MIMS Learning Live: North
Leeds, 15 May 2020

Returning for 2020, this energising day of clinical learning is now offering two separate streams, each worth 6+ CPD points. Each stream will cover a range of topics. With two mixed streams, delegates are guaranteed a selection of key clinical learning delivered by engaging expert speakers across a range of key therapeutic areas.

2019 Conference Programme

Stream A

08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:15

Chair’s welcome 
Dr Nigel Stollery, GP in Kibworth, Leicestershire and clinical assistant in                                              dermatology at The Leicester Royal Infirmary

09:15 – 09.45

Spotting sepsis and use of NEWS: Identification and early management of the deteriorating patient
Dr Alison Tavaré, GP and Clinical lead with the Deteriorating Patient team at the West of England AHSN

  • Overview of sepsis
  • Introduction to NEWS (National Early Warning Score)
  • Use of NEWS to identify the sick patient, support communication between clinicians and improve patient outcomes

09.45 – 10.45

Early diagnosis and management of angina
Dr Matt FayClinical Chief Executive, at The Willows in Queensbury, Bradford

  • Considering chest pain in primary care looking at a risk-based assessment
  • Consideration of secondary prevention
  • Improving quality of life in those with angina in a community setting and when to refer for intervention

10.45 – 11.15

Morning refreshments

11.15 – 11.45

HRT & menopause – [Initiated, funded and reviewed by Mylan]

11.45 – 12.15

The most common questions patients ask about acne and how I answer them: busting acne myths
Dr Natalia Spierlings
[Initiated, funded and reviewed by CeraVe/La Roche-Posay

  • ‘Doc, why do I have acne? Is it my diet? I’m vegan and drink loads of water. I thought I should have clear glowing skin. I mean I never eat Mars bars. What gives?
  • ‘Doc, I am 49 – why am I still getting acne? I thought this was a teenage thing.’
  • Doc, what skincare routine should I be using? I use all the products from The Ordinary and I still don’t get why I have acne…and I use a mask once a week. With charcoal and zinc in it. I don’t get it.’
  • ‘I am using retinol (from The Ordinary, obvs) for my acne. On the website it says that it makes my skin more likely to burn in the sun. So I should stop using it in summer?’

12.15 – 12.45

Alternative management options in obstructive lung disease
Miss Sara Tenconi
[Initiated, funded and reviewed by PulmonX]

  • When inhaled bronchodilators no longer improve the symptoms, there may be some other options
  • Minimally invasive low risk techniques with lasting benefits
  • Who, when, where and how to refer

12.45 – 13.45


13:45 – 14:15

Mental capacity
Dr Udvitha Nandasoma
[Initiated, funded and reviewed by MDU] 

– Fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act
– What is meant by ‘best interests’
– Advance decisions to refuse treatment and a GP’s obligations
– What should I think about if a person says that they have a ‘Lasting power of attorney’?
– Wills and Testamentary capacity

14:15 – 15:15

Easy type 1: getting to grips with type 1 diabetes by a type 1 GP
Dr Ian Lake,
 GP locum in Gloucestershire and founding member of the Public Health Collaboration

  • Managing type 1 is straightforward
  • Insulin resistance and how it gives type 1s type 2 as well
  • Ketoacidosis is NOT the same as ketosis
  • Introduction to low carb – making things VERY easy

15.15 – 15.30

Afternoon refreshments

15.30 – 16.15

Smoking cessation
Gay Sutherland, Visiting Researcher at the Nicotine Research Group, King’s College London

  • Impact of very brief interventions on smoking cessation
  • Busting myths about smoking cessation in people with mental health conditions
  • Efficacy of stop smoking medications
  • Role of e-cigarettes

16:15 – 17:00

Non-specific symptoms in childhood – are you HeadSmart?
Dr Shaarna Shanmugavadivel, Clinical oncology education fellow at the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre, University of Nottingham

  • Be aware of the signs and symptoms of brain tumours in children
  • Understand how these can overlap with other common conditions
  • Be able to find evidence-based information to reassure, review or refer your patient within the 10-minute consultation