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This webcast series and supporting materials was developed by the Chronic Conditions faculty in conjunction with OmniaMed Communications. The sponsoring companies have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection, presentations or collateral content, with the exception of the symposium sessions, for which the respective sponsoring companies are fully responsible.

Chronic Conditions Month 2022

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Join us for a series of interactive webinars and podcasts to help you optimise care for people with chronic conditions

What is it all about?

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.

Chronic Conditions Month 2022, which took place across May, and comprises a wide-ranging clinical education programme focusing not only on the diagnosis and management of different conditions but also on the strategies required to address the complex and challenging interplay between co-existing morbidities. 

What does this series offer?

  • An introductory panel discussion on post-COVID syndrome and its impact on chronic conditions care
  • A series of seven 2-hour webinars with live Q&A sessions, focusing on these therapeutic areas:

Why attend?

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

On Demand

The Big Debate

The Big Debate

13.00–14.00

The Debate: A new era in chronic care: Managing long-term conditions in primary care, post-COVID

14.00–14.15

Live Q&A

14.15–15.00

Symposium session sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim

Mental Health

Mental Health

xx:xx–xx:xx

Mental Health Session

  • Covid effects on the brain: An update
  • Breaking news: The NICE updated guidelines on depression
  • New thinking in dementia

xx:xx–xx:xx

Hot topics and top tips in Mental Health

  • Which antidepressants are safest in the elderly?
  • How can I instantly improve my understanding of personality disorder?
  • What is the single most important thing I can do to reduce the 20 year premature mortality in SMI?

xx:xx–xx:xx

Live Q&A

Respiratory

Respiratory

13.00 – 13.45

Hot topics and top tips in Asthma

  • Making a good diagnosis of asthma
  • Current thinking in management of asthma
  • Managing more difficult and potentially severe asthma

13.45 – 14.20

Symposium session sponsored by Astra Zeneca

14.20-15.00

Hot topics and top tips in COPD

  • Making a good diagnosis
  • Current thinking in management of COPD
  • Co-morbidities and their detection in COPD

xx:xx–xx:xx

Live Q&A

Oncology

Oncology

xx:xx–xx:xx

Cancer diagnosis backlogs – does the responsibility lie with primary care?

  • How did changes in primary care due to COVID impact on cancer?
  • With referral rates on some urgent suspected cancer pathways still lagging behind – what can primary care do to support recovery?
  • How can the PCN Early Diagnosis DES module be used as a lever to support this recovery?

xx:xx–xx:xx

Sponsored symposia TBC

xx:xx–xx:xx

How can primary care deliver high quality Personalised Care after a cancer diagnosis and treatment?

  • Personalised Cancer Care – how is primary care best placed to support patients?
  • Should primary care teams be supporting patients making difficult treatment decisions? And if so, what support do those teams need to be able to do this effectively?
  • The new Quality of Life metric – what do primary care teams need to know?

xx:xx–xx:xx

Live Q&A

Renal

Renal

13.00-13.45

Putting the new NICE guidance into practice: ‘An update on the management of chronic kidney disease in primary care’

  • Classification of CKD
  • Interpretation of eGFR & urinary ACR and pitfalls to avoid
  • Delaying the progression of CKD Part 1: Using well established risk factor management

13.45-14.20

Symposium session sponsored by AstraZeneca

xx:xx–xx:xx

Putting the new NICE guidance into practice: ‘An update on the management of chronic kidney disease in primary care’

  • Delaying the progression of CKD Part 2: SGLT2i and what does NICE recommend
  • Managing anaemia in CKD
  • When to refer

xx:xx–xx:xx

Live Q&A

Musculoskeletal

Musculoskeletal

13.00–13.30

Main presentation

13.30–13.45

Live Q&A

13.45–14.15

Symposium session sponsored by Novo Nordisk

14.15–14.45

Hints and Tips

14.45–15.00

Live Q&A

Diabetes

Diabetes

13.00–13:45

Update on the new NICE Type 2 Diabetes Guidelines and how to implement these in practice

  • What is new in the guideline?
  • Rationale for the guideline updates
  • How do we practically implement these in primary care?

13:45–14:20

Symposium session sponsored by Boehringer Ingleheim and Lilly Alliance

14:20-15:00

Diagnostic dilemmas in Diabetes

  • Rarer types of diagnosis
  • When to consider is this LADA, monogenic diabetes or type 3C?
  • Illustrative case studies and top tips in primary care

13.00–13.30

Main presentation

13.30–13.45

Live Q&A

13.45–14.30

Symposium session sponsored by BI

14.30–15.00

Hints and Tips

Cardiovascular

Cardiovascular

13.00-13.45

What’s new and top tips in valve disease and AF

  • Establish a diagnosis
  • Portable ECG
  • Antibiotic prophylaxis
  • Intervention options: TAVI, ablation and anticoagulation

13.45-14.20

Symposium session sponsored by Novo Nordisk

14.20-15.00

What’s new and top tips in HF and Angina

  • How to diagnose HFpEF
  • Treatment options in HFpEF
  • Assessment of angina
  • The (lack of) evidence: PCI for angina
  • Antianginal treatment

The Chronic Conditions Faculty

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 trained at Cambridge and Oxford universities and was a partner in the same inner city general practice for 27 years and a GP trainer for 25 years. She is an active medical writer and broadcaster, and is the BBC Radio 2 doctor and appears regularly on BBC Breakfast, ITN lunchtime news, Channel 5 and The One Show on BBC 1.

