Spring 2019 Hot Topics Course PreviewSimon Curtis - 12 Mar, 2019
The Hot Topics GP Update course is a fun, inspiring and informative day packed with learning points to take away to use in practice. We make it easy for you to maintain focus on the day by keeping our presentations short, sharp and focussed with lots of opportunity for interaction, including using live Q&A polls with your smartphone. We use clinical cases weaved in to bring the literature and guidelines to life. All the material is 100% independent and free from any external influence.
All the presented material will be completely new compared to Spring 2018.
All delegates on the course will receive:
- The detailed 350 page Hot Topics paper book
- A bigger electronic version of the book, including even more Hot Topics. This is hyperlinked to all the original references and is instantly searchable
- The NB Medical App, across which you can access the full content of the digital course book or just the Keep it Simple Summaries (KISS)
- Pre and post course MCQs to assess learning
- The Webcast version of the course following the course so that they can revise and see the material again
- The personal email address of the presenters of the course for post course follow up questions
Topics that we shall cover on the day will include:
o Primary prevention in older people
- What do the evidence and guidelines tell us about managing CV risk in older people, including use of BP lowering medication and statins…how do we balance benefits and risks?
o TIA, new evidence and guidance looking at dual antiplatelet treatment in acute treatment
o Stable angina, overview of new guidelines and management update
o Which antiplatelets should be used in which CV conditions, and for how long?
o Depression in children and young people, new NICE guidance and management options for primary care
o Treatment resistant depression
o Insomnia…if not benzos or zopiclone, then what next?
o Inflammatory arthritis: an update on new guidelines on rheumatoid arthritis and SLE, and what GPs need to be aware of with the new biologic treatments
- new NICE guidance on management and also treatment of exacerbations
- what is the place for triple therapy?
o Bronchiectasis, diagnosis and management of flare ups
o HRT update, including mode of delivery and also micronized progesterone
o Nausea and vomiting in pregnancy
o Tailored pill taking
o Acute hearing loss
o New concerns regarding paracetamol in frailty, quinolones and ACE inhibitors
o In England only, the new 2019 QOF prescribing quality improvement domain
o Testing times…
o Cases based on recent papers on colorectal cancer and FIT tests, myeloma, testicular cancer and LUTs and prostate cancer
o Subclinical hyperthyroidism
o Thyroid, fertility and pregnancy
o Update on new guidelines and the Daffodil Standards
o In England only, the new 2019 QOF end of life quality improvement domain
o As reported cases rise, an update on measles
o New NICE/PHE antibiotic guidance
o Complicated UTIs, including recurrent and catheter related
o Barrett’s oesophagus
o Haemochromatosis genotypes
o Recurrent cough in children
- Miscellaneous cases to end the day
As ever, we like to keep it practical and pragmatic whilst also considering many of the broader issues and challenges we face. And we like to have a laugh too!
We look forward to seeing you!
Simon, Neal, Siobhan, Kate, Zoe, Ahmed, Rob, Stephanie, Sarah, Duncan, Mark and Will
The NB GP Team