About this event

  • Date and time Tue 10 Sep 2019 from 8:30am to 12 Sep 2019 at 6:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by General Practice with Primary Healthcare

Update your knowledge and understanding of a wide range of topics relevant to general practice.  

Delegates will get the opportunity to discuss topical general practice issues with colleagues.   

Topics cover:

  • Tuesday
    • AM: Allergy and Itch
    • PM: Pharmacology 
  • Wednesday
    • AM: Vulnerable people
    • PM: John Fry Presentation and Workshops 
  • Thursday
    • AM: Common problems and progress in Orthopaedics
    • PM: Innovation in Primary Care   

Save 10% when you book to attend 2 days and 20% when you book to attend all 3 days! These discounts will be automatically applied at the checkout. 

There will be the Primary care update annual dinner on the evening of the second day of this event, all are welcome but please pre-book. If you would just like to attend the dinner please click here


Day one 10 September 2019

Allergy and itch

Registration, tea and coffee

Dr Edin Lakasing, Past President, General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Asthma, diagnosis and treatment

Dr Julius Cairn, Consultant Respiratory Physician, West Herts NHS Trust and The Royal Brompton and Harefield Hospital Trust  

Wheeze in infants - whistling in the wind

Dr Ashley Reece, Consultant Paediatrician and Undergraduate Tutor, Watford General Hospital, Officer for Assessment, Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

Allergy testing in children - NICE to have guidance

Dr Ashley Reece

Atopic eczema

Dr George Moncrieff, GP and Past Chair Dermatology Council for England, The Mayfield Clinic Summertown, Oxford

The itchy skin with no rash

Dr George Moncrieff

Panel discussion



Mr Robert Hutchinson, President, General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section, Royal Society of Medicine and Dr Edin Lakasing

Rheumatology: A pharmacist’s insight

Dr Kalveer Flora, Lead Rheumatology and Biosimilars Specialist Pharmacist, London North West Healthcare


Dr Kalveer Flora

Tea and coffee break
Diabetes: An update

Mr Charles Odiase, Consultant Pharmacist in Primary Care and Diabetes Dacorum GP Federation (Lead Clinical Pharmacist) DUK Clinical Champion DUK Primary Care Course Co-chair DUK Professional Conference Organising Committee member

Panel discussion
The Albert Wander Lecture: The pharmaceutical industry – The good, the bad and the unexpected: Drug development today

Dr Martin Lunnon, Clinical Pharmacologist and Specialist in Early Clinical Development

Questions and answer session
Completion of survey and close of meeting
Drinks reception

All welcome

Day two 11 September 2019

Vulnerable people

Registration, tea and coffee

Dr Angela Chung, Council Member, General Practice with Primary Healthcare Section, Royal Society of Medicine

Infectious diseases and other common health issues among migrants

Dr Jessica Carter, GP, University College London 

Safe surgeries: Your role in tackling barriers to healthcare for migrants in vulnerable circumstances

Dr Lucinda Hiam, GP Champion, Doctors of the World UK

Tea and coffee break

Chance to view posters

An overview of the sex industry, men, women and trans sex workers

Dr Mary Brown, Nurse Practitioner, John Hunter Clinic, Chelsea and Westminster Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Gender Dysphoria - what at GP might reasonably know

Dr James Barrett, Director, Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, Charing Cross Gender Identity Clinic

Panel discussion

Chance to view posters

Prize presentations

Chair: Mr Robert Hutchinson

Student and trainee prize presentation
The John Fry presentation
Walk to Chandos house for afternoon session
Tea and coffee break


Workshop 1 – Management of spinal pain
Dr Neal Evans, Consultant in Pain Management, Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust

Workshop 2 – Grey cases in acute medicine
Dr Zul Mirza, Consultant in Emergency Medicine, West Middlesex University NHS Trust, London

Workshop 3 – Practice Mergers 
Dr Hannah Cowling, GP Partner, Bridgewater House Surgeries, Watford 

Workshop rotation 1
Workshop rotation 2
Workshop rotation 3
Close of day

All members invited

Drinks reception

Followed by the Section’s Annual Dinner – Pre bookings only

Dinner speech

Mr Bob Champion  

Day three 12 September 2019

Common problems and progress in orthopaedics

Registration, tea and coffee

Dr Edin Lakasing

Lower limb problems in children

Mr Aresh Hashemi-Nejad, Consultant Paediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Trust, London

Common conditions of the hand and wrist

Mr Neil Toft, Consultant Plastic Surgeon, Royal Free Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, London

Tea and coffee break
Common conditions of the foot and ankle

Mr Pinak Ray, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust

Panel discussion

Innovation in primary care


Dr Angela Chung

The long term plan for general practice

Ms Beccy Baird, Senior Fellow in Health Policy, The King’s Fund

New health professionals in general practice: Practice pharmacist, super administrator

Mrs Jeshni Amblum-Almer, Course Director, Belmatt Healthcare Training Ltd, Mr Thomas Jefferies, Lead Super Administrator, Islington Federation and Clerkenwell Medical Practice and Dr Soumia Gillam

Tea and coffee break
Pitfalls of new ways of consulting

Ms Vanessa Jack, MDU

Is genuine integration in primary care really possible?

Dr Benedict Smith, GP Partner and Chair, Islington Federation

Panel discussion
Completion of survey and close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole St, Marylebone, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom

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