Besides these roles, she has been a regular contributor to a variety of medical journals including Update, Doctor, Practice Nurse and the British Journal of Cardiology. Dr Jarvis is past chair of the Health Care Committee of HEART UK, the cholesterol charity, and is a member of the advisory board for the British Journal of Cardiology. Dr Jarvis has a particular interest in cardiovascular disease, diabetes and women’s health and is the author of Diabetes for Dummies.

In 2018 Sarah received an MBE for services to public understanding of health and general practice.

In 2021, Sarah was appointed Visiting Professor of General Practice at the University of Huddersfield.

Rob Hampton

Portfolio GP, Occupational Physician and GPwSI in Drug and Alcohol Treatment, Leicester

Rob Hampton qualified as a Doctor in 1986 and has worked in General Practice since 1990. Having worked as a GP Principal for many years, he chose to become a Freelance GP in 2012. Recent portfolio includes sessions with 2 GP practices and roles as a GP with a Special Interest (GPSI) for people with drugs & alcohol problems, musculoskeletal pain and occupational medicine. Other roles have included RCGP Council and PHE Medical Champion for Health & Work till 2020. He is a co-opted member of the BMA Occupational Medicine Committee.

He was Clinical Director for one of the DWP Fit for Work pilots (2008-12) that provided a referral service for GPs to help people with chronic conditions back to work. This led to a number of follow-on projects aimed at improving care for the people of working age with chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. These were recognised through various awards, including BMJ and NHSE.

His current practice includes helping people with long term sickness absence and/or drug & alcohol problems His professional interest is to improve GP confidence in managing sickness absence, fit notes and people with addictions. This includes signposting to authoritative and motivational tools that will allow patients and their GPs to de-medicalise when appropriate and generally feel supported towards better control of symptoms.

Declared interests:

Director of RHH Medical Ltd

Non-Executive roles: Ingeus Clinical Advisory Group. Medical Advisor to Confirm Testing Ltd, Working to Wellbeing Ltd and Health & Employment Partnerships Ltd.

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

Cardiovascular and Diabetes Lead, Northamptonshire CCG

Dr Javaid qualified from Cambridge University and completed his GP VTS training in Northampton. He has an 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 also a council member of the British Heart Valve Society, accredited member of the British Society of Echocardiography and on the editorial board for the British Journal of Cardiology.

Series sponsor

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By working collaboratively, we aim to accelerate the delivery of medical breakthroughs to help transform the lives of patients now, and for generations to come. In the UK we do this through scientific innovation – taking on the biggest challenges in medicine. We invest in sustainable healthcare – planning for the long term alongside the NHS and our partners in the veterinary world. We support digital transformation by partnering with innovators to drive healthcare improvements.

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PODCASTS

Listen to the experts

Chronic Conditions Month

Didn’t get a chance to watch all of the broadcasts in May or just want to re-cap on the session?

Why not view the on-demand videos and resources designed to address the primary care challenges of diagnosing and managing chronic conditions at a time when COVID-19 has thrown out the rule book.

SPEAKERS

The experts

Peter Bagshaw

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

Kevin Fernando

GPwSI in Diabetes and Medical Education, North Berwick Group Practice

Rob Hampton

Portfolio GP with Extended roles in Drug & Alcohol treatment and musculoskeletal pain, Leicester

Steve Holmes

Clinical Respiratory Lead, NHS Somserset

Yassir Javaid

Cardiovascular and Diabetes Clinical Lead, Nene CCG

PODCASTS

Listen to the experts

Use of steroids: what to be aware of and how to manage it in primary care​

Palpitations – when to worry and what is the interplay with mental illness?

Severe mental illness and diabetes

Living with cancer and the inter-relationship with long-term conditions

Importance of testing chronic kidney disease

Opioids and musculoskeletal pain

SERIES SPONSORS

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM IN THE UK: We are Boehringer Ingelheim – a different kind of pharmaceutical company. Family-owned. Purpose-led. Innovation-driven: We serve mankind by aiming to improve health for people and animals.

Established in 1885, we have always been independent and family-owned, meaning we have the freedom to pursue our purpose – identifying health challenges of the future, and targeting areas of need where we can do the most good.

By working collaboratively, we aim to accelerate the delivery of medical breakthroughs to improve the lives of patients now, and for generations to come.

In the UK we do this through scientific innovation – taking on the biggest challenges in medicine. We invest in sustainable healthcare – planning for the long term alongside the NHS and our partners in the veterinary world. We support digital transformation by partnering with innovators to drive healthcare improvements.

THERAPY WEBCAST SPONSORS

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This webcast series and supporting materials was developed by the Chronic Conditions faculty in conjunction with OmniaMed Communications. The sponsoring companies have had no input into the agenda, speaker selection, presentations or collateral content, with the exception of the symposium sessions, for which the respective sponsoring companies are fully responsible.

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