Have you been too busy to keep up with the journals and guidelines over the last year? Well, you can relax…we have done all the hard work for you! Ever since we started Hot Topics 25 years ago, our mission has been to help GPs (and now all health professionals who work in primary care) stay up to date with the latest developments in a way that makes it as easy, enjoyable and as time efficient as possible. We focus on new developments in the literature and guidelines that are recent, reliable and above all relevant to primary care.
You can either do the course as a LIVE webinar to get the full interactive experience, or ‘on demand’ and in chunks at a time that suits you or a mixture of both. The accompanying course book is your manual to practice evidence based General Practice over the next year and comes in both paper and electronic formats.
We make it easy for you to maintain focus by keeping our presentations clinically relevant, short and sharp and with lots of opportunity for interaction and discussion. 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, and you can ask questions as we go along to our dedicated Q&A second presenter and reflect on your learning at the end of each session.
25 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.
All of the topics that we present for Autumn and Winter 2023 will be based on recent literature and guidelines and will be new compared to 12 months ago. They will include:
- Stroke and TIA: we discuss new national guidelines, including changes to anti-platelet regimes and the fascinating topic of clopidogrel and ‘pharmacogenetics’
- Statins: the new 2023 NICE guidelines, are they recommending statins in the water then? Not exactly. We look under the bonnet and explore the clinical implications with you.
- Heart failure: we look at the Hot Topics of diagnosis, iron therapy and do we have a game changer for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction?
- Chronic Kidney disease
- Beyond blood pressure control and lifestyle guidance, do we now have some effective interventions? Spoiler alert…we do.
- We look at the evidence, guidelines and discuss the controversy around the use of the GLP-1 analogues
- Lung cancer, we look at the rise of lung cancer in non-smokers (easily missed!), ask when CXR is still a useful tool to investigate possible cancer and look at the introduction of targeted lung cancer screening in the UK
- Mental illness
- Bipolar disorder, how can we improve primary care diagnosis and management?
- Asthma, is it time to say goodbye and move on from our old friend salbutamol?
- Women’s Health
- Endometriosis, when and how should we diagnose this common disabling condition in primary care, and how best can we help our patients who have it?
- Acne vulgaris – new evidence, guidelines and isotretinoin concerns we need to be aware of
- Migraine update, including the rise of the CGRP inhibitors – what is their place in therapy?
- Miscellaneous cases of the day
- Including pollen food syndrome, gynaecomastia, tic disorder and more
We look forward to seeing you!