MIMS Learning Live Red Flags & Chronic Conditions 
Birmingham, 20 November

This practical one-day course will help GPs to identify serious differential diagnoses and spell out exactly what to check for in patients presenting with everyday symptoms.

Provisional programme

Conference Programme - Chronic Conditions

08:00 – 09:00


09:15 – 09:30

Chair’s welcome 
Dr Louise Warburton, GPwSI in rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine for NHS Telford and Wrekin and medical lead for Telford MSK service

09:30 – 10:15

Inhaler technique and the future of inhalers

10:15 – 11:00

Chronic cognitive conditions in the elderly
Dr Peter Bagshaw
– GP and partner at the Minehead Medical Centre

11:00 – 11:30

Morning refreshments

11:30 – 12:15

Use of technology in healthcare

12:15 – 13:00

IBD for GPs
Dr Charlie Andrews
– GP in Bristol and regional clinical champion for inflammatory bowel disease for the RCGP and Crohn’s & Colitis UK

– The clinical presentation of IBD
– Extraintestinal manifestations of IBD
– How to confidently use faecal calprotectin to differentiate between IBD and IBS
– Flare management – introducing a new flare pathway for primary care
– A case study about a patient with IBD will run through the talk

13:00 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:45

Management of COPD in patients with comorbidities – Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones

  • The majority of patients with COPD have significant comorbidities.
  • Management of comorbidities is a key feature of the management of COPD.
  • This presentation focusses on a multi-dimensional approach to COPD practice in primary care.

14:45 – 15.30

Heart failure

Dr Raj Thakkar, GP partner, Clinical Commissioning Director for Chiltern and Aylesbury Vale CCG in planned care, cardiac lead for Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network

  • NICE update on HF
  • Dealing with SOB systematically
  • Improving your practice performance in HF

15:30 – 15:45

Afternoon refreshments

15:45 – 16:30

Paediatric dermatological conditions –Dr George Moncrieff GP, Oxfordshire, and chair of the Dermatology Council

16:30 – 17:15

Musculoskeletal cases in primary care
Dr Louise Warburton, GPwSI in rheumatology and musculoskeletal medicine for NHS Telford and Wrekin and medical lead for Telford MSK service

  • Cases illustrating diagnostic pointers for early inflammatory arthritis and fibromyalgia