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Hot Topics 2024 GP Update

What is Hot Topics?

The Hot Topics GP Update course is a simple, easy to access way to keep up to date with all the latest developments in the literature, relevant to anyone working in front-line General Practice. If you are in a primary care, patient-facing role, this is the course for you!

Keeping up to date with all the latest evidence, guidelines and clinical developments in General Practice is incredibly time consuming. So, we have combined forces with the UK's market leader in primary care education, NB Medical, to do all the hard work for you.

We have sifted through all the mainstream journals and guidelines over the last year, and then appraised and distilled the papers most relevant to us in primary care.

We then present you with an easily digestible update of all the latest developments PLUS an invaluable reference source at your fingertips for when you are seeing patients, with our newly improved and fully updated course book available for download via the course learning.

Live or on-demand course presentation

To suit your busy lifestyle and learning type you can choose whether you do the live and fully interactive course, or you can do the course on-demand and in your own time. All the Hot Topics we present will be new compared to a year ago.

What is covered in Hot Topics 2024?

The 2024 Hot Topics series will include:

  • Stroke and TIA – new national guidelines look at diagnosis in the community, changes to antiplatelet regimens including the fascinating pharmacogenetics of clopidogrel resistance, and secondary prevention
  • Lipids – in December 2023, NICE introduced a new cardiovascular secondary prevention target for LDL; we look at this and the ‘escalation strategies’ beyond statins needed to reach it 
  • Chronic kidney disease – we explore the new evidence and national guidelines supporting new practice changing, intervention strategies for CKD in primary care including the role for SGLT2i 
  • Obesity and overweight – we discuss the new evidence, guidelines and controversy around the use of the GLP-1 analogues including semaglutide 
  • Cancer - lung cancer is a real Hot Topic - we look at lung cancer in non-smokers, which is on the rise and easily missed, ask does CXR still have a role in the investigation of suspected lung cancer in primary care and examine the implications of the new lung cancer screening programme in the UK
  • Respiratory – we look at intriguing new research and guideline recommendations that suggest we look at eosinophil counts to guide our management
  • Gastroenterology – we have an update on IBS based on new research, looking at investigation, dietary and drug management of this difficult to manage condition
  • Mental health – we look at bipolar disorder, and how we can improve diagnosis and management in primary care of this high-impact condition and new updated guidelines for improving cardiometabolic outcomes in people with serious mental illness
  • Women’s Health – PCOS, new guidelines on diagnosis and management including the role of COCP and metformin
  • Miscellaneous Hot Topics cases – cases with recent changes to practise including migraine, acne, glue ear and others

We look forward to seeing you on one of our LIVE courses from April 17th or on demand, and of course via Medcast Plus.

Webinar session dates 

Session 1 - Cardiovascular, Renal & Prescribing Updates - April 17 2024
Session 2 - Obesity, Gastroenterology, Respiratory and Paediatrics - April 24 2024
Session 3 - Cancer, Neurology and Mental Health - May 1 2024
Session 4 - Women’s Health & Dermatology - May 8 2024

Feedback from Session 1 and previous participants

"All relevant topics with practice-changing advice"

"To the point, lots of new information clearly presented"

"Very relevant. Very well presented. Excellent bullet points that can be put into practice. I learnt a lot!!"

"Well presented Simple format Engaging Factually correct Evidence based Non pharma sponsored"

"This educational activity has certainly made me more aware of current guidelines in 2023 and effects various areas in medicine. I am more aware of red flags, ways of investigating and ways of prescribing and I might ditch some old habits"

"Excellent course content and interactive presentation style"

"I enjoy doing these courses at home. I enjoy them being interactive and if I can't make it, I can catch up some other time too. I really enjoy the "GP relevant" presentations and can apply what I learn into my practice"

"I found the webinars accessible, the topics were well chosen, presented clearly and concisely and the presenters were obviously knowledgeable"

"Hot topics are well presented, well structured modules with interactivity and up to date information. The booklet is extremely useful"

This series is brought to you in conjunction with NB Medical Education.


This course is formally accredited for 6 hours of CPD (1.5 hours per webinar).

RACGP Accreditation ID - 789390
ACRRM Accreditation ID - 33171

RACGP education activites - 6 hours

Course Educators
Dr Simon Morgan MBBS, FRACGP
Dr Simon Morgan MBBS, FRACGP

Simon is a GP based in Newcastle, NSW, and a senior medical educator with Medcast. He also has medical education roles with the RACGP and GPSA. Over the past th...

Dr Simon Curtis
Dr Simon Curtis

Simon is the Medical Director of NB Medical Education. He is also a partner at a training practice in central Oxford and an Honorary Senior Clinical Lecturer at...

Dr Neal Tucker
Dr Neal Tucker

Neal is the eLearning lead for NB Medical Education and a veteran lecturer on the Hot Topics course. Having previously been a partner in an Oxford practice, he ...

Dr Rachel Brettell
Dr Rachel Brettell

Rachel is a GP working in Oxfordshire, England. She qualified from Oxford University in 2010 and completed Foundation training in West London. After that she wa...

Dr James Seddon
Dr James Seddon


James is a Somerset GP and NB Medical's urgent care lead. He qualified from Warwick in 2011 and then did GP training in...

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Live Webinar

Wednesday 1 May 2024

01/05/2024 8:00 pm (Sydney time)
08/05/2024 8:00 pm (Sydney time)


Duration: 6 hours

6 hours of CPD

Educational Activities: 6 hours

Areas Of Interest: Cardiovascular, Dermatology, Diabetes and Metabolic, Gastrointestinal, General Practice, Medical Education, Mental Health, Paediatrics, Prescribing, Womens Health


Medical Practitioners, Nurse Practitioners

Price $300.00 AUD (incl. GST)

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