Autumn Programme 2004

Lunchtime Meeting –Tuesday 5th October

Surviving in General Practice 2004: Part 1

"Watch your back: Money Matters for the busy G.P."

Financial rules and opportunities for NHS G.P.s have changed enormously over the past few years and have become even more difficult for the busy G.P. to understand. Mr James White, Tax Partner at Baker Tilley, has watched these changes with an expert eye and today will give us a Financial Health Check to help us hang on better to our hard-earned money. The famous "Ten Golden Rules" will be available as a handout, but will not be appearing on the Web-site!

Lunchtime Meeting – Tuesday 12th October

Surviving in General Practice 2004: Part 2

"Watch your back: Juicing the new contract to the full"

Do you find that your children are better with computers than you are? Do you ever wish that they could take over the computing side of your practice? Dr Gwion Rhys has been in General Practice for just 5 years, but he is a computer whiz kid! Who better, then, to explore the minefield of the New Contract and show us how to maximise income and minimise the pain.

Tuesday 19th and 26thth October –half term

Lunchtime Meeting –Tuesday November 2nd

"Neurology Update: Brain Waves and Neurological Nuggets"

Karl Misulis is not only Professor of Neurology in Tennessee but is also a prolific researcher, writer, clinician, musician, self-defence expert and stand-up comic. All his talents will be on show today as he culls the literature for those areas of neurology relevant for the busy G.P.

Evening Meeting at Thornbury Hall: Wednesday November 3rd

"Clinical Neurology"

An evening with Karl Misulis in which we look at the practicalities of patient care; this is a wonderful opportunity to discuss problem cases from your own practice. Please let me know if you wish to formally present a difficult case. ( 01538 722678)

Lunchtime Meeting Tuesday November 9th

"New Faces, New Services, What else is New? Hospital Services Update".

Today we bring a bevy of newly appointed consultants to update us on their own special interests, and the changes within their departments; they’ve been asked to give us simple handouts to ensure we use these new skills and services to the maximum.

Lunchtime Meeting – Tuesday November 16th

"Prescribing: what we could, what we can, and what we really should do!"

It is a real pleasure to introduce Omar Ali who is one of the most enthusiastic prescribing preachers in the country. A hospital pharmacist by trade working as Formulary Adviser to Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, he is involved in lecturing (at 3 universities!), vocational training and nurse prescribing with publications on hypertension, diabetes and obesity. However, we invited him because he is charismatic and inspiring and will leave us all feeling more enthused about what we do with our prescription pads!

Lunchtime Meeting – Tuesday November 23rd

"The New Contract: Some good Wheezes"

Doctor Kevin Jones, Consultant Chest Physician in Bolton, is a brilliant and much sought-after speaker on respiratory Medicine. He is also the country’s best Stand-up Comedy Doctor and is fortunate enough to be married to a practising G.P., which keep him oriented to the real problems of General Practice. This fortuitous combination makes his lectures both delectable and memorable.

Lunchtime Meeting – Tuesday November 30th

"Care of the Elderly: the Seven Deadly Sins"

What a pleasure to welcome back the "Woody Allen of Medicine", Professor Joel Posner of Philadelphia. Joel is chief of Geriatrics Services and feels passionately that many of our older patients are being badly served. How to deal compassionately and fairly with the increasing numbers of elderly patients in our society make this lecture, from one of the great sages of modern medicine, a "must" for all full time doctors and nurses.


All Meetings at Britannia Stadium

All Meetings Free of Charge

All doctors and practice nurses Welcome

All meetings PGEA approved.

01538 722678 (home and fax)