PCCS Models of Community Cardiology Care, Thursday 25th May 2017

The PCCS is proud to present this important educational meeting with a difference. This meeting is aimed at GPs, nurses,GPSI, PwSI and CCG commissioners looking to learn from successful community cardiology models delivering quality care to patients across the UK and hopefully reproduce these in their own localities.

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PCCS Models of Community Cardiology Care 2017, Thursday 25th May 2017

The Principal Hotel, York


Thursday 25th May 2017

Delegate Registration and Exhibition Opens

Chairman's Opening Address - Professor Ahmet Fuat

New Models of Atrial Fibrillation Care - Chairs: Dr Richard Blakey and Professor Michael Norton

Various speakers to include: Dr Richard Blakey, Dr Matt Fay and Dr Jim Moore

Quality Standards for Atrial Fibrillation
Sharing Working Models of Care in Atrial Fibrillation

Coffee, Exhibition and Networking

Heart Failure and New Approaches to Care - Chairs: Dr Jim Moore and Dr Nigel Rowell

Various speakers to include: Dr Nigel Rowell, Professor Ahmet Fuat, Professor Jerry Murphy, Sister Paula Dailey, Dr Peter Savill and Dr Chris Arden

Quality Standards of Care in Heart Failure
Sharing Working Models of Care in Heart Failure

Lunch, Exhibition and Networking

Familial Hypercholesterolaemia - using informatics to find the missing patients? - Dr Stephen Weng

Referrals Management in Cardiology - Chairs: Dr Kathryn Griffith and Dr Rosie Heath

Various speakers to include: Professor Ahmet Fuat,Dr Kathryn Griffith and Dr Rosie Heath

Introduction to Referrals Management - the rationale in the "NHS crisis"
Sharing Different Models of Referrals Management in Cardiology

Debate 'This house believes all CCGs should have referrals management - 'FOR: Dr Ivan Bennett AGAINST: Dr Nigel Rowell

Chairman's closing address - Professor Ahmet Fuat

Agenda may be subject to change


Professor Ahmet Fuat PhD FRCGP FRCP (London) PG DiP (Cardiology)

Ahmet Fuat has been in general practice in Darlington since 1986. As well as being a GP postgraduate GP tutor and PCT cardiology lead, he also works as a GP specialist in cardiology and for 14 years has run an integrated heart failure service across primary and secondary care. Holding a PhD from Durham University he is an active researcher in cardiology and was recently awarded an honorary chair in Primary Care Cardiology from Durham University School of Health, Medicine and Pharmacy. Prof Fuat sits on the editorial boards of both the BJC and PCCJ, and is an active member of the BCS. He has published widely in peer reviewed journals. He is a tutor on the Bradford postgraduate diploma in cardiology course and chairs and lectures in cardiology nationally. He has served on the NICE and ESC guideline development groups on heart failure (acute and chronic) and myocardial infarction respectively. He has led development of the PCCS.

Dr Kathryn Griffith BM BS MSc FRCP MRCGP

Kathryn Griffith was a GP principal with Unity Health in York and for 20 years was a GP specialist in Cardiology at York Teaching Hospital FT.

She completed her GPSI training in Bradford and is now a senior clinical tutor on the Cardiovascular Diploma course.

She achieved her Masters in Postgraduate Cardiology with a dissertation on the links between CVD and CKD in primary care and became a member of the Renal Advisory Group at the Department of Health.

She was a member of the Consensus Panel of the Royal College of Physicians in Edinburgh developing the Consensus Statements on Early Chronic Kidney Disease in 2007, which proposed the division of CKD stage 3 into 2 sub groups.

She was a member of the KDIGO Guideline Development Group for the Update of the CKD Guideline, which was published in 2012 focusing particularly on the section on CKD and CVD.

She is now a member of the NICE CKD Update Group and the Anaemia Management in Chronic Kidney Disease Guideline Update Group.

In 2013 she was appointed the RCGP Clinical Champion for Kidney Care and is tasked with improving the understanding and management of CKD and AKI in the community.

