisation hold a current contact with Devon Public Health to deliver services. This training will prepare and enable practitioners to run the smoking cessation service, without having had any previous training. Advisors do not need to be qualified health professionals. On completion of the training (including e-learning modules) advisors will be added to the register of level 2 intermediate stop smoking advisers in Devon.

Refresher training - to ensure compliance with the contract at least one advisor from each setting must attend refresher training annually. The refresher training ensures that knowledge is up to date and can be cascaded to other smoking cessation practitioners within the organisation.

For more information and to see upcoming training dates please visit the Smokefree Devon website here:

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