Guidelines Live 2019 will feature 36 expert speakers who will make clinical guidelines relevant to your practice. We are bringing specialists together with generalists so you can raise questions on the latest guidance and understand how new guidance will change your clinical practice.
Each speaker is chosen for his or her ability to communicate the key information that you can take away and use in your day-to-day practice. Keep checking this page to see details of new speakers as they are confirmed.
Dr Mark Levy
Dr Nadia Llanwarne
Dr Rachael Marchant
Dr Caroline Rayment
Dr Elizabeth England
Dr Elizabeth England is a GP and the Clinical Lead for Mental Health at Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG. Elizabeth is also the RCGP Mental Health and Whole Person Care Clinical lead, where she influences RCGP policy on mental health, helps to develop the mental health curriculum for trainee GPs, and provides educational resources for GP colleagues. She aims to support GPs in developing thriving, all-age, integrated primary mental health services.
Agenda session: Depression in children and young adults
Dr Adam Farmer
University Hospitals of North Midlands
Dr Adam Farmer is a Consultant Gastroenterologist at the University Hospitals of North Midlands, where he is the Clinical Lead for Gastroenterology. Adam is secretary of the neurogastroenterology and motility section of the British Society of Gastroenterology (BSG). His clinical and research interests focus on functional gastrointestinal and motility disorders (including irritable bowel syndrome, chronic abdominal pain, heartburn/reflux, chronic constipation) and the digestive symptoms that arise as a consequence of disorders that affect the whole body, such as diabetes and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome.
Agenda session: Implementing national guidelines to improve patient outcomes—a case study using NICE recommended treatment
Lead Rheumatology and Biosimilars Specialist Pharmacist
London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
Kalveer Flora is the Lead Rheumatology and Biosimilars Specialist Pharmacist at London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust. Kalveer is a prescribing pharmacist who specialises in biologics and runs a rheumatology clinic with a focus on biologics. She works closely with the MDT to improve prescribing, and medicines optimisation of high-cost drugs, including biologic optimisation and biosimilar uptake. Kalveer is deputy chair of Rheumatology Pharmacists UK (RPUK) and the UKCA Rheumatology group; the Lead Rheumatology Pharmacist for NHS England Specialised Rheumatology CRG.
Agenda session: How the BSR DMARD safety guidelines inform the management of co-morbities in primary care
Dr Stephen Kownacki
Retired GP and a hospital practitioner in general and skin lesion dermatology
Stephen was a founder member and Executive Chair of the Primary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS). He emphasises the importance of basic knowledge of common conditions that provides the biggest benefits to the largest number of patients. He is keen to break down the barriers between the professions and to develop a more cohesive approach to the care of patients with skin problems and to cope with the dramatic increase in skin cancer and the fear of it!
Agenda session: Chair of the Dermatology stream
Reader in Respiratory Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician
The National Heart and Lung Institute of Imperial College and the Royal Brompton Hospital
Dr Nick Hopkinson is a reader in Respiratory Medicine and an Honorary Consultant Physician at The National Heart and Lung Institute of Imperial College and the Royal Brompton Hospital where he runs the Advanced COPD service. Nick's research focuses on addressing exercise and activity limitation in COPD in areas including pulmonary physiology and lung volume reduction, skeletal muscle impairment and pulmonary rehabilittion. He is also active in tobacco control advocacy and is Chair of Action on Smoking and Health, as well as Medical Director of the British Lung Foundation.
Agenda session: NICE COPD guidance for diagnosis, management and antimicrobial prescribing for acute exacerbations
Dr Chandra Kanneganti
GP and BMA GP Committee policy lead
NHS England Investments
Dr Chandra Kanneganti is a GP partner in Staffordshire, the Chair of North Staffordshire G Federation, and a board member for Staffordshire STP. He is also the BMA GP Committee policy lead for commissioning and service development, NHS England Investments, and (until recently) was the policy lead of the GP Forward View: these roles have enabled Dr Kanneganti to help a number of local medical committees across England gain acess to funding streams and investments.
Agenda session: Keynote address: Meeting the primary care sustainability challenge: are PCNs the solution?
