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Events in February

Our free prostate disease masterclass for primary care professionals is coming to Exeter!

Friday 9 February (9am-4.15pm)
Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel, Southernhay East, EX11QF

This prostate masterclass will take you from pre-diagnosis (PSA and its complexities) to the full range of prostate problems (BPH/LUTS, prostatitis and prostate cancer) and the side effects of treatment. You’ll also get to hear the patient’s side of the story.

Hear from our expert speakers:

Mr John McGrath, Consultant Urological Surgeon - Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Dr Jon Rees, General Practitioner - Backwell and Nailsea Medical Group, North Somerset

Ms Lorraine Grover, Psychosexual Nurse Specialist - The London Clinic and The Shelburne Hospital, Buckinghamshire

Ms Claire Turner, Uro-Oncology Nurse Specialist - Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Why you need to attend:
This RCGP accredited event is created by health professionals for health professionals. So whether you want to hear from renowned prostate experts or connect with other primary care professionals, this is the event for you.

To register for your free place, please quote email booking code: CCG
Places are limited, so book today by visiting our website

For further information please email hpeducation@prostatecanceruk.org or call 020 3310 7103.

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

21 February, 2018, from 1-2pm

JS07, Smeall Building, St Luke’s Campus, Exeter EX1 2LU (with video conferencing to F083, Knowledge Spa)

Dr Emma Pitchforth, Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow, UEMS

Community-based social innovations for healthy ageing: evidence from middle income countries

Contact Joy Choules j.l.choules@exeter.ac.uk 01392 722743 http://medicine.exeter.ac.uk/apex/seminars/


                      Newton Abbot and Plymouth Study Days - 3 hour CPD for GPs & Nurses

                                                       GP Forum / Health Education

                                              GP Forum, PO Box 234, Chesterfield S45 9YS
                                      T: 01246 861 711 E: info@gpforum.com www.gpforum.com

You are invited to attend either of the following Primary Care programmes. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued along with a Personal Development Plan summary form, which will be supplied for your portfolio. Any lecture notes provided by the speakers will be available to download. There will be no charge for attending these meetings.

 FORMAT: “Interactive Learning” with presentations giving ample time for face to face questions and discussion with speakers.

             PASSAGE HOUSE HOTEL, HACKNEY LANE, KINGSTEIGNTON, DEVON, TQ12 3QH

                                                 WEDNESDAY 28th FEBRUARY 2018

                                    THE MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES IN GENERAL PRACTICE
                                                   11.30am Registration & Refreshments
                                                                      12noon Lunch
                                 1.00pm “CLINICAL INERTIA IN THE MANAGEMENT OF DIABETES
                                                            AND HOW TO OVERCOME IT -
                         BASED ON THE WORK WITH THE INTERNATIONAL DIABETES FEDERATION”
                                                                     Dr David Strain
                                                        Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital
                             1.45pm “A FAR MORE PRAGMATIC OVERVIEW OF THE MANAGEMENT
                                                     OF DIABETES IN OLDER ADULTS –
                        BASED AROUND WHEN TO TREAT AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WHEN NOT TO
                                                                          TREAT”
                                                                    Dr David Strain
                                                                2.30pm Refreshments
                                                      3.00pm “DIABETIC FOOT ULCERS –
                       ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT LINKING PRIMARY & SECONDARY CARE”
                                                              Laura Brown – Podiatrist
                                                           Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital
                                                      4.30pm Questions, Discussion – Close

                                                     (Programmes may be subject to change)

 

The companies attending the medical exhibition are helping to sponsor the cost of the educational programmes. 

Your interest in the exhibition therefore would be gratefully appreciated.


We look forward to your attendance at what is sure to be a very informative and enjoyable event.


Wednesday 28 February, 19:30

Title: PSA and screening for Prostate Cancer – Mr Magdi Kirollos, Consultant Urologist

Venue: Mount Stuart Hospital, St Vincent’s Road, Torquay, TQ1 4UP

Cost: Free

Register: tamar@rcgp.org.uk

 

Wednesday 14 March, 9:00 – 17:00

Title: MRCGP AKT preparation course

Venue: Arundell Arms, Lifton, PL16 0AA

Cost: Free to Peninsula Deanery ST2 & ST3 RCGP members, Non Peninsula Deanery, AiT’s £165.00, Non-members £225.00

Book online: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/learning/wales-and-south-west-england/tamar-faculty/akt-one-day-preparation-course-14-march-2018.aspx

Contact: tamar@rcgp.org.uk

 

Wednesday 25 April, 9:00 – 17:00

Title: ‘Lifestyle Management’ – RCGP Tamar Faculty Annual study day 2018

Venue: Nuffield Health, Plymouth,

Cost: RCGP members free, non-members £100

Booking information: http://www.rcgp.org.uk/learning/wales-and-south-west-england/tamar-faculty/rcgp-tamar-faculty-2018-study-day.aspx

Contact: tamar@rcgp.org.uk

 

Course programme:

