Conference Programme 2018

Thursday 08.00 – 09.20

Registration, Refreshments and Exhibition

Thursday 09.20 – 10.45

Plenary

Host’s Introduction: Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Vice-Chair (Professional Development), RCGP
President’s Welcome: Professor Mayur Lakhani, President, RCGP
Chair’s Address: Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, Chair, RCGP
Ministerial Address: Jeane Freeman, Cabinet Secretary, Sport and Health, Scotland
Dr Ben Goldacre, Author of Bad Science, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, CEBM, Department of Primary Care Health Sciences, University of Oxford

Thursday 10.45 – 11.45

Refreshments, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

11.00 - 11.30 Sponsored Symposium: A new era in the management of nausea & vomiting of pregnancy

Session Information

A new era in the management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy 

  • Presentation of disease background: introduction to the condition ‘nausea and vomiting of pregnancy’ (NVP), prevalence, incidence, disease aetiology and pathophysiology

  • Clinical needs: describes the current clinical unmet needs of women suffering NVP and impact on the patient

  • Current management of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: current national guidelines and treatment pathways for managing NVP

  • How the new medicine fits in: where the new licensed drug sits in the treatment pathway of NVP

Sponsored by Alliance Pharmaceuticals

Dr Philip Owen, Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Princess Royal Maternity Hospital and Stobhill Hospital

Location: Mini Theatre 1, Exhibition Hall

Session fully booked

11.20 - 11.35 Sponsored Symposium: Advances in Acne Management

Session Information

Advances in Acne Management

Acne is one of the most common skin consultations in primary care. This session will give an update on the pathophysiology of acne and an update on recent advances in the management of acne in primary care.

Sponsored by L’Oreal

Dr Girish Gupta, Consultant Dermatologist, Lanarkshire NHS Trust

Location: Mini Theatre 2, Exhibition Hall

Session fully booked

Thursday 11.45 – 12.45

Quality Improvement | A1

Are you QI Ready? Top tips and practical examples of Quality Improvement in general practice
In this masterclass the RCGP’s QI Clinical Leads will provide top tips and examples and answer questions from delegates. Case studies will offer ideas for new projects, delegates will be shown how the RCGP QI Ready website can support QI activities and there will be advice on how they can share the responsibility for QI across the practice team.

Lomond Auditorium

Session fully booked

Speakers

Chair: Professor Nigel Mathers, Chair-elect, RCGP Trustee Board

Dr Simon Stockill, Medical Director, Leeds CCG

Clinical Learning | A2

Respiratory clinical update
Keeping up to date on respiratory problems is vital for primary care clinicians. This session will provide updates on asthma and COPD diagnosis, monitoring and treatment, bringing together recent guidelines for practical use in real world primary care. There will also be updates on the latest respiratory hot topics and learning points from evidence published in 2018.

Clyde Auditorium

Speakers

Chair: Professor Mayur Lakhani, President, RCGP

Dr Steve Holmes, Somerset GP, Education Lead, Primary Care Respiratory Society UK
Dr Noel Baxter, London GP, Chair, Primary Care Respiratory Society UK

General Practice Communities | A3

Revitalising GP careers: you said, we did…what next?
The SAPC-RCGP GP scholarship programme focuses on reimagining GP careers through championing and cultivating the intellectual expertise of general practice. This session will invite small groups to road-test the resources developed at previous RCGP annual conferences to inform the next stages of this important programme.

Room: Alsh

Speakers

Chair: Professor Martin Marshall, Joint Vice Chair (External Affairs) RCGP Council

Professor Joanne Reeve, Professor of Primary Care Research, Hull York Medical School
Dr Ebrahim Mulla, Academic Clinical Fellow, University of Nottingham
Professor Martin Marshall, Joint Vice Chair (External Affairs) RCGP Council

Research & Innovation | A4

Winners’ Enclosure: The Yvonne Carter award and RCGP Research Paper of the Year
This session celebrates research in general practice with awards that give recognition to one outstanding new researcher, and an individual or group who have published an exceptional piece of research relating to general practice or primary care. Presentations will show how translational research findings can impact on day-to-day practice.

