Below are the key speakers from our previous events
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 Matthew Fay
Dr Matthew Fay is a general practitioner who joined Westcliffe Medical Practice in 1999. The Westcliffe Medical Practice has now developed in to the Westcliffe Group of practices and he has now been based at The Willows in Queensbury since 2014.
In 2001, Matthew established a GPwSI cardiology service in Bradford, which has expanded to provide direct access investigations and e-consultations. He was a member of the NICE AF Guideline Development Group and is a standing committee member of NICE Quality Standard Advisory Committee.
Matthew is currently a clinical advisor to the AF Association, STARS (the Syncope Trust), Arrhythmia Alliance and Anticoagulation Europe and is on the Expert Advisory Panel for the Stroke Association, the Faculty for Heart Valve Voice and a trustee of the AF Association and Thrombosis UK.
He has also been involved in the redesign of cardiovascular services with a focus on AF, dysrhythmia and moving services out of hospital for many years. He was the clinical lead of the redesign of the Bradford VTE services to make it completely community and NOAC based.
Previously, he worked in Bradford’s PCTs and CCG but is currently focused on forming a ‘Superpractice’ in Bradford, as the NHS remodels further.
As a father of four, he insists that he is first and foremost a family doctor, spending the majority of his time seeing people in the setting of general practice.
Amelia Middlemiss, freelance contractor, alcohol advisor, and Director, Insides Out Ltd, working with the Wessex AHSN as project manager for the Reducing Harm from Alcohol Programme. Wessex Academic Health Science Network (AHSN; www.wessexahsn.org.uk) is funded by NHS England to improve people’s health, achieve excellence in healthcare, and boost innovation and growth in the region’s life sciences and healthcare sector by connecting academics, NHS, industry, and others to bring fresh energy and innovation to old problems and to have inspired thinking to resolve new problems and spread best practice. Amelia Middlemiss was originally trained as a sports psychologist at Portsmouth University, teaching and gaining a master’s degree in psychological research methods. The next 17 years were spent in the pharmaceutical industry, which gave her insight into the needs of the health service—to help patients take a role in reducing their health harms—and insight into patients’ needs – when often trying to understand complex medical topics. Her final four years in the pharmaceutical industry were spent working in reducing harm from alcohol, where her passion came for supporting work in alcohol harm. This led to the role at the Wessex AHSN and the development of Insides Out Ltd, which co-developed and markets the Drink Informed alcohol toolkit. Amelia advises on local sustainability and transformation partnerships (STPs) and helps provide training provision to acute trusts. She is also responsible for alcohol-related liver disease audits across Wessex, helping to identify areas of development in each trust and links with the community to improve identification and treatment of patients with harmful alcohol habits.
Dr Dermot Ryan
Dr Dermot Ryan is honorary clinical research fellow at the University of Edinburgh and immediate past chairman of the Primary Care Interest Group of the European Academy of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He is a member of ARIA. Recently retired from clinical practice, Dermot was a GP with a long-standing interest in respiratory disease and allergy as encountered in primary care. He has been chairman of the Primary Care Respiratory Society and established the chair of Primary Care Respiratory medicine at the University of Aberdeen. He was instrumental in setting up Primary Care Respiratory Medicine, and was one of the clinical leads for respiratory disease for the East Midland Strategic Health Authority. He as undertaken research in ehealth, asthma and rhinitis.
Dr George Moncrieff
Dr George Moncrieff has worked as a GP in Bicester since 1985 and ran an interface Dermatology Service since 1999. He retired from his practice in 2017 and now works in a private Practice in Oxford one day a week and does occasional locums as a GP.
He was an undergraduate tutor in Medicine at Oxford University and at UCL for 12 years, a GP trainer for 19 years and an examiner for the DCH for 10 years and the Cardiff DPD until 2005.
He has been a committee member of the PCDS since 2005. He was the RCGP Dermatology Curriculum Guardian until 2014. He has been the Chair of The Dermatology Council for England since 2014 - this position ends in June 2018.