Dr Naomi Kemp
GP and GPwER in Dermatology
Naomi is member of local Dermatology Pathways groups, providing a primary care perspective on local CCG/secondary care formularies and dermatology guidelines. She is an RCG GPwER accreditation assessor and an executive member of the Primiary Care Dermatology Society (PCDS).
Agenda session: Update on the PCDS acne vulgaris guideline
North East London
Sotiris is responsible for the development of cardiovascular prescribing guidelines across all of North East London as part of his role as Consultant Pharmacist. He is an independent prescriber and is currently chair of the cardiac committee for United Kingdom Clinical Pharmacy Association (UKCPA).
Agenda session: Tailoring Antithrombotic Protection for your Cardiovascular Patient
Arlene is a pharmacist with over 20 years experience in postgraduate education. While she was Assistant Director of NHS Education for Scotland (Pharmacy), Arlene’s work evolved into the field of antimicrobial stewardship where she served for 8 years as the Education Lead within the Scottish Antimicrobial Prescribing Group. This included the production of resources for Pharmacists, Nurses, GP’s and Foundation Year medics.
Professor Michael Kirby
Former Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences
University of Hertfordshire
Professor Michael Kirby has been Visiting Professor to the Faculty of Health and Human Sciences, at the University of Hertfordshire and his clinical work was at the Prostate Centre in London until the end of 2018. He is now Editor of Trends in Urology & Men's Health. He has been an active member of the Department of Health Prostate Cancer Risk Management Working Party and the Prostate Cancer Advisory Group.
Agenda session: PSA and best practice
Dr Amar Puttanna
Amar Puttanna, MBChB MRCP (UK) MRCP Diabetes and Endocrinology, is a Diabetes Consultant in the West Midlands. In 2018 he won the RCP Excellence in Patient Care Award for outstanding contribution to the profession. He is also involved in writing national guidelines, specifically on older adults with diabetes. Dr. Puttanna's interests are in cardiovascular disease, novel medications for patients with diabetes, diabetes management in the older adult; specifically cognitive impairment via his DIADEM project which won the Quality in Care (QiC) Diabetes Awards 2018.
Agenda session: Guidance in type 2 diabetes in older people
Dr Toni Hazell
Dr. Toni Hazell qualified from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School and did her VTS at Northwick Park Hospital. She is a GP in Tottenham and has a particular interest in women’s health, sexual health and HIV, having worked as a clinical assistant in these areas. She also writes CPD for a variety of organisations, is an appraiser and sits on the LMC for Haringey East.
Agenda session: Managing STI's in primary care
Dr Kevin Barrett
Dr Kevin Barrett is a GP Partner and Chair of the Primary Care Society for Gastroenterology; RCGP and Crohn's & Colitis UK Spotlight Project Lead Clinical Champion
Agenda session: Guidance on managing IBS in primary care
Dr Terry McCormack is a GP and Cardiovascular Lead in North Yorkshire
Agenda session: Hypertension
Dr Julie Oliver
Dr Julie Oliver has a special interest in women’s health. She holds the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare Diploma and certificates in fitting implants and coils. She also holds a medical educators certificate and trains doctors and nurses to fit coils and implants. She is a member of the Royal College of General Practitioners and has an extended role as a GP with specialist interest in gynaecology.
Agenda session: Menopause: management and prescribing HRT for GPs
Dr Nassif Samuel Mansour
South West London
Dr Nassif Samuel Mansour chairs the Primary Care & Community Neurology Society which supports GPs and allied practitioners to improve the neurosciences services across the spectrum of care. Nassif worked with NICE to develop the guidelines to non-neurologists on the recognition of neurological conditions and their management including appropriate referrals for specialist care.
Agenda session: Suspected neurological conditions
Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones
Dr Kevin Gruffydd-Jones is former education lead of PCRS-UK and is a member of the policy group. He is respiratory lead at RCGP. He has served on NICE Guidelines and Standards Committees in asthma and COPD and is a clinical adviser for NICE.
Agenda session: Latest guidance for diagnosing and managing asthma
Dr Sarah Hardman
Dr Hardman is a specialty doctor in Sexual and Reproductive Health at the Chalmers Centre in Edinburgh; she has a special interest in complex contraception and menopause care. She is also Director of the Clinical Effectiveness Unit of the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare, leading development of FSRH clinical guidelines on contraception, responding to emerging research and news stories that relate to contraception and liaising with other professional bodies to ensure that guidance is consistent. One of the most important parts of her role is making guidance accessible to and usable by contraceptive providers, supporting them to keep their practice up to date.