9:00 – 9:30    Registration

9:30               Management of pre-diabetes and early management of newly diagnosed diabetes

                      Dr Paddy English, Endocrinologist

10:35             Refreshments

10:55             Managing alcohol overuse in Primary Care

11:55             Tamar Faculty AGM

12:15             Lunch

13:00             Choice of workshops

                      1. Motivating behaviour change – Sophie Mayhew, Clinical Phsycologist

                      2. Diet for weight loss – Lucy Pritchard, Dietician

                      3. Fat loss versus weight loss – Simon Francis, Personal Trainer

13:30             Managing patients after Bariatric surgery – Mr Lee Humphreys, Bariatric surgeon

14:30             Refreshments

14:50             Choice of workshops

                     1. Motivating behaviour change – Sophie Mayhew, Clinical Phsycologist

                     2. Diet for weight loss – Lucy Pritchard, Dietician

                     3. Fat loss versus weight loss – Simon Francis, Personal Trainer

15:20            Choice of workshops

                     1. BLS – Kate Hawkins

                     2. Diet for weight loss – Lucy Pritchard, Dietician

                     3. Fat loss versus weight loss – Simon Francis, Personal Trainer

15:50            Summary & thanks

16:00            End

Complimentary PT class / use of the Nuffield gym & pools


Events in March

 

                           Newton Abbot and Plymouth Study Days - 3 hour CPD for GPs & Nurses

                                                       GP Forum / Health Education

                                              GP Forum, PO Box 234, Chesterfield S45 9YS
                                       T: 01246 861 711 E: info@gpforum.com www.gpforum.com

You are invited to attend either of the following Primary Care programmes. A Certificate of Attendance will be issued along with a Personal
Development Plan summary form, which will be supplied for your portfolio. Any lecture notes provided by the speakers will be available to
download. There will be no charge for attending these meetings.


FORMAT: “Interactive Learning” with presentations giving ample time for face to face questions and discussion with speakers

FUTURE INN, PLYMOUTH, 1 WILLIAM PRANCE ROAD, PLYMOUTH INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS PARK, PL6 5DA
                                                          THURSDAY 1st MARCH 2018
                                                                      DERMATOLOGY

                                                                        3 hours CPD
                                                        11.30am Registration & Refreshments
                                                                       12noon Lunch
                                                         1.00pm “MANAGING ECZEMA AND
                                                     ACNE IN CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS”
                                           To include: *Practical tips on emollients and topical steroids
                                                                Nicki Ball, Specialist Nurse
                                    2.00pm “MANAGEMENT OF PSORIASIS AND ROSACEA IN ADULTS”
                                                     To include: *Practical tips on topical therapies
                                                                Nicki Ball, Specialist Nurse
                                                                    3.00pm Refreshments
                               3.30pm “DANGEROUS & UNUSUAL RASHES IN THE MANIFESTATIONS OF
                                                       CUTANEOUS & SYSTEMIC DISEASE”
                                               *Erythroderma *Lymphoma *Connective Tissue Disease
                                                                     *Toxic Drug Reactions
                                                  *Blistering Rashes – such as Pemphigoid / Pemphigus
                                                              Lupus & Dermatomyositis *Kawasaki’s
                                                                          Dr Thurein Newin
                                                                    Derriford Hospital, Plymouth
                                                              4.30pm Questions, Discussion - Close         

                                                            (Programmes may be subject to change)


The companies attending the medical exhibition are helping to sponsor the cost of the educational programmes.

Your interest in the exhibition therefore would be gratefully appreciated.

We look forward to your attendance at what is sure to be a very informative and enjoyable event.


An invitation from the BMA to doctors and medical students from all branches of practice in Torbay (non-BMA members are welcome):

“Let’s Talk: Treat or not? The challenges of withholding and withdrawing”

Thursday, 15 March, 2018, 7:30-9pm

Madison Suite, Carlton Hotel, Falkland Road, Torquay TQ2 5JJ: https://www.tlh.co.uk/contact/ Light refreshments from 7pm.

With Dr Paul Clark, MBBS, BSc, MRCGP, DFFP, DCH, DRCOG, Dip Pall Med, Cert Med Ed., Specialty Palliative Care Doctor and Dr Sarah Human, Palliative Care Consultant, at Rowcroft Hospice, Torquay

Dr Clark and Dr Human will explore decision-making regarding the withholding and withdrawal of treatments in advanced illness:

  • What makes doctors feel uncomfortable?
  • Is there a scale of difficulty?
  • What does the law say and is it helpful?
  • They will introduce some brief case studies to challenge the audience and to generate discussion.

This will be a great opportunity to hear from experts in palliative care, to ask questions and to contribute to informal discussion with colleagues from different branches of practice. Plan to arrive early for light refreshments and an opportunity to network with colleagues! There is no charge for this event.

