Updates for Primary Care


The Headland Hotel, Newquay, UK
2nd - 6th October 2017

Updates for Primary Care
Updates for Primary Care


  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday


Morning: 9am to 12.30pm

Lead: Dr Liz Venner, Consultant Dermatologist

09.00 Rashes Dr Liz Venner
09.45 AVG Referrals Dr Vandana Jones
11.00 Skin lesions in primary care Dr Sandy Anderson
11.45 Skin cancer Dr Tom Lucke


Communication about Palliative Care

Afternoon: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Lead: Dr Julian Abel, Palliative Care Consultant Physician

An interactive session on compassionate communication at the end of life.

Occupational Health

Morning: 9am to 12.30pm

Lead Dr Shane Tellam, Consultant Occupational Health Physician

On overview of Occupational Health from a local industry perspective, to include presentations from: a local Consultant in Occupational Medicine, Human Resources representatives from local businesses (Eden Project, Roddas, A&P Falmouth), solicitors from Foot Ansty Employment Team, and our local HSE Inspector to include case studies and the legal connotations of what you put on a patient's fit note and/or 'the latest developments around the impact of sickness absence on holiday pay and notice pay.


Respiratory Medicine

Afternoon: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Course lead: Dr. Stephen Iles, Consultant Respiratory Physician

Come and join us for an interactive session on common respiratory problems. The session will be centred around talking about cases that are encountered in primary care

  • Asthma
  • COPD
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pneumonia
  • Non invasive ventilation/ CPAP
  • Oxygen
  • Rare conditions eg fibrosis
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Pneumothorax
  • Chest Xray interpretation
  • inhalers and other treatments
  • Spirometry interpretation

We will also cover when to refer.  Bring along a case study and questions and we’ll run through.

Women’s Health Update Day

Lead: Miss Lisa Verity, Consultant Obstetrician & Gynaecologist

Provisional Programme

09.00 Adolescent Gynaecology Miss Susie Bates
09.45 Vulval Dermatology Dr Liz Venner
11.00 Conservative Management of Bladder and Bowel Dysfunction Ms Sharon Eustice
11.45 Genetics of Female Cancers & Risks Dr Carole Brewer
13.30 Gynaecology Tips & Tricks
(e.g. coil retrieval techniques, polyp removal, pessary fitting)
Miss Lisa Verity
14.15 Obstetric management in primary care TBC
15.30 Update on Contraception & Menopause
case based discussions
Dr Sarah Grey


Morning: 9am to 12.30pm

Lead: Dr Adam Forbes, Consultant Haematologist

Provisional programme:

Session 1. Haematological malignancies

09:00 MGUS and myeloma; interpreting paraproteins Dr Adam Forbes
09:45 Myeloproliferative disorders Dr Desmond Creagh

Session 2. Patient blood management

11:00 PBM service structure and availability Mr John Faulds
11:45 PBM case studies Dr Kathleen Clarke


Afternoon: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Lead: Dr Simon Robertson, Consultant Paediatrician

An overall review to enhance management of paediatric problems in the community and present the updated RMS guidelines to include problems such as

  • Eating disorders pathway update
  • Allergy
  • sepsis/ febrile child
  • the acute referral pathway
  • abdo pain/ coeliac/ constipation
  • reflux/ milk allergy/ feeding difficulties in infancy

Joint Injection Workshop

Morning: 9am to 12.30pm

Lead: Dr. Matthew Boulter, GPwSI Musculoskeletal Interface service

A half day session aimed at GPs & GP Registrars covering all aspects of joint and soft tissue injection appropriate to the primary care environment.  The session will led by experienced GPwSIs from the Musculoskeletal Interface Service.  The programme will be lecture light and will focus on small group sessions using anatomical models.  Previous workshops have proved beneficial to both experienced and novice injectors too.

Sports Medicine

Afternoon: 1.30pm to 4.30pm

Lead: Dr Nigel Raynor, GPwSI Musculoskeletal Interface service

What does a sports medicine doctor do?

Return to sport
How do you know when to let a player return to sport?
What criteria do you use to make that decision?

Head injuries and concussion
What’s all the fuss about?
What are the new guidelines for head injuries?
What advice should you give to parents/players?

Should I let my children play contact sports?
What are the risks?
Which are the most dangerous sports?
Is there any good evidence behind popular beliefs?
Does head protection work?

Common sports injuries
What you need to know
Physiotherapy and rehabilitation made simple

What should I carry when watching my son/daughter rugby match?
Your children play sport...
You regularly go and watch...
All the other parents know you are a doctor...
A player gets injured: what should you do? What do you need with you to make that possible?
The contents of my pitch-side bag