Agenda session: Contraception –FSRH guidelines
Dr Tessa Lewis
Dr Tessa Lewis has been a GP partner in Wales since 1995 and medical adviser since 2005. She chairs the NICE Managing common infections committee & led the development of the Wales UTI Quality Improvement option within the Welsh GP contract 2019/20. She has been involved in several NICE workstreams including the Quality Standards and Indicators Advisory Committees. Interests include antibiotic stewardship, anticoagulation, multimorbidity and medication review.
Agenda session: Antimicrobial prescribing for urinary infections /b>
Dr Jim Moore
Dr Jim Moore is the president of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society and is involved in the development of the Primary Care based Gloucestershire Heart Failure service where he continues to work as a GPwSI. He previously served on the board of the British Society for Heart Failure and was a member of the NICE Chronic Heart Failure Guideline committee (2018). He currently sits on the National Heart Failure Audit Steering group as well as chairing the Circulatory Clinical Programme Group for Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).
Agenda session: Hypertension
Clinical and research dietitian
Yvonne McKenzie is a clinical and research dietitian for gut-related symptoms, with expertise in IBS. Since 2009 she has been involved in developing national guidelines: for NICE (CG61, 2015; QS 114, 2016); for the British Dietetic Association, whose evidence-based practice guidelines for the dietary management of IBS in adults (2016) were an international first. She is on the research team for the NIHR-funded MODULATE study (management of diarrhoea in stable ulcerative colitis).
Agenda session: Managing IBS in primary care
Shailen has previously held posts as Diabetes Lead at Hillingdon PCT, Head of Medicines Management and lead for community pharmacy development. Shailen has also been instrumental in a number of nationally acclaimed initiatives: medicines management, health economy wide service re-design for long-term conditions and community pharmacy projects.
Agenda session: Pharmacological management of type 2 diabetes
Senior GP Pharmacist
Training and Clinical Outcomes Manager i2i Network Soar Beyond, developing and delivering training for GP Practice Pharmacists and writing evaluation reports to showcase clinical outcomes achieved by Practice Pharmacists.
Agenda session: Setting up an eczema clinic
Dr Anthony Cunliffe
National GP Advisor
Dr Anthony Cunliffe is a GP in South London. He started working for Macmillan Cancer Support in 2012 as a Macmillan GP Facilitator. He subsequently became the lead GP Advisor for London and, more recently, the joint National GP Advisor Lead. Anthony is the co-clinical chair for the South East London Cancer Alliance.
Agenda session: Personalising care for people with cancer
Dr David Unwin
Dr David Unwin FRCGP is a GP at the Norwood Surgery in Southport near Liverpool, UK where he has worked since 1986 as a family doctor. For the past few years he has been a Royal College of General Practitioners expert clinical advisor on diabetes. As a result of his interests in both better communication with patients and Type 2 diabetes he was made Royal College of General Practice National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity & Diabetes in 2015. In 2016 he was the proud national winner of the ‘NHS Innovator Of The Year’ Award for published research into lifestyle changes: Working with patients’ personal health goals, and helping them understand how starchy carbs digest down into surprising amounts of glucose.
Agenda session: Type 2 diabetes: understanding the glycaemic consequences of their dietary choices
Professor Peter Barnes
Professor of Medicine and Honorary Consultant Physician
Peter Barnes is Margaret-Turner Warwick Professor of Medicine at the National Heart and Lung Institute, Head of Respiratory Medicine at Imperial College and Honorary Consultant Physician at Royal Brompton Hospital, London. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 2007, the first respiratory researcher for over 150 years. He has been a member of the Scientific Committee of global guidelines on asthma (GINA) and COPD (GOLD). He also serves on the Editorial Board of over 30 journals and is currently an Associate Editor of Chest, Journal of COPD Foundation, Respiratory Editor of PLoS Medicine and Editor in Chief of Up-to-Date Pulmonary Medicine. He is a NIHR Senior Investigator and was elected a Master Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians and a member of Academia Europaea in 2012. He was President of the European Respiratory Society 2013/2014.
Agenda session: Updated 2020 GOLD COPD strategy