She is the chair of the HQIP National CKD Audit Project Board and a member of the National AKI Project Board.

She has bee an active member of the PCCS, being a Board member, Secretary and the last President. She believes that it is vital to have a strong primary care voice to improve the management of cardiovascular disorders within primary care.

Professor Michael Norton MRCGP, FRCP (Edin), FRCP (Lond)

Michael Norton is a Community Cardiologist based in Sunderland and employed by South Tyneside Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. He is also Head of Department at the Falls and Syncope Service in Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.

Michael graduated from University College, Galway and held training posts in Dublin before moving to Newcastle upon Tyne for further training in cardiology and general medicine. On completing his hospital training and with a view to developing a Community Cardiology Service, Michael then trained in general practice on the Northumbria Vocational Training Scheme.

He served as an elected council member of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society from 2010-2012 and has previously held a seat on the UK Stroke Forum Steering Committee.

Dr. Norton developed and supervises a GP Registrar training post in Community Cardiology that forms part of the Northumbria Vocational Training Scheme.

He has a keen interest in working with other specialties to reduce cardiovascular risk and has been involved with projects and educational meetings with colleagues from areas such as respiratory medicine, diabetes, urology, psychiatry and haematology.

His clinical interests include atrial fibrillation, heart failure, erectile dysfunction, cardiovascular disease prevention, out of hospital cardiac arrests and neurocardiovascular syncope.

Dr Richard Blakey

Richard Blakey is a GP and GPwSI in Cardiology in East Sussex. He works at Eastbourne District General Hospital , in a general cardiology clinic, as well as running a 3-site community cardiology service covering 168,000 population. Richard is the CVD lead for EHSCCG and the Enhancing Quality Lead for Heart failure in primary care and the community for the KSS AHSN. He sits on the NICE Implementation Collaboratives for the Non VKA Oral Anticoagulants (NOACs) and Natriuretic Peptide testing.

Dr Nigel Rowell

Nigel Rowell is a Middlesborough GP. Qualified in 1983. For 17 years he ran an echo clinic at South Cleveland Hospital then set up the Onestop Heart Function clinic based on BNP. Nigel has been a National Clinical Advisor to NHS Improvement, Board member of the British Society for Heart Failure. Closer to home he was vice chair of Tees Health Authority and a Board member of South Tees CCG. Nigel has also taken up a post as Northern Clinical Champion in AF.

Dr Rosie Heath

Rosie Heath is a GP and GPSI in cardiology and works as the clinical lead for the Plymouth Community Cardiology Service. This service sees patients with AF and Heart Failure in a community setting for initial evaluation and management. Rosie has also worked for 12 years as the CVD lead for Plymouth and subsequently NEW Devon CCG and been active in Commissioning and Service Re-design of stroke and cardiology pathways.

Dr Matt Fay

Matthew Fay is General Practitioner who joined Westcliffe Medical Practice in 1999. This has developed into the Westcliffe Group of practices and he is now based at The Willows in Queensbury since 2014. In 2001 he established a GPwSI cardiology service in North Bradford which has expanded to provide services in Ilkley and Queensbury. He was a member of the NICE AF Guideline Development Group and is a standing committee member of NICE Quality Standard Advisory Committee. He is currently executive of Arrhythmia Alliance, a medical advisor to STARS (the Syncope Trust), Anticoagulation Europe, on the Expert Advisory Panel for the Stroke Association and a Trustee of AF Association and Thrombosis UK. 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 a general practitioner.

Professor Jerry Murphy

Biography to follow

Sister Paula Dailey

Biog and Photo to follow

Dr Jim Moore

Biog and photo to follow

Dr Peter Savill

Biog and photo to follow

Dr Chris Arden

Biog and Photo to follow

Dr Stephen Weng

Biog and Photo to follow

Dr Ivan Bennett

Biog and Photo to follow

Venue details and directions

Address: The Principal Hotel, Station Road, York, YO24 1AA
Phone: 01904 653681
Website: https://www.phcompany.com/principal/york-hotel

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