Wigan Primary Care
Webinar Series

The Wigan Borough primary care education webinars are fortnightly education sessions delivered remotely and are accessible to all clinical members of staff.

Background

Speakers and subjects will vary depending on audience demand and opportunities to bring in expert speakers. We aim to leave participants feeling informed, confident and supported in dealing with the subjects covered.

Through fortnightly, virtually attended webinars we hope to build a regular learning time which offers interaction with local experts. This will help to translate national and local guidelines into applicable practice in the context of local services. An informal discussion is possible for those who wish to stay on however this may not be facilitated.

Alternatives to Oupatients Dr Nikesh Vallabh and Dr Robert Lamb

Published 16, December 2020

Speaker: Dr Nikesh Vallabh, Chair Dr Rob Lamb

This presentation will aim to update primary care staff on the current challenges to your patients being seen for their first outpatient appointment when referred. We aim to highlight where use of advice and guidance can help to work as a faster alternative to achieving consultant led care for your patients. We will have case examples of how this has worked.

Living with and beyond cancer: providing personalised care to cancer patients in primary care

Published 9, December 2020

Chaired by Dr Rob Lamb, Speakers: Kathryn Place (Macmillan Transformation manager) & Matthew Irvine Macmillan quality improvement facilitator and practice educator)

This is an introduction of the concept of “personalised care packages” for patients with living with cancer and beyond and how primary care plays it’s part in this. As a result of the NHS long term plan for cancer, we will start to notice a change in the information that is sent from secondary care and how patients are followed up. This webinar hopes to explain the reasons for these changes and how patients and primary care staff can be assured that this will be clinically safe and empowering for patients.

Mental health: Management of risk of self harm and harm to others in patients with mental health difficulties in the primary care setting (Part 2)

Published 18, November 2020

Chaired by Dr Liz Craghill and presented by Dr Parveen Sharma

This was the second of two talks given from Dr Sharma and in this presentation he moves on to how risk of self harm and suicide is best managed by healthcare professionals.

Mental health: Assessment of risk of self harm and harm to others in patients with mental health difficulties in the primary care setting (Part 1)

Published 16, November 2020

Chaired by Dr Liz Craghill and presented by Dr Parveen Sharma

This was the first of two webinars covering risk assessment and management in primary care for patients with mental health difficulties.

Please note due to technical difficulties that this presentation was a discussion only as our presenter could not display full screen or his slides.

Some periods of silence have been edited out to ensure a better viewing experience.

Medical appraisal update 2020

Published 21, October 2020

Presented by Dr Robert Lamb

Medical appraisal restarted for doctors in October 2020 and in this webinar we aim to summarise the changes and how to prepare for your next appraisal and revalidation.

Remote Consulting: Governance and medicolegal considerations

Published 15, July 2020

Presented by Dr Robert Lamb

In this webinar we discuss some of the current guidance around best practice for remote consulting but also what guidance and legal aspects to consider. To watch, click the video icon below. There is also a 2 page summary of this presentation as a quick reference guide which can be printed.