Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy CPD Event - GPs with extended roles

1 May 2019 8:45am – 1:00pm
Jurys Inn Birmingham, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, Birmingham, B1 2HQ, United Kingdom
Calendar 2019-05-01 08:45:00 2019-05-01 13:00:00 Europe/London Cardiac Disease in Pregnancy CPD Event - GPs with extended roles For event information please visit: Jurys Inn Birmingham, 245 Broad Street, Birmingham, Birmingham, B1 2HQ, United Kingdom Contact

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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 revalidation of GPs with an extended role workforce to inform appraisal and revalidation.


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. 


Introduction to the session

This session will focus on management of women with pre-existing cardiac conditions who are pregnant or who may be considering pregnancy. Specialists from obstetrics, cardiology and sexual and reproductive health will be there and there will be plenty of opportunity for discussion including presentation of case studies. You are also invited to bring along your own cases for considerations.


Lunch is included after the event.



08:45-09:15         Registration (tea and coffee)

09:15 – 09:20      Welcome – Dr Louise Stewart or Dr Sarah Marwick

09:20-09:50         The importance of multidisciplinary care in women with cardiac disease in pregnancy – Dr Sara Thorne  (this can include how we run the MDT, lessons from MBRACCE and relevant UKOSS data)

09:50 – 10:20       Pre-conception care and cardiac drugs in pregnancy – Dr Katie Morris  (I can include access to termination services within this just didn’t feel that we should have it as  a title and also genetic services)

10:20-10:50         Contraceptive advice and services for women with cardiac disease   - Dr Denise Williams

10:50-11:10         Coffee break

11:10-12:10         Case studies – three cases will be used to demonstrate common presentations to General Practice of women with cardiac disease in pregnancy:

                                                                11:10–11:30      Case 1 – new onset of shortness of breath in pregnancy

                                                                11:30-11:50      Case 2 -  new onset of chest pain in pregnancy

                                                                11:50-12:10      Case 3 -  New onset of palpitations in pregnancy


12:10- 12:30        Discussion and opportunity for delegates to bring own clinical cases/conundrums for discussion

12:30-13:00         Lunch and close


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