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15 October 2019 PLT

Over 270 colleagues from primary care attended the October session and the feedback has been very positive. As with each event, we will take your comments into consideration when planning future sessions.

View the workshops

View the opening presentation slides.



1.30 pm

Arrival with tea and coffee

2.00 pm

Welcome: Dr Nigel Wells, Clinical Chair, NHS Vale of York CCG


Plenary session: Dr Dan Cottingham, Macmillan GP Cancer and End of Life Lead Vale of York CCG.

This session will put the spotlight on palliative and end of life care. Dan will focus on how we can continue to improve our service for all patients in light of Electronic Palliative Care Co-ordination Systems (EPaCCS) and the new requirements in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for end of life care.


Workshop one          


Networking and refreshments          


Workshop two



Videos about the impact of Protected Learning Time on patient care


Please find all of the presentations that we have received for the 15 October PLT session.

Welcome and plenary session

Opening session by Dr Dan Cottingham on Transforming end of life care with EPaCCS



Room Number




Menopause Matters

Presented by: Dr Clare Spencer , GP partner at the Meanwood Group Practice and GPwSI in menopause and gynaecology


Click here to view the menopause presentation.


Management of injuries to non-independently mobile children and local learning: Safeguarding session

Presented by: Jacqui Hourigan, Nurse Consultant Primary Care, Janette Griffiths Named Nurse Primary Care.

Click here for safeguarding presentation


Antibiotic prescribing: How can you reduce your reliance on antibiotics in this era of multiply resistant bacteria

Presented by: Dr Neil Todd, Clinical Director for Hull York Pathology Service and Clinical Microbiologist. York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Click here for antibiotic prescribing presentation


Dealing with over-diagnosis – the Goldilocks principle and “just enough” medicine

Presented by: Joanne Reeve, GP and Professor of Primary Care research

Click here for over diagnosis presentation


Adverse Childhood Experiences and trauma informed practice

Presented by: Dr Clare Snodgrass, Clinical Director TEWV, Children and Young People North Yorkshire and York.

Click here for ACE presentation


Breast cancer: Mastalgia, breast lumps and gynaecomastia. A Primary Care Guide to management of all things breast

Presented by: Dr Jenny Piper, Consultant Breast Surgeon, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Click here for Breast Cancer presentation


Diabetes – from diagnosis to treatment

Presented by: Vijay Jayagopal, York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Algorithm for the Management of Type 2 Diabetes


FSL commissioning position


FIT (Faecal Immunochemical Test) workshop

Presented by: Dr James Turvill, Consultant Gastroenterologist at York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and Mr Praminthra Chitsabesan, Colorectal Surgeon and Lead for York Teaching Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

Click here for FIT presentation


No Dip – a project to change the diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infections in over 65 years of age. For nurses and HCAs.

Presented by: Jo Raper Lead CCG Nurse for Infection and Prevention

Sharon Oyston- Team Lead for Community Infection Prevention team.

We are still awaiting the no-dip presentation. Please check back at a later date.


Early Help and Healthy Child programme:  Getting the best start in life

Presented by: Jon Coates, Senior Early Help Consultant (Central), Children and Families  North Yorkshire County Council and Russell Dowson, Healthy Child Service Manager North Team, City of York Council

Click here for early help presentation


Travel advice: conditions and vaccinations

Presented by: Yvonne Gibney, Independent Travel Health Specialist Nurse

We are still awaiting the travel advice presentation. Please check back at a later date.

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