New NICE guidance on multimorbidity to be presented at the RCGP Annual Conference

Chair of NICE Professor David Haslam is to present the new NICE guidance on multimorbidity at the RCGP conference this year, covering the clinical assessment and management of patients with multiple conditions.

Professor Haslam, a former GP, chair, and president of the college, will be joined by guideline chair Professor Bruce Guthrie, Professor of Primary Care Medicine at the University of Dundee.

The one-hour session at the conference in Harrogate in October will take an in-depth look at the guidelines, due out in September, and answer questions from GP delegates.

Professor Haslam will also be a plenary speaker at the event, which is expected to attract 1,600 delegates to North Yorkshire for an extensive programme of learning and networking over three days from 6-8 October 2016.

New national director for CVD prevention

Among the plenary speakers at the event will be Dr Matt Kearney, the GP recently appointed as NHS England’s National Clinical Director for Cardiovascular Disease Prevention.

Dr Kearney will also be presenting a CPD session on how primary care can improve CVD outcomes. The session will cover late diagnosis and suboptimal treatment in CVD, practical steps to improve detection and secondary prevention, how CCGs can be supported to improve outcomes and value in CVD prevention, and improving outcomes and streamlining the effort in primary care.

Fellow speakers in the session include Dr Sarit Ghosh, GP and RCGP CVD Lead, Professor Matthew Cripps, National Director of NHS RightCare, and Dr Chris Harris, GP and Long Term Conditions Lead at Bradford Districts CCGs.

The session is part of a new focus on clinical CPD at the conference, including updates on women’s health, dermatology and mental health, and tackling issues such as over-diagnosis and the prescribing of anti-depressants.

See the full programme and book at early bird rates for the RCGP Annual Conference: www.rcgpac.org.uk

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