Ophthalmology made simple: Assessment, common problems and common pitfalls
The first part of the session breaks down ophthalmic assessment into simple steps, making this otherwise daunting area easy to navigate. We then address common clinical cases, and delegates will be invited to participate in concerns and shared learning. The third part centres on red flags and common pitfalls, examining the medico-legal consequences of missed diagnoses and how to avoid them in a busy practice.
Anup Shah, GP & GPSI Ophthalmology
Dispelling myths about older adult mental health
As our population ages, it is crucial to ensure that older people’s mental health not only attains parity with physical health diagnostics and care, but parity with other age groups. This session will enable delegates to confidently diagnose and treat common mental health problems in older adults; use, monitor and manage psychotropic medications safely, be aware of the interaction between physical and mental health in older people and develop a strategy for their practice.
Immersive simulated learning in GP training
In military GP training, immersive, hi-fidelity simulated learning has been used to recreate and teach battlefield care for decades, and is now being applied to civilian scenarios. During the introduction to this session, a planted participant will start to present with ‘anaphylactic’ symptoms, allowing delegates to manage and ‘treat’ the scenario before discussing the benefits, challenges and limitations of this style of immersive learning.
Jodie Blackadder-Weinstein, Chair RCGP First5 Committee
David Blackadder-Weinstein, Head of Communications
How art can impact your wellbeing – a hands-on session for all levels of experience
GPs can use the creative process to achieve wellbeing for themselves and their patients. This interactive workshop will explore the benefits of art on wellbeing, including a guided practical exercise using health-related artworks for inspiration. Delegates will take away original art and ideas for incorporating creativity into GP life, while completion of a brief wellbeing scale before and after the session will assess impact.
Catherine Millington-Sanders, RCGP/Marie Curie Clinical Champion End of life care
Quality Improvement in primary care: Practical tools, techniques and top tips
The national QSIR training course (Quality, Service Improvement and Redesign) has shown how tools and techniques can be used to create a change culture in primary care. Two inspirational practice-level change projects will be showcased: the redesigning of navigation to practice services, which increased efficiency, reduced demand and improved satisfaction, and a self-care intervention to improve the quality of life for patients with complex needs. Delegates will leave with the belief that they really can change their services.
Chad Hockey, GP
Katy Willis, GP
Tamara Joffe, GP
Low-threshold, high-fidelity general practice: Improving access for marginalised patients
This session aims to demonstrate how a practice can become accessible to patients from marginalised groups. Drawing on real examples, we will outline the effects of poor access on patient health, describe access models, show how to train GPs to identify and remove barriers and conduct accessibility audits, and teach skills to manage challenging behaviors in a safe manner that does not result in the barring of the patient.
Explore the application process for general practice.
Session intended for medical students and foundation doctors
Research Paper of the Year Presentation and interview with the winner
Address from RCGP Chair Elect (TBC following elections in July 2019)
Debate (Topical question and speakers to be confirmed)
Dr Roger Neighbour, Communications expert, Author of The Inner Consultation, former President, RCGP: ‘Zen and the art of leadership’
President’s Address: Professor Mayur Lakhani, President, RCGP