Room: Carron

Speakers

Chaired by Dr Imran Rafi, Joint Medical Director, RCGP CIRC
Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham, Professor of General Practice Research, Keele University

Dr Sarah Bailey Research Fellow, University of Exeter Medical School
Dr Anna Taylor Academic Foundation Doctor, East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust and University of Manchester
Professor Julia Hippisley-Cox Professor of Clinical Epidemiology & General Practice, University of Nottingham School of Medicine
Dr Cathy Morgan Research Associate, Division of Psychology & Mental Health, University of Manchester
Dr Gwenllian Wynne-Jones Clinical Trials Fellow, Research Institute for Primary Care & Health Sciences, Keele University

Health & Wellbeing | A5

Prescribing parkrun – stories of inspirational people
Every weekend there are 600 parkruns taking place in the UK, with more than 120,000 people participating. Delegates will hear how social prescribing, and particularly prescribing exercise, can help transform the lives of people with long-term conditions or those who want to improve their fitness.

Room: Forth

Speakers

Chair: Dr Andrew Boyd Joint RCGP Clinical Champion for Activity and Lifestyle

Dr Simon Tobin GP in Southport, Merseyside, Parkrun Ambassador for Health and Wellbeing
Chrissie Wellington Parkrun Global Head of Health and Wellbeing

Healthcare Technology | A6

Technology in practice: recognise and resolve risk
Technology is a vital tool in helping practices deliver high-quality patient care in new ways but are GPs aware of the associated risks? This session teaches how to avoid the most common pitfalls, ensuring delegates comply with the latest regulatory guidance, safe record keeping practices and data protection law.

Room: Boisdale

This session is provided by the main conference sponsor, the MDDUS.

Speakers

Lindsey Falconer, Risk Adviser, MDDUS

Short Papers A: Education and Emerging Technologies

Mini Theatre 1, Exhibition Hall

Chair: Dr Matt Hoghton Joint Medical Director, RCGP CIRC

Virtual Reality: Can it help improve communication skills? Richard Elliott
‘Can somebody find the defibrillator?’ Evidence-based support for in-situ training in primary care Emer Forde
Do GPST1s learn from peer feedback on video consultations and can they facilitate themselves? Rachel Phillips
GPs and wise decision-making Richard Knox
The tutorial is dead: long live the tutorial Bryony Sales
A feasibility study into the effectiveness of a culinary medicine course for doctors Abhinav Bhansali

Global Perspectives: Examples of practice and projects from Japanese primary healthcare

Session information

Time: 11.55-12.35

Location: Mini Theatre 2, Exhibition Hall

CPD Essentials: Basic Life Support

Room: Dochart

Speakers

Jenny Aston QN Advanced Nurse Practitioner and ILS Resuscitation Council trainer

Session fully booked

Thursday 12.45 – 14.00

Lunch, Exhibition, Poster Viewing and Sponsored Symposia

13.00 - 13.45 Sponsored Symposium:Triple therapy and its place in the COPD pathway

Session Information

Triple therapy and its place in the COPD pathway

Sponsored by Chiesi

Professor Dave Singh, Professor of clinical pharmacology and respiratory medicine, University of Manchester

Location: Aish

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13.00 - 13.45 Sponsored symposium: A guide to detecting heart valve

Session Information

Listen, Suspect, Refer: A guide to detecting heart valve disease
Symptoms of valve disease are often missed or ignored, and usually very gradual in onset. The role of a GP is vital to ensure early diagnosis and referral and optimise the pathway to treatment for patients. This session will focus on aortic stenosis, the most common form of heart valve disease in the elderly, and offer guidance on how to detect it, including a refresher on auscultation skills covering all the major heart sounds and murmurs. A not-to-be-missed, interactive, and practical session to learn about the latest treatment guidelines so you can ‘listen, suspect, refer’ to support better patient outcomes.

Sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences

Dr Yassir Javiad, Primary Care Cardiovascular Lead, East Midlands

Location: Lomond Auditorium

13.00 - 13.15 Sponsored symposium: The PSA test: How to manage borderline results?

Session Information

The PSA test: How to manage borderline results?
A frequently asked question, that can often prove quite complex. This session will provide an explanation of procedures for managing borderline results and along with recent studies and evidence, make recommendations for when practitioners should refer to secondary care.

Sponsored by Prostate Cancer UK

Professor Michael Kirby, Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, University of Hertfordshire and the Prostate Centre, London

Location: Mini Theatre 1, Exhibition Hall

Session fully booked

Thursday 14.00 – 15.00

Quality Improvement | B1

Never mind the quality, what about the outcome?
The session will explore quality initiatives for which patients have reported positive health and wellbeing outcomes, using patient stories to highlight small things that can make such a difference. National initiatives that help patients to be more responsible for their own care will also be reviewed, including realistic medicine, health literacy and self management.

