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Chronic Conditions Month 2024

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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 on what new screening programmes and technological solutions mean for primary care clinicians in practice
  • A series of seven webinars covering a wide range of common long-term conditions:
  • Hear hot topics and latest updates on detection, diagnosis and management of the most common chronic conditions

    Watch a lively panel debate on balancing gold-standard care with the realities of working in the current healthcare climate

    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

    Kashif qualified in 2001 from the University of Glasgow and has been practicing as a GP since 2005. He is currently a partner at the Nithsdale Merryvale Group and primary care lead for Diabetes in NHS Glasgow. He is a GP trainer and a Diabetes UK Clinical Champion.

    Kashif has an interest in Obesity and hold SCOPE (Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education) certification.

    Peter Bagshaw

    GP and NHS Somerset Clinical Lead for Mental Health, Autism, Learning Disability and Dementia

    Peter Bagshaw has been a GP for over 30 years. He has held posts as Senior Clinical Fellow at the Department of Primary Care at Bristol University, the national Improvement and Assessment Framework Board and the Director of the South West Dementia Clinical Network. He is a co-author of the NHS publication “Older Persons Mental Health, a Practice Primer” and author of “Daggers of the Mind”, a novel, as well as being a regular contributor to Pulse and other magazines.

    He is NHS Somerset Clinical Lead for Mental Health, Autism, Learning Disability and Dementia, and the national clinical coordinator of the DEMON network which uses AI to improve dementia research.

    His outside interests include painting, Shotokan Karate and quantum mechanics.

    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 regular involvement with Asthma and Lung 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 remains passionate to make a difference.

    Steve enjoys music, running, watching rugby and time spent 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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