CPD Training for GPs

We are pleased to be able to offer a series of free continuing professional development CPD training presentations, talks and workshops by our consultants for GPs in your own surgery at a time to suit your staff and practice training schedule. All CPD talks are aimed at primary care management and referral only when necessary to secondary care. GPs attending a talk will receive a certificate for inclusion in their continuing professional development (CPD) records.

Please let us know if you have a specific requirement which we will aim to meet. Sessions currently available are:


Dr Joanna D’Arcy

  • Palpitations: Who, when and how to refer
  • Heart murmurs: A practical approach
  • Chest pain: When should I worry
  • Heart failure: Managing medications

Dr Nik Sabharwal

  • All aspects of cardiology
  • ECGs in primary care

Cosmetic, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Mr Oliver Cassell

  • Scar management and treatment – handy hints
  • How to manage a suspicious mole minor surgery – tips and hints
  • Breast reconstruction cosmetic procedures and NHS rationing
  • What is in an implant?


Dr Tony Ellis

  • Anaemia diagnosis and treatment

Dr Jonathan Marshall

  • Gastroenterology

General Surgery

Mr Oliver Jones

  • Proctology problems in primary care
  • Investigation of patients with rectal bleeding and change in bowel habit
  • Treatment of faecal incontinence

Mr Chris Lewis

  • Upper gastro-intestinal disease
  • GORD
  • Dysphagia
  • Dyspepsia
  • Gallstone disease
  • Benign biliary disease

Mr Bob Marshall

  • Management of hernia
  • Locality guidelines


Mr Kirana Arambage

  • Current management and early diagnosis of endometriosis
  • Assessment and management of heavy menstrual or abnormal uterine bleeding (new 2018 NICE guidelines)
  • One-stop clinic for patients with abnormal PV bleeding problems
  • Bleeding in early pregnancy
  • Update on new developments in fibroid management
  • Refresher on clinically-related laparoscopic pelvic anatomy and pathology

Miss Claire Bailey

  • Diagnosis and management of vulval dermatoses
  • Vulval pain syndromes
  • VIN (Vulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia)
  • Psychosexual problems in gynaecology
  • Update in cervical screening

Mr Jonathan Nicholls

  • Improving outcomes in female incontinence
  • Menorrhagia: Too much choice?
  • How should we give patient advice
  • HRT: Time to revisit?

Miss Uloma Okwuosa

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding in pre-menopausal women
  • Ovarian cysts management and referral


Mr Geza Kordas

  • Upper and lower limb orthopaedics

Mr James Owen

  • Lower limb orthopaedics
  • Assessment of the knee


Dr Rajat Chowdhury

  • MSK radiology uses in diagnosis and treatment
  • Image-guided joint injections

Dr Rowena Johnson

  • MSK radiology: When to refer
  • Ultrasound-guided musculoskeletal intervention


Professor Nigel Arden

  • Diagnosis and treatment of rheumatological conditions, including osteoarthritis, osteoporosis and rheumatoid arthritis

Vascular surgery

Mr Jeremy Perkins

  • Management and treatment of vascular disease

Sport and Exercise Medicine

Dr Tham Wedatilake

  • Hamstring injuries – Making ‘return to play’ decisions
  • Stress fractures – an algorithm for management
  • Shoulder pain – Is it simple? – with Dr. Raj Chiari, Consultant MSK and Sports Radiologist
  • Interventions to treat Tendinopathy – an evidence based approach –  with Dr. Raj Chiari, Consultant MSK and Sports Radiologist
  • Groin pain in athletes – a sports physicians approach to diagnosis
  • Sports medicine case discussions – experiences from football and cricket

If you would like to arrange any of these sessions at your surgery or if you have a specific requirement not covered above, please contact Natalie Balmain on 01295 252281 or by email.