Lomond Auditorium

Session fully booked

Speakers

Chair: Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown, Joint Honorary Secretary, RCGP

Colin Angus, Chair, RCGP (Scotland) Patient Partnership in Practice (P3)
Jillian Beggs Patients in Practice Group Lay Member, RCGP Northern Ireland
Liz Czaban, Chair, RCGP Wales Patient Group

Clinical Learning | B2

Managing flares and supporting patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
IBD affects 1 in 250 patients in the UK. The symptoms can overlap with those of many gastrointestinal and gynaecological conditions, and the peak age for diagnosis is in the 20s and 30s. Half of GPs lack confidence in managing flare-ups while access to IBD teams varies throughout the UK. This session will help GPs to diagnose, manage and support their patients.

Clyde Auditorium

Speakers

Chair: Dr Jonathan Leach Joint Honorary Secretary, RCGP

Dr Kevin Barrett (Chair), RCGP & Crohn’s and Colitis UK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Spotlight Project Clinical Champion
Vikki Garrick, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Nurse Specialist and GI CNS Team Lead, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
Rachel Fowler, Patient representative, RCGP & Crohn’s and Colitis UK Inflammatory Bowel Disease Spotlight Project

General Practice Communities | B3

Global health, local networks: supporting GPs interested in international primary care work
This session will review the benefits of three different approaches to supporting GPs who share an interest in global health. The organisations to be discussed are the RCGP’s Junior International Committee, the West Scotland Faculty’s International Primary Care Network and the Severn Faculty’s Severn International, and WONCA’s Vasco da Gama Movement.

Room: Alsh

Session fully booked

Speakers

Chair: Dr David Blane, Clinical Academic Fellow, University of Glasgow
Dr Sonia Tsukagoshi, Chair of RCGP Junior International Committee
Dr Sam Merriel, Research Lead, RCGP Junior International Committee
Dr Claire Marie Thomas, Chair, Vasco Da Gama Movement

Research & Innovation | B4

Ice maidens: Six women cross the Antarctic, what’s the relevance to Primary Care? Physiology, psychology and sensors
When six women set out to be the first all-woman, self-reliant group to cross the Antarctic, the Academic Department of Military General Practice saw the opportunity to undertake psychological, physiological and remote sensor technology research. This session will tell their story and discuss the applicability and ethics of bringing sensors to UK health.

Room: Carron

Speakers

Chair: Dr Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein, Lecturer, Academic Department of Military General Practice, Chair, RCGP First5 Committee
Professor Mike Smith, Professor, Academic Department Military General Practice
Major Nicola Wetherill, Departments of Community Mental Health, Portsmouth

Health & Wellbeing | B5

Work as a health outcome – helping people stay at work, the future of fit notes and opportunities for GPs in occupational medicine
GPs do not realise their potential to motivate people back to the workplace. This session will introduce forthcoming changes in vocational rehabilitation that include extending the use of fit notes to other healthcare professionals and the developments in occupational health that should provide GPs with new opportunities.

Room: Boisdale

Speakers

Chair: Dr Rob Hampton, Portfolio GP, Occupational Physician, PHE Medical Champion for Work as a Health Outcome
Professor Gina Radford, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, England
Gareth Davies, Patient representative

Healthcare Technology | B6

OpenPrescribing – Making NHS data useful for GPs
A team of clinicians, academics and software engineers will show how routinely available data can be used to rapidly audit and improve quality, highlight the usefulness of creating data-driven tools and routine feedback in clinical practice, and share insights into trends and cost-saving opportunities.

Room: Forth

Speakers

Chair: Dr Michael Mulholland Vice Chair Elect, RCGP Council

Dr Ben Goldacre, Director, EBM DataLab, Senior Clinical Research Fellow, CEBM, University of Oxford
Helen Curtis, Researcher, University of Oxford
Georgia Richards, Doctoral Researcher, EBM DataLab, University of Oxford

Short Papers B: Innovation

Mini Theatre 1, Exhibition Hall

Chair: Professor Mayur Lakhani, President RCGP

Next Generation GP: What’s the future of leadership in primary care? Nish Manek
Health and social care co-creating Co-ordinate My Care digital urgent care plans for care home residents Asha Katwa
The Cancer Maps Ben Noble
The development of a GP video blog as a modern tool of health promotion Theshanka Amarasinghe
Creating a supported internship programme in general practice for people with learning disabilities Lucy Quinn
What’s the point of pressure? Prevention of fibrosclerosis Janet Massey

CPD Essentials: Adult Safeguarding

Room: Dochart

Speakers

Dr Joy Shacklock RCGP Clinical Champion Good Practice Safeguarding

Session fully booked

Thursday 15.00 – 16.00

Refreshments, Exhibition and Poster Viewing

Ask the Chair: Put your questions to Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard 15:15 - 15:45 Boisdale

Thursday 16.00 – 17.00

Quality Improvement | C1

Adopting a ‘systems approach’ to QI and safety work in frontline general practice
General practice is ideally suited to a ‘systems approach’ that has been widely recommended for QI and safety activities. However, a shared understanding and meaningful guidance on its application in practice are limited. This workshop will introduce principles adapted from air navigation for understanding current work systems to inform improvement and safety work.

