Hot off the press, from the Pulse on-line medical professionals information site, the details below came in yesterday. “A one-day seminar to bring you the latest clinical developments, guidelines and innovations of relevance to general practice” being held soon. As you can see the info lists who should attend. What a great pity diabetics are not required. What a pity diabetics who control their weight, blood glucose, lipids on nil/minimal medication are not wanted. Massive savings in human misery and huge benefits for the very over-stretched NHS budget could be achieved. The big problem ? None of the diabetics who do not make up the gruesome NHS diabetes audit statistics, are following the standard methods put forward by the very people who will be attending the conference.
Will Doctors Bernstein, Wortman, Lustig, Eades, Morrison, Phinney, Kendrick, Briffa et al be there, not a chance. Stand by for more of the same, from most of the medics who are clueless as to the way forward.
GPs face a daunting number of new guidelines and treatment options for diabetes and cardiovascular disease. With new drug launches presenting the challenge of working out where they fit in, pressure to keep prescribing costs down - and controversial NICE guidance telling GPs to perform ambulatory BP monitoring before making a diagnosis of hypertension - optimising care for patients with diabetes and CVD has become more complex and in some cases, prohibitively costly.
- The pros and cons of diagnosing diabetes using HbA1c versus random/fasting sugars
- Advice on managing diabetes with renal impairment
- Tips on which patients to switch to older insulins and how
- Ideas on reaching beyond QOF targets to optimise patient care
- Clarity and practical advice on implementing latest NICE guidance on heart failure
- Expert advice on tackling diabetic foot problems and diabetic neuropathy
- The chance to question our expert speakers, network and visit our lively exhibition
Who should attend?
- GPSIs in diabetes and cardiovascular disease
- Specialist nurses”