The Hot Topics GP Update Course covers the most pertinent medical literature from the last 12 months, perfectly distilled for today's busy GPs and Nurses; from Cardiovascular Medicine to Women's Health, Paediatrics to Mental Health and everything in between.
Our 2019 program included topics in Women's Health, Respiratory, Paediatrics, Musculoskeletal, Mental Health, Diabetes & Endocrine, Cardiovascular, ENT, Cancer, and Dementia. The list of topics for 2019 are below, a revised list of topics for 2020 will be advised soon:
- Hypertension - treatment targets, combination therapies, and home monitoring
- HPV cervical screening - changes to the guidelines
- Pre-conception consultation - approach
- Vaginal prolapse mesh repairs - implications for patients
- e-Mental Health - use in General Practice
- Depression - including the recent systematic review on antidepressants
- Inflammatory arthritis - new guidelines on rheumatoid arthritis and new biologic treatments
- Dementia - assessing fitness to drive
- Subclinical hypothyroidism - an update on diagnosis, treatment and monitoring
- Acute hearing loss - management in General Practice
- COPD exacerbations - when should we use antibiotics and/or steroids?
- Measles - an update as reported cases rise
- Children’s cough - treatment of recurrent cough in children
- Testicular cancer - an update
- Antiplatelets - the use of antiplatelets for stable angina, Stroke and TIA and PAD
- Immunisation - the latest guidelines and update on meningococcal
- STIs - an update on the ‘new’ sexually transmitted infection mycoplasma genitalium
* Exact timings on the day may change at presenter's discretion.
|08.30 - 09.00
||Registration, Tea and Coffee
|09.00 - 10.40
|10.40 - 11.00
|11.00 - 12.30
|12.30 - 13.15
|13.15 - 14.30
|14.30 - 14.55
|14.55 - 16.30
||End Hot Topics
|17.00 - 19.00
||Optional CPR Workshop in some locations **
Throughout the Hot Topics course, there are discussions about the latest clinical evidence, how this evidence may vary from current practice, what changes this might necessitate in updating patient care and Quality Improvement ideas that you can look at in your practice.
More about the course
Book with confidence as we are monitoring the situation closely, and will follow National guidance to implement necessary precautionary measures at our events.
We will offer a virtual classroom of this course in the event that the public course does not go ahead. If there is a practical component to this course we will rebook you for the practical portion and assessment at a later date.
If you are looking for online courses please see a list of webinars that you can do remotely: