Versus Arthritis

Red Whale and Versus Arthritis have teamed up to offer you this series of FREE MSK webinars, to help build our skills and confidence in this area of primary care

Chronic Pain: tips and skills to implement the guideline

In the second of 2 special webinars in association with Versus Arthritis we focus on what we can do in primary care and how we can work as a multiprofessional team to support people with chronic pain. This webinar is for everyone working with people with pain in primary care. We will consider:

On demand: 07.07.2021

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In the second of 2 special webinars in association with Versus Arthritis we focus on what we can do in primary care and how we can work as a multiprofessional team to support people with chronic pain. This webinar is for everyone working with people with pain in primary care. We will consider:

  • Why excellent communication is essential and how to change the conversation
  • How to create a great shared understanding of chronic pain and why this helps
  • Supporting people to self-manage
  • A  wide menu of options to create personalised care plans

 
Join Dr Giles Hazan, Red Whale MSK presenter and GPwER in Chronic Pain and Dr Benjamin Ellis, Consultant Rheumatologist and Senior Clinical Policy Advisor for Versus Arthritis who sat on the NICE committee that wrote this guideline.

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Chronic Pain: NICE guidelines

In the first of 2 special webinars in association with Versus Arthritis we focus on the new NICE guidelines on Chronic Pain and what they mean for us in primary care. We think this is a really important and exciting guideline that can help us to improve the quality of live for people with chronic pain of all types and enhance our enjoyment of these consultations (really!) In this webinar we will look at:

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In the first of 2 special webinars in association with Versus Arthritis we focus on the new NICE guidelines on Chronic Pain and what they mean for us in primary care. We think this is a really important and exciting guideline that can help us to improve the quality of live for people with chronic pain of all types and enhance our enjoyment of these consultations (really!) In this webinar we will look at:

  • The nuts and bolts of the guideline
  • How to use it to support people with chronic pain
  • Definitions and when they matter and when they don’t
  • What are the management options open to us for chronic PRIMARY pain?

 
Join Dr Giles Hazan, Red Whale MSK presenter and GPwER in Chronic Pain and Dr Benjamin Ellis, Consultant Rheumatologist and Senior Clinical Policy Advisor for Versus Arthritis who sat on the NICE committee that wrote this guideline.

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Paediatric MSK: Red flags and when to worry?

In MSK medicine, children are not just small adults and there are some important things we need to remember. In this webinar we will look at the presentations when we need to act and worry.

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In MSK medicine, children are not just small adults and there are some important things we need to remember. In this webinar we will look at the presentations when we need to act and worry.

This will include:

  • The limping child
  • Acute joint pain
  • Swollen joints 

Join our Red Whale MSK team and Dr Graeme Denman (GPwSI in paediatric rheumatology) and Dr Sharmila Jandial (Consultant Paediatric Rheumatologist) on the Red Whale sofa to explore this important area and answer all your questions.

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Polymyalgia rheumatica and giant cell arteritis: The Primary Care guide

Polymyalgia rheumatica is predominantly diagnosed and managed in primary care, but how well are we doing at considering the diagnosis and managing the condition? Giant cell arteritis is a medical emergency and prompt identification can prevent sight loss. Both are managed with oral long-term steroids, a treatment which is not without risks of its own.  

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Polymyalgia rheumatica is predominantly diagnosed and managed in primary care, but how well are we doing at considering the diagnosis and managing the condition? Giant cell arteritis is a medical emergency and prompt identification can prevent sight loss. Both are managed with oral long-term steroids, a treatment which is not without risks of its own.  

Join us as we discuss the symptoms of PMR and GCA as well as when to refer. We also consider the iatrogenic risks of steroids and who needs a Steroid Emergency Card.

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Inflammatory arthritis: Early diagnosis and total control – what can we do in primary care?

Early diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis has a massive impact on prognosis. There is a golden window when it can be potentially put in remission. In this webinar we look at how to spot it, the role of investigations in primary care and all aspects of management including an increasingly baffling array of DMARDs and the wider impact of inflammatory arthritis on health and wellbeing. 

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Early diagnosis of inflammatory arthritis has a massive impact on prognosis. There is a golden window when it can be potentially put in remission. In this webinar we look at how to spot it, the role of investigations in primary care and all aspects of management including an increasingly baffling array of DMARDs and the wider impact of inflammatory arthritis on health and wellbeing. 

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MSK conditions: a remote assessment survival guide

MSK presentations make up about 30% of primary care consultations. In this webinar, we consider how we can best assess common MSK presentations using remote consultations, how and when to adapt our examination techniques and how best to offer advice and support to promote self-management and keeping active. Join us to find out more.

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MSK presentations make up about 30% of primary care consultations. In this webinar, we consider how we can best assess common MSK presentations using remote consultations, how and when to adapt our examination techniques and how best to offer advice and support to promote self-management and keeping active. Join us to find out more.

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Gout - how can we do it better?

Gout is the most common chronic inflammatory arthritis and data shows it is undertreated in primary care. It holds an odd status as a condition that many patients feel ‘embarrassed’ to have and that many of us smile as we discuss! Join us to find out more!

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Gout is the most common chronic inflammatory arthritis and data shows it is undertreated in primary care. It holds an odd status as a condition that many patients feel ‘embarrassed’ to have and that many of us smile as we discuss! Join us to find out more!

We'll cover:

  • Diagnosis of gout.
  • How we should talk about it and how Versus Arthritis can support our patients.
  • How and when to start disease modifying treatments.
  • Gout as a marker for metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular risk.
  • The impact of lifestyle interventions.
  • How we could adopt a different model of care making use of some of our ever growing multi-disciplinary team.

The webinar was first broadcast on 25th February 2020.

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Chronic Pain: why it can only be in the brain

We discuss a radical new perspective on the neurolobiology of chronic pain and how this can revolutionise our practice.

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We discuss a radical new perspective on the neurolobiology of chronic pain and how this can revolutionise our practice.

What we cover:

  • How chronic pain poses a major challenge in modern medicine.
  • We share our understanding of the neurobiology of chronic pain.
  • How this changes the support we give our chronic pain patients.
  • Subject of much media attention: the downsides of opiates and pentinoids.
  • New tips and strategies for managing chronic pain.

The webinar was first broadcast on 3rd December 2019.

 

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Osteoarthritis: primary care matters

We blow apart those myths around ‘wear and tear’ and discuss the holy grail of engaging patients in self-management.

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We blow apart those myths around ‘wear and tear’ and discuss the holy grail of engaging patients in self-management.

What we cover:

  • Diving into the pathophysiology of osteoarthritis.
  • Using this to explain the condition to patients and promote self-care.
  • What works… and what doesn’t?
  • What is the role of drugs in this post-opiate era?
  • How can we effectively promote exercise?
  • Lots of great resources to signpost our patients to.

The webinar was first broadcast on 17th October 2019.

 

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