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Cardiac and Stroke CPD Event - GPs with extended roles

3 July 2019 9:00am – 3:30pmBST (+01:00)
St Andrew's Stadium, Birmingham, B9 4RL, United Kingdom

Ticket sales finished: 1 July 2019 9:00am

Who is this session for?

These GP CPD events are intend to support GPs with extended roles and those seeking CPD in a focussed clinical area. The aim being to provide GPs not with basic knowledge but as an extended GP role therefore, differing from a general GP education event. 

These events are specifically for:

GPs with an extended role to inform appraisal and revalidation (GPwER) - operating under a contractural obligation with support from a secondary care setting/MDT

Nominated GP within a practice for related health conditions 

GPs aiming to extend their portfolios to become a GPwER or to help inform appraisal and revalidation and support development 


About our programme

The Responsible Officer function in the West Midlands recognises that many GPs have a scope of practice beyond undifferentiated primary care. This can take a variety of forms ranging from formal contractual settings with support from secondary care colleagues/ MDTs (GP with a Specialist Interest (GPwSI))or less formal arrangements such as being a nominated GP in their practice for certain health conditions. In addition, new ways of working are changing the landscape of primary care, and STPs/ICSs are increasingly looking for ways to make best use of the skills of the clinicians working in their areas and ‘left shift’ work into primary care; this presents a significant opportunity but also generates a challenge to ensure that such work is appropriately supported and of the highest standards.

Doctors are already required to provide evidence across their whole scope of practice at their appraisal, but that alone is currently insufficient to ensure effective governance of wider roles. The RCGP has begun to provide guidance about accreditation of GPs with Extended Roles (GPWERs) and the first of these has recently been published, covering dermatology. The main difference between this and the older GPWSI definition is that whereas previously it was the service that was accredited not the doctor, it is now the individual GP who is accredited, meaning their skills are transferrable and can be used in a variety of settings. 



Cardiac session:

To promote excellence in Cardiac care through:

  • Promoting patient care and improve patient experience
  • Update on appropriate referral and which patients can be managed in primary care
  • Update on prescribing in cardiovascular pathologies

 Updates focussed on primary care will be provided on common cardiac conditions such as:

  • Heart failure
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia

 Proposed speakers: Dr Jasper Trevelyan, Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Director for West Midlands Cardiovascular Clinical Network; Professor Prithwish Banerjee, Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire; Dr Dawn Adamson, Clinical Lead for Cardiology Department, ACHD service and Obstetric Cardiology and Consultant Interventional Cardiologist; Dr William Bradlow, Consultant Cardiologist, University Hospitals Birmingham ; Elaine George, British Heart Foundation Clinical Programme Manager, West Midlands Familial Hypercholesterolemia Service; Professor Paulus Kirchhof, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Birmingham, SWBH and UHB NHS Trusts


Stroke session:

To promote excellence in Stroke care through:

  • Promoting patient care and improve patient experience
  • Promoting services currently established
  • Sharing current programmes within the region being established
  • To provide better care, as well as cost saving alleviate pressures

Proposed speakers: Dr Indira Natarajan, Stroke Consultant & Clinical Lead, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust;  Dr Jason Appleton, Neurology Registrar, West Midlands Deanery; Dr Don Sims, Stroke Consultant & Clinical Lead, University Hospitals, Birmingham NHS Foundation Trust; Clare Quarterman, Clinical Lead for Early Supported Discharge Team and Community Neuro Rehabilitation Team, Coventry & Warwickshire Partnership Trust; Dr Amanda Mobley, Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, Worcestershire Health & Care NHS Trust; Sarah Adderley, Head of Stroke Support – Central, Stroke Association; Jacqui Cuthbert, Zone Director – Central Midlands, Stroke Association


NB: Catering is included 

Questions about this event?

Name: Joanna Jeynes

Email: joanna.jeynes@nhs.net

Telephone: 011382 51702

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