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Chronic Conditions Month 2023

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What is it all about?

The Chronic Conditions faculty held a month of virtual events, designed to address the challenges of providing care to an ageing population and within a constantly evolving healthcare system. Didn’t get a chance to watch all of the broadcasts in May or just want to re-cap on the session?  Then view them On-demand to find out more.

The series of seven interactive sessions opens with a live debate, looking to the future of primary care and how new ways of working, new technologies and new approaches to care might shape the future of chronic conditions management.

Seven clinical education sessions follow, each one focusing on a different therapeutic area: not only addressing the hot topics and latest updates, but also taking a close look at those unusual symptoms and conditions that healthcare professionals rarely see – but can’t afford to miss.

What does this series offer?

  • An introductory panel discussion where primary care clinicians share their experience of optimising their time with patients
  • A series of seven webinars covering a wide range of common long-term conditions:

Hear practical “top tips” on optimising clinical practice during a series of virtual sessions, each focused on a different therapy area

Watch a lively inter-panel discussion on the guiding principles of care for people with long-term conditions and multimorbidity

Listen to podcasts on various topical issues in the management of chronic conditions


The Big Debate



Mental Health





The Chronic Conditions Faculty

Kashif Ali

GP Partner and Primary Care Lead for Diabetes MCN

I qualified in 2001 from University of Glasgow and have been practicing as a GP since 2005. I am currently a partner in the Nithsdale Merryvale Group Practice, and I am the primary care lead for Diabetes in NHS Glasgow and Clyde. I am a GP trainer and a member of the RCGP Scottish Council. I have an interest in Obesity and hold SCOPE (Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education) certification.

Peter Bagshaw

Clinical Lead in Dementia and Mental Health, South Glos CCG, and Director of the South West Clinical Network for Dementia​

Peter Bagshaw has been a GP in for over 30 years, and is currently a partner at Minehead Medical Centre.

He is currently the Mental Health and Dementia Clinical Lead for Somerset CCG, Director of the South West Dementia Clinical Network for Dementia, and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Clinical Network Lead. He is a member of the National Improvement and Assessment Framework board, Chair of the South West IAPT Expert Reference Group, and Editor for the Dementia and Mental Health section of the online magazine Chronic Conditions.

His outside interests include painting, quantum mechanics and karate. He has written a book on the nature of reality, and is co-author of the recently published Older People’s Mental Health Primer.

Sarah Davies

GPwSI in Diabetes, Cardiff

Sarah is a GP in Cardiff with a special interest in diabetes. She qualified at the University of Wales College of Medicine in 2003 and initially trained as a physician, before making the move into general practice and never looked back! She has continued her interest in diabetes and presents regularly on the subject to colleagues at local and national meetings. She is passionate about general practice, particularly great quality diabetes care in the primary care setting. She is the Clinical Director for Diabetes in primary care for Cardiff and Vale UHB and All Wales lead for diabetes in primary care. She is a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion, Primary Care Diabetes Society committee member and a presenter for NB Medical Hot Topics, leading their diabetes course.

Steve Holmes

GP, Shepton Mallet and Clinical Respiratory Lead, NHS England South West and NHS Somerset

Steve has been a GP partner since 1989 and continues working clinically 5 sessions per week. He is a passionate generalist – but has a respiratory specialist interest. Steve has worked nationally and internationally on respiratory issues – and has more than 200 publications on respiratory topics. He has been involved in national and international guidelines and has worked to promote good quality care for people with long term conditions. He works on educational issues in primary and secondary care – and has involvements with the British Lung Foundation and Asthma UK as well as more local patient groups in encouraging change in practice. He has worked in service development since fundholding in the 1990s through many changes and is passionate to still make a difference. Steve enjoys music, running, watching rugby and time with his wife and two daughters. 

Dr Yassir Javaid

GPwSI Cardiology, Northampton

Dr Javaid qualified from Cambridge University and completed his VTS training in Northampton. He has a specialist interest in cardiology and echocardiography and was a clinical lead in the Northamptonshire Community Cardiology service, which had a focus on patients with heart failure and valve disease. He was named Pulse “GP of the Year” in 2015 for his work in reducing stroke emergency admissions in the East Midlands. He is on the editorial board for the British Journal of Cardiology.

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