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Pulse Virtual: Pain and MSK, Paediatrics, Long Term Conditions

13-14 Mar 2024
CPD: 10.5

Pulse Virtual March 2024 | Free online event for GPs

Book now for Pulse 365 Virtual: Pain and MSK, Paediatrics, and Long Term Conditions on 13-14 March 2024.  We invite GPs and GP Trainees working across the UK to join us for two days of clinical updates that will boost your confidence across a range of topics. Our agendas are developed after research with your peers as well as experts in healthcare, therefore you can trust the quality of the sessions. Supported by Pulse, this free online event for GPs is a great opportunity to kick-start 2024 and continue your professional development.

This event will cover topics* including:

  • Gout including case studies and management recommendations
  • Osteoporosis in the frail older adult
  • Eczema management in children
  • Epilepsy
  • Dementia

Tickets for the Pulse 365 Virtual event are free. GPs and GP Trainees are welcome to join at any point throughout the two days – fitting in their learning accordingly around clinics and other obligations. We will be recording a selection of talks during the event which will then be made available through our On-Demand service, thereby providing ample opportunity for further study.

“I found the presentations informative and engaging. It was useful to attend a variety of topics from coverage of updates to common GP presentations to more uncommon illnesses that are important to be aware of. Very useful, thankyou!” – Dr Jessica Lewis, GP, 2023 attendee

“I found the sessions very useful. They were informative and easily accessible. It’s an efficient mode of learning and I am able to make notes easily whilst sitting at my desk.” – Dr Barry Tricklebank, GP, 2023 attendee

You can now book your ticket – click here to register today.

Make sure you attend this free online event for GPs, where you will benefit from:

  1. A research-based clinical agenda covering hot topics in primary care alongside preventative care strategies and NICE updates;
  2. The chance to take part in live Q&A sessions with our speakers, also hearing from your peers;
  3. Convenient online access to all the talks meaning you can attend from work or home;
  4. CPD hours for your appraisal;
  5. A certificate of attendance as well as access to speakers’ presentations*

Given these points, we know you will benefit from attending and we look forward to welcoming you online in March.

We will announce the speaker panel and agenda very soon – make sure you stay tuned for these updates.

*Any presentations we have permission to share will be accessible after the event. There will be a post-event feedback survey to complete. 


Nawaid Ahmad
Dr Nawaid Ahmad
Consultant Respiratory Physician, Shewsbury and Telford NHS Trust
Laura Phillips
 Laura Phillips
Paediatric Dietitian, Colchester Hospital, Essex
Kulveer Mankia
Dr Kulveer Mankia
Associate Professor and Consultant Rheumatologist, Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Selena Stellman
Dr Selena Stellman
GP lead for MSK and Personalised Care in NHS North West London, Salaried GP Fort House Surgery, Walton-on-Thames


Pulse Virtual: Pain and MSK, Paediatrics, Long Term Conditions

CPD: 10.5

Pain and MSK, Paediatrics

Wednesday, 13 March 2024

Dr Donald Macgregor, Consultant paediatrician and senior lecturer in child health

Dr Ollie Hart, GP, Clinical Director Heeley Plus PCN, Director Peak Health Coaching

  • Learn the value of a proactive ‘Flippin Pain’ coaching approach to pain management in primary care
  • Making the most of a range of new  and traditional roles – Health Coaches, Social prescribers, pharmacists, physios and other prescribers- working as a joined up team
  • Understand how to embed more skills and less pills in staff and patients

Dr Selena Stellman, GP lead for MSK and Personalised Care in NHS North West London, Salaried GP Fort House Surgery, Walton-on-Thames

  • a clinical overview of Fibromyalgia – causes and risk factors, investigations, management including pharmacological and non-pharmacological
  • the consultation in practice
  • how to utilise ARRS roles and MDT to support these patients

Laura Phillips, Paediatric Dietitian, Colchester Hospital, Essex

  • To differentiate between IgE and non-IgE cow’s milk protein allergy and ensuring the correct diagnosis.
  • How to support nutritional requirements for feeding and weaning an infant with a cow’s milk protein allergy.
  • Practical recommendations for supporting the journey from diagnosis to resolution of cow’s milk allergy, alongside commonly asked questions and case studies to support learning.

