Research and development leads to new diagnostic technologies, innovative treatment options, and an ever-increasing evidence base – but clinical time, resources and staff are still limited. How do we ensure that a new guideline or a new therapy can be realistically implemented in everyday practice?
Join us for Chronic Conditions month 2024 for a close look at what the latest understanding of screening, diagnostic and treatment interventions means for a range of chronic conditions commonly seen in primary care. The series opens with a live debate where our faculty will explore the delicate balance between realistic and ambitious medicine, and between short-term affordability and long-term improvements in care.
A series of seven interactive clinical educational sessions follows, each one focusing on the most recent evidence, guidelines and developments in a different therapeutic area.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.