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'A Vision for the Future of General Practice' - Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, RCGP Chair

When: Thursday, 6 September, 2018, 7pm-8:30pm

Where: Bayliss Suite, Plymouth Science Park, 1 Davy Road, Derriford, Plymouth, PL6 8BX

Helen Stokes-Lampard is Chair of the RCGP, shaping policy and leading the strategy of the College, working with politicians, policy makers and the media to ensure that the ‘voice’ of general practice and GPs is understood and represented.

  • Registration and welcome drinks from 6.30pm
  • Lecture at 7pm
  • Complimentary supper after
  • Free parking available
  • RCGP Members – Free, Students – Free, Non-members – £15

Register online at the Tamar Faculty Website

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Primary Care management of aneurysmal and carotid disease

When: Tuesday, 11 September, 2018, 7:30pm (complimentary food from 7pm)

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

Mr David Birchley, Consultant Vascular Surgeon, will give a talk on Primary Care management of aneurysmal and carotid disease. Register here:

September Plymouth free CPD meeting

When: Wednesday 12 September, 7.30pm

Where: Nuffield Health

Mr Philip Hughes will be giving a talk on Respiratory

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Biliary Diseases Study Day

When: Thursday 13 September 2018 1.00pm – 4.30pm

Where: Room JS07 Smeall Building, Exeter University Medical School, St Luke’s Campus, Exeter, EX1 2LU

A half day study day with the Upper GI team looking at acute gallstones disease, acute pancreatitis, perioperative medicine service in acute biliary diseases and treatment options of GORD.’

Cost: RCGP Members – Free, Non-members - £30.00

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MRCGP AKT One Day Revision Course 

When: Wednesday, 19 September, 2018, 9am-4.15pm

Venue: Lakeside, Roadford Lake, Broadwoodwidger, Lifton, PL16 0RL

Cost: Free to Peninsula Deanery trainees who are Tamar Faculty RCGP members, £165 to AiT’s who are not from Peninsula Deanery, £225 for non-RCGP members


How to advance your clinical leadership career

When: Wednesday, 19 September, 1:30-5pm

Venue: Broomhill Art Hotel, Muddiford, Barnstaple EX314EX

Louise Hardy is an  organisation development consultant, with expertise in developing people and teams to suit the business processes which organisations need to work effectively. At its most basic level, being able facilitate improvement can be a frustrating business if you simply don't understand how to use your personal leadership to influence change. More widely, there is a growing call for clinical leaders in our organisations to both complement existing management and also provide visionary leadership at the highest levels. What does it all mean and how can you make sense of what's right for you? This short workshop will help you explore what it means to lead as a clinician in service, and what opportunities are right for you if you're interested in developing as a leader. Whether you are simply interested in doing the best you can within your specialty and organisation, or whether you want to know more about how to diversify your career into leadership – this workshop will answer your questions and give you pointers on how to maximise internal and external opportunities, and build your CV.

This workshop is open to all grades of doctors working in primary or secondary care – interactive learning, sharing of experience and networking in a positive setting. Please encourage colleagues at all stages of their careers to consider this opportunity being provided locally for clinicians in North Devon.

BMA Members: £35; Non-BMA Members £50, to include refreshments.



BMA ‘Women in Medicine’ – South West Conference 2018


Thursday, 4 October, 9:30am-4:45pm


Schiller Hall, Buckfast Abbey Conference Centre, Northwood Lane, Buckfastleigh, Devon TQ11 0EG

The British Medical Association (BMA) is hosting a one day regional conference for doctors in the far South West. It is open to BMA Members and non-members, from medical students to senior consultants, GPs and junior doctors – a great opportunity to meet and share experiences.

There will be networking time, presentations by leaders who are making a difference, policy briefings, access to tailored employment and financial advice from expert staff and a good lunch in a relaxing environment. Dr Sarah Wollaston, a former Devon GP, MP for Totnes and Chair of the Parliamentary Health Select Committee, is the keynote speaker.

Plan a study day to gather with colleagues from across the region and in different areas of medicine and hear from specialists and senior policy advisors to broaden your perspectives of the environment in which you are working. 

Places are limited, so register as soon as possible. BMA members: £35; Non-Members £50; F1, F2, Trust doctors: Members £20/Non-Members £30; Medical Students £10.



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

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