2020 Conference programme

Stream B

08:00 – 09:15

Registration

09:15 – 09:30

Chair’s welcome

Dr Anne Connolly, GPSI in gynaecology in Bradford, chair of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum and vice-president (membership) for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

09:30 – 10:15

Dermoscopy for GPs

  • An overview of the role of dermoscopy in the evaluation of skin lesions in primary care
  • Learn why the dermatoscope is an invaluable tool and how a few basic pattern recognition skills can enable you to reassure a significant proportion of your patients, while saving time and money

Dr Caroline Broome, GPwER, County Durham and Darlington NHS Foundation Trust 

10:15 – 10:45

Allergic rhinitis

10:45 – 11:15

Morning refreshments

11:15 – 11:45

Faltering growth

11:45 – 12:30

Heart failure

  • NICE update on heart failure
  • Dealing with shortness of breath systematically
  • Improving your practice performance in HF

Dr Raj Thakkar, GP partner, clinical commissioning director for planned care for Bucks CCG, cardiac lead for Oxford Academic Health Science Network, and LTC/CVD lead for Thames Valley and Hants Strategic Clinical Network, NHS England and NHS Improvement

12:30 – 13:00

Respiratory – [Initiated, funded and reviewed by Chiesi]

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch break

14:00 – 14:45

Red flags for ovarian cancer

  • 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

Dr Victoria Barber, GP Principal, Northants

14:45 – 15:30

Improving pregnancy outcomes by optimising preconceptual care

  • One in three births are unplanned or ambivalent and reduce opportunities to optimise the health and well-being of women prior to conception
  • Recognised risk factors such as obesity and smoking increase the risk of maternal and foetal problems during pregnancy
  • The recently published confidential inquiry into maternal deaths continues to identify avoidable issues

Dr Anne Connolly, GPSI in gynaecology in Bradford, chair of the Primary Care Women’s Health Forum and vice-president (membership) for the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

15:30 – 15:50

Afternoon refreshments

15:50 – 16:35

Identifying inflammatory and auto-immune conditions in primary care: a clinical approach

  • Initial presentations and diagnosis
  • When to refer

Dr Lucy Douglas, Trustee and executive committee member for the Primary Care Rheumatology society