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

This energising day of clinical learning is now offering two separate streams, each worth 6+ CPD points. Engage with expert speakers on a range of Red Flags and Chronic Conditions topics. 

Provisional programme

Conference Programme - Red Flags

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 – 10.00

Syncope and falls- Dr Raj ThakkarGP partner, clinical commissioning director for Chiltern and Aylesbury Vale CCG in planned care, cardiac lead for Thames Valley Strategic Clinical Network

10.00 – 10.45

Red flags for alcohol problems 
Dr Stephen Willott, Clinical Lead for Drug Misuse & Alcohol for NHS Nottingham City 

  • Driving/employment
  • Domestic violence and safeguarding
  • Beware the confused alcohol-free patient
  • Mental health issues, including suicide risk
  • Drinkers presenting in crisis
  • How to identify high-functioning drinkers
  • Sudden stopping of drinking

10.45 – 11.15

Morning refreshments

11.15 – 12.00

Non-specific symptoms in childhood – are you HeadSmart?
Dr Sharna Shanmugavadivel,
 paediatric registrar currently working as a clinical fellow at the Children’s Brain Tumour Research Centre

  • 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

12.00 – 12.45

Red Flag symptoms in ovarian cancer
Dr Victoria Barber
– GP Principal, Northants

  • NICE guidance for investigating new-onset symptoms and the usefulness of CA125 as a diagnostic test
  • Common diagnostic pitfalls, why a new diagnosis of IBS in the over 50s and repeat UTI should be diagnosed with caution
  • Risk and prevention factors associated with ovarian cancer including family history, HRT and oral contraceptives
  • Case-studies approach to highlighting ovarian cancer presentation in primary care

12.145 – 13.45


13.45 – 14.30

Pancreatic Cancer – [Initiated, funded and reviewed by Pancreatic Cancer]
Ali Stunt
– Founder and chief executive, Pancreatic Cancer Action

  • Prevalence
  • Diagnosis
  • Atypical symptoms
  • Risk factors
  • Treatment options

14.30 – 15:15

Changing moles
Dr Nigel Stollery
GP in Kibworth, Leicestershire and clinical assistant in dermatology at The Leicester Royal Infirmary    

  • Skin cancer numbers continues to rise
  • Record breaking temperatures and sun means increased risk of burning
  • New treatments for melanoma, but early diagnosis still essential
  • Knowledge of early signs will help early detection
  • If treated early cure can be 100%

15:15 – 15:30

Afternoon refreshments

15:30 – 16:15

Sepsis & NEWS- Dr John Caldwell

16:15 – 17:00

Cauda equina syndrome: signs and symptoms