Registration via Eventbrite is essential and should be considered a firm commitment to attend: https://bma-letstalk-treatornot-torbay.eventbrite.co.uk


                                                                     Asthma NOW
                                              D a t e :  T u e s d a y  2 0 t h  M a r c h  2 0 1 8
                                                             T i m e : 0 9 : 3 0 - 4 : 3 0
                        V e n u e :  N e w c o u r t  C o m m u n i t y  C e n t r e ,  E x e t e r ,  E X 2 7 AY

 

                                                               Shaping Future Care:
   Improving Asthma diagnosis & management for Children & Young People across Devon 


                                                              ASTHMA NOW project:

  • Awareness in communities of recognising Asthma, risks factors & wider determinants
  • Services work together ensuring high quality care and outcomes
  • Technology and innovation enhance care
  • Health professionals have improved/accurate diagnostic & management pathways
  • Management Plans NICE/BTS concordant, including prescribing
  • Achieving confidence in self-care & independence to manage asthma
  • Number of acute attendances, admissions is reduced
  • Our children & young people deserve; a better quality of life, to live happy healthy lives.
  • We together can make a difference!

Key outcomes for event:

  • Launch the Devon Wide (STP) Asthma NOW project for children and young people
  • Establish an Asthma NOW Clinical Steering Group, That will :
  • Review Diagnostic and Management Pathway
  • Develop the model of care
  • Reduce secondary care use and improve outcomes


Who should attend? Professionals and managers across health, education, care
and third sector who are involved with children and young people with Asthma.
How to book a place:
We expect this to be a popular event and therefore placed are limited:
Please book your place asap by contacting: devonchildrens.services@nhs.net


Your Pathology Service – An Update will be held in the Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry, the John Bull Building, Plymouth Science Park  on the evening of Wednesday 21 March. The aim of the evening is to give you information you require to get the most out of the Pathology services and to meet some of the Consultants who provide it. The evening has been especially planned to benefit GPs, practice nurses, district nurses, community midwives and hospital Doctors and indeed, any staff that use the Pathology services in Primary Care. 

The proposed programme of the evening is outlined below. 

6pm Buffet (Upper floor, John Bull Building vegetarian options available)

7pm Introduction  (Dr David Hilton, Service Line Director, Pathology)

7.10pm Histopathology 101 – A ‘light-hearted serious look’ at what really happens to your histology sample (by Dr Paul Laurance-Young, BMS in Histology)

7.30pm Urinary tract infections, antibiotics and watchful waiting, what is Bacteriuria?  -  (by Dr Jim Greig, Consultant Microbiologist)

7.50pm  Molecular Services in Plymouth (by Dr Joanna Farrugia, Principal Clinical Scientist, Molecular Pathology)

8.10pm  Chemistry – Hyperlipidaemia (by Dr Tony Avades, Consultant Chemical Pathologist)

8.30pm  Too much or too little iron? – (by Dr Wayne Thomas, Consultant Haematologist)

8.50pm  Final Comments (Dr David Hilton) – meeting to finish at 9.00pm

A registration form is available here. A certificate of attendance will be issued to participants on the night. On arrival you will be let into the car park by a car park attendant.  

Plymouth GP Practices - Safeguarding Children Best Practice Seminar

March 22 1-3.30pm and March 29 1-3.30pm

Best practice seminar on the key role that general practitioner’s play in the process of safeguarding children at initial child protection conferences.

The seminar contributes towards safeguarding level 3 training, revalidation, appraisals and CPD

  • Initial child protection conference pilot in Plymouth
  • Child protection processes within the practice
  • Report writing and content
  • Timescales
  • Legislation.

For further information and booking enquiries email: D-CCG.safeguardprimecare@nhs.net

Events in April

Body Reprogramming Training Course for Patients with Fibromyalgia and Central Sensitivity Syndromes

19 and 20 April 2018, Plymouth Postgraduate Medical Centre, Derriford Hospital, PL6 8DH

The course is designed for all clinical staff 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 and individual based management.

Day 2 will explore group based approaches including implementing Body reprogramming within a group setting.

Learning outcomes:

· Improved understanding of Fibromyalgia and Central Sensitivity Syndromes.

· Understanding symptomology, diagnosis and management both within primary and secondary care.

· Exploring the Hyland conceptual model.

· Understanding patient experience and the response of significant others.

· Understanding psychological mechanisms and techniques relevant to management and recovery including 3rd wave CBT.

· Implementing Body Reprogramming in Clinical Practice.

Course Fee: One day £100, Both Days £150. Includes refreshments and buffet lunch

Contact: Michaela Slocombe, 01752 437347 michaela.slocombe@nhs.net

Website: www.bodyreprogramming.org


Recovery Republic - Training Development Deplomas - RCGP Accredited.

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 Thursdays London
6 Saturday mornings 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 the following topics: including:
Anxiety and depression
Maternal Mental Health
Psychosis and complex personalities
Medically Unexplained Symptoms
Addictions
Children and Young People
Dementia
Learning Disabilities

More details on: https://www.mentalhealthdiplomas.com
Contact: mentalhealthdiploma@gmail.com, 07768196760