Have you been too busy this year to keep up with the journals and guidelines? Do you want to practise up to date, evidence-based medicine? Do you want to be inspired thinking about the interface of patient plus science that makes general practice so endlessly fascinating? If so, do come and join us for the new season of the Hot Topics GP Update course. We are confident that we have the most up to date course out there and all the topics we present will be completely new compared to the course 12 months ago.
The Hot Topics course is a fun, inspiring and informative webinar-based course delivered by patient-facing NHS GPs which is packed with learning points to take away to use in practice. You can either do the course LIVE to get the full interactive experience, or ‘on demand’ at a time that suits you or a mixture of both. This is the beauty of this format: you do not need to leave home, you save on travel time and you choose the time and place to do the course to fit around your busy lifestyle.
We make it easy for you to maintain focus by keeping our presentations clinically focussed, short and sharp and with lots of opportunity for interaction. We use clinical cases weaved in to bring the literature and guidelines to life. We ask you poll questions as to how you would manage certain situations, you ask questions as we go along to our dedicated Q&A second presenter and you reflect your learning at the end of each session.
For Hot Topics, 24 years of experience and constantly responding to the feedback from our delegates has enabled us to produce a clinically relevant course format that really works for busy, front-line health professionals in primary care. But don’t just listen to us: 99% of our delegates say they will return. And, of course, all the material is 100% independent, and free from any external influence.
Topics that we shall cover for the Autumn and Winter 2022 will include:
- How do we manage patients who have chest pain due to INOCA, which is ‘ischaemia with non-obstructed coronary arteries’?
- What should we do when we detect heart murmurs in primary care? When should we worry and refer?
- NICE have updated their hypertension guidelines regarding targets, we’ll have a quick look
- The new NICE 2022 guidelines introduce fundamental changes to management and we shall also look at steroid induced diabetes
- Abdominal pain and cancer, and the rapidly evolving role of the FIT test
- The covert cancers: how can we diagnose pancreatic and ovarian cancers at an earlier stage?
- Management of recurrent UTIs
- Monkey Pox – making sure we do not miss a case
- Acute covid – ahead of winter a quick update on the new treatment options
- Fever in the under 5s – should we still be using the traffic light system for risk assessment of patients or go on clinical ‘gut feel’?
- Mental health
- Depression, update of the new NICE guidelines and new evidence around suicide mitigation and safety plans
- MEED – the new Medical Emergencies in Eating Disorders guideline, important learning points for primary care. What are the red flags which should prompt admission?
- Women’s health
- A brief update on new developments in hormonal contraception, and the role of progesterone in recurrent miscarriage
- What causes ‘functional dyspepsia’ and how should it be managed?
- A patient reports that they are ‘tired all the time’ – could they have RED-S (relative energy deficiency in sport)?
- Final miscellaneous cases of the day
We look forward to seeing you!