Dr Glenis Scadding
Glenis Scadding is Hon. Consultant Physician in Allergy and Rhinology at the Royal National Throat, Nose and Ear Hospital, and Honorary Senior Lecturer in Clinical Immunology at the University College London School of Medicine.
She was Secretary of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI) in 2007-9 and President 2009-12. In 2006, she won the BSACI William Frankland Award for outstanding contribution to clinical allergy in the UK. She was Allergy UK Allergist of the Year in 2011 and was awarded prizes by BMA (Walter Jobson Horne for ENT research) , EAACI ( Clemens von Pirquet for research in Allergy ) and WAO ( Outstanding Clinician ) in the last few years. She has been a member of EAACI for several years and a member of the Academy’s ENT Section Committee since 2004.
Dr Scadding’s research interests include rhinitis and its co-morbidities, including rhinosinusitis; aspirin hypersensitvity and sublingual immunotherapy. She is the author of over 300 publications, including the EAACI position paper “Diagnostic Tools in Rhinology” and textbooks on Investigative Rhinology and on Paediatric ENT. Glenis instigated the BSACI UK rhinitis guidelines, the fifth edition of which is now available.
Dr Iain Small
Iain is a GP in Peterhead Aberdeenshire. He is a former PCRS Chair, and serves on both the Executive and Service Development Committees of the Society. He is the clinical lead for NHS Grampian's Managed Clinical Network, and Editor of the Primary Care Respiratory Update. When he's not doing those things, he is enjoying his semi-retirement by golfing badly, sailing when he can, and trying to get back to his previous levels of fitness.
Dr Kevin Fernando
Kevin Fernando is a part-time GP Partner working at the coalface in North Berwick Health Centre, near Edinburgh. Kevin is a Primary Care Diabetes Society committee member and also Scottish lead. Other roles include RCGP Clinical Advisor for diabetes & multi-morbidity and also writer and presenter for the NB Medical Education Hot Topics GP Update courses. Kevin is an alumnus of the Diabetes UK Clinical Champion programme.
Kevin graduated from Edinburgh University in 2000 and holds both MRCGP and MRCP (UK) qualifications and has completed a Master’s degree in diabetes which he passed with distinction.
Kevin has been elected to Fellowship of both the Royal College of General Practitioners and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh for his work in diabetes and medical education. Kevin is also a Member of the Academy of Medical Educators.
Dr Samuel Seidu
Dr Samuel Seidu is a practicing Leicester City General Practitioner. He is a Partner, lead undergraduate tutor and GP trainer at the Hockley Farm Medical Practice.
He is a primary care research fellow in diabetes at the University of Leicester and an Honorary Primary Care Lecturer at the Leicester Diabetes Centre. His area of interest is around quality improvement in diabetes care. He is a regular reviewer of related articles submitted to peer-reviewed journals such as Diabetes Research and Clinical Practice, Diabetic Medicine, Primary Care Diabetes Europe Journal, the European Journal of Medical Informatics and the BMJ. He also reviews abstracts related to diabetes submitted for national and international conferences.
He is an associate editor for Primary Care Diabetes Journal and is also an Editorial Advisory Board member the Australian Family Practice journal. He is currently the head of Research for Primary Care Diabetes Europe (PCDE) and is also the Chair of the PCDE study group of European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD).
He is currently a Clinical Lead and mentor for diabetes in Leicester city and is involved in the design and re-configuration of diabetes care in Leicester alongside other clinical leads in primary and secondary care.
He is a member of the Primary Care Academy of Diabetes Specialists in the UK and liaises with other leading GPs with interest in diabetes all over the country to foster understanding on the key elements essential for delivering a diabetes service and the potential challenges involved.
Dr Andrew Yeoman
Dr Yeoman has been working as a Consultant Hepatologist in the Gwent Liver Unit since 2011, having trained in Wales, New Zealand and Kings College London. He helped draft the Wales Liver Plan, and he has been the clinical lead for the programme since it’s inception in 2016. A key strategy within the plan is the early detection of liver disease in primary care.