CPD

CPD

CPD and short courses

We are a leading provider of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) medical courses in the region. We offer a wide range of short courses for healthcare professionals, delivered by specialists in the field, providing the most up-to-date knowledge in specific areas of interest.

Upcoming courses

Please browse the list of available courses below, then follow the link to apply directly online.

Palliative Care in General Practice: Principles and Practicalities

St Catherine’s Hospice, Scarborough

9am - 4.30pm, 13 March 2018
9am - 4.30pm, 12 April 2018

This comprehensive two-day workshop is for GPs and GP registrars looking to increase their skills and confidence in palliative care. Each day complements the other, although both are suitable as stand-alone study days.

Fees

  • GPs: £115 per day, or £220 if attending both
  • GP registrars/practice nurses: £100 per day, or £190 if attending both
  • RCGP members and Hull York Medical School clinical tutors: £110 per day, or £210 if attending both

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Introduction to Mindfulness

Hollies Park, Westwood, Leeds

10am-4.30pm, 21 March 2018

Mindfulness is “the intentional, non-judgmental and non-reactive focus of attention on the emotions, thoughts and sensations occurring in the present moment”. In recent years, mindfulness practice has been increasingly employed to alleviate a variety of mental and physical conditions. There is an increasing evidence base for its benefits.

This one-day workshop is specifically designed for healthcare professionals in primary care who wish to use mindfulness for their own personal benefit but also to raise awareness of it as a potential support for patients. We will be exploring theory, history, evidence, techniques and daily practice of Mindfulness, emphasising its relationship to health and wellbeing.

Fees

  • £120 GPs (£110 for RCGP member and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)
  • £100 GP Registrar

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GP Update Course

Allam Lecture Theatre, Derwent Building, University of Hull

10am – 4pm, 14 April 2018

A one day update course by GPs for GPs, GP STs, Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners.

The GP Update Course is designed to be relevant to clinical practice and to help you meet the requirements for revalidation.

This course contains no theorists, no gurus and no pharma sponsors -- just real-life GPs who will be back seeing patients as soon as the course has finished. The course has been accredited by the RCGP since February 2012 and is now the only one of its type to be completely free from pharmaceutical company sponsorship.

Fees

  • GPs: £155
  • HYMS clinical tutors, Practice Nurses and GP STs: £150
  • Due to the generous support of Hull CCG, East Riding, North East Lincs CCG and North Lincs CCG, clinicians from these CCGs can attend this course at the reduced rate of £65

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Primary Care Nurse Update Course

Allam Medical Building, University of Hull

10am – 4pm, 28 April 2018

Following the success of the local GP Update events, we are proud to be hosting a Red Whale Update course for primary care nurses, held in the new Allam Medical Building recently opened by Her Majesty the Queen. The course includes lunch, a fully referenced book and 12 month's access to the online version of the book. This one day course offers a wide-ranging, evidence based programme.

Fees

  • £40 for Hull CCG, North East Lincs CCG and East Riding CCG area nurses (due to generous subsidy from these CCGs) places are limited at this cost.
  • £150 all other areas

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Confidence with hand and wrist injections

Loxley Building, University of Hull

2pm - 5pm, 2 May 2018

The majority of joint injections, with the exception of hips, can be undertaken in primary care. This can mean reduced referrals, less inconvenience for patients as well as satisfaction for the treating clinician. This half-day course will help GPs to assess patients with hand and wrist problems and where appropriate, to treat them with confidence in the surgery.

Fees

  • £100 GPs (£95 for RCGP member and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)
  • £90 GP Registrar

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Motivational Interviewing for long term conditions and lifestyle-related health problems

Law and Management Building, Heslington East, University of York

10am – 4pm, 31 May 2018

This course is designed to introduce participants to Motivational Interviewing principles and skills in order to increase the effectiveness of routine healthcare interactions. Motivational Interviewing is a style of communication that seeks to assist people in exploring their choices in health behaviour and life style. It is person-centred but also adopts a gentle guiding style. Over the past 20 years its utility has been recognised across a spectrum of issues related to health and lifestyle related behaviours including obesity, diabetes, medication adherence, physiotherapy, and rehabilitation.

The course is aimed at primary care practitioners, including GP’s, practice nurses and nurse practitioners and is suitable for any clinician who works with the management of long term conditions, health promotion and lifestyle changes.

Fees

  • £140 GPs (£125 for RCGP member and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)
  • £120 GP Registrar/Nurse Practitioners

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Dermatology Update

Loxley Building, University of Hull

10am – 4pm, 20 June 2018

Skin problems are one of the most commonly encountered areas in British general practice and can be as challenging to manage as they can be satisfying. This comprehensive one day course, suitable for GPs, nurse practitioners and other advanced practitioners working in primary care, led by local dermatology specialists, will advise and update on the most commonly encountered dermatological conditions. Using a mixture of presentation and case-based discussion it will increase knowledge and confidence for primary care clinicians in how to diagnose and manage the wide variety of skin complaints that present in general practice.

Fees

  • £140 GPs (£125 for RCGP member and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)
  • £120 GP Registrar/Nurse Practitioners

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Cardiology Primary Care Course

The Piazza, Heslington East, University of York

Heart Failure Update - 10am - 1pm, 27 June 2018
ECG made GPeasy - 2pm - 5pm, 27 June 2018

This interactive course led by a cardiologist is open to GPs, ANPs and practice nurses and will provide an opportunity to update and re-invigorate confidence in two important areas of cardiology. The course is available as a full day while both sessions also suitable to attend individually.

We have an ageing population often living with a range of co-morbidity including heart failure. The majority of these patients can be successfully managed in the community.

The morning session will review the important principles in diagnosis and management of heart including and consider recent guidance and developments in treatment. Case studies will be used to reinforce knowledge and increase clinician confidence. Being able to identify normal and abnormal ECG findings is an essential skill in primary care but is something that can feel more challenging as time passes after hospital training posts.

Using real ECG examples, the interactive afternoon will revisit the principles and practice of interpreting 12 lead ECGs as well as providing advice on subsequent management.

Fees

Both sessions:

  • £140 GPs (£125 for RCGP member and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)
  • £120 GP Registrar/Nurse Practitioners

Morning or afternoon session only

  • £70 GPs (£65 for RCGP member and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)

£60 GP Registrar/Nurse Practitioners

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Confidence in Musculoskeletal Medicine

Loxley Building, University of Hull

10am – 4pm, 18 July 2018

Musculoskeletal problems are one of the most common presentations in general practice. A significant proportion of these relate to sports related conditions. This one day course, endorsed by BASEM (British Association of Sport and Exercise medicine) and facilitated by GPs with a specialist interest, will provide a comprehensive introduction to sports medicine.

The day will include sessions on anatomy, examination and case-based management suggestions and will be aimed at increasing clinician confidence in dealing with sports related problems in surgery as well as signposting to additional treatment options.

Fees

  • £140 GPs (£125 for RCGP member and Hull York Medical School Clinical Tutors)
  • £120 GP Registrar/Nurse Practitioners

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Cancellations and change of attendee

If you book a place on a course but you are unable to attend, we will refund your fees as follows:

  • If you give more than 30 days' notice: 90% refund
  • If you give between 15 and 30 days' notice: 50% refund
  • If you give fewer than 15 days' notice: no refund
  • Change of attendee £25

Occasionally, we are unable to run an advertised course because of an insufficient number of delegates or for other reasons outside our control. If this happens, we reserve the right to cancel the course. When you book one of our short courses, we will contact you at least one week before it starts to confirm that it is running. We advise not to make travel and accommodation arrangements until you receive this confirmation.