MIMS Learning Live South
London, 28 June 2019

Conference programme

Clinical updates

8:15 – 8:30



Chair’s welcome – Dr Raj Bajwa

8:45 – 9:45

Early diagnosis of prostate disease, why is it important?
Professor Mike Kirby, Visiting professor to the Faculty of Health & Human Sciences, University of Hertfordshire and the Prostate Centre

  • Early diagnosis and the diagnostic pathway, e.g. TRUS and biopsy, bone scan, MRI etc
  • Treatment options in early and advanced prostate cancer
  • Complications of surgery and radiotherapy – what to expect
  • Androgen deprivation and hormone escape


Mental capacity [Initiated, funded and reviewed by by MDU] – Dr Sally Old

  • To understand the fundamentals of the Mental Capacity Act
  • What is meant by “best interests” – To understand 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”

10.15 – 10.45

Managing nutrition across the continuum of care
Dr Anita Nathan, GP based in London, with a special interest in malnutrition and weight issues &
Anne Holdoway, dietitian

  • The changing nutritional needs of patients with chronic disease
  • Potential clinical and financial consequences of malnutrition
  • Practical advice on identifying and managing malnutrition in a cost-effective way
  • With particular reference to COPD as an example condition

10.45 – 11.15

Coffee break

11.15 – 12.15

Is this inflammatory arthritis?
Dr Daniel Murphy,
works as both a GP partner in Honiton, and Staff Grade Rheumatologist in Exeter

  • What is early inflammatory arthritis?
  • Why should I care?
  • How can GPs help?

12.15 – 13.15

Evidence-based treatment of atrial fibrillation
Dr Matt Fay, Clinical Chief Executive, at The Willows in Queensbury, Bradford

12.45 – 13.15

(Visit the MIMS Learning stand for our Appraisal and revalidation surgery with GP appraiser Dr Ravi Ramanathan )

14.15 – 15.15

Ophthalmology for GPs
Dr Alexandra Watts, 
GP in Northampton

  • How to have confidence in diagnosing ‘The Red Eye’
  • Some common cases
  • Red Flags

15.15 – 15.45

Coffee Break

15.45 – 16.15

End of Life care
Dr Catherine Millington-Sanders
Kingston CCG EOLC Clinical Lead; SWL STP EOLC Clinical Lead; Difficult Conversations Co-Founder and National Clinical Lead; and RCGP/Marie Curie National Clinical End of Life Care Champion

  • How do you know you’re offering consistently good EOLC to all your patients?
  • Key Quality Improvement activities to achieve QOF
  • Simple steps your practice team can do to improve care

16:15 – 17:00

Difficult cases in primary care e.g. D&V in renal disease, HF – Dr Raj Bajwa

This event is for qualified healthcare professionals. Anyone under the age of 18, including children and babies will not be permitted entry. Pharmaceutical companies will be at the MIMS Learning Live events.

The distribution of promotional material, except by exhibitors at their stands, is strictly prohibited. Visitors/delegates are prohibited from selling or promoting any product by word-of-mouth. The organisers reserve the right to remove any literature and to ask the person to leave.