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

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

Pancreatic Cancer – [Initiated, funded and reviewed by Pancreatic Cancer]

12.00 – 12.45

Red Flags in menopausal symptoms

12.145 – 13.45


13.45 – 14.30

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%

14.30 – 15:15

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

15:15 – 15:30

Afternoon refreshments

15:30 – 16:15

Sepsis & NEWS

16:15 – 17:00