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Dr Amina Al-Yassin, GP at The Lonsdale Medical Centre, Barnardo's national clinical team GP with specialist interest in CAMHS

  • Assessing mental health concerns in primary care- how do we differentiate normal from worrying? 
  • How to optimise your CAMHS referrals and increase the chance that they’ll be accepted 
  • How to support children and young people whilst waiting for CAMHS or if they don’t meet thresholds- including self help techniques, signposting and alternative services 

Dr Riaan Swanepoel, Lead GP for child and adult safeguarding, Newcastle upon Tyne

  • Communication when dealing with an immobile baby with bruising
  • In-house child safeguarding meetings – how does it work ? –
  • Safeguarding training for GPs
  • Practice safeguarding lead support and how does this work?
  • Multi-agency Domestic Abuse template in North Tyneside

Dr Inyang Takon, Consultant Paediatrician( Neurodevelopment), East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust

  • Identify varying behavioural presentations of ASD
  • Understand the assessment process for children with ASD
  • Signpost parents/carers to useful resources to support management of children with ASD

Long Term Conditions

Thursday, 14 March 2024

Dr Roger Henderson, General Practitioner

Dr Antonia Moore, GP and GPwER Dementia, Thorndike Partnership, Rochester, Kent, Memory Assessment Service, Britton House, Gillingham, Kent

  • Approaching the patient with memory problems
  • Supporting people living with dementia (and their families) – what really matters?
  • The story in Kent and Medway

Victoria Ruszala, Lead Pharmacist, Cardiology, North Bristol NHS Trust

This is a promotional symposium sponsored and organised by AstraZeneca and is intended for GB HCPs only
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Dr Nawaid Ahmad, Consultant Respiratory Physician, Shewsbury and Telford NHS Trust

  • COPD burden and the risk of premature mortality
  • Uncontrolled COPD might increase the risk of cardiopulmonary events.
  • Managing COPD patients, guidelines, and pharmacotherapy

This is a promotional symposium sponsored and organised by AstraZeneca, intended for UK HCPs only
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Dr Kulveer Mankia, Associate Professor and Consultant Rheumatologist, Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust

  • Tips for identifying rheumatoid arthritis early
  • Important differential diagnoses – how to distinguish RA from non-inflammatory MSK pain.
  • The early RA management approach

Dr Tarun Gupta, NHS GP and Occupational Health Physician, Northbrook Group Practice, Solihull

  • Technology and Digital Health Integration: Explore how the use of mobile apps, AI and wearables is transforming the treatment, and monitoring of depression
  • Occupational Health Focus: Examine workplace mental health strategies, including early detection of mental health issues, promotion of mental well-being and implementation of supportive workplace policies.
  • Biopsychosocial Model and the 4 Ps of Case Formulation: Review the biopsychosocial framework as it relates to depression

14:40 - 15:25


Dr Parijat De, consultant physician (diabetes & endocrinology), honorary senior clinical lecturer, Sandwell & West Birmingham NHS Trust (SWBHT)

Dr Rabia Farooq, Consultant Psychiatrist, Nottinghamshire Healthcare Foundation Trust, Green Psychiatry Limited

* Please note, this information is correct at the current time. Cogora reserve the right to amend content without prior warning.

** We would like to thank our sponsors for sponsoring this meeting. This includes pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca UK. These companies have only had input into their individual sessions on the programmes where clearly labelled.

***AstraZeneca has provided a sponsorship towards this independent Programme. AstraZeneca has had no editorial input into or control over the agenda, content development or choice of speakers, nor opportunity to influence except for the AstraZeneca sponsored symposia presentations.