Lomond Auditorium

Speakers

Chair: Dr Anthea Martin Joint Head of Medical Division, MDDUS

Dr Duncan McNab, GP Associate Adviser Safety and Improvement, NHS Education for Scotland
Dr Sarah Luty, GP Associate Adviser Safety and Improvement, NHS Education for Scotland
Dr Tom Blakeman, GP, Clinical Senior Lecturer in Primary Care, University of Manchester

Clinical Learning | C2

Key messages for primary care on the diagnosis and management of ME/CFS
ME/CFS affects around 250,000 people in the UK, and in children and adolescents it is the commonest cause of long-term sickness absence from school. The session will cover early and accurate diagnosis, differential diagnosis and investigations, and key aspects of management including activity management, symptom relief, severe ME/CFS, diet and nutrition.

Room: Forth

Speakers

Chair: Professor Kamila Hawthorne Joint Vice Chair (Professional Development) RCGP Council

Dr Charles Shepherd, Medical Adviser, ME Association
Dr Nigel Speight, Consultant Paediatrician, Honorary Paediatric Medical Adviser, ME Association
Dr Gregor Purdie, Semi-retired GP, NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Medical Adviser, Action for ME

General Practice Communities | C3

To inspect or not to inspect, that is the question: Debate on the benefits of a GP inspection regime

The CQC inspection programme has been the source of much controversy and challenge, yet GPs are committed to delivering safe care and proponents believe the CQC has been an important lever in raising standards and ensuring patient safety. This will be a lively, fun, topical and controversial debate, which is sure to generate headlines.

Room: Boisdale

Speakers

Chair: Professor Martin Marshall Joint Vice Chair (External Affairs) RCGP Council

Dr Rebecca Payne Immediate Past Chair, RCGP Wales
Dr Miles Mack GP, Inverness, Immediate Past Chair, RCGP Scotland
Dr Grainne Doran Chair, RCGP Northern Ireland

Research & Innovation | C4

Interested in clinically relevant research and enhancing your CV? The RCGP Scientific Foundation Board can help you
The RCGP Scientific Foundation Board is the College’s charitable funding body and awards grants for research projects whose findings will be of direct relevance to the care of patients in general practice. Delegates will learn about the contribution of previous awards to general practice, and hear what makes a good application.

Room: Carron

Speakers

Chair: Professor Carolyn Chew-Graham Chair, RCGP Scientific Foundation Board
Toto Grunland, Patient and Public Representative, RCGP Scientific Foundation Board
Assistant Professor Helen Atherton, Assistant Professor of Primary Care, University of Warwick

Health & Wellbeing | C5

Mindfulness in medicine: Evidence into practice
This interactive session will present the potential benefits of mindfulness in medical practice, highlighting the pitfalls of multi-tasking and helping the audience to appreciate the rationale and evidence base for mindfulness and how to build this into their daily life and practice.

Clyde Auditorium

Speakers

Chair: Professor Nigel Mathers Chair-elect, RCGP Trustee Board

Dr Chris Sanders, GP and tutor, Leicester University Medical School
Professor Rodger Charlton, Professor of Undergraduate Primary Care Education, Leicester Medical School

Healthcare Technology | C6

The robots are coming – Robotics to aid teaching and physical examination
This session will aim to demonstrate how advances in soft robotics can be useful in clinical practice. The speakers will show how robots can test new methods of soft tissue examination and how manual physical examination in clinical practice can benefit from such findings.

