About this event

  • Date and time Tue 21 Sep 2021 from 2:00pm to 22 Sep 2021 at 12:30pm
  • Location Online
  • Organised by General Practice with Primary Healthcare

Now in its 40th year, the Primary care update provides 2-days of collegial continuing medical education to general practitioners and allied healthcare professionals. This years' general update is geared to the 'new normal' of post-COVID primary care and will cover a variety of clinical and professional topics reflecting the recent and current challenging circumstances, with a faculty of expert speakers who will be available for questions and discussion.

The Update will cover current medical ethics issues, medical error, artificial intelligence in primary care, child safeguarding, emergency cases, ENT, and radiology. Also, there will be presentations by our John Fry Award winner and prize poster presenters on themes related to clinical practice and teamwork.

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AGM Meeting - Section Members only

Date: 28 September 2021
Time: 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: Marcus Beck Library (RSM) and Online

Our AGM is a time when we pass on the office of President to President-Elect for the next two years and announce a new President-Elect taking office in 2023. We keep the AGM agenda skinny thin to allow time to hear from some of our 3000+ members of the Section about their ideas and requests for us to add to our timetable. All RSM members who have shown an interest in the Section are eligible to attend and it is free.

If you would like to confirm your attendance, please send us an email to gp@rsm.ac.uk to let us know if you will be attending in person at the Marcus Beck Library or if you would prefer to watch it online. If it is the latter, we will send you a Zoom link for you to register.

There is no risk of accidental co-option to be handed a job! But it's an opportunity to see our council in action and maybe one day consider volunteering to assist.

Key speakers

Professor Ross Upshur

Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto, Canada

Speaker's biography

Ross Upshur BA (Hons.), MA, MD, MSc, MCFP, FRCPC, FCAHS is currently the Dalla Lana Chair in Clinical Public Health and Head of the Division of Clinical Public Health at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health, Scientific Director, Bridgepoint Collaboratory for Research and Innovation and Associate Director of the Lunenfeld Tanenbaum Research Institute, Sinai Health.  At the University of Toronto, he is a Professor in the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Department of Family and Community Medicine, affiliate member of the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, Member of the Centre for Environment and Adjunct Senior Scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. He is a Staff Physician at Bridgepoint Active Healthcare, Sinai Health. In 2015, he was named one of the Top 20 Pioneers in Family Medicine Research in Canada by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and was a Tier 2 Canada Research Chair from 2005-2015. He is an elected Fellow of the Hastings Center and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences.  His research interests span bioethics, epistemology, research methods and clinical and population health and he has published extensively on these topics in the peer-reviewed literature.

Mr Kenny Gibson

National Head of Safeguarding, NHS England, UK

Joseph Papanikitas

Consultant Musculoskeletal Radiologist

Speaker's biography

Joe Papanikitas is a Consultant MSK Radiologist at Bucks Healthcare NHS Trust. He specialises in interventional treatments of sports, rheumatological and spinal oncological musculoskeletal conditions.

Dr Helen Salisbury

General Practitioner and British Medical Journal Columnist

Speaker's biography

Dr Helen Salisbury is a General Practitioner in Oxford. She is a GP trainer and previously led the communication skills course for medical students in Oxford. Currently, she leavens her clinical work with teaching and writing, with weekly columns in the British Medical Journal and Take a Break Magazine.


View the programme - Tuesday 21 September 2021

Welcome and introduction

Dr Andrew Papanikitas, President RSM General Practice and Primary Healthcare section

RCGP Committee on Medical Ethics – Ethics in frontline general practice

Dr Andrew Papanikitas

Panel discussion
Dealing with Medical Error with Compassion

Dr Helen Salisbury, General Practitioner and British Medical Journal Columnist

Panel discussion
Albert Wander Lecture (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the potential impacts on the practice of Family Medicine)

Professor Ross Upshur, Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto

Panel discussion
Safeguarding in the new normal

Mr Kenny Gibson, RN, National Head of Safeguarding at NHS England

Panel discussion
View the programme - Wednesday 22 September 2021

Welcome and introducion

Dr Edin Lakasing

General Practice Otorhinolaryngology in the new normal

Dr Rakesh Chopra, GPWSI in ENT

Panel discussion
Reflective Learning from a Significant Adverse Event in Practice

Dr Ian Brooman & Dr Andrew Papanikitas

Panel discussion
John Fry Presentations
A 5-year Retrospective Audit of Diabetic Retinopathy Screening in Primary Care Patients at Broad Lane Surgery

2020 Winner – Dr Anthony Chung

Tackling the insoluble equation in 21st century general practice

2021 Joint Winner – Arun Thirunavukarasu

Poster Prize awards and elevator pitch from winner
Sustainable Inhaler Prescribing in Primary Care: A Chance to Save the World?

2020 Winner –Dr Richard Cruttenden

2021 Winners TBC
Radiology for GPs

Dr Joseph Papanikitas, Consultant Radiologist, Bucks NHS Trust

Panel discussion and closing remarks




Disclaimer: All views expressed in this live stream are of the speakers themselves and not of the RSM nor the speaker's organisations.

Special rates for difficult times 
The RSM wishes to offer healthcare professionals continued learning opportunities during the coronavirus pandemic. The RSM’s ​weekly COVID-19 Series ​webinars remain free of charge, while there will be small charges to register for other online education. These fees will enable the RSM to continue its programme of activities and will apply during the course of the pandemic.

Registration for this live stream will close 2 hours prior to the start time. You will receive the webinar link 2 hours before the meeting. Late registrations will not be accepted.

This live stream will be available for registered delegates 30 days after on Zoom. The link will be sent 24 hours after the webinar takes place. 

This live stream will be recorded and stored by the Royal Society of Medicine and may be  distributed  in future on various internet channels. 

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