Versus Arthritis

Red Whale and Versus Arthritis are working together to offer you this series of FREE MSK webinars, to help build our skills and confidence in this area of primary care.

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!

Live date: On demand

Price: £0.00

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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.

Live date: On demand

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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.

Live date: On demand

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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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