Room: Alsh

Session fully booked

Speakers

Chair: Dr Michael Mulholland Vice Chair Elect, RCGP Council

Professor Simon De Lusignan, Professor of Primary Care & Clinical Informatics, University of Surrey
Dr Thrishantha Nanayakkara, Director, Morphological Computation and Learning Lab, Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London
Professor Etienne Burdet, Professor of Human Robotics, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Bioengineering, Imperial College London

Short Papers C1: Quality Improvement and Audit or Practice Survey

Mini Theatre 1, Exhibition Hall

Chair: Dr Jonathan Leach Joint Honorary Secretary, RCGP

Are patients prescribed the recommended duration of dual antiplatelet therapy after Acute Coronary Syndrome? Nuha Kardaman
Are we minimising the risk of gastrointestinal side effects in our high risk patients? A review in general practice Mahima Charan
Improving antibiotic prescribing in the management of urinary tract infections. A closed-loop audit in primary care Sujan Manikkaratnam
Using novel computer protocols to increase patients with red flags for ovarian cancer receiving a CA-125 test Roya Behrouzi
The National Early Warning Score: Supporting GPs in the identification and management of deterioration and sepsis Alison Tavare
Quality improvement to drive early diagnosis of cancer – lessons from the National Cancer Diagnosis Audit in Scotland Jana Witt

Short Papers C2: Service Delivery and International

Mini Theatre 2, Exhibition Hall

Chair: Dr Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein, Chair RCGP First5 Committee

Occupational therapy: An emerging role in primary care Johnny Lyon-Maris
Moving forward: Supporting people to live well with and beyond breast cancer Maxine McCoy
A hospital-at-home service entirely managed by primary care professionals and clinically led by GPs Aaseem Farid
Service evaluation of primary care chaplaincy Gordon Macdonald
Primary paediatrics in Kono District, Sierra Leone, West Africa in a post-ebola setting Michael Bryant
An exploration of the role of the GP in Type 2 Diabetes care in Ningbo, China. A qualitative study Angharad Woolley

CPD Essentials: Child Protection Level 3

Room: Dochart

Speakers

Dr James Burden Named Safeguarding GP, Coventry and Rugby CCG for Children and Adults

RCGP International: General practice 2040 - What can the world teach us?

Room: Gala

Speakers

Chair: Dr Mike Holmes Joint Vice Chair (Membership) RCGP Council

Thursday 17.15 – 18.15

Late Sessions

Enabling GP leadership for and from general practice across the UK 
The RCGP’s Leadership Strategy for General Practice will be presented and table-based discussions will explore how the RCGP and Faculty of Medical Leadership and Management (FMLM), with partners, can inspire and enable GP leadership at all stages in a GP’s career. Led by Professor Kamila Hawthorne, Vice Chair, RCGP, and Dr Trudy Foster, GP Forth Valley, Associate Adviser, NHS Education for Scotland

Room: Lomond Auditorium

Shedding some light on reflections in a deep dark pool
The case of Dr Bawa-Garba raised many issues for doctors and there is residual anxiety about how to anonymise reflective notes appropriately and what to include in appraisal documentation. This workshop will take examples of written reflection and give delegates the opportunity to assess whether they have been adequately anonymised, drawing out tips on demonstrating reflective practice easily and safely. Led by Dr Susi Caesar, Medical Director for Revalidation, RCGP

Room: Boisdale

Attracting the next generation: A longitudinal integrated clerkship to learn medicine through general practice 
This session will be led by members of the Community Clinical Learning team at Cardiff University and current students, discussing the introduction of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship where some third year medical students will base their studies for the entire year in general practice in two rural areas of Wales.

Room: Forth

GP exchange – get inspired, get involved! 
The Junior International Committee (JIC) organises exchanges for AiTs and GPs to experience primary care in Europe and beyond, and also host GPs and trainees from all over the world to experience UK general practice. This workshop will allow delegates to engage with GPs who have hosted exchanges in the UK, as well as hear from GPs who have been on an exchange.

Room: Alsh

Recording Employment Status Consultation

The Professional Records Standards Body (PRSB) is consulting with healthcare professionals and citizens to better understand the benefits, issues and concerns around collecting information around employment status, in the context of helping more people with health, including mental health, conditions into or to stay in work. PRSB is particularly keen to understand the views of GPs, and this discussion session will be led by Professor Maureen Baker, Chair of the PRSB. As it’s towards the end of the day, the session will include drinks and nibbles.

Room: Carron

RCGP Vibrant Faculties Awards and Reception 2018

17.15 – 19.00 Room: Gala

This celebration of the work of the RCGP Faculties will be hosted by Dr Mike Holmes, Joint Vice-Chair of RCGP Council with special responsibility for membership. The event will begin with presentations to the two award winners, followed by a show-and-tell session in which delegates will be able to talk to award nominees about their work. This will be followed by RCGP Choir led by Dr Victoria Tzortziou Brown which will flow into a drinks and networking reception bringing the evening to a close.

Civic Reception courtesy of The Rt Hon The Lord Provost of Glasgow, Exhibition Hall: 17.15 - 18.15