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April 2019

BMA Pensions and Taxation Update for Consultants, GPs and SAS doctors - Devon

Tuesday, 30 April, 2019, Horizon Centre, Torbay Hospital, Torquay TQ2 7AA

Refreshments from 6:30pm; Seminar 7-8pm 

The full gravity of the Government’s recent change to the annual pension savings allowance may recently have hit home for many doctors. Those who have paid more into their pension(s) than the allowance permits may well have received unwelcome news from the NHS Pension Agency, confirming they have a tax liability. It’s important to know where you stand.

Not everybody affected would have been contacted. The Agency only knows about your NHS earnings and not your private earnings, for example from private practice, investments or rental property. Now that the annual allowance is tapered based on your total taxable earnings, your situation may well have changed.

The BMA’s financial adviser partner Chase de Vere Medical can help to make things clearer.

Over 60-minutes, Chase de Vere Medical will explain: what’s changed and how to work out if you are affected the options available to those who breach the allowance, and different ways to manage your pension contributions in the future how you could minimise and potentially avoid the annual allowance tax charge altogether the lifetime allowance, what it means for you and what can be done to mitigate its impact. You’ll also be able to ask the presenter any questions that you have on these important topics.

Places are limited, and we expect demand to be high, so register your attendance now to avoid disappointment. This event is free to attend, and you are very welcome to bring a guest.

Please email Aron Jones: to reserve your place, stating place of work, email address and GMC number.

To ensure we cater appropriately, please consider registration a firm commitment to attend this seminar.

Royal College of General Practitioners - Courses

Everything you need to know about FIT testing & suspected bowel cancer referrals – Mr Rob Bethune

Autism in children for the GP, Mr Yahya Mubashar

Thursday, 25 April, 2019, 7:30-9pm, Mount Stuart Hospital, Torquay

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Tuesday, 26 April, 2019, 7:30-9pm, St Luke’s Medical School, Exeter

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ENT: Balloon Eustachian Tuboplasty, James Rainsbury

Wednesday, 1 May, 2019, 7:30-9pm, Nuffield Health, Plymouth


One day advanced communication skills for doctors workshop

Friday, 17 May, 9am-5pm, Knowledge Spa, Truro

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What’s new in headache?

Tuesday, 4 June, 2019, 7.30pm-9pm, Exeter

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Female uro-gynae pessary management in primary care (half day workshop)

Thursday, 20 June, 12:30pm-4.30pm, Truro

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Contraception update by Dr Sarah Gray (half-day workshop)

Wednesday, 7 August, 12:45pm-5pm, Truro

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May 2019

PenClahrc Free One Day Workshop

Making Sense of Evidence - discover how to use evidence to make effective health and social care decisions.

When: Wednesday, 8 May

Where: Mecure Exeter Southgate Hotel

Register online here.   

More information: This workshop is free to attend, however places are limited and are allocated on a first come first served basis. Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

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

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

One day advanced communication skills for doctors workshop

When: Friday, 17 May, 9am-5pm

Where: Knowledge Spa, Truro

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June 2019

Cancer update for GPs

When: 7 June, 2019, 1:30-5pm

Where: PMS Lecture Theatre and Atrium, Research Innovation Learning Development (RILD) Building, Royal Devon and
Exeter NHS Foundation Trust

Outline: Topics to include:

  • Genetics- Who should we test &why?
  • New Drugs/ New Toxicities
  • Late effects & End of Treatment
  • Summaries – what to look out for
  • Relapses Acute Oncology and Cancer of Unknown Primary
  • What is new in lower GI? (Including FIT Testing)
  • Enhanced Supportive Care
  • Faster Diagnoses Standard

More information is available in the flyer.

Register: Complete the booking form here.